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Hong Kong’s two major cruise ports, Kai Tak and Ocean, managed a total of 1.7m travellers in 2017, up four.4% within the previous year, in accordance to air4casts.
Even so, above 700,000 cruise travellers were Hong Kong ‘homeporters’ who chose to begin and stop their cruise getaway within the Kai Tak or Ocean terminals. “They soared by around 58% last year”, claims the visitors analyst firm.
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In 2007, just 133,000 passengers were being Hong Kong homeporters, insists air4casts and that amount dropped to one hundred,000 in the course of the world-wide economic disaster of 2009.
But by 2015 the market had in excess of trebled to 379,000 and previous 12 months the quantity of cruise passengers starting up and ending their holiday break in Hong Kong experienced rocketed to 708,000.
In excess of Fifty percent OF HOMEpORT CRUISERS LIVED IN HK
“Between them the Hong Kong Chinese, mainland Chinese, Macau and Taiwanese cruisers accounted for 80% of all holidaymakers who began their cruise from the Hong Kong cruise terminal previous year,” states air4casts.
“Over fifty percent of homeport cruisers lived in Hong Kong itself and they have over doubled in number considering the fact that 2016. A further 20% of 2017’s homeport cruisers came within the Chinese mainland, whilst outside the house the community market place only Us residents and Australians arrived at the top five.”
Apparently, outside the Better Chinese location it absolutely was the Indian cruisers who grew swiftest in Hong Kong homeport cruise phrases final year, which advancement was major.
“Indian nationals starting off their cruise immediately outside of Hong Kong soared 255% final year to over twelve,000,” adds air4casts. “Japanese cruisers were not far behind in equally development and quantity phrases Malaysian homeport cruisers improved 145% to simply below ten thousand although Thai nationals upped their count by 69%.”
Los estudiantes y organizaciones Latinx escriben una carta abierta para llamar la atención sobre temas de apoyo institucional e
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Los estudiantes y organizaciones Latinx publicaron una carta abierta a la comunidad Universitaria el lunes, el último día del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, en nombre de los estudiantes Hispanos/Latinx en Grounds, llamando la atención sobre temas de apoyo institucional e inclusión en U.Va. [Universidad de Virginia].
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La carta solicita un mayor reclutamiento de profesores Hispanos/Latinx, la disponibilidad de documentos traducidos al español para padres y estudiantes y visitas en español y portugués para posibles solicitantes y sus familias.
A partir del lunes por la noche, la carta abierta tenía más de 70 firmas de organizaciones y más de 450 firmas individuales.
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Titulado "Somos el 6%", que representa el porcentaje de estudiantes universitarios en la Universidad que son Hispanos/Latinx: la carta habla sobre la diversidad mejorada en la clase de 2022, pero observó las luchas diarias persistentes para los estudiantes Hispanos/Latinx.
"La UVA no puede celebrar esto cuando muchos estudiantes minoritarios de la Universidad se sienten marginados, subrepresentados y aislados", se lee en la carta.
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Kayla Dunn, estudiante universitaria de tercer año y presidenta de la Latinx Student Alliance (LSA) [Alianza de Estudiantes Latinxs], dijo que la carta abierta fue la culminación de conversaciones a largo plazo sobre los desafíos para los estudiantes de Latinx.
"Muchos de los sentimientos que dijimos en la carta no son nuevos en absoluto, son cosas que no solo hemos atravesado... sino que también por las cuales los ex-alumnos Hispanos y Latinx pasaron", dijo Dunn.
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La carta pretende representar a la comunidad Hispana/Latinx en general. La campaña también emplea el hashtag #OursToShape [#NuestroparaDarForma], cual es el eslogan para la celebración del Bicentenario de la Universidad.
"LSA es una organización que ayuda a representar a la comunidad Hispana/Latinx en la U.Va., pero no podemos ser representantes de todos los estudiantes aquí", dijo Dunn. "Esto es realmente un esfuerzo de la comunidad".
En particular, la carta pedía un aumento en el personal de apoyo dentro de Multicultural Student Services (MSS) [Servicios Estudiantiles Multiculturales], una organización bajo la Oficina del Decano de Estudiantes que trabaja para promover la inclusión de los estudiantes históricamente subrepresentados. MSS emplea a tres miembros del personal profesional, con dos enfocados espec íficamente en la programación para estudiantes multiculturales.
He came in looking as though he had the utmost difficulty not . Behind him Razumihin strode in gawky and awkward, shamefaced and red as a peony, with an utterly crestfallen and ferocious expression. His face and whole figure really were ridiculous at that moment and amply justified Raskolnikov's laughter. Raskolnikov, not waiting for an introduction, bowed to Porfiry Petrovitch, who stood in the middle of the room looking inquiringly at them. He held out his hand and shook hands, still apparently making desperate efforts to subdue his mirth and utter a few words to introduce himself. But he had no sooner succeeded in assuming a serious air and muttering something when he suddenly glanced again as though accidentally at Razumihin, and could no longer control himself: his stifled laughter broke out the more irresistibly the more he tried to restrain it. The extraordinary ferocity with which Razumihin received this "spontaneous" mirth gave the whole scene the appearance of most genuine fun and naturalness. Razumihin strengthened this impression as though on purpose.
"Fool! You fiend," he roared, waving his arm which at once struck a little round table with an empty tea-glass on it. Everything was sent flying and crashing.
"But why break chairs, gentlemen? You know it's a loss to the Crown," Porfiry Petrovitch quoted gaily.
Raskolnikov was still laughing, with his hand in Porfiry Petrovitch's, but anxious not to overdo it, awaited the right moment to put a natural end to it. Razumihin, completely put to confusion by upsetting the table and smashing the glass, gazed gloomily at the fragments, cursed and turned sharply to the window where he stood looking out with his back to the company with a fiercely scowling countenance, seeing nothing. Porfiry Petrovitch laughed and was ready to go on laughing, but obviously looked for explanations. Zametov had been sitting in the corner, but he rose at the visitors' entrance and was standing in expectation with a smile on his lips, though he looked with surprise and even it seemed incredulity at the whole scene and at Raskolnikov with a certain embarrassment. Zametov's unexpected presence struck Raskolnikov unpleasantly.
"I've got to think of that," he thought. "Excuse me, please," he began, affecting extreme embarrassment. "Raskolnikov."
"Not at all, very pleasant to see you . . . and how pleasantly you've come in. . . . Why, won't he even say good-morning?" Porfiry Petrovitch nodded at Razumihin.
"Upon my honour I don't know why he is in such a rage with me. I only told him as we came along that he was like Romeo . . . and proved it. And that was all, I think!"
"Pig!" ejaculated Razumihin, without turning round.
"There must have been very grave grounds for it, if he is so furious at the word," Porfiry laughed.
"Oh, you sharp lawyer! . . . Damn you all!" snapped Razumihin, and suddenly bursting out laughing himself, he went up to Porfiry with a more cheerful face as though nothing had happened. "That'll do! We are all fools. To come to business. This is my friend Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov; in the first place he has heard of you and wants to make your acquaintance, and secondly, he has a little matter of business with you. Bah! Zametov, what brought you here? Have you met before? Have you known each other long?"
"What does this mean?" thought Raskolnikov uneasily.
Zametov seemed taken aback, but not very much so.
"Why, it was at your rooms we met yesterday," he said easily.
"Then I have been spared the trouble. All last week he was begging me to introduce him to you. Porfiry and you have sniffed each other out without me. Where is your tobacco?"
Porfiry Petrovitch was wearing a dressing-gown, very clean linen, and trodden-down slippers. He was a man of about five and thirty, short, stout even to corpulence, and clean shaven. He wore his hair cut short and had a large round head, particularly prominent at the back. His soft, round, rather snub-nosed face was of a sickly yellowish colour, but had a vigorous and rather ironical expression. It would have been good-natured except for a look in the eyes, which shone with a watery, mawkish light under almost white, blinking eyelashes. The expression of those eyes was strangely out of keeping with his somewhat womanish figure, and gave it something far more serious than could be guessed at first sight.
As soon as Porfiry Petrovitch heard that his visitor had a little matter of business with him, he begged him to sit down on the sofa and sat down himself on the other end, waiting for him to explain his business, with that careful and over-serious attention which is at once oppressive and embarrassing, especially to a stranger, and especially if what you are discussing is in your opinion of far too little importance for such exceptional solemnity. But in brief and coherent phrases Raskolnikov explained his business clearly and exactly, and was so well satisfied with himself that he even succeeded in taking a good look at Porfiry. Porfiry Petrovitch did not once take his eyes off him. Razumihin, sitting opposite at the same table, listened warmly and impatiently, looking from one to the other every moment with rather excessive interest.
Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full time on the app. Barcelona-based keyboard startup, ThingThing, announced today that it’s reached a deal with Fleksy’s founders to take over development of the app Cloud Provider.
The hope, says ThingThing co-founder Olivier Plante, is that a custom keyboard “phoenix” can rise from the ashes — to offer an independent alternative to the likes of Google’s Gboard or the now Microsoft-owned SwiftKey. Apple of course also offers next-word prediction on the default iOS keyboard.
Against such mainstream claims on smartphone users’ typing fingers, Fleksy’s app touts “powerful” autocorrect technology — which it claims can make sense even if you mis-type every letter of a word. It also supports a variety of gestures to further help speed up typing, and offers personalization options such as themes and different layout options, as well as extensions — such as for sending GIFs via the keyboard.
It also used to offer a cloud service for people who want to further tailor the keyboard’s predictive output to how they type.
Google Play lists Fleksy’s Android app as having had between 5M and 10M installs to date. However neither the Android nor iOS app has been updated since April 2016 — and reviews of the iOS app especially flag lots of problems with lag and the app crashing. These iOS bugs are being fixed in an update today, according to ThingThing.
The team is also security reviewing Fleksy’s cloud services, so that, in CTO Francesc Garcia’s words, “we can enable them again with the maximum confidence”.
Dev work on Fleksy ground to a near-halt after half the team was acquired by Pinterest in June last year. The visual social network did not acquire the keyboard itself, which we were told at the time of the acquihire would be kept running with minimal updates.
Some components of Fleksy have since been open sourced, though the full keyboard app has not. And it’s development of that which will now be led by ThingThing’s 10-strong team, itself beefed up with some new Android developers so it can support both mobile platforms.
ThingThing has its own custom keyboard app for iOS, launched in August 2015 — which has a different productivity emphasis vs Fleksy, with a focus on treating the keyboard as a services platform to pull in third party apps at the point of messaging need (so they become in-keyboard micro apps, with stripped back but relevant functionality to the messaging use-case).
The team also built its own next-word prediction tech to be able to offer its own in-app keyboard, and says it works to a ‘privacy-by-design’ philosophy — by, for example, applying local, on device processing rather than pulling typing data up into a cloud for processing. The Seedcamp-backed startup closed its $400k seed round just over a year ago reenex facial.
The combined active user-base of ThingThing and Fleksy is 1.5 million at this point, according to Plante. And while the ThingThing app is iOS only, most of Fleksy’s user-base (circa 80 per cent) is on Android where there’s arguably the most pressing need for an independent, privacy-focused custom keyboard — i.e. a keyboard that’s not actively harvesting your search strings and/or trying to serve you in-keyboard banner ads.
“The [Fleksy] team left to Pinterest and then shortly after we started to talk with the founders, even a bit before,” Plante tells TechCrunch, explaining how the two startups got talking. “We were very interested in what they’ve built and understanding the reasons behind it.
“We started to exchange visions — of what is the role of the keyboard in the market, and how the OS is going to evolve in the future… [Our visions were] aligned in values, and — for instance — everything around privacy it’s very strong on their side and it’s always been very strong on our side.
“We want to be a very private keyboard. The only private keyboard in the market. That truly believes that everything needs to be processed locally and the algorithm sits on the phone.”
“So we aligned on many, many aspects,” he adds. “We’re now becoming the top independent player in the market.”
Plante declines to confirm whether ThingThing is acquiring the Fleksy keyboard outright, reiterating that right now the message is “we’re taking over development of the product”. But it very evidently has big plans for firing fresh life into Fleksy.
On the updates front, he says the team has a “very, very big” product launch coming in fall, in addition to the bug fix update for the iOS app that’s out today — so Plante urges Fleksy users who might have lapsed to redownload the app. Fleksy will continue to be a free download, he confirms, with some in-app purchases for additions.
ThingThing’s overarching plan, says Plante, is to inject its services focus and functionality into Fleksy’s predictive custom keyboard, so it’s aiming to expand and build on the latter’s core tech and USP via the launch of an open services platform — which is also its planned route for monetizing Fleksy in future (so, yes, no ads).
“We’ll be launching new services and new extensions that I think the Fleksy users of today [really want],” he says, further confirming: “We’re joining the products together.”
The ThingThing iOS keyboard already lets users access other services, such as their camera roll to directly grab photos or a third party service like Dropbox to pull in files, all without needing to leave the keyboard and therefore no need to drop out of whichever messaging application they’re using to grab whatever content they want to paste into their chat.
Last summer the team also added the ability to send meeting invites right within the keyboard.
“With us taking over the development of the Fleksy keyboard we’re closer than ever to this vision of becoming the keyboard as a platform,” argues Plante. “We’ll inherit an amazing typing experience, and at the same time we’ll have the great services inside our platform.”
“We want to take [Fleksy] and then improve it vastly — which reflects the needs of today’s world. With ThingThing we validated the fact that the service platform has a lot of sense. Having services within the keyboard, that shortcuts your daily activities… but we’re opening this vision to other service providers.
“So you could access Spotify, YouTube, all the services that exist that users need, for instance. And with the added value of Fleky being a really great typing experience, with shortcuts to delete super quickly, to change languages within the keyboard.”
“We’ll bring our knowledge and execution in the services part of it and also underlying technologies that we’re working on,” he adds, noting for example that Fleksy supports over 45 languages which gives ThingThing a stronger base from which to build on and execute its services vision.
The Fleksy brand name will stay, confirms Plante, but there will be a refreshed look and feel to the app and logo with the aim of updating designs that are looking a bit tired at this point.
“Our focus is to become the top independent keyboard app but also to provide a premium look and feel, a premium experience,” he adds. “The whole team has been building premium products before and this is what we want to provide users — feel premium but premium doesn’t need to cost thousands of dollars.”
What about ThingThing’s own keyboard app? What’s going to happen to that in future? Plante says the team hasn’t yet decided whether they will continue to run it as a standalone. “We’re still discussing internally about what we will do this fall,” he says. (Although it’s probably a fairly safe bet to predict that ThingThing’s app will effectively be folded into the Fleksy keyboard going forward.)
Another question here is why even Fleksy + ThingThing combined, still with limited resources and a relatively small user base, will be able to compete with keyboard giants such as Apple and SwiftKey-owner Microsoft — and make an ambitious vision of the smartphone keyboard as a platform fly, when essentially all other major keyboard players have opted for exits instead.
It’s fair to say that no one has managed to build significant momentum behind a keyboard platform play — yet.
Responding on this Plante argues that the industry has been distracted by “over-hyped” alternative interaction and input technologies, such as voice and chatbots — so, as he sees it, the potential of the keyboard to universally cut across a smartphone user’s experience has been largely overlooked. And thus remains mostly untapped.
He also argues there’s a very clear strategic need now for an independent, neutral keyboard platform, what with SwiftKey having sold to Microsoft.
“I think that in the startup world and generally in the market people jump on those trends without really questioning the status quo,” he says of technologies such as voice and chatbots. “At ThingThing we question the status quo; that the keyboard, alongside voice, alongside the messengers, alongside the operating system, there’s different roles and the keyboard takes a role that no one is looking at right now. No one is looking at the keyboard in a different way.
Author Notes: Come winter and I love a nice moist chocolate cake to finish off dinner. I learned this recipe at the Cordon Bleu Cookery School in Florence and have adapted it to my taste using a few spices to add a different taste. This chocolate cake is made with red wine and is a very elegant cake. Serve either as a big cake cut up in slices or make individual cakes and serve with some Creme Anglaise and blueberries and raspberries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect match wine to this cake.
This is a lovely moist and delicate cake with bold fruity flavors from the wine with a nice complexity from the spices and chocolate. The cake is reminiscent of mulled wine. It's a perfect elegant dessert to finish off a dinner party. Be sure to use a good wine that you'd like to drink.
3/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine
3 crushed juniper berries
1/2 stick of cinnamon
1 1/2 cups fine sugar
3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 cup + 2 tablepoons butter cut up in small pieces
1 cup all purpose flour - sifted
4 eggs - room temperature
1/8 cup Rum
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons Apricot jam + 1 tablespoon hot water
Pre-heat the oven to 300oF with rack in the middle.
Butter and flour a 10 inch diameter springform pan.
In a pan over medium heat, put the wine, the crushed juniper berries and the cinnamon stick and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and infuse for 30 minutes. Strain and discard the berries and the cinnamon.
Put the wine back in the pan over medium low heat and add the sugar, butter and the chocolate powder. Stir to dissolve the sugar and completely melt the butter. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
Seperate the egg yolks from the whites, putting the egg whites in a bowl of a stand mixer.
Lightly beat with a fork the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of sifted flour. Add 1/4 cup of the wine mixture to the egg yolks, mix and pour the eggs in the pan with the wine and sugar. Stir to mix well.
Set aside 2/3 cup of this mixture that will be used to glaze the chocolate cake.
In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk beater, beat the egg whites to hard peaks.
Sift the remaining flour with the baking powder in a bowl. Add the wine, sugar and egg mixture and mix just enough to incorporate everything. Add the Rum and lastly fold in the egg whites very lightly with a spatula.
Transfer the cake mixture to the buttered and floured springform pan and bake for 40 minutes.
Put the apricot jam and the hot water in a pan over medium low heat and allow to warm up to thin it.
When the cake is baked, put it on a cooling rack, allow to cool for a couple of minutes and unmold. Spread the apricot jam on top of the cake which should be still hot, and finally pour the reserved chocolate glaze over the apricot, spreading well with an icing spatula. Allow to cool completely.
Serve with a light creme anglaise, some blueberries and raspberies