19 sierpnia, 2013
Typhoon lands in China after Hong Kong shuts down
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Amid the blowing of whistles and chants of “Protect Snowden!” and “NSA has no say!” the protest brought together representatives from 27 civil rights, labor rights, and left-wing democratic groups, as well as many ordinary members of the public as well as media. Under the drizzling sky, protesters determined to show their support held laminated placards and umbrellas painted with slogans. Adi Koul and Jesus Meza, students from the University of Texas at Austin who are studying abroad in Hong Kong, said they found the protest “really refreshing.” “As Americans, it’s kind of disheartening to know [the surveillance program] is going on behind our backs and we don’t have a say in it,” said Koul. “It’s empowering to see people who aren’t necessarily American fighting for something they feel is a universal human right.” Ruth Jopling brought her daughters, Amber, aged eight, and three-year-old Jade, along to the protest; the children held cut-out masks on sticks bearing Snowden’s image. “It’s not just about our generation, but the next generation as well,” Jopling said. Amber echoed her mother’s sentiment: “When I grow up, I can tell my children about this.” Organizers claimed an overall turnout of 900 protesters; police said the demonstration had a peak turnout of 300 — a relatively small showing compared to major protests in Hong Kong, which have attracted hundreds of thousands of people . Grundy said plans for the protest only began on Monday, and that he would be pleased if 1,000 people turned out in the end.
Paul Orlando On Hong Kong’s Startup Scene [Infographic]
http://quizilla.teennick.com/stories/24251969 More than 350 flights were canceled or delayed and bus and commuter ferry services were curtailed. Helicopter search and rescue teams from Hong Kong and Guangdong province rescued 21 crew members from the “Trans Summer,” a bulk carrier, after it started listing in waters southwest of Hong Kong, local broadcaster RTHK said. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said it was carrying 57,000 tons of nickel ore. Six people in Hong Kong were reported injured. Strong winds blew down 21 trees, but otherwise the city emerged largely unscathed. Utor was the world’s strongest typhoon of the year before it crossed the Philippines earlier this week, leaving at least seven people dead and four missing.
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While they wait for their claims to be screened, in a process that can take years — and usually ends in rejection — asylum seekers are barred from working, forced into crumbling housing and are given just enough food to survive. According to some rights activists, this is intentional. “The government tries to dissuade refugees from seeking protection by intentionally causing hardship,” explains Cosmo Beatson, who directs Vision First, a Hong Kong refugee aid organization . “It’s not humane.” With no way to join society and no way to return home, these survivors languish in miserable situations like Ping Che, hoping for a reprieve that often never comes. The city is in many ways a facade.
Hong Kong Airport cargo volume grows
Cargo volume was 341,000 tonnes, growing by 1.9 percent. Flight movements reached 32,120 up 7.5 percent compared to the same month in 2012 beating the previous record http://www.nexopia.com/users/brooksrzjl/blog/7-for-biggest-loser-trainer-diet-trumps-exercise-in-weight-loss set in May. Growth in July cargo throughput was mainly driven by a 5 percent year-over-year growth in exports. During the month, cargo throughput to and from North America outperformed other key regions. In July, HKIAs extensive flight destination network was further expanded with the launch of a twice-weekly service to Ordos, Inner Mongolia by Air China. A thrice-weekly Hong Kong-Tainan service was also introduced by China Airlines, providing more convenient travel to the Tainan and Chiayi regions of Taiwan, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said. Over the first seven months of 2013, cargo volume grew by 2 percent to 2.3 million tonnes year over year, while flight movements increased by 5.5 percent to 212,790.
Hong Kong’s ’shameful’ treatment of refugees exposed
When I visite site visited in early 2012, I found lots of people to bounce ideas off, he says. It reminded me of NYC in 2008 when the tech scene there was just getting started. Feedback from startups in Hong Kong led http://taylorslfy.tumblr.com/post/57275170294/farrah-abraham-poses-in-a-bikini-again-as-she-spends him to found the Startups Unplugged pre-accelerator , a 3 month program focused on workshops, mentorship and a demo day. He later also partnered up with Steve Forte of Telerik to create AcceleratorHK , an accelerator program for early stage startups focused on building mobile apps. The program invested US$15,000 in each successful applicant company for an 8% equity stake, and provided co-working space, mentoring, and other services and perks. Orlando also created a list of Hong Kong tech startups which attests to the growing number of tech startups in this gleaming city of 7 million. Now Orlando is bidding adieu. Its not that he doesnt believe in Hong Kongs startup scene.