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  1. channel hop

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... will a 4,000-year-old relationship between a human tribe and elephants die out with this generation? For the answer to these and other pertinent questions, tune in this week. Tonight, The Black Donnellys comes ... Reilly), Tom Guiry (Jimmy) and Keith Nobbs (Joey). Also tonight, Animal Planet looks at another close-knit band in Kingdom of the Elephants (8pm). Mawee Ang is the daughter of a mahout, or elephant ...

  2. Why 'ride an elephant to catch a grasshopper'?

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... thak-a-thaen', meaning there's 'no need to ride an elephant to catch a grasshopper'. Or, don't make a straightforward or easy task needlessly difficult. The saying a bad workman ... 'don't teach an expert', and presumably don't teach an expert who could bite your arm off. Like crocodiles, elephants crop up frequently in Thai idioms and one of the most common ...

  3. The Elephant and the Dragon- The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Elephant and the Dragon- The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us by Robyn Meredith W.W. Norton, HK$208 It's possible that, within most of our ... surpassing Japan as the world's third largest economy as it becomes the most populous nation on Earth, having passed China at 1.45 billion people. Such figures should give pause. The Elephant ...

  4. Time now to scrap the biggest white elephant of them all

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the skylines- concrete testaments to the nation's economic rise. But for mainlanders, many of these fancy structures- opera houses, theatres and cultural centres- are white elephants, examples ... elephant project underway- the three-route South-North Water Diversion Project costing hundreds of billions of yuan. The diversion scheme, first mooted by Mao Zedong in 1952, aims to divert water ...

  5. Mainland MSN proving a white elephant for Shanghai Alliance

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So The mainland partner of MSN, the Microsoft unit that runs instant messaging and other online services, wants to sell its interest in its joint venture little more than two years after it was launched, said a venture capital source. Shanghai All ...

  6. Detours: Beauty and beasts

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... air force. A woman dances deliriously in the third film. The cause of her delight is bath-time for a herd of elephants that constitutes a chorus to her frenzied, watery supplication. Never was a troupe of dancers so monumental. The sepia stills hanging throughout the three halls reinforce the shimmering beauty of the moving exhibits. A boy kneels and reads to an elephant lying ...

  7. Open season again?

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... A deal allowing four African nations a one-off sale of ivory stocks may increase pressure on elephant numbers, writes Susan Ramsay Ivory, once prized as a gift fit for a king, has all ... Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia won a long battle to be allowed to sell tusks accumulated in government stockpiles. They say the sale will bring in desperately needed revenue for elephant ...

  8. Anger and accusations at string of zoo deaths

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... tongues. But all is not well at Australia's best-known zoo. In the past two years, 15 animals have died in Taronga's care. Among them were some pretty big beasts, including two elephants ... Zoo at Dubbo, in the middle of New South Wales. It, too, has been struck by tragedy, with the death in the past 10 days of an elephant named Cheri. Both deaths are now being investigated ...

  9. A clean slate

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... what each of them means. Is a white elephant exactly what it appears? 1) A white lie a) A lie that you tell frequently. b) A lie that you tell to be polite or to stop someone being hurt ... worker a) Someone who works in an office doing mental not physical work. b) Someone who sells shirts in a department store. 4) A white elephant a) Something that is expensive but is completely ...

  10. Hong Kong mammals

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... is... 3. Walking in a feline or cat-like way means moving... 4. An elephantine or elephant-like person is... A. Very silly, foolish B. Gracefully, sleekly, stealthily C. Dumb, dim-witted, dull ... or 'mermaid'. When the first settlers in Hong Kong arrived in the early Sung dynasty, the land was covered in thick forests. Pioneer farmers battled to keep elephants, rhinos, tigers, leopards ...




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