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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 ...

  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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:02pm by Bernice Chan

    ... to feel engaged in the media they consume." When Wishnow went to Beijing in 2012, he had just left TED after 6 ½ years working in the video department that archives all the non-profit's ... to push for a civil society in China. The American eventually had a meeting with Ai and he wrote on the Kickstarter campaign page that, an hour into their conversation, the artist leaned in close ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Enduring Courage, by John F. Ross

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:17pm by MCT

    ... others died. After the US entered the first world war, aviation, still in its infancy, attracted Rickenbacker. Flying was a hazardous occupation even before pilots began spraying each other ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Medical simulation centres teach doctors how to cope with a crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Kate Whitehead

    ... and Emergency for 10 years. Medical simulation is an education technique. Put simply, it's an opportunity for medics to practise before they do the real thing and is based on aviation simulation ... in an emergency department," says Leung. Occupying the seventh floor of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the 6,000 square metre facility is equipped with the latest technology. These aren't ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - FOOD

    Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by ISOBEL YEUNG

    ... proud of being a guest at the Tan family feast," says Wicky Tse Wai-kit, assistant professor from the department of Chinese culture at Hong Kong Polytechnic. Tan cuisine, which is notable ...

  7. Lifestyle

    Beijing's Dashilar neighbourhood gets a sensitive makeover

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... were going to do this, they thought I was crazy. Some of them laughed at it," says Chen. Beijing Design Week is run by a "really conservative government department", says Gaddes, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer code

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... are already introducing education reforms to address such pressing needs. The British education department announced in February that coding lessons would be introduced in every classroom from ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    The art of preservation: Sketching group records Hong Kong's disappearing heritage

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:57pm by Bernice Chan

    ... the landscape." Nevertheless, Urban Sketchers Hong Kong has been noticed by the Planning Department, which is teaming up with the group for an exhibition called "City Impression @ City Gallery Sketch ... with them," says Jane Kwan Wai-ling, a senior town planner at the department. "Planning is not just about new developments but also preservation and protecting our heritage." Wong hopes ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD

    Postcard: Goerlitz

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... The Book Thief, and George Clooney's second world war-era art caper, The Monuments Men. For three months at the start of last year, the town's old department store was also the imaginary ... months, they are rare in winter. So the town hopes its movie roles can be an even greater source of income. Plans are afoot to film a Christmas tale in the old department store this year ...




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