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  1. Activist strip searched in Hunan

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... was invalid,' said Chan 'I am very disappointed we were suppressed by the authorities when we just wanted to mourn the dead.' Chan said she was hit by officers with plastic bottles and had her glasses torn off while being questioned. Her arms were bruised when she was forced to move to another room. Siu was not forced to strip. Chan and Siu, who arrived in Shaoyang on Friday morning ...

  2. Skal! Aquavit makes you feel like a Viking

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... This is how it goes: Tiny frosted glasses are plucked from the freezer. A similarly chilled bottle of aquavit is brought to the table. Then the viscous liquid is poured until it reaches the rim of the glass, stopping just above it and kept from spilling by surface tension. When all are ready, the imbibers heartily bellow 'Skal!' (derived from the days when Vikings used to drink out ...

  3. Canal hopping

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into bubbly vases, then works it by hand into carafes, bottles and finally a galloping glass horse. We venture into one of Murano's narrow alleys. Our backstreet saunter is capped off ... court in Beijing. Downtown Venice is saturated with tourist shops selling colourful vases and chandeliers, all painstakingly created from hand-blown Murano glass. As we wander along the footpath ...

  4. Getting back to basics will prevent falling windows

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There have been 36 cases in the past month. In low-rise properties, this would not be much of a problem, but in Hong Kong, it is obviously a dangerous situation. A glass window, complete with frame, ...

  5. Mad for Maddalena

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... beaches beckon. Before us, cormorants slip beneath the translucent sea, while seagulls dive for fish in the surrounding bay. Back in town we round off the day with a glass of Prosecco ... structure. Eclectic tunes pipe out of the bar's open windows. Locals sip bottles of Ichnusa beer and jugs of wine. Sunset turns the sky- and even lovelier, the sea- candy floss pink. On our ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presented the public with a proper, holistic policy. They seem to have no strategic plan at all. Take, for example, the dumping of more than 500 million glass bottles into our landfills every year. ... to the point that political parties start to count their votes. Paul Zimmerman, Designing Hong Kong Bottle levy more useful I have to question your leader ('Plastic bag levy can help us think ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Xinyi glass keeps family members close, and directors even closer Many Hong Kong firms like to keep it all in the family. Listing candidate Xinyi Glass Holdings keeps it in the same neighbourhood as well. The firm's bumf for its US$100 million share offering notes that chairman Lee Yin-yee has hired his brother-in-law as chief executive, the brother of his ...

  8. Tell us about your green projects and ideas

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Have you ever noticed how much space discarded water bottles take up in the litter bin? Next time, peep into the bins and you will agree with me. I suggest we invent a drinking machine that allows water to be bought- without the bottle. That means, you bring your bottle and the money, the machine provides the water. Nowadays, it is important to be environmentally friendly. Using ...

  9. City declares war on trash

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... On the September 19, the official launch day, nearly 800 volunteers collected more than 3,500 kilos of trash ranging from car parts, bottles, fishing nets and plastic bags to syringes and even shotgun ... taking part an extraordinary experience as most of them had never participated in any coastal cleanup activities before. In about two hours we collected 14 bags filled with plastic, glass, lids, ...

  10. The long arm of the straw

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Students from Church of Christ in China Ming Yin College concentrate as they try to turn 180 straws and a roll of thread into a robotic arm capable of holding a bottle of Yakult. ... science. Students formed teams of two to four and were divided into junior and senior groups required to transport the bottle of Yakult as far as possible from the starting point with their robotic ...




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