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Austria: Thousands sign up to scupper government's plans to stub out smoking ban

Today 06:05 GMT

The Austrian government had scrapped a ban on smoking that was meant to come into force in May but will now have to discuss it.

More than 100,000 Austrians have signed a petition against the government's scrapping of a complete ban on smoking in the country's bars and restaurants. Austria is one of the few Western countries which allows smoking in bars and restaurants.

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Source: New York Times

For Taiwanese, Tests of Loyalty to China Bring Trouble in Workplace

Today 06:05 GMT

As China’s government has intensified a crackdown on those who fail to recognize its One China policy — from human rights advocates to corporations like the Marriott hotel chain — members of the Chinese diaspora have similarly taken up the cause on a more personal scale.

Mr. Lin said that for Chinese immigrants who still have family and business interests in China, discriminating could be “an entry point,” a way to show loyalty to Beijing.

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Source: New York Times

James Beard Awards Apply a New Yardstick: Good Behavior

Saturday 07:01 GMT

The James Beard Foundation’s sprawling list of more than 400 semifinalists for the best chefs, restaurants and restaurateurs in the country usually doesn’t get much attention, except from the people who are on it.

As with the Oscars and the Grammys, the James Beard awards have become a litmus test at a moment when race and gender inequities are rising to the surface. The foundation for the first time has advised the people who nominate and vote for the winners to add a new set of criteria.

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Source: Washington Post

Daisuke Nakazawa is opening a sushi restaurant in a Trump hotel. And he’s not apologizing.

Saturday 16:21 GMT

Trump hotel restaurateur didn’t mean to insult ‘meat and potatoes’ D.C., he says. Guests at the Trump hotel won’t be able to directly access the new sushi restaurant — at the Trump hotel

Asked the burning question on the mind of half the country — how can you help Trump’s hotel become a premier destination?

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Source: New York Times

How Salt Bae, Restaurateur, Spends His Sundays

Saturday 16:21 GMT

Nusret Gokce has moved into the Plaza Hotel in order to be close to his new restaurant, Nusr-Et, where he spends most of the day.

PROTEIN-HEAVY Sometimes I go a little excessive on the workout, for about an hour or an hour and a half, but I’m at the restaurant by 9 at the latest. I leave all of the negative energy there and go to the restaurant with more positive energy.


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