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No ware to sell: Beijing's street vendors back on the run

By Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) – Clad in black, Beijing’s city inspectors descended on street vendors this week and ordered them to clear out, just days after the Chinese premier had sparked a rush to set up curbside stalls by praising them as a creator of jobs in the coronavirus-hit […]

Brisbane dad becomes victim of online trolling after rescuing daughter

A father who took a chisel to a toy skill tester to free his daughter’s stuck arm has become the victim of vile online trolling.  Martin Kristofferson, of Wynnum, in Brisbane, said he was shocked by the public’s reaction to the June 25 incident which left Hannah, eight, stuck for about 50 minutes after reaching into […]

TIMELINE-Luckin Coffee's journey from hot startup to $5bln share…

By Julie Zhu HONG KONG, April 3 (Reuters) – Here is a timeline of the Nasdaq-listed Luckin Coffee Inc’s journey from a hot Chinese start-up to U.S. IPO and now an investigation for alleged fraud. January 2018 – Luckin Coffee, co-founded by CEO Qian Zhiya, the former chief operating officer of car rental firm Car […]

The best home espresso machines for sale right now

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Espresso coffee is uniquely powerful and flavorful. It’s the ultimate test for home brewers. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Many java connoisseurs find espresso to be the ultimate expression of coffee, but the difference between a truly great brew and one that’s just so-so comes down to finding the best espresso machine in your price range. It’s easy to fall hard […]

Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on booze-fueled tourists

MADRID, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Spain’s Balearic Islands banned pub crawl tours and happy hours in three holiday hotspots on Friday in a string of new measures to crack down on binge-drinking tourists. Booze vending machines, party boats, free bars and adverts for alcoholic drinks were also forbidden in Mallorca’s Playa de Palma and Magaluf, […]

'Twas the chaos before Christmas when parents fought for the big craze

…when all through the land, panicked parents stopped at nothing to get the latest big craze in their hands. Michael Hogan lists the 24 toys we had to grab Don’t come home without one! The Cabbage Patc h Kids craze hits the UK, causing mayhem at London’s Hamleys in 1983 1 Slinky This simple-but-clever metal […]

Lucozade makes vending machine for drinks capsules made of SEAWEED

Lucozade has launched a vending machine that dispenses edible liquid-filled capsules called ‘Oohos’ instead of plastic bottles — as a bid to cut down on waste. Each of the capsules from UK firm Lucozade Ribena Suntory hold one fluid ounce (30 millilitres) of sports drink in a shell made entirely from seaweed extract. The ‘Ooho’ […]

Mother buys a vending machine and makes kids use pocket money to pay

A mother has revealed how she makes her children use their own pocket money to pay for their favourite junk food from a second-hand vending machine in her home. Sarah Balsdon, 29, from Ashington, Northumberland, spent £100 on the second-hand unit as a last resort for getting Shannon, 9, Lucy, 8, Jack, 5 and Elijah, 2, […]

Gaming firm Razer to roll out mask vending machines in Singapore

SINGAPORE, May 13 (Reuters) – Gaming hardware maker Razer Inc plans to dispense its locally produced masks in Singapore through a network of vending machines across the city-state, where it has become compulsory to wear them in public. The company said it will initially deploy 20 machines at Frasers Property’s malls and JustCo co-working centres […]

How to reach your step goal at home

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> César Salza/CNET Stay-at-home orders and quarantine life have forced us to make some pretty abrupt changes in our fitness routines. And even though you may have the best intentions to meet your step goals every day, the bottom line is that it can be harder to do when you’re spending more time […]