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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... servants.' 'The Time Ball on Kowloon Signal Hill is dropped daily at 10am and 4pm, except on Saturdays when it is dropped at 10am only,' a notice said on July 13. The ball was hoisted half mast at the 55th minute and full mast at the 57th minute. Should it fail to drop at the correct time it would be lowered at 5 minutes past the hour. 'Should the Time Ball be out of order, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686790/slice-life
  2. Borough boys

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Charlie Carter

    ... of the burgeoning scene back home. 'We're just not in New York enough to know what's going on,' says Mike Stroud, one half of the band that will be bringing their incessant sound ... as far as we're concerned there is no scene.' Whether or not Stroud and partner Evan Mast, both 29, feel part of a scene, there certainly is one across the East River from Manhattan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680156/borough-boys
  3. Firms in fatal crane collapse plead not guilty

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... place on the ninth floor of the building, at 500 Hennessy Road, the prosecution said. As seven workers were lowering the mast of the crane, one of two at the site, the crane's climbing gear and some mast sections bent and the crane collapsed. Workers Tam Shing and Tam Cheung-tai died. The prosecutors said that a method statement and risk assessment on lowering the mast were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697310/firms-fatal-crane-collapse-plead-not-guilty
  4. Political parties part of our democratic future

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first direct elections to the Legislative Council. People are reluctant to nail their colours to a party mast. Many of those who opt for a career in politics prefer to join small groups (which are often careful not to have the word 'party' in their name). Roughly half of our lawmakers are independents. The result is a fragmented political scene that fails to present the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690757/political-parties-part-our-democratic-future
  5. Taipei approves HK$23.5b for typhoon reconstruction

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwanese flags to fly at half-mast from tomorrow until Monday as a mark of respect for the dead. The natural disaster has been labelled Taiwan's worst in half a century, but people have blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690267/taipei-approves-hk235b-typhoon-reconstruction
  6. East Kowloon sees office explosion

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... rental levels, and a price war in the office leasing market was unlikely. Rival developer Sino Land launched its Exchange Tower at Wang Chiu Road in Kowloon Bay in the second half of last year, ... Realty's Manhattan Place in Kowloon Bay is targeting major anchor tenants and has signed up Nestle Hong Kong, Mast Industries and Celestial Asia Securities Holdings, which have already moved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672869/east-kowloon-sees-office-explosion
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and the Half-Blood Prince in which the young wizard (Daniel Radcliffe, above) and his friend, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), are mulling over the notion of 'unbreakable vows' in a train compartment. ... running parallel to their struggle against the dark forces slowly penetrating Hogwarts' walls. Raging hormones seem to have replaced rampaging evil as the driving force in Half-Blood Prince. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686986/harry-potter-and-half-blood-prince
  8. After almost half a century, the credits roll for Silver Theatre, last of the red flag cinemas

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong, Tanna Chong

    ... Martin Wong, Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Without fanfare, and barely noticed by nearby residents, the curtain has been quietly lowered on the last pro-Beijing cinema in Hong Kong, closing a chapter in the city's movie history. Opened on September 7, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686747/after-almost-half-century-credits-roll-silver-theatre-last-red-flag-cinemas
  9. Beijing Capital hits 77pc of sales target at half-year

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... The average price at which units in its projects were sold in the first five months was 19,797 yuan per square metre, down 8.5 per cent from the second half of last year. The average price for projects outside Beijing fell 6.7 per cent to 5,472 yuan per square metre. Mr Tong cautioned that the significant rebound in property sales in the first half could not be sustained. 'Prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685196/beijing-capital-hits-77pc-sales-target-half-year
  10. Sinopec advances after analysts' bullish first-half profit forecasts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... as 7.04 per cent yesterday after brokerages issued bullish forecasts of its first-half profit. The company is expected by four analysts to post a year-on-year net profit increase of 167.6 to 203 ... Post, 7.1 times the profit a year earlier. Adding first-quarter net profit of 11.19 billion yuan, the forecast for first-half net profit is 26.8 billion yuan, up 184.7 per cent year on year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687669/sinopec-advances-after-analysts-bullish-first-half-profit-forecasts

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