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  1. What John changed and why

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... efforts? And do you think the way Astina includes magic, and a farmer's timeless way of life, in her original story makes it more colourful than my version? ...

  2. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... It was not just the ungodly early hours that farmers keep, or the hard sweaty work that is required to keep a farm running. No single thing made it difficult to adapt, rather it was the whole change ... as the Romans do.' Then another thought popped into my mind: I had never seen a farmer do this before. I knew it was a trap, but it would have spoiled the joke if I didn't go along with it. So ...

  3. Art of communication learned well in hotelsSchool Days

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... Eric A. Waldburger was talking to David Phair. It was my mother's father who was a key inspiration for me during my simple and healthy upbringing in a Swiss village near Zurich. Ours was very much a traditional family with mum staying at home keeping house while dad was a pharmacist. My grandfather had grown up in a mountain village, the son of a farmer and one of 10 kids. ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    Farmers pass off Korean banknotes as US currency in scam targeting elderly

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 07:23pm

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Four farmers in Henan province passed off South Korean banknotes as US dollars in a currency exchange swindle that targeted elderly people, local state media ... Dahe.cn reported. One of the criminals bought 10 South Korean banknotes, in 1,000 won denomination, at an antique coin market earlier this year. He and three other farmers would then approach ...

  5. The Green Huntsman

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The sounds of something crashing through the forest at night, they thought, could be nothing else but the huntsman. One night, Hans, a farmer, woke with a start. He lived alone in a cottage ... Hans stood frozen with terror at his door. He stared down at the two hounds looking at him with blood-red eyes. Then the ground shook and the huntsman charged back into the clearing. The farmer ...

  6. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:42am by STAFF

    ... to every family living above her in the six-floor building, but nobody would accept liability to pay for her car's repairs, the report said. 'Pollution' kills frogs A farmer in Ruichang said that more than 400,000 bullfrogs died after river water, later allegedly found to be polluted, was pumped into their ponds, Jiangxi Daily reports. The farmer said the animals died ...

  7. News - China

    Angry farmer who threatened children after his house demolished detained

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen bingln.chen@scmp.com Suspect turns himself in after warning of retaliation against schools for losing land Farmer held over threats to children A Hunan farmer turned himself in last night following a citywide manhunt in Guangzhou that began at the weekend after he threatened to attack schools in the city. Guangzhou police said the suspect, Cao Zaifa,was ...

  8. News - World - FOOD

    Whey to go- new food fad a boon for Dutch dairy farmers

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in the Hague Dutch make whey hay on new diet fad The powerful Dutch dairy industry is scrambling to cash in on exploding demand for whey, a cheese by-product once used mainly in cattle feed that's turned into a global nutritional ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Farmers in plea for land

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Farmers in plea for land Farmers pleaded with the Town Planning Board not to destroy their way of life on the second day of a hearing ... will be displaced by the project yesterday told the hearing that the move would destroy what remained of farming in the city. "Farming is our life. Taking away farmers' land means taking away ...

  10. Local officials use regulations, policies to exploit poor villagers

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen When winter arrived at Xizhuang village in western Shanxi, 40-year-old farmer Ma Geping jumped on his motorbike and went up Qinglong Mountain to dig up some coal. Villagers ... But their life is not as easy as before. Resource protection policies from Beijing have become excuses for lower-level officials to exploit the poorest farmers, the villagers say. When Mr Ma loaded his ...




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