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  1. HKUST turns down exams star, 13, over concerns about him fitting in

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A 13-year-old exams star's hopes of becoming one of the city's youngest university students appear to have been dashed after the University of Science and Technology turned down his application. The university said yesterday it felt Ke ...

  2. listening

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen, Karly Cox, Will Clem

    ... to their conversation as they look at watches in a shop window. Draw a circle around the illustration showing the watch that Alvin eventually chooses for his birthday present. Question 2 Lily's fitness programme a) Lily has bought a games console with a fitness programme. Listen as she tells her friend Tom about the exercise routine she does every day and the benefits she thinks it is having ...

  3. Student-made helicopter helped relief efforts after Sichuan quake

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... on the PLA's limited helicopter fleet. The robotic helicopters are based on remote-controlled model aircraft, but have been fitted with a gyroscopic stabilising system that allows the craft to hover. ... mechanism for the past three years,' he said. 'Our control console can be fitted to various types of model aircraft.' Mr Wang said that although the technology was not entirely new, ...

  4. Security forces in Urumqi back on high alert day after shooting

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... positioned back to back to prevent ambush, and riot shields held at the ready. As in previous days those carrying semi-automatic rifles had bayonets fitted, but for the first time their blades were ... of trucks laden with troops. In a further escalation, heavy machine guns had also been fitted to the roofs of many of the truck cabs. Police in Urumqi shot two Uygurs dead and injured a third ...

  5. State-of-the-art effects give show a Hollywood touch

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... fireworks display. Beneath the colourful ordnance, more than 4,000 hi-tech 'trees' fitted with light-emitting diodes sparkled into 800 giant computer-controlled images, effectively turning ...

  6. Liu put through his paces but isn't ready to compete yet

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Injury-plagued Liu Xiang had recovered '80 to 90 per cent' of his strength but would not be fit to race for some time yet, his trainer announced yesterday. 'If he were to go in for a major competition, it could cause the injury to recur,' said coach Sun Haiping. 'That could be very dangerous as it would be difficult for him to recover ...

  7. World downturn hits Shanghai expo plans

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... pavilions with 'simpler designs' could be completed in a relatively short time. 'I am sure the US organising team will be able to adjust or optimise their design to fit the schedule ...

  8. Hundreds cheer return of historic steel bridge

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... probably less than half the average age of the onlookers- was there for the sheer love of bridge architecture. 'It is held together with rivets. To fit them they need to be heated ...

  9. Two more make the grade early

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui, Will Clem

    ... of Hong Kong. 'If I could adjust in secondary school, fitting in at university shouldn't be a problem either.' A frenzy of public interest in child prodigies and gifted education ...

  10. Tears and cheers over allocations for schools

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Will Clem

    ... outdoor activities and that college is famous with academic and extra-curricular activities, which fit his character,' Ms Foo said. But not everyone was so lucky. One girl burst into tears ...




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