Hong Kong transport authorities approve Cathay Pacific LGBT ad after backlash

A Cathay Pacific advert featuring two men holding hands can now be displayed across Hong Kong’s transport network, after its reported ban sparked a public outcry. Photo: Cathay Pacific. Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported Monday that the city’s airport and MTR train operator had barred the gay-friendly ad from its crowded terminals, citing sources. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Raw Cat Food Recalled After 30 Cats, Multiple Humans Infected With TB

BREAKING NEWS: Natural Instinct has announced a voluntary recall of its “natural” wild venison cat food after around 50 animals and at least two of their owners were infected with a deadly strain of tuberculosis. According to the Independent, red flags were raised by veterinary scientists at the University of Edinburgh who noticed that dozens […]

Police Arrest And Charge Man Responsible For Setting Tommie The Pit Bull On Fire

Tommie’s life mattered and justice will be served. On February 10, 2019, Tommie was found tied to a pole in Richmond, VA, after being set on fire by a cruel man. The male pit bull was doused in flammable liquid and then set on fire. Cary Street Veterinary Hospital did everything they could for the […]

Rarely Seen Wonders from the Royalty of Jodhpur, India at Royal Ontario Museum

“Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India” at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, presents rarely seen royal treasures from a former princely state called Marwar in India’s Jodhpur. On view through September 2, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, […]

The Year of Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in the town of Vinci, near Florence. He was the illegitimate son of a legal notary and a peasant girl by the name of Caterina. Of his childhood and formative years, little is known.By the time of his death, Leonardo was an international celebrity: an admired painter, sculptor, […]

A Collection for the Ages

It was as a honeymooning 25-year-old that an interest in art finally clicked for Samuel Courtauld. He was in Italy with his new wife, Elizabeth, who he affectionately called Lil, visiting the museums of Florence and Rome. As a boy, raised in London, he had characterized his museum outings as exceptionally dull, as having to […]

China’s foreign ministry finally starts using Weibo to promote its message to millennials

The official voice of China’s foreign ministry has made its debut on Weibo, one of the country’s biggest social media platforms, as it tries to better connect with younger Chinese, 10 years after the microblogging site first began operations.The effort to use social media to promote the government’s official line comes amid the escalating confrontation […]

Huawei prepares for US ban by checking on suppliers and activating contingency plans

Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecom equipment giant that has been restricted from using US technologies, is preparing for the break by checking on its suppliers and readying contingency plans.Huawei has been checking with its non-US suppliers to verify whether they are still able to work with the company under the ban, according to people familiar […]

In the Philippines, police inquiry finds no evidence of Huawei spying for Beijing

Philippine authorities on Tuesday said there was no evidence Huawei engages in spying for Beijing, based on the initial results of an inquiry into espionage allegations against the Chinese telecommunications giant.The preliminary findings by the Philippine National Police (PNP) came after the agency launched an investigation into spying claims last month, as the United States […]

Here’s the best reaction to Robert F. Smith paying off the student debt at Morehouse

Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith, this year’s commencement speaker at Morehouse College, revealed Sunday that he would pay student loan debt in full for the school’s entire graduating class. This was huge news for grads, many of whom were leaving school with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt. It was also an enormous […]

6 Styling Ideas That Will Make You Look Truly Innovative (Each Under $100)

While we’re always down to get inspired by one of our favorite fashion people we follow for inspiration, there’s something undeniably satisfying about coming up with an outfit that’s truly you. At the end of the day, you’ll stand out that much more by not dressing like anyone else and people will automatically get the sense that it’s you wearing the […]

Cancer: Using 3D to test personalized treatments in five days

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Researchers have devised a cell co-culture platform that reproduces a patient’s tumor structure in 3D. The scientists can use it to test several drugs or their combinations at different stages of the tumor’s development. They now need only five days to identify which treatment will be most effective for a particular case, and the […]

Inhibition of protein phosphorylation promotes optic nerve regeneration after injury

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Research results suggest that the inhibition of phosphorylation of microtubule-binding protein CRMP2 could be a novel approach to the development of treatments for optic neuropathies, such as glaucoma and traumatic injury. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2WjOVz1

CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs ‘encouraging’

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Scientists have found in a small study that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. Nine dogs were treated with CBD, while seven in a control group were treated with a placebo. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2M2o3zy

Gaming tycoon Stanley Ho’s sister-in-law was in unhappy marriage when she first met former Hong Kong official Wilson Fung – who she is accused of giving HK$510,000 bribe

Gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun’s sister-in-law had an unhappy marriage when she first met the Hong Kong official she is accused of bribing, the District Court heard on Tuesday.Businesswoman Cheyenne Chan Ung-iok, 63, has denied offering an advantage to a public servant, in the form of a HK$510,000 (US$65,000) deposit for Wilson Fung Wing-yip’s purchase […]

Hong Kong’s expat workers enjoy better pay packages as perks including rental and school fee allowances improve

Hong Kong’s expatriate workers took home bigger pay packages in 2018, making the city the fourth most financially attractive place behind Japan, mainland China and India in the Asia-Pacific region for foreign talent to work, a survey has found.Expats in the city received a 3 per cent pay rise on average, or about HK$61,600 (US$7,902) […]

Proposed changes to a scheme which allows needy Hongkongers to rent spare rooms may cover almost 400,000 subsidised flats

Almost 400,000 subsidised flat owners could be allowed to rent their flats to needy families under a modified scheme aiming to help low-income Hongkongers living in dismal conditions and waiting for a public flat.A Housing Society scheme allows about 13,000 residents who have owned their subsidised flats for 10 years or more to rent spare […]

Former Philippine Supreme Court official who accused President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court ‘held’ by Hong Kong immigration officers

A former Philippine official who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity was questioned by immigration officers in Hong Kong on Tuesday, sparking a furore.Conchita Carpio-Morales was “held” by officials when she arrived at Hong Kong International Airport, her lawyer was quoted as saying by Philippine media.After questioning, the former ombudsman chief and […]