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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. Taiwan orders flags lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Taiwan yesterday lowered its official flags to half-mast to show respect to the late Pope John Paul II, whose Holy See is Taipei's only ally in Europe. In his condolence message to the Vatican, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian praised the Pope as one of the greatest religious leaders in the world. 'The world has lost a great religious leader,' said Mr Chen in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495362/taiwan-orders-flags-lowered-half-mast-sign-respect
  3. 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
  4. News - World

    Last of the original Navajo Code Talkers dies

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 01:31am by AP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Chester Nez, the last of 29 Navajo Indians who helped create a code used during the second world war and never broken by the Axis powers, has died aged 93. Flags are being flown at half-mast until Sunday on the tribe's territory in the US. "The power of our language was shared with the world when the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526171/last-original-navajo-code-talkers-dies
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF forecasts strengthening economic growth in second half

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Aix-en-Provence IMF chief predicts stronger global growth this half Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of this year and accelerate in 2015 although momentum could be weaker than expected, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said yesterday, adding that the IMF did not expect a sharp slowdown in China. Lagarde said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1548294/imf-forecasts-strengthening-economic-growth-second-half
  6. Sport - Racing

    Half century for Teetan as Sun sets on first season

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:45am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Half century for Teetan as Sun sets on first season It's been a slow last two months for Karis Teetan but you couldn't wipe the trademark smile off the Mauritian's face after he finally cracked a half-century of wins with victory on Sun Pins and secured fourth place in the jockeys' championship in an impressive rookie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1548330/half-century-teetan-sun-sets-first-season
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Almost 50 per cent of employers will increase headcount, survey reveals Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year Almost half of Hong Kong's employers plan to recruit more staff in the second half of this year, according to a survey, the strongest hiring trend since late 2011. The poll reflected growing confidence among the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Last original native American Indian Navajo Code Talker dies

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:15am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... He was 93. Flags will be flown at half-mast until June 8 on the tribe’s territory in the United States. “The power of our language was shared with the world during the second world war when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525792/last-original-native-american-indian-navajo-code-talker-dies
  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Limited upside seen for Hong Kong stocks in second half

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Limited upside seen for HK stocks Concerns about the mainland economy and tinkering by the central bank contributed to a lacklustre first half for local markets, and analysts say the outlook ... were the worst performers, while the technology and property sectors finished the half in the black. Conglomerates rose more than 6 per cent, thanks to their international diversification, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1543901/limited-upside-seen-hong-kong-stocks-second-half

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