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  1. Baby boom in a land that can ill afford it

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer A quarter of a century after a million Ethiopians died in the great hunger of 1984-85, the country is heading into another famine. The spring rains failed entirely and the summer rains were three weeks late. But why is famine stalking Ethiopia ...

  2. Shattering disaster binds millions in silent solidarity

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Mourning gives way to shouts of 'Long live China' From Hong Kong's teeming business district to the Gobi desert, sirens and car horns wailed as the nation ... of mourning. When the clock struck 2.28pm, workers, shopkeepers, students and government officials stopped whatever they were doing. Drivers got out of their cars. Nothing but the blare of vehicle ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of commercial culture has taken over our daily existence and how we would like to experience our city and what we can do about it. Catherine LaJeunesse, Sai Kung Car horn abuse is an offence I concur with Randall van der Woning ('Stop car horn noise pollution', September 8) about the excessive use of car horns. However, no change to the law is necessary. The Hong Kong Road Users' ...

  4. The nation mourns

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... part. Traffic came to a halt, construction work stopped, stock exchanges ceased trading and flags flew at half mast. The only sound to be heard was the haunting wail of air-raid sirens and car horns symbolising the suffering caused by the country's worst natural disaster in 60 years. The widespread outpouring of grief, at the beginning of three days of national mourning, reflects ...

  5. Arnie praises workers for new Bay Bridge

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... withstand the next big earthquake to hit the area. 'When this Bay Bridge is finished there will be 300,000 cars going over it every single day,' Schwarzenegger told the workers. 'I ... segments were loaded onto the deck of a cargo ship docked alongside the venue where Schwarzenegger met the workers, its horns blaring repeatedly as he pushed through the throng. Zhenhua ...

  6. Changing tack

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... Daniel Jeffreys 'I am a person that gets afraid easily,' says Mike Horn. This is an unexpected admission for a man who is built like a bulldozer and was the first explorer to walk to the South and North poles in darkness, despite the loss of several fingertips to frostbite. But his revelation has context, for it's part of a code of living that has seen Horn ...

  7. Tears and tributes amid the ruins

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Staff Reporter

    ... and observed a minute's silence when the clock stood at 2.28. In Shanghai, main streets erupted into a cacophony of car horns at 2.28pm. At a kindergarten in Chengdu, the Sichuan provincial ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... made me think about Hong Kong's clean image. Every day, tankers hose our roads, and our cars are washed and polished. Many times a day, our domestic helpers rinse and clean our dishes ... to three cars. All of them are washed every day, sometimes twice a day, even though they have not been moved, but the drivers have time to do this. What if we started to save water and chose ...

  9. A blueprint to keep India shining

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore The condescending jokes about India are legendary: India is the economy of the future, and always will be; In an Indian car, everything makes a noise except the horn; Poor ... years ago, the average Indian was twice as wealthy as the average Chinese. Now, it is the reverse. But India has got the message. Recently, its growth has exceeded that of China. Its car ...

  10. Hopewell hopes for more cars on its roads

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hopewell Highway Infrastructure, which saw underlying earnings increase 8 per cent in the year to June, expects rising car ownership on the mainland to offset fewer trucks ... export slump kept trucks off the road. Managing director Thomas Jefferson Wu said he was pinning his hopes on more smaller cars using the highway and the fact the Xintang-Dongguan section ...




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