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  1. Worms win Jockey Club waste race

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan The Hong Kong Jockey Club has opted for the humble earthworm in its search for an alternative to dumping the 60 tonnes of waste generated daily by its stabled horses. The club ... and was harvested. Jockey Club head of racing operations John Ridley said the club expected to recycle all its waste by the end of the year. 'We have been looking for an alternative for quite a few ...

  2. Students race to show concern for the environment with solar carts

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH STUDENTS displayed creativity and showed concern for the environment by taking part in a solar-powered cart race organised by Friends of the Earth (HK). Thirteen corporate and 14 school teams took part in the fifth Solar Cart Race at Victoria Park on January 16. The event was aimed at promoting renewable energy sources. 'Hong Kong's air pollution has ...

  3. Race to develop transgenic rice will cost China dearly, warns Greenpeace report

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by foreign biotech multinationals. The patent problem is a looming barrier that the central government, in its race down the highway of transgenic-rice commercialisation, can neither ignore nor ... CropScience. China entered the genetic race in the late 1980s, taking small, cautious steps. In 1990, transgenic-rice programmes received less than 70 million yuan in national funding. But the budgets ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... rolls on in Kentucky Derby The United States goes to the races for one of its biggest sporting events of the year, the Kentucky Derby. The Shug McGaughey-trained Orb is a slight favourite for the big race at 7-2 over undefeated Verrazano, one of a record-tying five horses for trainer Todd Pletcher. Orb goes into the Derby on a four-race winning streak. He won the Florida Derby in his ...

  5. West Side Story

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 12 provinces of China's Western region cover more than 70 per cent of the country. Forty photographs focus on those provinces and include the Daolang dance (pictured), which is performed at weddings, festivals and harvest celebrations by Uygurs living in Markit. The show also features pictures of the sacred Mount Huashan, Tianchi (Heavenly Lake) and horse racing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chance to host Formula E electric car race missed as pollution soars

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... car race snubbed as air pollution soars As pollution levels approached the worst ever recorded in Hong Kong, the government has snubbed a bid to bring one of the world's most ... also made public its preliminary list of eight cities selected to host races next year- omitting Hong Kong. The races will feature cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Hong Kong had ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Safety first in the race for Arctic oil

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ARNE JERNELOV

    ... in the race for Arctic oil ...

  8. Yiu tips hat-trick for Power

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with those of the horse's owner. Owner Hui Leung-wah is also the owner of Solar, who was trained by Yiu before moving to Almond Lee Yee-tat this term and winning four races, and Hui has the skies in his sights with his two charges. 'He is a very lucky owner. These are the first two horses he's ever had and he has already won six races in this season,' Yiu (pictured) ...

  9. Race on to build polar research vessel

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the loss of time in a race so tight,' he said. The ship will be built entirely by a Chinese shipyard. China has the world's largest ship-building capacity and the ice-breaker could ...

  10. Compost plants ready to handle horse manure

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man No horse manure will go to waste during the Olympics. From this weekend, the Environmental Protection Department's HK$37 million plant will compost all of it. The Animal Waste Composting Plant in Ngau Tam Mei, Yuen Long, will produce up to 25 tonnes of fertiliser a day starting from tomorrow- the day after the first horses arrive- until after the Paralympics ...




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