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Day: June 22, 2022

Hong Kong Bid Farewell To Jumbo Kingdom, The World’s Largest Floating Restaurant.
Travel

Hong Kong Bid Farewell To Jumbo Kingdom, The World’s Largest Floating Restaurant.

At about 7 a.m. on June 14, a dozen tugboats arrived at the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter's southwest bay to tow away Jumbo Kingdom seafood restaurant in Hong Kong. Locals gathered along the waterfront to give the restaurant its final farewell. Estimating around 260 feet in length, the goliath three-story Jumbo Floating Restaurant was well known for its colossal green and red neon sign perusing "foon ying gwong lam," Chinese for "welcome." In its prime, it was important for the biggest drifting eatery on the planet. For almost 50 years, it was the fundamental boat of Jumbo Kingdom, which likewise incorporated the more seasoned and more modest sister eatery boat Tai Pak (tracing all the way back to 1952), a flatboat for fish tanks, a 130-foot-long kitchen boat and eight little ships to shi...
Big Tech CEOs Come To Congress In Anticipation Of Landmark Antitrust Legislation.
Tech

Big Tech CEOs Come To Congress In Anticipation Of Landmark Antitrust Legislation.

Amid a push to pass landmark antitrust legislation, Big Tech is bringing out its heaviest hitters to influence the members whose votes could decide the bill's fate. Google CEO Sundar Pichai will travel to Washington next week to meet with US lawmakers, two people familiar with the plans said. Pichai's excursion comes after Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook was spotted meandering the Senate last week. (Apple didn't answer inquiries on Cook's visit at that point.) It likewise follows a report by Politico that Amazon (AMZN) CEO Andy Jassy has straightforwardly called numerous individuals from Congress to communicate resistance to the bill. In an explanation, an Amazon representative told CNN that Jassy "meets with policymakers on the two sides of the passageway in regards to strategy gives that co...
Taking A Draining Putt At The US Open, A Golf Player Became Annoyed.
Sports

Taking A Draining Putt At The US Open, A Golf Player Became Annoyed.

Two-time Major tournament winner Justin Thomas has had many happy Saturdays playing golf. The third round at the 2022 US Open is unlikely to rank among the others. The writing was perhaps on the wall before the first over of Justin's day at Edgewood. Thomas' opening drive was called out by mistake, which prompted a bemused reaction from the American. Following a solid start of three consecutive pars, confusion made way for fury at the fourth hole when his tee shot landed in a drain in the center of the fairway. Not afforded a drop, he proceeded to play his ball as it lay, with his errant shot sailing into a bunker well short of the green. Looking down at the drain in disgust before his ball had even landed, Thomas could be heard saying on Sky Sports' broadcast: "That's what pisses me of...
Politics

Thousands Of Migrants Have Been Caught Crossing The US-Mexico Border, Amid The Scorching Heat And High Water Levels.

Rapid-action personnel are trained primarily to deal with the worst emigrants who are drowned as they seek to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The canal, which runs for miles along the international border, is intended to get water to farmers during the summer months. But as migrants try to cross into the United States, the canal also poses a unique danger—high water levels and a fast-moving current push migrants underwater or sweep them away from land. "You get pushed underneath. You get pushed out," said Kris Menendez, captain of the El Paso Fire Department water rescue team. "It could mean life or death." There's been eight fatalities within the past week, according to experts, which serves as a warning sign for the months ahead as migrants continue to venture into the flood. Within ...
Russian Forces, Ukrainian Officials Notice A Rise In Both Withins Hailing From Kharkiv Since No Incidents Of Incursion Have Been Noticed.
News

Russian Forces, Ukrainian Officials Notice A Rise In Both Withins Hailing From Kharkiv Since No Incidents Of Incursion Have Been Noticed.

The Russian military has stepped up shelling Ukraine's Kharkiv, but ground forces who were supposed to storm the city's fortifications opted not to do so. According to Oleg Sinegubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional military administration and the Ukrainian president's office, shelling has intensified in the past 24 hours, particularly in northern regions. No deaths have been reported but some people have been injured, Sinegubov added. "On the line of contact in the Kharkiv region, the enemy is mainly focused on defense," said Sinegubov. "Our defenders hold their positions firmly." A CNN team in Kharkiv city heard several explosions Sunday night and Monday morning but noted that there was only a slight increase in the level of activity compared with previous nights.   Some bac...
A Posthumous Book By Virgil Abloh Will Be Published, A Work In Progress Created After His Death.
Life Style

A Posthumous Book By Virgil Abloh Will Be Published, A Work In Progress Created After His Death.

Penguin Random House has announced that it will posthumously publish Work in Progress, a book Virgil Abloh began writing before his death in 2021. Work in Progress, co-authored by the late, visionary Off-White founder and artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton and Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, founder and editor-in-chief of Vestoj, will be a “hybrid work that combines cultural criticism, theory, art, and personal narrative.” It does not yet have a publication date. Abloh has sought refuge in intellectual, theoretical, and imaginative conversations with Aronowsky Cronberg about his work. One World told Vogue that Abloh’s new book, Work in Progress, is the culmination of their dialogue. The book illuminates the ideas behind Abloh’s astonishing process and practice. Nicole Counts, senio...
Emily Ratajkowski Makes The Case For Knee-High Boots In Summer.
Fashion

Emily Ratajkowski Makes The Case For Knee-High Boots In Summer.

Emily Ratajkowski, a model and businesswoman, took her place at the front row at JW Anderson, where she was wearing a one-shoulder LBD and accessorising her look with the brand's new Bumper bag , a brand latest shape by creative director Jonathan Anderson , in tan and lilac, and tan knee-high boots, also from Anderson. Most people reach for their sandals in the warmer months, but stars including Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Dua Lipa are refusing to be parted from their boots this summer. Cowboy boots are on the rise, too. Emily has worn hers with printed separates and oversized jumper dresses, Dua Lipa styles her Western boots with dresses and knitted hot pants from Lacoste, and FKA Twigs wore hers with a flippy dress while hanging out with Madonna. And of course, expect to see...
Kit Harington Is Reportedly On Board For A Jon Snow Spinoff Of ‘Game Of Thrones’.
Entertainment

Kit Harington Is Reportedly On Board For A Jon Snow Spinoff Of ‘Game Of Thrones’.

Game of Thrones fans may not have seen the last of Jon Snow. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the adaptation of HBO's Game of Thrones hit show was entering into early development. Kit Harrington, who played the beloved Jon Snow in the series, is in line to potentially reprise his role. The Jon Snow-centered television show is intended to be put out after the events of "Game of Thrones," which ended in 2019 after almost a decade. HBO has declined to comment on reports that the network is considering a spinoff of "Game of Thrones." Representatives for actor Kit Harrington, who played Jon Snow in the hit HBO series, did not immediately respond to request for comment. The reopening of Jon Snow's story would upend the divisive eighth-and-final season and provide a chance for viewers t...
Germany To Fire Up Coal Stations As Russia Squeezes Gas Supply
Business

Germany To Fire Up Coal Stations As Russia Squeezes Gas Supply

A series of measures will be implemented to reduce natural gas use in Germany and use it to fill gas storage facilities, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced Sunday. "The circumstance is serious," Habeck said in an explanation. "We are hence proceeding to fortify safeguards and going to extra lengths to decrease gas utilization. This implies that gas utilization should fall further, yet more gas should be placed into the storerooms, if not things will truly get tight in winter." Germany is vigorously dependent on Moscow's gas to drive its homes and weighty industry, however has figured out how to shave Moscow's portion of its imports down to 35% from 55% before the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.   Habeck expressed security of supply was at present ensured...