Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Moon Man’ Helps Boost China’s Box Office Sales

A summer sci-fi blockbuster is helping Chinese box office revenues bounce back from the sporadic coronavirus outbreaks and lockdowns that have shut cinemas and affected the country’s film industry. China’s summer vacation box office sales stood at 6.5 billion yuan ($916 million) as of Aug. 6, according to movie data provider Beacon. In comparison, last … Read more

‘I work just 5 hours a week’

I never was the entrepreneurial type. But after losing my job as an audio engineer in 2009, I had to get creative to make ends meet. Thirteen years later, at age 39, I’ve built two online businesses that earns me a combined $ 160,000 a month in passive income. I also recently published a book, … Read more

WATCH/INTERVIEW: Tory Leadership Hopeful Rishi Sunak Visits Isle Of Wight

Conservative leadership hopeful and the potential future Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has been on the Isle of Wight today (Saturday). Mr Sunak met with the Island’s Tory members at the Shanklin Conservative Club where he outlined his plans, if he were to become PM. Rishi Sunak outside Cowes Harbor Commission. From there he went to … Read more

Comet Bay College student awarded for compact desk innovation

Comet Bay College Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Michelle Statham is encouraging Year 8 student Matthew Roberts to patent his award-winning ‘Desk in a Box’ design. PIC: Supplied An innovative ‘Desk in a Box’ project, engineered by Comet Bay College Year 8 student Matthew Roberts won second place at the Western Australian Just … Read more

Lu Receives Promotion and Kowalski and Bouchard Join Haverhill High School Leadership

Haverhill High School interim Principal Kevin Soraghan is onboard and he’s getting some help. Assistant Principal Victoria Lu is moving up to associate principal, while Frank Kowalski and Roland Bouchard are joining the administration as assistant principals, Haverhill School Superintendent Margaret Marotta said in emails Wednesday. She said Kowalski is “an experienced leader and was … Read more

Food Safety, Real Estate Top China’s Consumer Complaint List

Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the products and services they buy, with food safety one of their top concerns, the China Consumer Association said Tuesday. Food safety offenses mostly involved poor product quality, especially for fresh produce and groceries bought online, illegal or excessive food additives, and a lack of Chinese language labeling … Read more

Beyoncé vows to change lyrics amid backlash | Lifestyle

Beyoncé has vowed to alter the lyrics to one of her new songs after receiving criticism from the disability community. In a statement released Monday, a representative for the Grammy winner confirmed she will change the words to “Heated,” a track from her seventh studio album, “Renaissance,” that includes an ableist slang term for “spastic.” … Read more

Home sales in Greater Vancouver plunge 43 percent, with less than a third getting full or higher prices

Preliminary statistics show a deep slide in home sales in Greater Vancouver. Numbers compiled by real-estate site show that a total of 1,901 properties sold in July 2022. The figure represents a 43 percent plunge compared to the same month in 2021. Compared to sales in June 2022, transactions in July decreased 22.7 percent. … Read more

East Vancouver home back on market less than a year after 2021 summer sale

Home prices have been declining over the past few months because of rising interest rates. But as one economist noted, prices would have to fall some more in order to return to pre-COVID-19 times. And besides, before the pandemic, Benjamin Tal of CIBC wrote in a July 22, 2022 analysis, “nobody suggested that Toronto or … Read more