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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby faces media glare after release from Bali jail

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Denpasar Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, her face veiled against a horde of press photographers, was hustled out of prison on Monday to start the next chapter of her troubled life after more than nine years behind bars ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to fix glaring loophole in Hong Kong's property stamp duty

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:09am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Fix stamp duty's glaring loophole A loophole in the new stamp duty has created the impression that it's one rule for the rich and another for the rest of us. ... in the legislature, though lawyers have been withholding the extra stamp duty. The problem is that there is a glaring loophole in the Stamp Duty Ordinance. It has come to light in recent weeks, partly because ...

  3. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Glare from London skyscraper 'melts' a Jaguar

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Agencies Glare from London skyscraper 'melts' a Jaguar A cluster of new skyscrapers transforming the London skyline is often blamed for spoiling the view. Now one of them has been accused of "melting" a car. Local businessman Martin Lindsay said he was distraught when he returned after an hour to his parked Jaguar XJ near the 37-storey tower to find ...

  4. Cataracts in focus

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison 'The main symptom is blurring of vision,' says ophthalmologist Christopher Yu. 'Another type, however, causes glare, as the formation of the cataract leads to a scattering of light. 'Yet another type of cataract is where the centre of the lens becomes less hardened ... people retain good vision but it becomes dimmer. These are the three broad types ...

  5. Filling a niche away from the public glare

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Traditional exchange operators complain dark pools lack transparency but it is precisely this ability to keep trades away from the glare of the public eye that makes them so popular with many institutional investors. A British fund house trader said dark pools 'help to keep orders less visible from other participants, particularly in markets like Hong Kong where ...

  6. Obama's dreams exposed to the glare of harsh political realities

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty US President Barack Obama came roaring back this week with a strong state-of-the-union address, promising to put America back to work as the world's greatest country. It was wonderful theatre in the chamber of Congress that has done mu ...

  7. Romance in rockets' red glare

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Fireworks were flying on the night Shandong native Laura Jiang and Hongkonger Peter Kwan got together on a study tour in California. Based in Hong Kong, retail manager Laura and banker Peter, both 26, were married on September 4. They were toa ...

  8. Glaring omission can cost vision

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be affected; blurred vision, haloes around lights and glare from the headlights of oncoming cars at night are common. If left untreated, the lens will liquefy and become totally opaque, leading ... in water sports or fishing, you may want to consider sunglasses with polarised lenses. These lenses reduce glare from reflective surfaces, such as the surface of the sea, by allowing only ...

  9. Glaring absence of CNOOC in Bohai oil-spill row

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao As the controversy over oil spills in the Bohai Sea nears its fourth month, there is little sign of a breakthrough, and several key questions remain unanswered. While the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and US oil giant ConocoPhillips disp ...

  10. Lights, cameras, action... artist fights street glare

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Flashing neon shop signs, glaring street lamps, huge screens on building facades showing bright adverts. They might be a sign of prosperity in Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok, but to web designer Wesley Wai Ming-sum who lived in the area for nine years before moving to Ngau Tau Kok last year, they were perennial eyesores that disturbed his sleep and got on his nerves. ...




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