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  1. Firm keeps cool as market goes cold in the heat

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The refrigeration business is a fickle one. Growth Enterprise Market-listed Greencool Technology Holdings, which distributes refrigerants, has seen its first-half net profit nosedive by 93 per cent despite sweltering temperatures. Sars is to blame, the company claims: people baulked at the thought of central air-conditioning, which is bad news for its bottom line. Perhaps ...


    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Air-conditioners are a must-have in Hong Kong and when one wears out it is tempting to rush out and buy the first model you come across. But mistakes can be made if you purchase in haste. First, establish the size of unit required to cool the room in question. A small air-conditioner will take a long time to chill a large room; one that is too big will waste ...

  3. Hangzhou opens bomb shelters to cool off citizens

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who either could not afford air-conditioning or had no electricity, the Youth Times reported yesterday. The city, a big tourist draw, has been rationing power supply for more than a month ... yesterday. In Wuhan, in the central province of Hubei, more than 30,000 people who could not afford air-conditioning were moved to 690 meeting rooms, offices and assembly halls. Despite clouds ...

  4. Dangerous driving

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have noticed an increasing number of sports utility vehicles on the roads sporting dangerous metal grilles, mascots and additional headlights. These metal attachments are exactly in a position which would cause serious injuries to pedestrians if they we ...

  5. Birthday man falls to death fixing air-con unit

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An owner of an air-conditioning repair company fell to his death on his birthday yesterday as he tried to fix his workshop's faulty air-conditioner. The accident happened soon after ... girlfriend and younger brother. When they arrived, they discovered that the air-conditioner was not working. Lee clambered on to the outdoor section of the unit, installed on a metal frame, to fix ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK's ozone-depleting quota to be reduced Hong Kong's quota for imports of 34 ozone-depleting substances containing chlorofluorocarbons - used mainly as refrigerants - will be reduced by 35 per cent next year to 90.3 tonnes, the Environmental Pro ...

  7. What's the best way to cool down in this heat?

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... salty breeze, rest assured, any regrets of leaving your air-conditioned home will be squashed. SHELDON LI ? 15 Two years ago, I was like Stephanie over there, trapped in the burning oven ...

  8. Massive air-conditioning units may save a cool $1.2b

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong could save $1.2 billion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 950,000 tonnes if it adopted massive water-cooled air-conditioning systems that could lower temperatures in buildings in entire districts, legislators were told yesterday. But the savings would be partially offset by an increase in the use of fresh water for the systems, which would make up 4 per cent ...

  9. Beauty Spot

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Adele Rosi

    ... include vitamins to protect the skin against free radicals. Available from branches of Lane Crawford and Joyce Beauty. Dried out: Dehydrated skin is apparently one of the most common conditions observed by skin-care professionals. It is due to exposure to the elements, to air-conditioning and heating, and the effects of stress, caffeine, alcohol and ageing. It usually results ...

  10. Stoves burning coal and wood are killing 420,000 a year, says expert

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... on the mainland, according to a leading international environmental health expert. Kirk Smith, an indoor air pollution specialist with the World Health Organisation, said the 420,000 deaths was more than half of the number who died each year from air pollution-related illnesses on the mainland. He said most of the victims were women and children living in poorly ventilated rural homes where ...




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