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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... servants.' 'The Time Ball on Kowloon Signal Hill is dropped daily at 10am and 4pm, except on Saturdays when it is dropped at 10am only,' a notice said on July 13. The ball was hoisted half mast at the 55th minute and full mast at the 57th minute. Should it fail to drop at the correct time it would be lowered at 5 minutes past the hour. 'Should the Time Ball be out of order, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686790/slice-life
  2. Taiwan orders flags lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan yesterday lowered its official flags to half-mast to show respect to the late Pope John Paul II, whose Holy See is Taipei's only ally in Europe. In his condolence message to the Vatican, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian praised the Pope as one of the greatest religious leaders in the world. 'The world has lost a great religious leader,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495362/taiwan-orders-flags-lowered-half-mast-sign-respect
  3. Flag flap

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... quarrel has broken out over the simple matter of when the flag on the Peace Tower- over the Parliament buildings in Ottawa- should be flown at half-mast. The battle royale is being waged ... and flags would be flown at half-mast at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from the day of the death until sunset on the day of the funeral. In addition, flags at the soldiers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547236/flag-flap
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan investigators raid offices of Kaohsiung gas blast companies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... people as the island flew flags at half mast yesterday to mourn the blast victims and 48 killed in an earlier plane crash. The number killed in the explosions rose to 30 after the family of two ... the Taiwanese flag would be flown at half mast from public buildings for three days of mourning for "our compatriots who died unfortunately in the two accidents".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567150/taiwan-investigators-raid-offices-kaohsiung-gas-blast-companies
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    On 9/11 anniversary, Obama vows US will never 'give in to fear'

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by Reuters

    ... flew at half-mast. In New York, relatives of those killed when two hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Centre gathered at ground zero to remember the dead. The ceremony began, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590351/911-anniversary-obama-vows-us-will-never-give-fear
  6. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russia can't wash its hands of blame for MH17 crash, Tony Abbott says

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:36am by AFP

    ... for the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine as flags flew at half mast to honour the Australians killed. The airliner carrying 298 people, including 28 Australians, came down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine ... for a comprehensive international probe with access to the site, debris, black box and any possible witnesses. Abbott ordered flags flown at half-mast across the country in tribute to those who died, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556692/russia-cant-wash-its-hands-blame-mh17-crash-tony-abbott-says
  7. News - China - MIGRATION

    Half of China's millionaires 'plan to leave country within five years'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:13am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Report finds 47pc of high net worth mainlanders plan to move abroad in the next five years 'Half of China's rich want to leave' Around half of China's rich aim to move to another country within the next five years, according to a Barclays Wealth report. Yesterday's report questioned more than 2,000 individuals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592975/47-cent-chinese-super-rich-want-leave-country-barclays-survey
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Poll shows 48pc want legislators to vote down any blueprint for electing chief executive that adheres to strict restrictions imposed by Beijing Half ... over half of respondents felt more changes would be unlikely or impossible. Again, the younger generations and higher educated were more pessimistic. If lawmakers voted "Yes" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592694/48-cent-hongkongers-poll-back-veto-beijings-reform-plan
  9. News - World - AVIATION

    At least half of Air France flights cancelled as pilots' strike bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Air France cancels half its flights as pilots start strike At least half of Air France flights around the world were cancelled yesterday as pilots kicked off ... Transavia. Air France pilots' unions are crying foul, and called the strike from yesterday as they seek better conditions under the plan. The Paris airport authority said only half of Air France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593395/least-half-air-france-flights-cancelled-pilots-strike-bites
  10. Business - China Business

    Chinese oil giants PetroChina and SinoPec to spend more in second half

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... multi-billion dollar capital spending plans that were squeezed amid a Beijing probe into industry graft, offering a lift for oil services firms suffering from belt-tightening in the first half. State-controlled majors PetroChina and Sinopec Corp delayed investing in project launches in the first half as the government deepened its corruption investigation in the state sector. Project tendering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1584744/chinese-oil-giants-petrochina-and-sinopec-spend-more-second

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