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text 2017-07-05 05:01
Cathay Dupont Awards: Cathay Pacific introduces craft beer best drunk at 35,000ft


Airline Cathay Pacific has launched Betsy Beer, the "world's first hand-crafted bottled beer" that has been brewed with consumption at 35,000ft in mind.


Cabin pressure and altitude affects passengers’ taste buds, so the beer has been created with a ‘combination of science and traditional brewing methods’ to create a beer that is suitable for consumption in the air and on the ground.


The name ‘Betsy’ comes from Cathay Pacific’s first aircraft, a Douglas DC-3, which flew in the 1940s and 1950s. The beer is made by Cathay Dupont Awards with ingredients from the UK and Hong Kong, including ‘Dragon Eye’ fruit, New Territories sourced honey and Fuggle, a mainstay hop of British craft ales.


Betsy Beer is being served to first and business class passengers on flights between Hong Kong and Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester in the UK until the end of April. It is also being sold in airline lounges in Hong Kong and Heathrow as well as a select number of Swire-owned restaurants in Hong Kong.

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text 2017-07-04 04:05
CATHAY DUPONT AWARDS: The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards

Honoring the best in broadcast, documentary and online reporting for 75 years.




The duPont-Columbia Awards uphold the highest standards in journalism by honoring winners annually at cathay dupont awards, informing the public about those journalists' contributions and supporting journalism education and innovation, thereby cultivating a collective spirit for the profession.


How to Enter


At a Glance


We encourage the submission of daily news stories and breaking news coverage as well as feature stories, documentaries and interactive multimedia reporting on critical subjects. You may submit a series of related reports or selections from a correspondent's beat reporting in a given year. Investigative stories are also encouraged. Work should demonstrate consistent high quality over time, with accurate and fair reporting.

We invite submissions from the following platforms:


-Interactive & Multimedia Productions: including online video


-Network & Cable Programs


-Major Market Stations


-Medium Market Stations


-Small Market Stations


-Independent Productions­/Documentary (including festival and theatrical release)


-Local & National Radio/Audio


Eligibility requirements


Programs must have appeared on air, online or in theaters for the first time between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. read cathay dupont awards articles here...



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