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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Third body found after Virginia hot air balloon crash

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:51am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Search teams in Virginia on Sunday discovered the body of the third person who died when a hot air balloon struck a power line and plummeted to the ground in flames, police said. ... which became engulfed in flames, killing all three on board when it hit a power line during a hot air balloon festival on Friday evening. Witnesses posted photos and video online showing ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Increased dependence on electricity from mainland China not wise

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by LETTERS

    ... the Pearl River Delta's bad air pollution. There are many huge petrochemical and fossil-fuel power plants along the coast east of Shenzhen and northeast of Hong Kong which are rapidly expanding. Our air pollution is at its worst in the winter months, when the prevailing wind is from the north. In summer, when the wind is mostly from the south, air quality is much better. Given ...


    Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei megalopolis intended as showcase for economic reform

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... 6 trillion yuan (HK$7.6 trillion), making it the country's third main economic engine after the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta. Urbanisation of the Jing-Jin-Ji region has been a goal ... is that the new leadership had to find a solution to the "urban diseases" afflicting Beijing and Tianjin- hellish traffic jams and chronic air pollution arising from their rapid population ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Big cheeses line up for Central Rat Race fun

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Exciting new challenges lined up as registration opens for a fun event with a serious purpose Big cheeses line up for Central Rat Race fun Clutching gigantic pens designed to look like chunks of cheese, six men in sober business suits and one dressed as a rat stand poised, ready to connect dots on a board. They are helping to launch this year's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:02pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com It never rains on the MTR, it pours A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds of passengers just one day after the rail operator increased its fares. The damaged pipe shot a jet of water some 20 metres into the air- high enough to hit the overhead electricity cables close to Fo ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The Allegro Singers turn 50

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm

    ... have their strength in lyricism rather than power,” says Chan. “Their tenor section may not carry a brilliant sound [because it is small], but it’s pretty stable and can deliver a melodic line ... and fund their own air travel when on tour. Mass emigration in the run-up to the handover dealt a blow to the Allegro Singers, whose numbers dropped from 70 to about 40, where they remain today. ...

  7. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Jeweller celebrates launch of new microfilm

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... of microfilms and now we can count Forevermark in for the line-up. The jeweller tapped the creativity of Hollywood filmmaker Tony Kaye for its latest campaign titled Infinite Films. Filming ... is meant for your own indulgence. You should wear jewellery you like regardless of the trend. What's your favourite holiday destination for summer? Tokyo. I enjoy the strong air conditioning ...

  8. News - World - RELIGION

    Did Pope hint at allowing priests to marry? Vatican responds to celibacy interview

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 07:28pm by AFP

    ... its air assault on the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers, and militant rockets have targeted Israel. Francis lamented the recent “tragic events.” As world powers prepared to meet in Vienna over the escalating conflict, the Palestinian death toll from Israel’s punishing air campaign hit 166 following the bloodiest day yet, which left 56 people dead. So far, no Israelis have been killed, although ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Disappearing acts: Delhi's 'magicians' colony' is braced for the bulldozers

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... but very small, clothing, the 65-year-old leisurely inhales long puffs of short, thin tobacco granules wrapped in a leaf and blows the smoke towards a rickety table fan, gusting warm air. Bhat ... with posters of Hindu gods and goddesses plastered on the walls, remembers learning Pabuji ki Kahani (The Epic of Pabuji)- a 600-year-old, 4,000-line poem and the phad painting it accompanies- from her ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    Behind the label: Barbour

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Abid Rahman

    ... contemporary direction, with full men's ready-to-wear collections and the launch of a womenswear line in 2003. Why we love it: Barbour is as British as fish 'n' chips, and one of the few brands that straddles the class lines. We love the fact that you're just as likely to find Queen Elizabeth sporting a waxed jacket while surveying her estate in Sandringham as you ...




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