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  1. Rowan Blanchard, New York City’s most precocious 18-year-old, is already well-known for two seemingly opposing things – her intense activism and support for LGBTQ+ and feminism, as well as her brief stint on Girl Meets World.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Rowan Blanchard (◕‿◕) (@rowanblanchard) on Sep 15, 2019 at 5:58pm PDTProduced by the Disney Channel, the show was a coming-of-age sitcom about Riley Matthews (played by Blanchard), a typical tween navigating New York City and…
  2. Last December, restaurateur and chef Shane Osborn became president of the Hong Kong arm of Food Made Good, the world’s largest sustainable programme for the food industry which originated in the UK 10 years ago.Osborn’s aim is to get Hong Kong’s food industry on board with plant-based eating and reducing waste. “It's my job to promote the sustainable initiative and to get people on board to talk to each other, sharing ideas on what steps they can take to make their business more sustainable…
  3. China is embracing springtime, as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to slow. On Thursday, March 26, China reported no new cases of domestic coronavirus infections for the first time since the outbreak began, and recent new cases have mostly come from overseas, signalling that the worst has passed for now.But as more residents go outside and resume activities, a term that’s been discussed frequently in the media is coming to the fore, “revenge spending”. The phrase describes how shopping-starved…
  4. K-pop concerts, showcases and various other promotional events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that does not mean the industry is at a total standstill.Many established and rising K-pop artists, including Kang Daniel and Exo leader Suho, are ready to drop new albums in coming weeks, according to their management agencies.Kang's first EP, “Cyan”, dropped on March 24, officially bringing him back to the music scene after he suspended his show business career in December,…
  5. Just like the rest of us, luxury brands are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic with many of their stores closed around the world. But they have also been generous in their contributions towards the fight against the virus. Luxury brands leapt into the fray early, donating to efforts to contain and treat the virus when it first emerged in China.Now that the panic over the virus’s spread has gone global, to the places where many of these brands are based, the number of brands…
  6. Often referred to as an enigma in Hong Kong’s entertainment world, Tina Leung Kwok-hing – widely known as Ti Na – led a colourful life both on and off screen. She passed away at the age of 65 in the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital on March 31, 2010, due to multiple organ failure.Throughout Leung’s cinematic career, mainly in the 1960s and 1970s, she made 54 films. Although she later left showbiz and engaged in different businesses both in Hong Kong and mainland China, her performances are…
  7. The actor Matthew Perry, one of six millionaire stars of the era-defining sitcom Friends, has listed his Los Angeles penthouse for an eye-watering US$35 million.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Matthew Perry (@mattyperry4) on Mar 2, 2020 at 4:47pm PSTPenthouse 40, also known as the “Mansion in the Sky”, sits on the 40th floor of The Century – a 42-story luxury condominium in Los Angeles. According to Money, Perry bought the penthouse in 2017 for US$20 million.The 9,290-square-foot…
  8. Uncertainty regarding the outcome of Brexit as well as the ongoing global health crisis has left many potential property investors in limbo, particularly for the London and south of England markets. A 2020-2024 UK Residential Market Forecast report by Knight Frank expects prices to either flatten or fall by the end of year.Despite these stresses, London may still be a good place for investment, and overseas homebuyers are looking at the market more attentively after the government’s…
  9. If you are done to death with Netflix (and chilling?), maybe it’s time you explored art by being smart. Thanks to Google Arts & Culture you can now view some of the best and most celebrated art the world has to offer from the confines of your humble abode.So while there’s sadly no sign of coronavirus leaving us any time soon, instead of being hapless inside let’s make the most of technology, with the chance to virtually dip into many of the most pre-eminent art collections on the planet.How to…
  10. Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest men in Asia, has been in the news a lot as Covid-19 cases in the region and his own home country continue to grow. While some have criticised what he and his family have and haven’t done in the wake of the global pandemic, there are also reasons to praise his actions and the potential they have to save lives.Jack Ma vs Mukesh Ambani – who’s the richest man in Asia now?The Ambani tradition of helpingAmbani’s firm, Reliance Industries, is the largest firm in…