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  1. 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
  2. Flags fly low over a city in mourning for lives cut short

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The pall of grief over Hong Kong was palpable yesterday, with flags flying at half mast, company nameplates and logos draped in black, the Hong Kong stock exchange struck silent ... to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Flags at all government offices will continue to be flown at half mast today and tomorrow. The operator of the ill-fated tour, Hong Thai Travel, opened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723017/flags-fly-low-over-city-mourning-lives-cut-short
  3. Campaign against French retail giant Carrefour gains strength

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they saw a Chinese flag flying at half mast outside a Carrefour branch and many in the city had vowed to take to the streets today or tomorrow. He admitted he was aware Carrefour had explained the half-mast was the work of others, but he still believed such protests would be justified. 'We will definitely do something against the French supermarket this weekend,' Mr Tao said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634281/campaign-against-french-retail-giant-carrefour-gains-strength
  4. Victims of '228 massacre' remembered

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... by blaming it on public anger over KMT corruption. On the orders of Mr Chen, flags flew at half-mast yesterday in recognition of the massacre. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538498/victims-228-massacre-remembered
  5. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Republican convention speakers assail Obama with half-truths and lies

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Tampa Misleading statements and obfuscations used to assail actual record of the Obama camp Convention speakers spew lies, half-truths Beyond the hoopla, politics and glitz, the Republican National Convention has been marked by speeches filled with half-truths, misleading statements, obfuscations and downright falsehoods. From economic issues to welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1027286/republican-convention-speakers-assail-obama-half-truths-and-lies
  6. Streaming home to mourn

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Yalu River was almost empty, with flags flying at half-mast.) But there was no faking the emotions on show among those in China no longer subject to the miseries of life in North Korea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988298/streaming-home-mourn
  7. 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
  8. 2023 Games bid budget cut by more than half

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The government has slashed its proposed budget for the bid to host the 2023 Asian Games by more than half to less than HK$6 billion. The move, which could scupper Hong ... of the community's concern at the potential costs involved in hosting the Asian Games. We therefore welcome the option... that would reduce by more than half the direct cost of hosting the games,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729950/2023-games-bid-budget-cut-more-half
  9. Almost half expect property cooling to fail

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Almost one in two Hongkongers believe the recent government measures to curb property speculation have failed to cool the market, according to a poll. The results of a Liberal Party survey of 1,098 people between August 17 and 26 were reveale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723530/almost-half-expect-property-cooling-fail
  10. Minimum wage could see half of maids sacked

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Half of the employers of foreign domestic helpers would sack them if maids were covered by statutory minimum wage laws, a survey has found. The Liberal Party interviewed 560 employers of foreign domestic helpers from August 22 to September 1. Fifty-three per cent said they would sack their workers if they had to pay them a minimum of HK$4,800 a month, as proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695112/minimum-wage-could-see-half-maids-sacked

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