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  1. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT REPORT

    Government departments under fire for arguing over responsibility for upkeep of roadside trees

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 03:52pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai cheung.chifai@scmp.com Departments squabble among themselves over who should be responsible for care of trees and, in some cases, for removing dangerous ones Bureaucrats in deep-rooted row over trees Government departments have been passing the buck and arguing whether it is their responsibility to maintain roadside trees that might pose threats to road users, the Audit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644529/government-departments-under-fire-arguing-over-responsibility-upkeep
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Labour dispute leaves Christmas trees bound for Hong Kong stuck in US port

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse and Agencies Christmas trees delayed in US port A labour dispute at a Seattle port is threatening to ruin Christmas for Hongkongers if it continues to delay the export of thousands of Christmas trees bound for the city. Firs from growers in Washington State and Oregon that pass through the Port of Tacoma destined for Asia have been held up by contract talks that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643929/labour-dispute-leaves-christmas-trees-bound-hong-kong-stuck-us-port
  3. Comment - Letters

    MTR greening plans for South Island Line will benefit residents

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 07:25am by LETTERS

    ... about the environment. Before starting the construction works, we prepared a plan to systematically manage all trees affected by the project. Trees with high ecological value will be retained or transplanted as far as practicable. The felling of any trees that were unstable or overlapped with the railway construction has been carefully managed, with compensatory planting to complement existing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1650289/mtr-greening-plans-south-island-line-will-benefit-residents
  4. News - Asia

    Hanged girls 'not raped or murdered', Indian investigators claim

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... inquiries suggested the cousins, aged 14 and 15, from a low-caste community, were raped before being hanged from a mango tree in Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh. Their deaths added to public anger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1650388/hanged-girls-not-raped-or-murdered-indian-investigators-claim
  5. Comment - Letters

    Trial test to save old tree based on sound scientific research

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by LETTERS

    ... Trial test to save old tree based on sound scientific research I refer to the report (" Second chance for 'king of the trees' ", November 10) regarding the trial test of using Trichoderma species as a biological control against Phellinus noxius infected trees in Hong Kong. The suggestion that the Tree Management Office of the Development Bureau has not consulted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1641650/trial-test-save-old-tree-based-sound-scientific-research
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong losing public spaces that are so important to a city

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:31am by LETTERS

    ... time to nurture and they are unique. Mong Kok without street performers is not Mong Kok, a forest without trees is not a forest. Public space can help enrich the cultural and environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1649502/hong-kong-losing-public-spaces-are-so-important-city
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    ‘Lowline’ promises to create world’s first underground park in New York

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York 'Lowline' would transform a former transport terminal into subterranean version of High Line First underground park planned for New York Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railway tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1650117/lowline-promises-create-worlds-first-underground-park-new-york
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The Shopper: Kotur

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 10:08pm by DIVIA HARILELA (THE-DVINE.COM)

    ... involved in the store's design and as an antique and art collector chose an eclectic assortment of furniture and other curiosities, including a vintage palm tree lamp and pieces from Maison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1648908/shopper-kotur
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Retired teacher returns to work to save dying kindergarten

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:15pm by Elaine Yau

    ... it's a thriving nursery school where 64 children have lessons in classrooms filled with colourful drawings, and play in a courtyard shaded by star fruit trees. The kindergarten's story ... the foundation for children's character development. We should take them out more and let them play and observe their surroundings." Things in nature, like cotton trees and butterflies, can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1650027/little-big-master-based-true-and-uplifting-tale
  10. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Drone sparks military alert; taxi driver saves suicidal woman- three times

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:58am by WU NAN

    ... and finally took her to hospital. Agile pensioner An elderly man in Jilin city has attracted comments online after pictures were posted of him doing his regular exercise of climbing a tree six metres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1649478/drone-sparks-military-alert-taxi-driver-saves-suicidal-woman

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