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Siobhan is a world record holder now - please pronounce her name properly :(
Believe it or not, we the ever tiny Harbour Times, was invited to the BEC Christmas Cocktail reception (applause). Apparently we do great sustainability coverage (more applause) which is good because sustainbility is actually a really important aspect of modern life that everyone really should be working towards bettering.
That’s not just me pretending to suck up to partners - I was bullied for being a ‘tree hugger’ all through primary and secondary school. Climate change is real. Let’s get to fixing it… or do our best anyway.
Anyway. I was really fixated on the toilet at the BEC which only uses 1.5L per flush, sucks the water out like an airplane toilet and apparently ‘saves the world’.
The BEC people are probably reading this and expecting better coverage of yesterday’s reception, but while it was great - this was really honestly too cool to leave out.
On Today’s Tide:
Breaking News Updates | WTC Fire & Elections
COVID-19 | Yau Ma Tei Lockdown over Omicron
Sports | Siobhan breaks world record !!!!
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Politics | Elections livestreamed; Global Times editor retires
Updates from yesterday:
Both the WTC Fire and this Sunday’s elections are pretty big news. If you’re not already caught up, here’s yesterday’s edition:
WTC Fire Updates:
Four are still hospitalized from the World Trade Centre fire with one of them having been in urgent care since yesterday.
reopened today to workers of the building. The mall and restaurant areas for the public remain closed. Staff say that the smell of smoke is still present, but there is no danger.
Fire Services still investigating exact cause.
Two arrested for anti-election incitement
A 36 year old salesman and a 65 year old office assistant have been charged with incitement against voting/blank votes. They are the first people to be charged with the crime and have been requested to appear before Kwun Tong court next Tuesday.
8 others have been arrested for the crime.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 10 ( oh no )
Current cases: 12,507
Yau Ma Tei Lockdown over Omicron
A Cathay Pacific crew member living in Yau Ma Tei has been diagnosed with the N501Y strain and T478K mutation - both of which are possible signs of Omicron. This sparked the government to order a lockdown of their building in Yau Ma Tei.
The crew member in question has largely stayed indoors except to get groceries and to get tested at a mobile station.
Results are pending. Cargo crew are currently exempt from mandatory quarantine.
Siobhan breaks world record!
Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey broke the world record for women’s 200m freestyle yesterday.
At 1min 50.31 seconds, she scraped by the previous record of 1min 50.43 set by Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström.
It’s time to learn how to say her name. She’s a world record holder now.
There’s no ‘b’ in Siobhan.
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The ChristMice Cracker is TS Crew’s rendition of Christmas ballet classic The Nutcracker, but unlike the original, this performance is fitted with “a Chines Opera, circus performers, acrobats and beatboxing.” This one of a kind performance is also free to attend!
When: 24 - 27 December, 2021
Where: Tai Kwun Parade Ground
On the days leading up to Christmas, Asia Society HK’s German Christmas Market will feature market stalls, creative workshops, live performances, Christmas movies, Christmas carols and sing-alongs — even an appearance from the Jolly Old Man himself, Santa!
For the full schedule of workshops and other festivities, follow the link to attend this free event.
Humour along my Hairline - Vivek Mahbubani's solo English show
Looking for something funny and fishy this Christmas? Bilingual comedian Vivek Mahbubani’s latest show at Ocean Park is sure to drown you with laughter. Also he may run out of hair half way.
“It's the same venue that big names like Jim Jeffries have performed in and this time I'm using the ticking timebomb that is my receding hairline as a reason to do my solo show so people can at least one day say "I saw him when he was still hairy!"
Vivek ‘yeah I guess that’s pretty funny’ Mahbubani
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