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  1. Public consultation process for incinerator proposal is just a charade

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'happy hour' (6-8pm, Friday) when perhaps officials hoped vocal expats would be otherwise occupied. No translation into Cantonese was provided until an audience member called for it. ... management facilities' at Shek Kwu Chau. The two-hour session confirmed portrayals of the government's 'public consultations' as a sham. This one was not only phoney, ...

  2. Heaviest rainstorm in 400 years: bureau

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Paggie Leung

    ... and two women at a water catchment at Village Terrace in Happy Valley. They were rescued by firefighters. The Peak tram was suspended for more than three hours from 6am yesterday as flooding ... and 2.30am. The department's technical secretary, Robin Lee Kui-biu, said 166.5mm of rain within an hour was rare in the city. 'This is an extremely high rainfall and the chance of its ...

  3. We can all help

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong are showing concern for the health of our planet, however. Some 2.5 million are expected to take part in this year's Earth Hour on March 31, when the lights of buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour will join many homes in being switched off for an hour. We can go beyond that, and every home can contribute to a sustainable future. Power consumption means carbon ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite our problems, Hongkongers can take pride

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... would be happy to call it home. However, people do not necessarily feel happy. According to the Happy Planet Index compiled by the New Economics Foundation, we ranked 102nd with a score of 5.6 ... are still struggling to make a decent living with an hourly wage of just HK$28. Longevity also appears to be a mixed blessing. It is hardly a comfort to live longer when a patient has to wait years ...

  5. letters

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for an hour, the child I looked after remembered my name. It really made me happy, as I didn't think we could develop a bond in such a short period of time. Being a volunteer is not about looking ...

  6. Swamped traders blame the drains

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pumping station to reduce flood risk in the area. At Lui Ming Choi Memorial Primary School, student Fong Ming-to was happy. 'I get to home early,' he said as his mother collected him an hour before usual. But Mrs Cheng, mother of another student, grumbled that the government should have cancelled morning classes altogether. 'There was already an amber [rainstorm warning] ...

  7. ENVIRONMENT: Electric cars, green lunches and walkways

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 'green lunches' from next academic year. Incinerator with daily capacity of 3,000 tonnes, capable of generating 400 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, to be built in Tsang Tsui ... Territories and Sai Kung recently listed as the 141st national geopark of China. Unesco listing to be sought. PEDESTRIANISATION Build system of pedestrian underpasses connecting Victoria Park to Happy ...

  8. On style, she rules

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a high-fashion replica only serve to maintain interest in the real deal? I've heard there are mood-altering face powders out there. Is that true? Sign me up! Where can I puff and pat to happiness ... gel foundation (HK$168), with 'vitamin-rich fruit therapy', which promises to boost radiance and give an even, revived complexion for 16 hours (Seibu, Langham Place, Mong Kok, tel: ...

  9. Blackout to shed light on global warming

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Hong Kong will join 70 other Asian cities tonight to switch off lights for an hour as part of a campaign to raise awareness about global warming. The local campaign ... to it.' Mr Chu appealed to people to take part in a carnival tonight at Chater Garden in Central, which will feature performances and a countdown to the hour when lights will be switched off. He ...

  10. Controversial Lantau road upgrade wins funding

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... association member Nick Shaw said. 'The construction will create a lot of noise, air and dust pollution. People who hike on the Lantau Trail will not be happy, people will be angry about disturbances to the hillsides up Sunset Peak. The draining will cause pollution at Pui O, so people there will be upset.' An application for 24-hour construction work on some sections is pending ...




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