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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

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei 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,' ...

    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 - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan investigators raid offices of Kaohsiung gas blast companies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... people as the island flew flags at half mast yesterday to mourn the blast victims and 48 killed in an earlier plane crash. The number killed in the explosions rose to 30 after the family of two ... the Taiwanese flag would be flown at half mast from public buildings for three days of mourning for "our compatriots who died unfortunately in the two accidents".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567150/taiwan-investigators-raid-offices-kaohsiung-gas-blast-companies
  5. Half of the effort will lead to half of the results

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 09:29am

    ... for a workout one of the things you need to consider is “Did I work to my maximum today”. If you only put in half of the effort, you can only expect half of the benefits. It is no secret that the people ... find it motivating to listen to music while they exercise. This could be just what you need to inspire you and get the most out of your training. Remember. Half of the effort will lead to half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/topics/fitness-and-wellness/1615591/half-effort-will-lead-half-results
  6. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Wallabies are not sexists, says scrum-half Nick Phipps

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 11:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Wallabies not a bunch of sexists, insists Phipps Wallaby scrum-half Nick Phipps says the Australia squad are not a bunch of sexists following the fallout ... the job I’d love them to be there. I find it funny that gender is always brought into it Wallaby scrum-half Nick Phipps The tribunal could not establish whether a second more offensive text ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1626955/wallabies-are-not-sexists-says-scrum-half-nick-phipps
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten may be free for only half-day, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Amid spending cuts, government committee is likely to face opposition from departments to expected HK$5b cost of education subsidy Kindergarten may be free for only half-day The government is likely to subsidise children to attend kindergartens for only half a day, says a lawmaker who has been consulted by the committee looking into free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621599/kindergarten-may-be-free-only-half-day-says-lawmaker
  8. Sport - Soccer - Hong Kong v Argentina

    Argentina thrash Hong Kong 7-0 in front of half full stadium

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 06:36pm by James Porteous

    ... anniversary of the Hong Kong Football Association. HK were 3-0 down at the break, through Ever Banega, Gonzalo Higuain and Nicolas Gaitan. In the second half, Higuain made it 4-0 before Lionel Messi came on for the last half hour and immediately scored two and made another in a sensational cameo. He even found time to sign a shirt for a pitch invader   Kim Pan-gon, the Hong Kong coach, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1616288/live-hong-kong-v-argentina

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