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The toilet to save the world
I’ve been told by at least one High Tide reader that they most look forward to our personalised notes at the beginning of each newsletter. So, I’ve decided that while my Tides may come in later than they should, just know that it’s because I’m putting a little extra love and care into my morning notes for our loyal readers.
Some of you may know that I’m a writer. In fact, I’d argue that four years in academia and three in journalism have made me a worse one. But, I can say with utmost confidence that I write one hell of a letter – especially love letters. A personal favourite is a heartfelt review that I wrote to a restaurant in Montréal that will always be near and dear to my heart:
Anyway, enjoy today’s High Tide.
On Today’s Tide
Health | Massive Häagen-Dazs recall over pesticide.
COVID | Massive queues to get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen.
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Environment | Meet this innovative, sanitary, and eco-friendly toilet.
Crime | Cocaine, crack cocaine drug bust.
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Häagen-Dazs recalls ice cream products
HK’s Centre for Food Safety recalled a batch of vanilla-flavoured Häagen-Dazs ice cream that was imported from France. The reason for the recall? Well, they found an “unauthorised pesticide” called ethylene oxide in the ice cream tubs.
If you’ve got any vanilla HD in the freezer with the best-before dates between 3 July, 2022 and 17 July, 2023, definitely send it back or to the bin.
Or eat it and see what happens, just to feel something. Let me know how it goes.*
*This is sarcasm. Do not eat the pesticide ice cream if you have it.
The ballot to enter Shenzhen
Due to the high demand of people trying to cross over from HK to Shenzhen through the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, the wait to take a COVID test in order to pass was about three hours at peak times. For anyone who could afford to, officials recommended that passengers not arrive at the control point until past 3 PM.
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New local cases: 2,773
New imported cases: 219
Total cases: 1,271,054
New deaths: 2
Total deaths: 9,412
Compulsory testing notice: 70 places
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Craft Logic 1 Year Anniversary
Our HT x partner Craft Logic celebrates their one year anniversary later this month on 24 July. Free craft beers and rare bottle sharing, lucky draws, discounts on other products.
And best of all - supporting local businesses and supporting us local media.
Where: Craft Logic, Central
When: 24 July, 18:00-22:00
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Making Philosophy Relevant: How Philosophy help us live a happier life?
In a new collaboration between the Goethe-Institut HK and philosphy outreach program ‘Corrupt the Youth’, German philosopher Wilhelm Schmid speaks about how philosophy can help us lead a happier life.
Sign-up for his talk so he can make you happy!
Where: Library, Goethe-Institut HK
When: 14th July, 19:30-21:00
How much: $50HKD
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Limited Seats. Please register on or before 12th July 2022.
ReThink HK returns 5-6 Oct
HT is proud to once again be a media partner for ReThink - HK’s biggest and most exciting sustainability conference. This year’s conference invites more than 300 expert speakers to share their visions and insights, covering important topics like economic progression while coexisting with nature harmoniously, efficient use of resources, transformation to a low-carbon society, and circular economy for future generations.
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