The Diamond League came to Shanghai on Saturday. Li Jinzhe, from China, won gold in the men’s long jump. Jamaica sped to success in the sprints, with Warren Weir winning the men’s 200 metres and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gaining victory in the women’s 100 metres. In the 400 metres, Kirani James of Granada eased himself to a comfortable victory. The men’s 1,500 metres was much closer; Kenyan Asbel Kisprop beat Ethiopian Gebremedhin by 0.4 seconds. American Jason Richardson took gold in the 110 hurdles , while Russian Yelena Isinbayeva leaped to victory in the women’s pole vault. The Diamond League began on May 10th in Doha. The next stop is New York.
The Shanghai government is promoting a chilled approach to chicken, in an attempt to support Shanghai’s poultry farmers. Two main benefits of refrigerated chicken are being promoted by officials. Chilled chicken is safer than chicken from live markets, and the flavour is better than from frozen chicken. There are also regulations in place for refrigerated chicken. Birds should pass quarantine inspection and be processed at temperatures between 0-4 degrees Celsius.All Shanghai’s live bird markets were shut down on April 6th to combat the H7N9 threat. If live markets re-open, conditions will be more rigorous, according to Shao Linchu, deputy director of Shanghai Agricultural Commission.
Shanghai’s tourism facilities are better than in most Chinese cities, according to a new survey. Although most respondents rated Shanghai favourably compared to other domestic cities, 73 per cent thought European and American destinations have better facilities. The main grumbling points were dining costs, costly goods, and hygiene concerns. 26 per cent of those surveyed mentioned unreliable tour programs were a problem. The survey, by the Shanghai Statistic Bureau, polled 1,000 people over the age of 16.
you’ve been sitting at your desk for 4 hours and your back is killing you, your feet are cold and your legs are stiff. Solution: get a big box (I used a desktop computer packaging box) and put it on your desk. put your keyboard and mouse (or laptop) on top. now you can work [...]
This and a single godiva chocolate was my dinner last night. I did however have a nutritious lunch provided by our shushu (which is the male version of ayi for those who didn’t know). But let me tell you about the magic of baked baozi. My friend and (sometimes) collaborator Ivan Belcic gave me the [...]
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Ever notice the golden columns on the Jing’an Temple subway station platform? As the number of Shanghai subway stations shot up over the past few years, station engineers strived to include unique features in each station’s (re-)design. Next time you pass through the station, take a second to appreciate Jing’an Temple’s unique, gold-colored columns and temple-themed exits.