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  1. HK stun Japan in Borneo Sevens final

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... here,' head coach Dai Rees said. Hong Kong had lost their last five meetings against Japan, including the East Asian Games final last December. But the team, led by Mark Wright, were on fire ... enough side,' Rees said. If Japan had any psychological advantage, it was broken by Wright and company, but they had to fight for it. Down to six men for the last two minutes, with Rowan ...

  2. Scientists: messing with the universe?

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... by the book, Our Final Hour, a rumination on the ways mankind is threatening its own survival, that of the Earth and perhaps even the cosmos. It is a sombre and scary assessment. Author Martin Rees ... the psychological repercussions of disasters and mistakes. It would be tempting to dismiss Rees as just another crank. But he is a Royal Society professor at Cambridge University, and Britain's ...

  3. Beijing threatens to boycott book fair if outspoken writer attends

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Beijing has vowed to boycott the Frankfurt Book Fair next month if activist Dai Qing attends a symposium this weekend in Germany. Dai, 68, a former journalist ... but an official, via SMS, told me that he had returned the letter to Germany because I was not on the name list,' Dai said, adding that the official did not explain what the list was. She was invited ...

  4. Splish-splash, it's culture vs reality in drought-hit Yunnan

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok To splash or not to splash? That's the question facing many in Yunnan's Dai ethnic group, with their biggest event of the year- the Water-Splashing Festival- just around the corner. Despite prolonged drought afflicting a large part of southwestern China, officials in the province's Dai-populated prefectures said the traditional event would ...

  5. The taste of betrayal- veterans count the cost of lives sacrificed

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu When Dai Huang was 16, China was reeling from the Japanese invasion and suffering under the corrupt Kuomintang government. Like many idealistic young people, he was determined ... under the new regime. But he was let down. Dai was branded a 'rightist' in 1958 for expressing doubts about the supreme authority of Mao Zedong and sent to do forced labour ...

  6. Ireland

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... used the shamrock to explain how Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are one. Shamrocks have three little leaves that make up one big leaf. Leprechauns Leprechauns (lep ree korns) are make-believe ...

  7. slice of life

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... 17 fatalities. Vietnam's former emperor Bao Dai's troubles were not confined to the loss of his empire. Airline employees demanding back pay were suing him in a French court. Thirty former staff of his personal airline claimed Bao Dai, who abdicated in 1945, owed them US$170,000 in back wages. Bao Dai said the new Vietnamese government should pay. The airline, which ...

  8. Rebuilding planned as rescue goes on

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... manufacture concrete with steel to reinforce it, I guess it will take a year or 18 months for all of the victims to have their homes rebuilt,' said Professor Dai Junwu with the China Earthquake ... and other buildings in Yushu. 'Instead of earth-and-mud structures, they will no doubt use quake-resistant materials [as they] rebuild their homes,' Dai said. Premier Wen Jiabao called ...

  9. Growth slows at mainland factories and power plants

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... utilities analyst Dave Dai said mainland power demand had declined since mid-March, when the lower-base effect caused by snowstorms early last year disappeared, adding lower steel output might also partly explain the weakness. Mr Dai expected demand growth to turn positive from July and tipped full-year growth of 3 per cent. Additional reporting by Eric Ng ...

  10. Dam withstands peak flood test

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... would call for a more comprehensive range of measures instead of a single headline-grabbing construction. Writer and activist Dai Qing said the dam could only ever play a small part ... 'The money could have been better used on a range of smaller measures, including better levees.' Dai said that one problem was that marshlands, which could have been used to absorb ...




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