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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    3 historic temples added to list of declared monuments

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Vivienne Chow

    ... monuments Three historic temples- two of them dating back to pre-colonial times- have been declared monuments, giving them legal protection and raising hopes that they will attract more resources ... by Ap Lei Chau's community, which was made up of fishermen at the time. It is devoted to Hung Shing, a deity associated with marine trading. Hau Wong Temple is thought to be even older, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    An author's advice: Live true to yourself, says Nobel winner Gao Xingjian

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Visiting Nobel laureate says living as the 'conception of a person' and not for our own selves makes it easier for others to label and then control us An author's advice: Live true to yourself A person must first be true to himself and not to a label in order to stay free from manipulation by others, a Nobel Prize-winning author ...

  3. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Ice Age people lived high in the Andes 12,400 years ago

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Ice Age people lived high in the Andes years ago Ice Age people were able to survive at high elevations in the Peruvian Andes 12,400 years ago, almost ... of humans' arrival in South America. "The Pucuncho Basin sites suggest that Pleistocene humans lived successfully at extreme high altitude," said the study in the US journal Science. ...

  4. News - China Insider - ENDANGERED SPECIES

    Rare snow leopards caught on camera in Tibet reserve for the first time

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 02:59pm by James Griffiths

    ... The animals usually live at altitudes between 3,000 metres and 5,000 metres. “We cannot afford fruitless attempts to conserve this magnificent big cat,” Dr Bradnee Chambers, executive secretary of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, wrote in the South China Morning Post last year. The snow leopard’s habitat and hunting area has been significantly ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Protesters demand Philippine custody of US marine linked to murder

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Protesters demand Philippine custody of man linked to murder of transgender individual Anger in Manila over US marine suspected as killer Dozens of activists burned a mock US flag as they protested at the US embassy in Manila yesterday, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a marine implicated in the killing of a transgender Filipino ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... going on fishing trips with his family and learning the skills of the trade. But these days, it's hard for fishermen to make a decent living in Hong Kong. Many are forced to take a break ... except for gillnetting, longlining, handlining and cage-trapping, in order to conserve the seabed to create a sustainable fishing industry. Around 1,400 vessels are affected, and Lai's ...

  7. Seeking advices on home IT matters- Case 2

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... Contributor Q: My computer has been running very slow since two weeks ago and I had to reboot it almost every time I used it. I have tried disk cleanup, update Windows, delete temp files etc. I’m not sure if it has been virus infected what steps should I ...

  8. Seeking advices on home IT matters- Case 1

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:41pm

    ... Contributor Q: I have multiple devices including a Mac desktop, two tablets and two mobile phones. All need access to the same email account but I have difficulties keeping my email properly synced across my devices. If I downloaded my email on my tablet, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Government accused of making surprise announcement to take pressure off environmental concerns over Airport Authority's third runway plan Marine parks pledged amid runway hearings In the midst of environmental hearings on a proposed third runway, conservation authorities have made a surprise pledge to designate two new marine parks off Lantau ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Success of applications by undocumented immigrants who suffer violent attack depends on whereabouts they live in America Visa scheme for crime victims is pot luck It was Lunar New ... help law enforcement officers try to catch the perpetrators. The so-called "U visa", which allows the recipient to live and work in the US for four years, would remove the threat ...




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