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chinadaily.com.cn 2018-10-10 16:46

Protestors use torches and other lights to shine onto the sails of the Opera House during a promotional light show on October 9, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.[Photo/VCG]

>Opera House sparks uproar
A government push to use the Sydney Opera House's sails to advertise a horse racing event over the wishes of the building's management sparked uproar among many Australians over the commercialization of an iconic landmark. The A$13 million Everest race, which boasts the world's biggest turf race prize, is due to take place in Sydney this week and organizers are pushing to promote it on the white wings of the Opera House. Critics say the World Heritage site should be protected from commercialization. "Sydney's landmarks are not the playthings of those with money, they are ours and let's keep it that way," social activist Mike Woodcock wrote.


Sara Netanyahu (C), wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attends a hearing at the Magistrate's Court in Jerusalem on October 7, 2018.[Photo/VCG]

>Israel PM's wife on trial
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing in the fraud trial against her, in which she is alleged to have misused state funds in ordering catered meals. According to the indictment, Sara Netanyahu, along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained from the state more than $100,000 for hundreds of meals supplied by restaurants, bypassing regulations that prohibit the practice if a cook is employed at home. She denies any wrongdoing. She was charged in June with fraud and breach of trust and of aggravated fraudulent receipt of goods. If convicted, Sara Netanyahu could face up to five years in prison. The prime minister, who himself is embroiled in corruption investigations, has called the allegations against his wife absurd and unfounded.


A scientist has created 3D-printed 'meat'. [Photo/Guiseppe Scionti]

>3D-printed meat substitute
Vegetarian steaks and chicken produced by a 3D printer are on the menu in Barcelona thanks to the efforts of an Italian scientist - but he admits more work is needed to make them look tasty on the plate. Giuseppe Scionti, a researcher from Milan, has developed the meat-free food using protein powder from rice or peas and components of seaweed. Using CAD software Scionti designed a program to turn the food products, which are inserted into a 3D printing machine using a syringe, into a long micro-filament, which is then shaped into a steak. The product, which begins life as a "straw-colored paste", is said to have a similar texture to genuine steaks. Scionti has also developed a chicken substitute, using the 3D printer to create what he calls a "fibrous plant-based chicken". Scionti said he had already approached restaurant owners about selling his vegetarian food to customers.



>Stars told to heed law
China has decided to initiate a campaign to regulate tax payment in the film and TV industry and promote its healthy development, according to a notice from the State Administration of Taxation. The notice demands all levels of taxation authorities inform film and TV firms and relevant personnel with exorbitant casting fees to conduct self-examinations of their tax payments since 2016, beginning Oct 10. Those who make remedial payments to taxation authorities before Dec 31 will be exempt from administrative punishment and penalties.

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