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  1. 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
  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo downgraded to tropical storm as it makes landfall in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:26pm

    ... Lawrence Chung and Agencies High mountains and speedy crossing limit damage to Taiwan, but weakened storm still poses flood risk to coastal provinces Typhoon Matmo on Wednesday ... in as many weeks, slammed into Taiwan with winds of 140km/h but lost much of its power as it crossed the island’s high mountains. While last week’s much stronger Typhoon Ramassun left scores dead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557161/5000-tourists-evacuated-taiwan-battens-down-typhoon-matmo
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Passengers stranded as roller coaster ride near Los Angeles is halted by tree branch

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:56pm by NYT

    ... was derailed by a tree branch. Four people were injured on the Ninja ride at the Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, north of Los Angeles. The ride was in a "precarious position" as the passengers were suspended about 12 metres above ground, said Michael Pittman, of Los Angeles County Fire Department. The 22 people on the ride were safely evacuated around 8.30pm, Magic Mountain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549864/passengers-stranded-roller-coaster-ride-near-los-angeles-halted-tree
  7. 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
  8. Sport - CYCLING

    Vincenzo Nibali ‘still in comfort zone’ as he controls Tour de France

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:25am by AFP

    ... to Spaniard Alejandro Valverde to five minutes, 26 seconds after finishing third on Wednesday’s 124.5km 17th stage from Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulan. As he had done in every other mountain ... but as friends and that’s our strong point.” Another team working well together is Contador’s Tinkoff-Saxo. Despite their leader crashing out they have won the last three mountain stages. Young Pole ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1558037/vincenzo-nibali-still-comfort-zone-he-controls-tour-de-france
  9. 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
  10. Sport - Soccer

    Kitchee have a mountain to climb against Jordanians

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com 'We'll fight to end against Jordanians' Kitchee face a tough task tonight as they try to become only the third team from Hong Kong to qualify for the AFC Cup semi-finals. Having lost the home leg 2-1 to Al Fa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1316219/kitchee-have-mountain-climb-against-jordanians

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