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  1. 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,' ...

  2. Artist nails his colours to Elements' mast

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Vivian Chen. Nails are not just for polishing. They are canvases for Japanese stylist Noboru Tomisawa, who is famed for his elaborate fingertip artwork. The Elements mall has an exhibition of his dazzling craft unt ...

  3. Half-naked man blocks road for half an hour

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in shorts, sat in the Kwai Chung-bound lane of Lai Chi Kok Road for about half an hour before being removed by police. Police later identified him as a 30-year-old believed to have a history ... and swore at him when they realised he was responsible. Police were called but took half an hour to reach the scene because of the traffic jam. At first the man ignored the officers but then stood ...

  4. Relief for women- half a century on

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not been revised for more than half a century. The good news is that officials have finally come to terms with the inadequacies and plan to revise the toilet ratio from 1 male to 1.5 female. ...

  5. It takes half an hour to go barking mad- judge

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... had been left alone at home, to bark for 10 minutes during the day. But Tong upheld the fine imposed by a magistrate for another incident during which the dog barked for half an hour. Animal ... intervals, the document read. Explaining why he set aside one of the summons, Tong wrote: 'Non-stop barking that continues for half an hour can cause annoyance. 'But I have reservations ...

  6. Not half

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen 'Baseball is ninety per cent mental and the other half physical.' Yogi Berra- former American baseball player I'll see you at half-time. Who or what is.........? 1 my other half a. the person I am married to or in a relationship with b. the person I sit next to at work 2 half-time a. the winning goal in a football match b. the short rest period ...

  7. Vince Chung & Sam Wu

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... climbed the mast of the Macau Tower. So by the time we were paddling a 16-seater boat, I was pretty tired. Sam was not keeping up with the pace of the drummer. He thought I was getting mad at him, ... I'll definitely go back and explore the Middle East. CASH IS KING Sam: A lot of my friends have already pressured me to treat them to a feast with the prize money [his half of US$100,000], so ...

  8. Prizes for half-marathon winners

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Competitors in next month's 16th Mizuno half-marathon will have an added incentive to do well, as the winners of the men's and women's races will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Okinawa Marathon in Japan. Defending champions Chan Ka-ho and Wong Siu-ping won similar prizes in this year's event with a trip to the Osaka International Marathon. ...

  9. Half-marathon victor just gets better with age

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott The good news for Hong Kong's ageing society is that- on the evidence of yesterday's women's half-marathon event anyway- some things really do get better ... in the half-marathon,' explained the 47-year-old. 'So I am just so happy. The last two years I have won my own masters category but never before the overall. I have never felt better.' Toh revealed she ...

  10. Top up that half-empty glass

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are six ways to trade in your half-empty glass for one that's half full: Be inspired Take time to enjoy something beautiful, whether it's a sunrise, a sunset or birds in flight. Allow ...




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