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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong's 'hands off' regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by DANNY LEE

    ... such as the 1995 air navigation order, which requires non-commercial drones weighing seven kilograms or more to apply for a new permit for every flight. Under the order, the Civil Aviation Department ... to monitor a global study of drones by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. But regulation is a complex issue, especially as the government has its own uses for drones. The Lands Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548079/hong-kongs-hands-regulations-prompt-growth-drone-flying-amateurs
  2. Lifestyle - Books - AVIATION

    Book review: Hong Kong High, by Cliff Dunnaway

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by Simon Parry

    ... International Airport ("one of the most efficient and user-friendly airports in the world"), the Civil Aviation Department (providing "a safe, efficient and sustainable air transport ... Simon Parry Hong Kong High: An Illustrated History of Aviation in Hong Kong by Cliff Dunnaway Odyssey Publications 2 stars Simon Parry The history of aviation in Hong Kong is jam-packed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1496693/book-review-hong-kong-high-cliff-dunnaway
  3. Lifestyle

    Call for incentives to help farmers stay on the land and boost Hong Kong's self-suffiency

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:42pm by Elaine Yau

    ... are increasingly stacked against farming in Hong Kong. Available land is scarce, leases tend to be short-term, and there is little government support. Still, Wong, a retired civil servant, and three of his ... out, the remaining portion was government land, and when the Lands Department opened bids on a three-year lease, Lai found himself vastly outbid by a law firm, which offered to pay HK$120,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1555617/call-incentives-help-farmers-stay-land-and-boost-hong-kongs-self-suffiency
  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Kate Whitehead

    ... vendors. There are only 25 dai pai dong left in Hong Kong: 11 in Sham Shui Po, 10 in Central, three in Wan Chai and one in Tai O, according to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, which manages the licences. The first licences were issued after the second world war to relatives of civil servants who had been killed or disabled in the war, allowing them to open small restaurants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1556158/dai-pai-dong-endangered-species-hong-kong
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thin line between apes and humans

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... the civil rights movement had gripped America and shaken that nation into facing up to issues of freedom and basic human rights. “I was struck by how these films were about violence, fear, hatred ... of the Apes, which is released on Thursday- that have been developed from it since. For California-based civil rights activist Eric Greene, author of Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race, Politics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1551921/thin-line-between-apes-and-humans
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEGAL EYE

    Choosing the right visa when migrating makes all the difference

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by WITHERS

    ... sponsored by the government's UK Trade and Investment department. The visa is valid for one year and can be extended for a second year. It is possible for a foreign student without higher ... is obtained from registered venture capital funds or certain British government departments. The visa is initially valid for three years and can be extended so as to lead to permanent residence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556991/choosing-right-visa-when-migrating-makes-all-difference
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ralph Steadman reminisces about Hunter S. Thompson on the reissue of 'The Curse of Lono'

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard Lord

    ... The Hawaiian Diaries. As a result, there are numerous Steadman drawings throughout the book and they show him at his most diverse: Thompson appears in full-on Raoul Duke mode, complete with aviators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556112/ralph-steadman-reminisces-about-hunter-s-thompson-reissue
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Labelling seen as one way to trim the rise in obesity in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Richard Lord

    ... the medical establishment, too, with a recent article appearing in the British Medical Journal, written by Simon Capewell, professor in the department of public health and policy at Britain's ... non-governmental organisations and government departments including Home Affairs Department offices, Department of Health clinics and Social Welfare Department service centres. It has also been used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1556179/labelling-seen-one-way-trim-rise-obesity-hong-kong
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... incineration to reduce waste in landfills was a strategy adopted in Hong Kong from the late 1960s, leading to four waste incineration plants being built. Yet to the Environmental Protection Department ... then phased out by 1997. But recently, there has been a remarkable about-face in the department's attitude to waste incineration. Assistant director Elvis Au boldly claimed that in the planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong's ethnic minority students lag in Chinese language skills

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... positions to apply for. Dr Anna Hui Na-na, associate professor at CityU's department of applied social sciences and a City-Youth Empowerment Project adviser, who helped conduct the survey, says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556164/hong-kongs-ethnic-minority-students-lag-chinese-language

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