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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    16 jailed over HK$7.9m ivory haul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by DANNY MOK AND CHRIS LAU

    ... for six months each, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The 10 men and six women, aged between 20 and 54, were sentenced at Tsuen Wan Court, the department said. It did ... on 2012. It prompted concerns that the city was becoming a stopover point for smugglers taking ivory from Africa to Asia. On May 15, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department began ...

  2. Penta-Ocean pioneers Asian marine and civil engineering

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan In Japan, Penta-Ocean Construction has a strong image as a specialist in marine and civil engineering works with more than 100 ... and Hin Keng Station of the Sha Tin to Central Link for the Mass Transit Railway. As a marine engineering pioneer, Penta-Ocean established the Institute of Technology, one of two centres in Japan ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Developers of mega projects must not shirk duty to protect our environment

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 03:00pm by Wilson Lau

    ... be studied and adopted. For example, developers could be instructed to contribute to a conservation trust fund in exchange for the right to develop and destroy a part of the marine environment. ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau says the government has to find ways to ensure developers of mega projects are held responsible for conserving the environment that they seek to exploit, and profit ...

  4. Is Wi-Fi radiation dangerous for health?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:40pm

    ... and operating distance are two main factors to determine risk of radio frequency to health. Looking around our living environment, Microwave oven is emitting signal intensity 100,000 times more than ... Of course, you will still be receiving mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals from neighbours, local mobile phone masts, and distant radio and TV stations.   Answered by Terence So, Head of HKT Smart Living ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Beatbox Battle 2014 Hong Kong's first beatboxing contest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by ALAN YU

    ... of whom will make it to the stage at the Youth Square in Chai Wan. "I love beatboxing, I can't live without it," says 22-year-old Chow, who has made YouTube videos in Cantonese, ... and his peers want everyone to accept beatboxing as music. The competition is not the first event to promote beatboxing here. Chow has previously organised some conventions. The Way We Dance, ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Now dig this: a new crop of organic farms and workshops

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Kylie Knott

    ... valuable lessons to Hong Kong residents and visitors. "Green living is for everyone," says founder Jenny Quinton. The organisation hosts loads of fun workshops, field trips and camps designed to provide a better understanding of the environment and the role everyone can play in conservation, preservation and sustainability. The Food Systems workshop focuses on fertilisers ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Lenovo expands into smart devices

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:43pm by Doug Young

    ... would work with third-party manufacturers and designers in all three areas, and would use its extensive resources to promote and distribute the products, the reports say. Let's look quickly ... into China's smaller cities, which isn't really the market for air purifiers that are mostly a product for wealthier, educated people living in big cities. Next there are smart glasses, which ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    MH17 downing underscores world's dilemma of how to deal with Putin

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:47pm by Paul Letters

    ... depends on each country's political biases and economic priorities. One hundred and ninety-three lives have weighed heavily on the mind of Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, yet he refused ... to see how Putin and his cronies could be hurt in any substantial way. The US would like to see EU sanctions involve a reduction in the level of natural resources imported from Russia- which ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Elderly Hongkongers whose lives feature in new exhibition see only trouble ahead for a city that has been transformed in their lifetimes 'Aged 80, ... the lives of 15 elderly Hongkongers. "I do not see a good future for Hong Kong. I have never been as pessimistic about this place as I am now. This really is the worst time," says ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean energy takes stage in China as national interests evolve

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:25pm by David Fullbrook

    ... turbine in the Norwegian Sea this year. Larger turbines potentially generate more power at lower cost. Other marine resources are receiving attention. A week before Ming Yang's move, China ... month, President Xi Jinping placed energy efficiency and switching from conventional coal to cleaner coal, oil, gas and new energy at the top of the energy agenda. Xi highlighted two policy ...




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