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  1. Flag flap

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... quarrel has broken out over the simple matter of when the flag on the Peace Tower- over the Parliament buildings in Ottawa- should be flown at half-mast. The battle royale is being waged ... and flags would be flown at half-mast at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from the day of the death until sunset on the day of the funeral. In addition, flags at the soldiers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547236/flag-flap
  2. A wild ride

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires My eyes are fixed on a place of buttock-clenching terror. I'm looking at the top of the 45-metre-tall mast of the super-maxi yacht Wild Oats XI and shivering with the thought of what it must be like to be perched there in a storm. How the mast would sway like a crazed pendulum, and sea spray would sting my hands and face. How it would all be even more daunting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574588/wild-ride
  3. Victims of '228 massacre' remembered

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... by blaming it on public anger over KMT corruption. On the orders of Mr Chen, flags flew at half-mast yesterday in recognition of the massacre. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538498/victims-228-massacre-remembered
  4. Central bank forecasts 10.3pc growth in first half

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier reiterates sustainable development goal China's economy will expand 10.3 per cent in the first half of the year, with no let-up in investment, the central bank forecast, ... as it forecast inflation of 1.3 per cent in the first half. Speaking to Hong Kong media in Uganda on Friday, Mr Wen said structural adjustments had been the cornerstone of China's macroeconomic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554121/central-bank-forecasts-103pc-growth-first-half
  5. half-marathon

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have run. The wind did not help either.' Gerry Kipling, 53, real estate consultant 'I have lived here for 23 years and this is my third half-marathon. I'm pleased with my time ... the half-marathon and I have improved my time by about seven minutes [to 1:53]. I had more training and preparation this time. Last year I didn't prepare properly, went too fast and got cramps.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536260/half-marathon
  6. Half as loud would be just great

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam John Scofield Cultural Centre Concert Hall Reviewed February 24; also appearing tonight If it had been half as loud it would have been twice as enjoyable. Many of the subtler aspects of John Scofield's reinterpretations of the Ray Charles songbook were obscured by thundering drums, and the keyboards were often barely audible. This detracted from, but did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537875/half-loud-would-be-just-great
  7. Nearly half of parents hit children, study shows

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang High use of corporal punishment in the home spurs call for action Nearly half of all parents have admitted meting out corporal punishment to their children- prompting a call for a law banning the use of physical force as a disciplinary measure. In a survey commissioned by the Social Welfare Department, 44 per cent of parents admitted using corporal punishment at least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538565/nearly-half-parents-hit-children-study-shows
  8. Half the software installed in PCs pirated

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Half the software installed in Hong Kong personal computers in 2004 was pirated, according to a study released yesterday that ranks the city among the worst culprits in the region. New Zealand, Japan and Australia had the lowest software piracy rates of 23 per cent, 28 per cent and 32 per cent respectively. Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea also scored lower than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534466
  9. 2,000 set to line up for half-marathon

    Posted Jan 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Runners will chase centenary souvenirs in the 2006 Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championship on Sunday morning at Tai Mei Tuk in Tai Po. Sportswear brand Mizuno ... of participants has been increasing over the past few years, and more than 2,000 are expected to line up for the start of the race on Sunday. It is one of the Half-Marathon Championships in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/531753
  10. Half teenagers have suicidal thoughts

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong and Agnes Lam Research finds the rate is double that of North American youngsters About half the city's teenage students have thought about killing themselves at some time, double the rate in North America, two research reports have found. Academic woes and family problems were high among the reasons given for contemplating suicide, with one survey finding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/533312

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