Lonesome George has died, leaving the world one subspecies poorer. The only remaining Pinta Island giant tortoise and celebrated symbol of conservation efforts in the Galapagos Islands passed away Sunday with no known offspring, the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador said in a statement.
Approaching the Upper House in Hong Kong entry through a stone doorway façade evokes the image of a curtain being opened to welcome guests to a private residence. A subtly lit driveway then leads to a dramatic 13 ft-high textured nickel front door, enveloped by floor-to-ceiling glass walls that appear to sit on pools of water.
There’s always a magical quality about the parties held in the place of entrepreneur and civic leader Kathleen “Maymay” Liechtenstein.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has said receipts from authorized cash registers are acceptable as official proofs of transactions. But BIR should tell establishments to get machines that issue receipts that remain readable for a long time instead of those that fade after a couple of weeks or so, leaving only a few black dots here and there.