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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Conductor Susanna Malkki is cracking the glass ceiling

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Reuters

    ... With all that happening for her, it may seem the glass ceiling is well and truly smashed, but Malkki says there's still some distance to go before women are treated as equals. "The ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling plan may add HK$1 on a bottle of beer

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Bottled soft drinks or sauce bottles would escape the levy. The money collected would subsidise local glass recyclers, who might be paid according to the volume of glass they treated. Terence Wong ... of money if an importer brings in 100 million bottles a year," he said. Wong also said it would be highly unlikely that glass beer bottles would be replaced with plastic ones. "Glass ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Why Google Glass is turning consumers off

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:52pm by Jamie Carter

    ... of the year, but does anyone want to buy Google Glass? Wearable devices are this year's hottest products, with discussion about the search engine's smart glasses far ahead of anything else, but sightings of Glass wearers are rare. There is, of course, one very good reason for that. The product on sale currently is the Google Glass Explorer Edition Version 2.0, which sells for around ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: ship in a bottle

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... Jenni Marsh Jenni Marsh Ship in a bottle Life aboard a colonial tea clipper, with its motley crew sweating on the sails by day and swigging ale come night, might not have been particularly ... the far-flung Orient. Now historic English perfume house Penhaligon's has bottled what it imagines was the aroma of those ships as the fragrance Lothair, part of its Trade Routes Collection. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    From unwanted bottles to useful bricks

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com From unwanted bottles to useful bricks When bottles arrive at Tiostone Environmental in Tuen Mun, they are crushed into glass sand which is mixed ... director. Some companies, including Coca-Cola and Kowloon Dairy, reuse their glass bottles several times before sending them to Tiostone for recycling. Tiostone, which began operating in 2005, ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Glass recycling feasible

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and Timothy Gan ("Recycling glass bottles in city impractical", March 2). Due to low commercial value, most waste glass beverage bottles end up in our landfills rather than being collected ... the collection and processing of glass bottles. The scheme will ensure a circular economy for these bottles, which will no longer be wasted. The low commercial value of glass partly contributes ...

  7. Handle with care

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Holly Siu As an everyday item, glass is used for many things. To some, it is a bottle holding their soft drink, beer or wine; to others, it is fish tanks and windows. But for glass artists, it is their means of expression. Although this exotic art form may be a new concept to some, glassmaking has a mesmerising and bountiful history. The origins of glassmaking can ...

  8. News - World - INTERNET

    US Navy treats Google Glass addict

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:27pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Alcoholic in rehab suffered greater withdrawal symptoms from his 18-hour-a-day internet habit US Navy treats Google Glass addict Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass. The man had been using the technology for around 18 hours a day- removing it only to sleep and wash- ...

  9. Pour relations

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... of the right-side pour is indisputable because that's where the wine glass will be placed. Left-handers might want to practise pouring water out of a bottle until their right hands develop drip-free ... serving, wipe the mouth of the bottle and pour a splash into your own glass to check the wine's condition and remove any cork fragments. For still wines, grasp the base of the bottle and pour ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Proposed glass levy will worsen waste problem

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... 'Green' levy on glass will promote use of polluting plastics I refer to the report ("Green levy on more bottles", February 8) on a government proposal to levy a charge on water and fruit juices sold in glass bottles, and where the environment secretary admits the levy may eventually be imposed on glass bottles of sauces and food as well. Glass is far more ...




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