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  1. More than a breeze for sailors

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Spring Regatta saw a lot of hard action and plenty of enthusiasm The two-day Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Spring Regatta was held over ... were backed up by the in-training Commodores' Cup teams, racing on Calamansi, Jaywalker and Outrageous, and taking the division to nine entrants. However, the boats encountered more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638569/more-breeze-sailors
  2. Government to splash out HK$7.2b on cruise terminal

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... It was originally hoped that the first berth would begin operating in February 2012. But the government said in July that the terminal would not be ready until spring 2013 at the earliest when it invited ... and terminal. The operator will be granted a tenancy of about seven to 10 years. The first berth is expected to begin service in mid-2013 and the full-fledged terminal building will be completed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654667/government-splash-out-hk72b-cruise-terminal
  3. Oodles of Olympic spirit

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... to get any closer... what if it bites me?' Ye, who was born blind, was excited as a spring cricket at her first ever encounter with a horse. She loves most sports and found the day out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644636/oodles-olympic-spirit
  4. Publisher vows to fight on amid official pressure

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is known for its outspoken articles by senior party officials and liberals. The magazine's name, which literally translates to 'Chinese spring/autumn', is a reference to history. Mr ... Sichuan during the latter part of the Cultural Revolution. Without mentioning Zhao's political encounters during and after the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square crackdown, Mr Sun reflected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659787/publisher-vows-fight-amid-official-pressure
  5. Apache Cat's HK trip abandoned after Flemington failure

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Sprint, rather than the Melbourne spring carnival. Eurell said instead of venturing overseas to tackle Sacred Kingdom and company at Sha Tin on December 14, Apache Cat would now head to Perth ... in the Group One T.J Smith Stakes during Sydney's autumn carnival in April. Apache Cat won that encounter while Takeover Target tired in the final stages to finish third, before progressing to win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659510/apache-cats-hk-trip-abandoned-after-flemington-failure
  6. The first step to creating a space station

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are maintaining air pressure. Then they will gradually reduce the cabin pressure to zero pascals. If the suit springs a leak or a glove is blown off, they have to respond quickly to repressurise. If all ... of the air out and returned at the brink of heatstroke with his clothes drenched in sweat. Three months later, Ed White became the first American to walk in space and encountered no less daunting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654206/first-step-creating-space-station
  7. On style, she rules

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stores have cleared their spring-summer merchandise, you're even less likely to find the stripy cotton your heart desires. If you rush, you might still find women's trouser suits ... leather travel wallet. I'd better upgrade that passenger.' Anyway, the discreet, sleek Italian brand, Valextra (shop G8, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2118 2013) crafts luxury leather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654244/style-she-rules
  8. HK Electric eyes tariff rise as net leaps 17.9pc

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... return of 15 per cent. In Hong Kong, electricity sales dropped 1.7 per cent in the first half, a decline chairman Canning Fok Kin-ning blamed on a cooler and wetter late winter and spring. Mr Fok ... on assets would cut HK$5 billion in combined profit. Mr Fok said Hongkong Electric was waiting for Executive Council approval of its five-year capital expenditure plan from next year until 2013 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648009/hk-electric-eyes-tariff-rise-net-leaps-179pc
  9. HK$2b carrot for cruise bidders

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Olga Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... and the terminal at the former airport site will not be ready until spring 2013 at the earliest. The government is prepared to take on the project itself if it does not receive any acceptable bids, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644726/hk2b-carrot-cruise-bidders
  10. In touch with nature

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... blossom in the park in the spring and are pleasing on the eye. Other plants include sandpaper vine- the leaves of which were used to wash dishes many years ago- and Hong Kong hawthorn. The variety ... is good and visitors are lucky enough, they may encounter some squirrels in the greenery. 'You won't always find [squirrels] here, it depends on the weather,' he says. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636220/touch-nature

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