Tensions ran high as police dressed in riot gear clashed with protesters at the international airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday. IMAGE: A police officer sprays pepper spray at anti-government protesters during clashes at the airport in Hong Kong. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters Protesters, who have been demonstrating at the airport for the second consecutive day, had barricaded themselves inside the premises as the police descended at the airport, according to CNN. The news outlet later reported that the police had started retreating from the airport. All outbound flights from Hong Kong were cancelled on Tuesday as protests gripped the international airport for a second straight day. Hordes of protesters descended at the pre-security departures area, forcing all check-in services to be suspended. IMAGE: Police clash with anti-government protesters at the airport in Hong Kong. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters Hong Kong's Airport Authority had earlier in the day said that … [Read more...] about Protests disrupt air travel in Hong Kong for 2nd day
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Email By Max Walden Updated October 05, 2019 23:54:27 Photo: Australia signed a free trade agreement with Hong Kong in March. (ABC News: Mary Lloyd) Related Story: Hong Kong is rolling out a colonial-era 'emergency law' — here's what that means Related Story: Chinese-Australians praise Hawke for safety promise after Tiananmen massacre Related Story: Fears of 'another Tiananmen Square' as HK's student leaders arrive in Australia to rally support Map: China Several groups representing the Hong Kong Chinese community in Australia have called upon Scott Morrison's Government to allow Hongkongers to remain in Australia "unconditionally" in light of ongoing unrest in the semi-autonomous territory. Key points:Pro-democracy groups have called for Hongkongers to remain in AustraliaThey say an Australia-Hong Kong FTA should also be postponedLocal campuses have seen clashes over Hong Kong As protests opposing the enactment of emergency laws grew violent on Friday night, … [Read more...] about Hong Kong groups call upon Australia to allow students to stay, reconsider free trade agreement
Because the airline has ditched its traditional approach of featuring young, attractive air host crew in exchange for a … well, toupee called “Wiggy”. After conducting research on their brand, results showed the airline was in desperate need of re-emphasising their personality and customer experience with consumers. In turn, it meant Virgin pivoting away from centring campaigns around its flight attendants and focusing on a lighthearted narrative. The new Virgin Australia ad ditches hot hosties for a toupee called Wiggy.Source:Supplied The new ad follows a cute flying toupee as it makes its way across different parts of Australia before arriving at the airport. Essentially, the campaign shows that air travel is for everyone – including a wig that’s been swept off its owner’s head. 'Wiggy' is the new face – or hair – of Virgin Australia's ad campaign.Source:Supplied Speaking to the Australian Financial Review, Virgin chief experience … [Read more...] about Virgin Australia’s new ad campaign introduces a flying wig instead of hosties
Minutes later, the legendary 71-year-old antivirus software inventor and former fugitive was firing bullets into the walls and ceiling of their bedroom. “(McAfee) thought he heard movement in the crawl space under our bedroom and in the attic,” Janice McAfee, 34, would later recall in a statement to the FBI. “He then fired his gun into both areas.” The commotion woke US Army turned security guard Alex Handrick, who lived below the couple in a basement apartment. Mr Handrick, 28, grabbed his assault rifle and legged it upstairs to find McAfee — stark naked but for an ammunition belt slung around his hips — pumping bullets into the living room ceiling. “There’s an intruder,” McAfee told Handrick, according to Newsweek. The incident, which remains under federal investigation, is the latest bizarre twist in the septuagenarian’s scandalous life since selling the company that made him a household name for a reported US$100 million … [Read more...] about Has notoriously paranoid, software inventor and former fugitive John McAfee finally lost his mind?
The big business epicentre of South Africa has a complicated history, but a weekend in the city – affectionately dubbed JoBurg or Jozi by locals – will dunk you into a vibrant cultural experience of history, food and shopping you can’t find anywhere else. The bustling city that boomed as a gold rush town in 1886 has an attitude like New York City – but sprawls out far and wide like Los Angeles. And while Cape Town to the west offers a laid-back coastal experience of South Africa, JoBurg shows a gutsier side that packs a punch with raw extremes. Unlike New York and other big cities, the coolest places to stay are outside the hustle and bustle. Cathay Pacific flies to Johannesburg via Hong Kong so, after landing, check into The Houghton Hotel in the Houghton Estate area. It’s one of the newest upscale hotels in the city and offers modern luxury in all of its room. The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is another five-star stay in the nearby suburb of … [Read more...] about Johannesburg, South Africa: What to do with a weekend in JoBurg