From the Depths of Our Beauty Cabinets, 4 Face Masks Tried and Tested

In the back of my bathroom cabinet, behind two almost-empty cans of dry shampoo and the curling tong I use once every couple of months, there’s a bundle of sheet masks that I’ve been “saving” for “something special.” These are the masks I’ve been holding onto for long flights, the morning of friends’ weddings, and […]

How to Do Anything: Pro Tips for Selling Your Stuff Online

I’m no stranger to selling clothes. I’ve offloaded things from my closet because I’ve changed styles, or sizes, or because I needed some extra money for living expenses while working unpaid internships. From Levi’s the size of my tenth-grade torso, to plaid golfer caps from my middle-school hat phase, to wedding dresses I bought at […]

Hong Kong scores in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings for 2020, with The Chairman up to No. 2 spot and Belon to No. 4; Odette in Singapore still top

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Odette in Singapore heads the ranks of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for a second year, but Hong Kong restaurants stormed up the table – announced in a low-key live-streamed announcement that was a stark contrast to previous awards ceremonies.The Chairman in Kau U Fong, Sheung Wan, which owner Danny Yip describes as serving “modern […]

US plant-based meat start-up Nature’s Fynd, backed by Jack Ma, Bill Gates, gets new funding from Al Gore as it targets Chinese market

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Plant-based meat maker Nature’s Fynd said it has recently secured US$80 million of funding from investors including former US vice-president Al Gore, as the four-year old food tech start-up begins production in Chicago and prepares to expand into Asia.The latest equity funding round comes after African swine fever and the more recent coronavirus have […]

Alcohol Delivery Sales Surge Amidst Social Distancing

Americans are spending more time than ever at home right now, with trips outdoors limited to only the absolutely necessary. While alcohol businesses, including wine and liquor stores, wineries, breweries, and distilleries, have been deemed “essential” in states where work restrictions are in effect, U.S. drinkers are increasingly making their alcohol purchases online. Over the […]

JD Logistics to hire 20,000 more delivery and warehouse workers, giving priority to those below poverty line

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is looking to hire over 20,000 new warehouse and delivery workers to meet surging online demand amid a growing pool of people looking for work after losing jobs during the coronavirus crisis.The company said it would give priority to applicants who fall under the country’s poverty […]

Covid-19 Conversations: Esther Mobley on Covering Wine in a Pandemic

Now airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Covid-19 Conversations” takes an inside look at how the Coronavirus crisis is impacting all areas of the alcohol business. Through conversations with industry leaders across the country, this new segment will look toward the future of wine, spirits, and beer businesses, as well as illuminate paths […]

Privilege: following recent Court of Appeal decisions, how important is the status of parties when claiming legal professional privilege?

Legal professional privilege (LPP) is once again in the headlines, following a series of recent high profile decisions. In January 2020, the Court of Appeal in Raiffeisen Bank International AG v Asia Coal Energy Ventures Ltd rejected an attempt to circumvent LPP by a party that alleged LPP had been waived. Then in February, the […]

Visual Guide to the Pizza Styles of the U.S. (and What Wine to Drink With Them)

Home state pride runs deep in this country, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the unwavering devotion to regional pizza styles. From thin-crust versus deep-dish to fold-and-eat versus knife-and-fork, the great pizza debate is complicated. Deciding what to drink with your pizza shouldn’t be. To make it easy, look for wines from Cavit, […]

JD Logistics to hire 20,000 more delivery and warehouse workers, giving priority to those below poverty line

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is looking to hire over 20,000 new warehouse and delivery workers to meet surging online demand amid a growing pool of people looking for work after losing jobs during the coronavirus crisis.The company said it would give priority to applicants who fall under the country’s poverty […]

Entrance fee to Mount Fuji to become mandatory

Sample newspaper article山梨、静岡両県などでつくる「富士山世界文化遺産協議会」の作業部会に助言する専門委員会は18日までに、富士山入山料の義務化を検討することを確認した。来月開かれる協議会で正式に承認されれば、専門委が2020年度中に徴収金額や対象などの制度案をまとめ、早ければ22年夏から開始する見通し。 入山料は現在、山梨、静岡両県で5合目から先に立ち入る来訪者に「富士山保全協力金」の名称で、任意で1人千円を徴収しているが、昨年夏の徴収率は山梨、静岡両側でいずれも約67%だった。協議会によると、登山客への調査で約8割が「来訪者全員からの徴収に賛同」と回答している。 (KYODO) Words and phrases 山梨 (やまなし) Yamanashi静岡 (しずおか) Shizuoka両県 (りょうけん) both prefecturesなど and others~でつくる comprised of~富士山世界文化遺産協議会 (ふじさんせかいぶんかいさんきょうぎかい) Mount Fuji World Cultural Heritage Council作業部会 (さぎょうぶかい) working group, task force助言(じょげん)する to advise専門委員会 (せんもんいいんかい) expert committee18日 (じゅうはちにち) [Feb.] 18th~まで by~富士山 (ふじさん) Mount Fuji入山料 (にゅうざんりょう) entrance fee~の義務化(ぎむか) making ~ mandatory検討(けんとう)する to consider, to discuss確認(かくにん)する to […]

Entrance fee to Mount Fuji to become mandatory

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sample newspaper article山梨、静岡両県などでつくる「富士山世界文化遺産協議会」の作業部会に助言する専門委員会は18日までに、富士山入山料の義務化を検討することを確認した。来月開かれる協議会で正式に承認されれば、専門委が2020年度中に徴収金額や対象などの制度案をまとめ、早ければ22年夏から開始する見通し。 入山料は現在、山梨、静岡両県で5合目から先に立ち入る来訪者に「富士山保全協力金」の名称で、任意で1人千円を徴収しているが、昨年夏の徴収率は山梨、静岡両側でいずれも約67%だった。協議会によると、登山客への調査で約8割が「来訪者全員からの徴収に賛同」と回答している。 (KYODO) Words and phrases 山梨 (やまなし) Yamanashi静岡 (しずおか) Shizuoka両県 (りょうけん) both prefecturesなど and others~でつくる comprised of~富士山世界文化遺産協議会 (ふじさんせかいぶんかいさんきょうぎかい) Mount Fuji World Cultural Heritage Council作業部会 (さぎょうぶかい) working group, task force助言(じょげん)する to advise専門委員会 (せんもんいいんかい) expert committee18日 (じゅうはちにち) [Feb.] 18th~まで by~富士山 (ふじさん) Mount Fuji入山料 (にゅうざんりょう) entrance fee~の義務化(ぎむか) making ~ mandatory検討(けんとう)する to consider, to discuss確認(かくにん)する […]