Same-Sex Visa Win in Hong Kong Pressures Other Asia Finance Hubs

Bloomberg’s Tweed looks at the implications of H.K.’s ruling to grant visas to spouses of gay expatriate workers. A landmark Hong Kong court ruling granting visas to spouses of gay expatriate workers will help fuel LGBT groups pressuring Singapore and Japan to change their policies as the global financial hubs vie for business and talent. The top court’s decision puts Asia’s premier financial hub at the forefront of the nascent movement for gay rights in Asia, where only Taiwan is in the process of recognizing same-sex marriage. Law firms and banks —…

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Apple’s $539 Million in Damages Is a ‘Big Win’ Over Samsung

HIGHLIGHTS The global patent battle started seven years ago Samsung infringed three of Apple’s design patents The case has always been about more than money: Apple Apple won $539 million (roughly Rs. 3,700 crores) from Samsung Electronics Co. in the final throes of the companies’ US court struggle over smartphone technology, seven years after the start of a global patent battle. Apple sought about $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,800 crores) in a retrial of a case that originally produced a verdict of that amount in 2012, while Samsung argued it should pay only $28 million…

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4 Quick Tips: How to Win the Travel Photo Contest

2017 GRAND PRIZE WINNERA powerful eruption illuminates the slopes of Mexico’s Colima Volcano on December 13, 2015. I was in the town of Comala when I suddenly saw incandescence above the volcano’s crater and started shooting. Seconds later, a powerful volcanic explosion expelled a cloud of ash particles and a massive lightning bolt illuminated most of the dark scene. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. You are the next National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Sound big? It is. Every year, thousands of talented photographers…

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Readers’ travel photo competition: May – win a trip to Costa Rica!

See the world through your camera? Then enter our travel photo competition for a chance to win a wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels. No theme – just send your best travel shot Stunning landscape, atmospheric street market shot, wonderful wildlife or an original take on a well-known hotspot? We want to see your best travel shot. We’ll choose and publish a selection of our favourites, and the winning image for this month will receive a £200 voucher that can be used against an Exodus Travels…

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Worried Trump might win? Plan your escape to Cape Breton, Canada

In early February this year, Destination Cape Breton, the tourist association for the rugged island off Nova Scotia, was fielding its usual one to two online inquiries a week. Then local radio host Rob Calabrese launched a cheeky website called Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins, encouraging Americans to consider a move. Its home page read: “Hey Americans! Donald Trump may become the president of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, may I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island?” The media…

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