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  1. Save time and effort, let software talk about weather for you

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be the working of Chatbot- a piece of software designed to help global warming fanatics to fence with their cyber opponents. Tired of arguing with 'climate change deniers' in 140-character ... barely changed since 1970 & is irrelevant to recent global warming', followed by a link to corresponding scientific research. People on the other end of this kind of argument don't ...

  2. Korean master to be shown for the first time in the city

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seoul Auction will present the first Hong Kong showing of works by Park Soo-keun (1914-1965), considered the most important artist in the modern South Korean art market. He is best known for depicting the countryside and lives of villagers in post-war Kor ...

  3. Obama's front man on climate change policy carries hopes for a green world on shoulders

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo OK, so Time magazine made US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke person of the year, apparently for saving the world economy from total collapse. But wait a minute, wasn't he, after his former boss Alan Greenspan, among those most responsible for creating the conditions for the devastating credit bubble in the first place? Before you can even say Wall ...

  4. The Men who Stare at Goats

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Men who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson Picador, HK$114 Read The Men Who Stare at Goats before you see the movie. Although a small book, it contains more delicious details than its screen version could possibly include in a stranger-than-f ...

  5. Lawmakers pass bill targeting tax dodgers

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... not be taxed by the South Korean government if he went there for work for less than six months. At the same time, South Korean subsidiaries of Hong Kong companies would enjoy reduced withholding tax ...

  6. 'It's time to give back' now good times with HK again

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Business is booming again in Hong Kong and it's the perfect time to share some of that wealth with charities, according to the Hong Kong chief of a global insurance group. 'It's been a much better year for business in Hong Kong so it's a good time to give more back to the community,' said Michael Huddart, chief executive of Manulife here. 'The last ...

  7. Falling Off the Edge

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Naxalites, to Somali pirates (who, he writes, see themselves as taking revenge on a global economy that has shut them out), to factory workers in Guangdong, where 76,000 factories closed in the first half of 2008 alone, leaving many, who had travelled far, without work. Perry, Time magazine's Africa bureau chief, says globalisation 'takes the inequalities of capitalism and gives ...

  8. Cathay's Tyler set to lead global airline group

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... constantly have to adapt to changing market conditions, new business models, different traffic patterns and frequent crises.' Craigs said: 'His selection is a sign of the times, a global position being filled by someone with Asia-Pacific experience and empathy at a time when China is increasingly making its mark on the global aviation stage.' Tyler's departure will end ...

  9. Global citizens expect assurances on air safety

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a memorable experience and a key mode of transport for the global citizen. No matter how many times you have travelled on a plane, the moment those wheels lift from the ground- the symbolic beginning ... a crucial factor in the health of the global economy. When another Qantas plane, this time a Boeing 747, made an emergency landing after an engine caught fire the day after the Airbus incident, ...

  10. global finance

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong? 3 What are the pros and cons of cutting unemployment benefits? Vocabulary 1 One should always consider the pros and cons before __________________ any big decision. 2 Most of the time, we ...




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