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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s public holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day Japan yesterday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 ... with the support of a majority of ruling and opposition lawmakers. It came after the Japanese Alpine Club and other mountain-related groups lobbied for the bill, claiming that Japan- where Shintoism's ...

  2. News - Asia

    Many mountains still to cross in Sino-Indian relations

    Posted May 07th 2014, 11:33pm by NEETA LAL

    ... Neeta Lal in New Delhi As Singh era comes to an end in India, its relations with China are troubled by a trade imbalance and continuing border tensions Many mountains still to cross It would be reasonable to expect an Oxford-educated economist like Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh- architect of India's economic reforms in the 1990s, which put the country ...

  3. Consistency flavours Snowy Mountain's quality spring water

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:21am by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh, Christina Liedke and David Bell

    ... acquainted with the distinctive taste of Snowy Mountain Natural Spring Water from Australia's Macedon Ranges. The consistent flavour, which comes from a sustainable single source at the foothills of Musk, makes Snowy Mountain an iconic brand in Australia. "Our customers can identify the taste as coming from a particular source," says Tony McMahon, spokesperson for Snowy ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Nepal introduces rules to remove Everest’s mountain of rubbish

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kathmandu Fit of pique over Everest's mountain of rubbish Litterbugs are no longer welcome on the roof of the world. As Nepal welcomes trekkers at the start of the climbing season on Everest, it is introducing new rules in the hope of taking more control over the world's tallest mountain. The rules, which include a demand that climbers bring down ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    It's goodbye to Lion Rock, hello Money Mountain

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:38am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Say goodbye to Lion Rock, hello to Money Mountain Price-gouging fishball sellers, passengers occupying a cruise ship to extort compensation for a missed port call, cabbies ... occupy cruise ships to price-gouging fishball sellers. Let's ditch the old Lion Rock symbol. Our new symbol should be a mountain of money, with everyone clamouring to climb it. ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping the taxman on the other side of the mountains

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the other side of the mountains "As the next step, the taxation administration will rigorously investigate major cases of tax fraud," the [State Administration of Taxation] said. SCMP, January 25 I am much taken by an old Chinese aphorism on relations between government and citizen- san go wong dai yuen: the mountains are high and the emperor is far away. For a concrete example ...

  7. News - World - THEATRE

    Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Madrid, nine years after hit film

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Madrid Next week will see world premiere of new version of love story of two American cowboys Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Madrid It is a tale that has pushed the boundaries of print and film. Now, Brokeback Mountain, the tragic love story of two American cowboys, is looking to again chart new territory. Next week will see the world premiere of the opera ...

  8. Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder Profile Books HK$150 Had it been written by a different author, this could have been a hagiography. But in the hands of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder, who for three years followed his subject, Paul Farmer, as he treated innumerable patients, it is the sort of book that will change readers. Farmer's mission ...




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