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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. Lifestyle - Technology - AGRICULTURE

    American academics seek to boost crop productivity to help poor farmers stave off famine

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:05am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune American academics focus on crop productivity to stave off famine Helping poor farmers to grow more Can a wasp feed the world? It can help. If its larvae are nurtured ... mouths and earn money for struggling farmers in the world's poorest countries. "The science, how to increase crop productivity, is the easier part," said Gary Pierzynski, a Kansas ...

  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

    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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Depriving women farmers of land rights will set back China

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:09pm by TIM HANSTAD

    ... Tim Hanstad Tim Hanstad says women's names must be included in new national registration system Depriving women farmers of their land rights will set back China's development ... the countryside. The goal is that, by 2018, the land allocated to every single household will be documented- providing farmers with increased tenure security at a time of unprecedented land development. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Police pay family after man dies in cell

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Officials close book on farmer's death amid torture suspicions Hebei police have paid 300,000 yuan to the family of a farmer who died in custody last month on the condition ... in private. Cangzhou farmer and driver He Yujiang was taken to the Xiaowangzhuang police station for questioning on November 22 over an unspecified theft and two days later the 47-year-old was found ...

  10. Spokes man

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... Rick Boychuk Last week a farmer pulled into his lane three hours north of Ottawa and found a lean, darkly tanned young man named Ira Sutherland on a bicycle at the entrance to his yard. The sky was darkening and a furious wind had picked up. 'Mind if I pitch my tent in your yard?' Mr Sutherland shouted over at the elderly farmer. Just then, the rain began pelting down ...




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