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This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the InterContinental Hong Kong. Peter's been going there since 1980, when the hotel first opened as the Regent. Later it became the Four Seasons, and it is now one of the crown jewels of the InterContinental chain. The hotel even has a Michelin star restaurant.
Joining him is Senior Editor for Time Hong Kong Liam Fitzpatrick, who is speaking about the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement and how it has changed the dynamic of one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. And The InterContinental’s Director of Engineering, Harvey Wong, talks about the hotel’s environmental initiatives, including beekeeping (and homemade honey) on the roof. All that and more on this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg.
The Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race is fast becoming one of the world's must do events for trail running enthusiasts.
Attractive to both elite and weekend runners the Hong Kong 100 takes you on a journey through Hong Kong that most tourists and many locals never experience.
With almost 5,000m ascent and a mix of trail, beach and mountain running the HK 100 is a truly special race.
In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we review the 2015 event and share our experience of running the HK 100.
In addition to reviewing the race we look at a few Hong Kong tourist options and outline our top 10 reasons to run the Hong Kong 100.
Also on the show:
Over the shoulder
The road ahead
Tune in Wednesday, 8pm EST (01:00 Thursday morning, Glasgow time) for a marathon, two-hour edition of "Bullet Points" on the Voices of the 99 Percent radio network. Our guest for the first hour will beAnnie Liebfraumilch who will help us better understand the Scottish independence movement, where it stands right now in the wake of the referendum, and what the future holds for the people of Scotland. The second hour of the show, 9-10pm EST, will feature Cale Servethepeople Holmes giving us his analysis of the recent unrest in Hong Kong, the island's historical and present-day relationship with the mainland, who and what is behind this particular protest movement
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Hope you were able to watch last night's Castle episode, entitled "Hong Kong Hustle". It gave us a tiny glimpse into what kinds of things "Beckett" thinks about regarding her life, career and future with Castle... along with several of Castle's funny attempts to appease and even encourage his wife that she truly is THE BEST! Definitely a must-see episode in the 'Evolution of Caskett' and for every fan looking to the future for this beloved couple and for the entire Precinct Team. "Hong Kong Hustle" was directed by Jann Turner and written by Chad Creasey.
After the latest news, we'll open up the STR Round table for your thoughts on this episode. Hope you can join us, here are Elena's questions for tonght's discussion:
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Molina: “Aquí en Hong Kong hay más afición por los caballos”
Tras su útlimo paso por España en el Getafe B, Molina está probando suerte en Hong Kong. El valenciano, que se defiende en inglés, se ha aclimatado a su equipo, el Kitchee.
Se habla de: José Francisco Molina JiménezH
Molina: “Aquí en Hong Kong hay más afición por los caballos”
—Muy bien. Es verdad que es un país diferente al nuestro, pero el fútbol es fútbol en todos lados. El idioma es un obstáculo, pero por suerte me defiendo bien en inglés y cuento con un ayudante en el cuerpo técnico que habla español, inglés y chino.
—Estar lejos de casa en estas fechas siempre es duro…
—Pues sí. Por suerte me acompañó mi familia desde el principio. Los niños van al colegio americano, igual que en España, por lo que el salto para ellos no ha sido excesivo.
Jon, Jane and Bob lost some of their audience when they scheduled their show in American Samoan time zone. It was 90 minutes late. Jane highlights student bravery in Hong Kong and what stunts were used to prevent the protests from continuing (even though they are.) Bob disputes if the man who was going to jump in Hong Kong's city square was authentic. Jon's major topic this week was about Californians embracing every religion and value, being open to everything. The latter topic was Russa and social media and the effects of oil profits in Russia and economic distribution.
President Obama is not one to admit mistakes, especially when it comes to his ignoring intelligence briefings concerning the threat posed by the Islamic State; 25 years after the massacre at Tiananmen Square, China’s totalitarian rulers are faced with another pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong; Ebola comes to America despite assurances from the president and the nation’s medical experts.
Originally from Los Angeles, Stephen Z. Nemo has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.
Sylvia Global arrives in Hong Kong to meet with Rita Ching, Associate Director of The Women's Foundation. Dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong through ground-breaking research, impactful and innovative community programmes, education, and media engagement and advocacy.
Dr. Chaps reports on these important issues:
* Christians in Honk Kong protest the communist takeover of their democratic government.
* North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is sick or even deposed.
* Interview with Robin Stienberg in Singapore, host of an international TV show.
Sylvia Global arrives in Hong Kong to meet with Ms. Emily Wai-hing Lau, a democratically elected member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, a vice-chairperson of the Democratic Party and vice-chairperson of the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group. Ms Lau was elected to the Legislative Council, the lawmaking body of Hong Kong, in 1991, the first time the British colony held democratic elections to choose a small number of legislators. Ms Lau was the first woman legislator directly elected by the people of Hong Kong.
ESTER BENJAMIN SHIFREN is a published author, artist, musician, and dynamic international speaker. In 2005, she was featured in the British BBC1 program “We’ll Meet Again,” and was a guest lecturer for several days at the Imperial War Museum.Ester’s book “Hiding in a Cave of Trunks” details all facets of Shanghai’s colorful multi-ethnic population as she relates the saga of her family’s century-long existence in China. In 1943 their privileged lifestyle was abruptly terminated by internment in a Japanese POW camp. In 1948 they relocated to Hong Kong, where the Korean War embargo eventually caused their financial collapse. Ester will also discuss the techniques she used to weave history into her fascinating memoir. Endorsed as a “must read” by authorities on Shanghai’s Jewish history, Chinese Professors Pan Guang and Xu Xin, and Jerusalem Professor Yitzchak Kerem, authority on Sephardic and Eastern Jewry.
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