Hong Kong’s top leader piles up cash at home after U.S. sanctions

FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference following the annual policy address in Hong Kong, China November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lam Yik/File Photo

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she has to pile up cash at home as she has been unable to open a bank account in the global financial centre since Washington sanctioned her shortly after Beijing imposed a national security law on the city.

Beijing circumvented Hong Kong’s legislature and imposed a national security law on the former British colony on June 30, a move condemned by some foreign governments, business groups and rights groups.

Hong Kong and authorities in Beijing said the law was necessary to restore stability after more than a year of anti-government protests.

“Sitting in front of you is a chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) who has no banking services

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HK’s top leader piles up cash at home after U.S. sanctions

FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference following the annual policy address in Hong Kong, China November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lam Yik

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she has to pile up cash at home as she has been unable to open a bank account in the global financial centre since Washington sanctioned her shortly after Beijing imposed a national security law on the city.

Beijing circumvented Hong Kong’s legislature and imposed a national security law on the former British colony on June 30, a move condemned by some foreign governments, business groups and rights groups.

Hong Kong and authorities in Beijing said the law was necessary to restore stability after more than a year of anti-government protests.

“Sitting in front of you is a chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) who has no banking services made

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Kindergarten principal has no regrets giving up architecture five years ago, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – When 33-year-old Eudora Tan made the switch to early childhood education from architecture five years ago, there were many people who questioned her decision.

She had spent five years studying to be an architect at the National University of Singapore, including completing a master’s degree.

“To them, architecture seemed like a profession that took me such a long time but I gave it up after just a few years of working,” said Ms Tan.

She found the work too demanding because of the long hours involved, and decided to try something different.

“I’ve always had an opportunity to be with children in terms of like Sunday school in church or even with my nephews and that got me thinking – that I do like working with children,” she said.

In 2014, Ms Tan took the leap by taking a Diploma (Conversion) in Kindergarten Education – Teaching at Singapore

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Top Furniture Sites Offer Sales Of Up To 50% Off

If there’s a new couch on your wishlist this holiday season, Black Friday is an excellent time to make your purchase. Top brands like Wayfair, Apt2B, Anthropologie and others are all running major sales, and some deals are pretty deep. We’ve seen couches priced at up to 50% off or more, and there’s extra savings to take advantage of with flash sales and special promo codes.

Tip: Bookmark this page for more Black Friday couch deals. We’ll be updating it frequently with more retailers and more great sofas on sale.

Some retailers are in the middle of their Black Friday sales and others have just begun, so expect selection and availability to be a mixed bag. Several sites are extending their Black Friday sales through Cyber Monday and beyond.

Whether you’re looking for a classic chesterfield or a sleek velvet Midcentury-Modern sofa, here are our top picks

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Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Belk Deals (2020): Top Fashion Items, Jewelry, Apparel, Appliance & Furniture Deals Shared by Deal Tomato

Black Friday Belk deals for 2020 have arrived, check out all the latest Black Friday & Cyber Monday cookware, living room furniture, clothes & shoes sales below

Here’s our round-up of the top Belk deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday, together with the top offers on jewelry set, bed & bath items & more. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Belk Deals:

  • Save up to 75% on a wide range of items at Belk.com – get the best deals on fashion items, jewelry, bed & bath & more from top brands   
  • Save up to 71% on all types of shoes at Belk.com – click the link for the hottest deals on sports shoes, fashion shoes, casual shoes & performance shoes for men, women & children   
  • Save up to 75% on small kitchen appliances from top brands at Belk.com – get big savings on deep fryers, stand
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Medical Furniture Market Trends- Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Product, Top Key Players and Forecast 2025

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Nov 25, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware Global Medical Furniture Market Report added at Market Study Report LLC offers industry size, share, growth, trends and forecast analysis up to 2025. Medical Furniture Market Report also covers top key players, porters five forces analysis and market segmentation in detail. This report examines the global Medical Furniture market and provides information regarding the revenue for the period 2019 to 2025.

Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases has proven beneficial for industry growth. According to World Health Organization around 422 million people currently suffers from diabetes and this number is expanding at rapid pace. Changing lifestyle has increased the risk of acquiring diseases that needs critical surgical procedures and prolonged hospital stay. This framework has proven beneficial for the industry growth as it

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Here Are The Top Holiday Design Trends Of 2020

The holiday season is here and due to the shutdowns, many people have started decorating early. After all, the pandemic has had an overarching influence on every design trend this year from home offices to DIY and renovation. Decorating for the holidays is no different.

Maximalism is the biggest holiday decor trend of 2020. After all, with fewer people making travel plans and more people staying home, there’s plenty of time to obsess over the details, take design risks and achieve the look you really want. And while our lives might feel less than glamorous right now, these decor trends certainly don’t reflect that. Here are this season’s top trends along with some helpful tips on how to decorate for the holidays in 2020.

Gold And Pink Christmas Trees

In 2018, black Christmas trees were a major trend. Two years

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Smart Bathroom Market 2020 with Global Industry Size, SWOT Analysis, Recent Trends, Demand and Share Estimation by 2023 with Top Countries Data

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Nov 23, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
The Smart Bathroom Market is estimated to record a significant growth throughout the forecast period. The ICT sector constitutes 4.8% of the European economy. Europe’s organization ERDF i.e. European Regional Development Fund has allotted approximately USD 23 billion for investments related to ICT during the funding period 2014-2020. ICT refers to the communication technologies including the internet, wireless networks, social networking, cell phones, video-conferencing, computers, software, and other media applications and services enabling users to access, retrieve, and manipulate information in a digital form.

The global smart bathroom market is expected to reach approximately USD 10.93 billion by 2023, growing at 10.74% CAGR from 2017 to 2023 .With the advent of advanced technologies such as Internet of Things and growing demand for automation, the market smart bathroom is anticipated to witness significant

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Black Friday Belk Deals (2020): Top Early Electronics, Kitchen Appliance, Home Furniture & Decor, Clothing & More Deals Highlighted by Saver Trends

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black Friday sales researchers have listed the top early Belk deals for Black Friday 2020, together with sales on travel & luggage, kitchen, bed & bath essentials, clothing & footwear, home furniture & decor and more. Links to the top deals are listed below.

Best Belk Deals:

  • Save up to 60% on a wide range of items at Belk.com – get the best deals on fashion items, jewelry, bed & bath & more from top brands
  • Save up to 86% on all types of shoes at Belk.com – click the link for the hottest deals on sports shoes, fashion shoes, casual shoes & performance shoes for men, women & children
  • Save up to 88% on small kitchen appliances from top brands at Belk.com – get big savings on deep fryers, stand mixers, coffee makers, cookware & more
  • Save up to 36% on a wide range of furniture
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COD Interior Design Students Earn Top Awards from American Society of Interior Designers’ Illinois Chapter

Glen Ellyn, Ill., Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Three College of DuPage Interior Design students earned three of four 2020 Student Design Excellence Awards presented by the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Chosen from nearly 200 student submissions, Emma New won first place and Wendali Clouser won an honorary award in the commercial design category. Kate Scheck won first place in the residential design category. Pictured above is Scheck’s award-winning residential design.

A panel of independent, distinguished interior design professionals from other ASID Chapters throughout the U.S. reviewed the entries based on design creativity, function, solutions appropriate to the design challenges, scale and proportion, color and composition, lighting, materials and patterns.

Scheck’s educational journey at COD started in 2005. Her first place win is an extremely personal accomplishment after overcoming numerous obstacles, she said.

“I have slowly made my way through the Interior Design

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