BEIJING IS MAD AT LUCKIN COFFEE. Chinese watchdogs are looking into alleged fraud at the U.S.-listed company, which tried to challenge Starbucks in the People’s Republic. The virus hit sales, and now it looks like historic revenue was wildly inflated too. With shares down nearly 90% this year, short-selling China bears Muddy Waters and Kynikos Associates look smug. Likewise pleased, perhaps, is American Senator Marco Rubio, who wants to delist Chinese firms that don’t allow full U.S. oversight of mainland auditors. … [Read more...] about Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Luckin Coffee, NMC Health
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The homemade buns are quite large and bursting with cream cheese filling. Granted they are a little more pricey than other places, but you won’t be complaining after your first bite! But if you want to make sure to snag your bun, book ahead. They are very popular. … [Read more...] about Five places in Hanoi you can order cream cheese garlic bread while social distancing
In my childhood, this part of London wasn’t particularly one thing or the other; neither particularly posh nor poor, central but not that central, mixed by race and class and age, the kind of area that thrived precisely because it didn’t have a particularly clear identity. A couple of years after the organic supermarket opened, I saw a property advert on the tube that had created annoying alliterative couplets out of different London place names. Balham was “Bankers’ Balham”. I have rarely felt so ashamed. But I also know that none of this is at all important, in the scheme of things – that places change, and they should change, and getting a bit sentimental about the fact you can’t go home again is part of growing up. … [Read more...] about Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people’s protest
How to combat corona cabin fever Learn a new skill These days, you can learn almost anything online. If you've been thinking about learning to code, or perhaps even picking up a language like German (hint hint), online providers have made it easy and often free, so there's no excuse not to put your free time to good use. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Can we still live sustainably?
Known as “shirtlessrunner” on social media, Hill has run nearly 50 marathons with his top off. His race companion Zachary Thomas, 25, dressed to parody Hill for the occasion, in a curly orange wig and a T-shirt decorated with abdominal muscles — a shirt that made Thomas look shirtless. … [Read more...] about Bay to Breakers footrace gets wet and wild on San Francisco streets