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  1. Choose a healthy drink to quench your thirst

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many people like drinking soft drinks more than water, even if they are on a diet, because they think water has no taste. But they should drink water instead of soft drinks as it is good for their health. Soft drinks are not good for the body and may cause obesity. Diet soft drinks don't make a big difference. Also, water is better than soft drinks when it comes to replacing fluids ...

  2. Water, water everywhere

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... a desalination plant to turn saltwater into drinking water. The plant, which is likely to cost A$2 billion ($11.7 billion), is the government's long-overdue answer to Sydney's growing water shortage. Australia is in the grip of a severe drought, and its largest city is running out of water. The massive reservoirs that quench the city's thirst are less than 40 per cent full, ...

  3. Rich heritage of tea drinking boils down to good taste

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... drinks tea every day, and many drink it all day. There are different beliefs about the origin of tea drinking in China. Whatever the truth of the matter, tea has been served in China for more than 5,000 years. Tea was discovered in 2737BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally fell into a pot of boiling water. However, there is also a legend that tea ...

  4. Oh, water feeling

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... clarify that I mean drinking water- and maybe water with some salts and sugars. Alcohol- while quite good in small amounts for staving off heart disease- can be a disaster when it comes to dehydration. If you're drinking alcohol on a hot day, make sure you match every alcoholic drink with twice as much water. There shouldn't be much more to say this week. Unfortunately, ...

  5. Trouble brewing in tea drink sector

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Nearly a third of prepackaged tea drinks sold on the mainland fail to meet national standards, according to a survey by quality inspectors. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said it sampled tea drinks from 47 producers in 18 provinces and regions, and found that 29.4 per cent fell short of the standards. Products from ...

  6. Should soft drinks be banned in school?

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    .... But schools should not sell drinks that can harm their students. Children who want to cool off during the summer can replace their soft drinks with natural fruit juice or water. This is a much ... Kevin Kung, Annie Tai Kevin Kung, 15 Ying Wa College If you are fat and you want to lose weight, I suggest that you stop indulging in soft drinks immediately. The beverages contain a lot ...

  7. Drink-driver arrested after BMW hits divider and jumps lanes

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A BMW driver has been arrested for drink-driving after his car mounted a central divider and flew into the opposite lane in a scene that could have come straight from an action ... Water Bay Road in Sai Kung near the Pik Uk Prison at about 1.30am yesterday. The Sai Kung-bound car rammed the cement divider and damaged a seven-metre stretch before using it as a jumping ramp ...

  8. Chengdu tea-drinking culture brewed over centuries

    Posted Nov 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for expression even within China. This situation suits the local tea lovers just fine. 'I have been drinking my tea here for years, and I will continue to do so till I die,' said Lao Yang, ... and pleasure. Locals gamble, discuss real estate, sign contracts, get their ears cleaned and chomp on sunflower seeds- all to the steady drip of hot water into a teacup. Teahouses stage Sichuan operas, ...

  9. Save water- it's a precious resource

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of day. Life-enhancing tips:- Drink 10 or more glasses of water daily.- Don't drink water with your food. Leave half an hour before or after meals.- Invest in a good water filter at home, and ask your school to instal one. The molecules in plastic leak into water, so drinking bottled water is not the answer. A filter will reduce the amount of rubbish you generate and save you ...

  10. Citic, Veolia win water supply deals in mainland

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... the tender for a 30-year franchise to supply drinking water in Changzhou, Jiangsu. In Yunnan, competing against more than 20 firms, the venture was awarded a water supply concession project ... rights to supply drinking water or treat sewage as the country strives to reduce its investment burden and boost efficiency in utilities. 'The return on our projects is reasonable,' Mr ...




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