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  1. It's a foreign invasion for International Trials

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Mountain, to return to racing in the Mile Trial the same day, and Luca Cumani has been invited to run QE II Cup winner Presvis in the Cup Trial on November 15. 'Presvis is not a certain runner ... 'But we're delighted that Eagle Mountain is coming. He hasn't raced since winning the Hong Kong Cup, but when Mike brought him back from a year off in October last year, Eagle ...

  2. International raiders take Trials to new level

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... offers a measuring stick for the visitors, here and watching abroad, as well as the local up-and-comers like Happy Zero and Co. Eagle Mountain also promises to give everyone a proper guide ... in the mix, while connections of Breeders' Cup Turf winner California Flag have also made positive comments about coming. The Cup has strong visiting attractions in Eagle Mountain, Group One ...

  3. Tunnel connects last county without a road

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... to the outside world. It is a remote, forbidding place that is almost entirely surrounded by the Himalayas and other mountains. Access is limited, but with the blasting of 150 kilograms of explosives yesterday, all that is about to change. The blast removed the last obstacle to a three-kilometre tunnel through the mountains, and by the end of next year, Metok will for the first time have ...

  4. Equipment problem for firemen a dreadful state of affairs

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mountain accidents and one hill fire, I observed one more obvious failure in the standard equipment of officers. The mobility of firefighters on hill sides is impeded by their footwear. ... Kong's topography and the front-line responsibility in hill-side fires and mountain rescue operations, firemen deserve proper footwear, as much as they need masks and radios that work ...

  5. Promises of a better life go up in smoke

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Shady deals, and delays see the residents of notorious garbage mountain still in squalor 12 years on Smokey Mountain, the huge Manila rubbish tip, was home ... two of his daughters some college education and they now earn for the family through intermittent clerical jobs. But the family's story and that of Smokey Mountain speaks volumes of how ...

  6. Bones of contention

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... concerns over jobs and tourist dollars, reports Peter Goff. Lavender-laced, with craggy cliff-faces and winding paths, Tianyuan mountain provides a vivid backdrop for the village below. Locals view ... opportunities on the mountain to develop a small forestry, but she too had an uneasy feeling. Before making a decision on leasing the mountain from the local government, she called in a feng shui expert ...

  7. Tunisia

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... It is part of a region in North Africa known as the Maghreb. In the north are the Atlas mountains. These are fertile mountains that stretch across three nations. They separate Africa from ...

  8. Tourists return to Kashmir despite the years of unrest

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem DESPITE CONTINUED security concerns in the region, the mountains, lakes and forests of Kashmir are beginning to lure domestic and international tourists once again. Government ... of outstanding natural beauty, Jammu and Kashmir has been called the 'Switzerland of the east'. India's sixth-largest and northernmost state is home to some of the tallest mountains ...

  9. Source of Pearl River is slowly drying up

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo in Zhanyi, Yunnan At the foot of Maxiong Mountain in Yunnan's Zhanyi county, water trickles slowly from a karst cave into a half dried-up lake a few metres below before ... areas in non-polluting enterprises and organic farming in underdeveloped, mountainous areas upstream. 'Businesses from the Pearl River Delta could also co-operate with upstream provinces ...

  10. HK stars again show their class on the world stage

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... a major force on the world stage and the winner of two editions of our springtime showpiece, the QE II, De Kock broadened his horizons to land the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup with Eagle Mountain ... Eagle Mountain returned a rating of 121 in defeating Balius by a relatively soft 11/4 lengths. Viva Pataca had earlier won the International Cup Trial, rating 120 without ever coming off ...




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