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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    HKU needs more research funding to build on recent success

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by PAUL YIP SIU FAI

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai City's spending on R&D is behind that of our competitors in the 'knowledge economy' race HKU needs more funding to build on its research success ... is vying to build up a knowledge-based economy. We need to improve on human capital. Our universities have been building their reputations, even leading the world in some areas. It is time we ...

  2. News - World - JAMAICA

    China Harbour Engineering to build controversial Jamaican port

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kingston Chinese firm to build controversial new port The Jamaican government has signed a preliminary agreement with a Chinese construction company for the development of a controversial transshipment hub off its southwest coast, Jamaica's state information service said. The framework agreement with China Harbour Engineering Co (CHEC) seeks to develop the Portland ...

  3. News - China

    Scuffles erupt between rival Taiwan protesters near legislative building

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Lawrence Chung

    ... flared between rival demonstrators near Taiwan's legislative building yesterday, as some 2,000 Taiwanese backers of a contentious Beijing-Taipei trade pact demanded that anti-trade-deal ... the building to prevent fist fights. Pro-pact groups led by the Taiwan Labour Welfare Union donned red headbands before gathering at around 1.30pm outside the headquarters of the Control Yuan, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Satellites reveal Hong Kong building 'sinking fast' before collapse that killed four

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:20am by Adrian Wan

    ... building sinking fast before collapse' A scientist believes lives could have been saved in 2010- when four people died after a building collapsed in To Kwa Wan- if the Hong Kong government had ... with bent metal support columns, and undergoing maintenance when it crumbled and was reduced to a pile of rubbish within seconds on January 29, 2010. Four people inside the building were crushed ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Stadium buzz builds as Sevens enters its finals approach

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:35pm

    ... John Carney We’re fast approaching the business end of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens with the Plate, Bowl and Shield finalists already decided. In the Plate, South Africa look favourites to win the competition after disposing of the USA 24-19. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - NEUROBIOLOGY

    Mapping brains of fruit fly larvae may help build similar 'atlas' for humans

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Mapping behaviour of fruit fly larvae raises possibility of cracking code to how we tick Navigating a path to a human brain atlas Researchers have identified the brain neurons that cause every behaviour that fruit fly larvae execute, raising the t ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia may build tourist camps on former gulag sites

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:26am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow Siberia may build tourist camps on former gulags The ministry of entrepreneurship and tourism development of Russia's Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, has ... in the Tomponsky district, building the M56 Kolyma Highway, often called the "road of bones" as many of them died during construction. Minister Yekaterina Kormilitsyna said: "Today the gulag ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building incinerators at landfills a better solution for Hong Kong's waste

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:55am by Daniël van Scheltinga

    ... Daniël van Scheltinga Daniël van Scheltinga says HK should consider cheaper, greener alternative Building incinerators at landfill sites a better waste solution Waste is a problem ... of the three landfills while also building an integrated waste management facility, which would reduce the volume of waste as well as produce electricity during the incineration process. Thanks ...

  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... earthquake in Kobe, Japan, or the 1994 conflict in Rwanda- to construct temporary shelters. He has used cardboard paper tubes as building materials, since they are easily found, easily transported ... clients, his humanitarian efforts were of utmost importance. Architects, Ban noted, are lucky because they always work for people who are happy- as people generally are when they're building ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Innovative Mong Kok building catches eye of judges in design competition

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:40am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of the busiest streets, on the tiniest footprint of land, Hong Kong-based global architecture firm Aedas is creating a residential building so innovative it has caught the eye of judges ... and executive director of Aedas, Cary Lau King-hong. Those structures, although illegal, were integral to the new building's design. Though the units, when finished in 2015, won't actually ...




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