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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, ...

  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,' ...

  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' ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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".   ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang seeks access to secret Japanese bank account of Kim's half-brother

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Pyongyang targets secret account of Kim's half-brother The head of the group that represents North Korean residents of Japan has returned from Pyongyang ... Jong-nam, the estranged older half-brother of Kim Jong-un, and to empty the account of the approximately US$3 million that it contains. Financial authorities have long been aware that Kim Jong-il ...

  8. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Half million flee Cyclone Hudhud in India and Typhoon Vongfong in Japan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hyderabad Mass evacuations as widespread damage is feared across countries in paths of Cyclone Hudhud and Typhoon Vongfong Huge storms wreak havoc in India and Japan Heavy rain and wind gusts ripped through a large swathe of India' ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - Hong Kong v Argentina

    Lionel Messi & Co arrive to take on Hong Kong- but only half the 40,000 tickets have been sold

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:08am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKFA insists exhibition game against world's number two team to mark its 100th anniversary will still be a success Half of ticketssold forArgentina The party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hong Kong Football Association has not drawn the attention of the masses with only about half of the tickets for the Argentina match against Hong ...




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