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  1. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Climbing couple die on New Zealand mountain

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... in a snow cave on a New Zealand mountain for two nights in bitterly cold conditions, police said on Monday. Police identified the pair as 31-year-old Hiroki Ogawa, a Japanese geoscientist studying ... that he received a text from his daughter on Sunday night saying she did not think she would survive. Keith Sutton described Ogawa, an experienced mountaineer, as “a very special man” who tried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1341821/climbing-couple-die-new-zealand-mountain
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Debt mountain looms for university students

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Debt mountain looms for university students Cash-strapped students who seek government loans to get them through their tertiary studies may face debts of up to HK$192,000 at the end of their courses, a survey has found. Some of those polled could not see themselves repaying the loans until they are in their 40s, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1339051/debt-mountain-looms-university-students
  3. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1247450/rock-climbing-catching-hong-kong
  4. News - China Insider - NATURE

    World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:01pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com With its intimidating, pincer-like mandibles, thick black body and wingspan that could cover a man's face, this is one creepy-crawlie you wouldn't want to see buzzing around your bedroom. Scientists in China have discovered what is officially the world’s largest aquatic insect, in a mountain village in Sichuan province. The bug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1558091/worlds-largest-aquatic-insect-discovered-chinas-sichuan-province
  5. News - China - COMMUNIST PARTY

    Retired official Jia Qinglin spotted at summer retreat, defying rumours he was detained

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:04pm by Keith Zhai

    ... in 2012, visited Changshou Mountain in Hebei province on Wednesday morning, a staff member with the tourism centre said. Jia, 74 stayed at the site for about an hour and was seen by many tourists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555590/jia-qinglin-takes-public-internet-appearances-rumour-control
  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMERISM

    'Blue Mountain' coffee claim 'grounds for alarm', says licensed seller

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Many retailers wrongly advertise they sell premium Blue Mountain beans, says importer Coffee claim 'grounds for alarm' Many coffee products sold at a premium in Hong Kong as "Blue Mountain" have only a remote connection with the Blue Mountain Range in Jamaica from where they are supposed to come, an importer claims. Jim Coke, CEO ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1319457/blue-mountain-coffee-claim-grounds-alarm-says-licensed-seller
  7. Comment - Letters

    Green fix for food waste mountain

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Environment-friendly fix makes molehill of food waste mountain Since the Council for Sustainable Development launched a consultation on waste charging, there has been a flurry of media attention on the topic. While the pros and cons of the proposed charges have been examined in detail, the experts commenting through the media have shown little interest in pursuing rational ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1329865/green-fix-food-waste-mountain
  8. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE SPORTS

    Hong Kong-based climber sets off on expedition to scale Mount Everest

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Ultimate challenge for HK mountaineer Nearly 60 years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer wants to repeat the feat. Austrian-born Paul Niel and his team have set off on a nine-week long expedition to scale the famous mountain, which at 8,848 metres is the highest in the world. They will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219446/hong-kong-based-climber-sets-expedition-scale-mount-everest
  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMERISM

    'Blue Mountain' name is a hard case to fight

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com 'Blue Mountain' name is a hard case to fight The abundance of "Blue Mountain" coffee is an example of how difficult it is to regulate ... Descriptions Ordinance. As in the case of Blue Mountain coffee, it is still impossible to establish that coffee shops or makers have infringed a trademark. The Jamaican coffee industry regulator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1319463/blue-mountain-name-hard-case-fight
  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Australia's Tamborine Mountain Distillery's artisanal approach to making spirits

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... Janelle Carrigan life@scmp.com The Tamborine Mountain Distillery adopts an artisanal approach, writes Janelle Carrigan Arranged on the shelves are dozens of hand-painted bottles. ... overseen by workers in white coats. But it's quite the contrary. Tamborine Mountain Distillery is perched high in the Gold Coast hinterland. Owners Alla Ward and her husband Michael embraced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1313062/australias-tamborine-mountain-distillerys-artisanal-approach

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