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Temporary homes are castles for Hong Kong’s poor

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70-year-old Lau Kai Fai is one of the first recipients of a Hong Kong ‘transitional home’ — the city’s latest initiative to address its serious housing shortage. Gloria Tso reports.

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Temporary homes are castles for Hong Kong’s poor [Video]

A new apartment building in Hong Kong made out of container-like blocks left 70-year-old Lau Kai Fai and his family feeling like they had won the lottery.

His new 290 square foot flat is relatively spacious by Hong Kong standards.

Hong Kong is one of the most crowded urban areas in the world.

And Lau is one of the first beneficiaries of the city’s latest attempt to address this — by building ‘transitional homes’ for people waiting for public housing.

His new space is a far cry from apartments in other big cities like London or Tokyo.

But it’s more than triple the size of where him and his family used to live — cramped in a subdivided flat otherwise known as one of Hong Kong’s infamous “coffin homes.”

Lau’s wife, Tian Jiayu:

“The place where we used to live was very small, and the dining table was also very

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Temporary contractor mistakenly discarded ‘small number’ of mail-in ballots cast for Trump in Pennsylvania

A temporary contractor working in Pennsylvania mistakenly tossed a “small number” of military mail-in ballots cast for President Trump — an incident recently seized on by the White House in a bid to cast doubt on the security of voting by mail in November



In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Pennsylvania’s highest court on Thursday, Sept. 17, handed victories to the Democratic Party in an election-related lawsuit that sought favorable fixes to glitches and gray areas in the battleground state’s fledgling mail-in voting law.


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In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Pennsylvania’s highest court on Thursday, Sept. 17, handed victories to the Democratic Party in an election-related lawsuit that sought favorable fixes to glitches and gray areas in the battleground state’s fledgling mail-in voting law.

“Democrats are playing games, you see that, they, you see they found ballots in a wastepaper basket, they found ballots dumped in a stream,” the President said during an appearance in Atlanta on Friday.

Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri in a statement also

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Temporary contractor ‘threw Trump ballots in the trash’ Pennsylvania county officials

A temporary contractor in the battleground state of Pennsylvania mistakenly threw mail-in ballots for President Donald Trump in the trash, county officials revealed.  

A top federal prosecutor announced on Thursday that his office had launched an investigation into a small number of discarded mail-in ballots cast in the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election.

The incident drew the attention of Trump who claimed it as proof that mail-in voting can not be trusted and was susceptible to fraud. 

Luzerne County Elections Bureau claimed it stemmed from an administrative error and that county officials had not known who the votes were cast for until it was disclosed by the Justice Department earlier this week.  

U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is investigating nine discarded ballots in the state, seven of which had votes for President Donald Trump. County officials said on Friday that the votes were mistakenly thrown in the

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Temporary contractor threw Trump mail-in ballots in county trash, Pennsylvania officials say

An incident regarding “a small number” of discarded mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania — which has sparked a Department of Justice investigation and drawn the attention of President Donald Trump — appears to be rooted in an administrative error by a temporary contractor working at the Luzerne County Elections Bureau, according to the county manager.

He also said county officials did not know which candidate was selected on the ballots until the Justice Department publicly disclosed the information earlier this week.

Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri said in a statement issued Friday that a temporary independent contractor who was assigned to sort mail at the elections bureau “incorrectly discarded into the office trash UMOVA ballots,” which is an acronym for ballots from military and overseas voters. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Pennsylvania said on Thursday that nine ballots had been found in a dumpster next to

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Importance of Temporary Door, Jamb, and Threshold Protection During Construction and Remodeling

The front entryway including the door, jambs, and threshold is the focal point of your client’s home. It sets the tone and expectation for the rest of the home, and it can add or detract curb appeal. Entryways have been important dating as far back to the Greeks. According to Jesse Nevins of Coastal Carolina University, “To ancient Greeks doors were considered sacred and surrounded with superstition. So much so that doors and the comprising parts had their own deities. For the Greeks a door was not simply a way to enter a building, but a holy place itself worthy of the highest respect.”

Keeping doors, jambs and thresholds looking great while a home is under construction or remodeling is important, and is now easier than ever. During construction, contractors will pass through the doorway with materials and equipment needed for the construction project. Each pass risks scratching or denting … Read More