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  1. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Hong Kong-based mountaineer scales Everest and Lhotse peaks within 24 hours

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Paul Niel conquers Everest and Lhotse within a day but his feat is shadowed by the death of a fellow climber Mountaineer scales two peaks within 24 hours Sixty years to the day since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer has repeated the feat but it was overshadowed by tragedy. Austrian-born Paul ...

  2. News - Asia - BHUTAN

    Bhutanese brave mountains and monsoon for election

    Posted May 31st 2013, 04:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Thimphu Voters in Bhutan braved heavy rain and treacherous mountain paths to cast their ballots on Friday as the “land of the thunder dragon” began electing ... reported. “Because the monsoon period has started people may face a little difficulty in climbing the mountains... but as of now all are set and ready,” said Sherab Zangpo, a spokesman ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Bradley Wiggins proves he now has the legs for a fight

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... to be there, but obviously as [Sutton] said, it is Chris' team and he'll have a big say in who he puts around him and who he's confident having in front of him in the mountains," said Wiggins. "Because one thing this team has is a lot of strength in depth, particularly in the mountains. "It's not as simple as saying, 'You've won the Tour so ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, April 12, 2014

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by STAFF

    ... show how their passions give them a different view of Hong Kong. Meet mountain biker Kenneth Lam, paraglider Yuen Wai Kit, rock climber Wong Ming O, spear fisher Ernesto Spicciolato, ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: farmers in arms

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... monopoly on all natural resources, so instead of enjoying the bounty of the mountains, forests and water for free, the public were asked to pay the government to consume them. Those who spoke up ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Japan panel warns of dangers of debt mountain

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo A Japanese government panel warns there is “absolutely no guarantee” that domestic investors will keep financing the country’s massive public debt, citing the risk of a spike in bond yields that could crimp long-term growth prospects, dra ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Engineering innovation can shape Hong Kong's future

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:14pm by ALAN MAN

    ... and wildlife were saved. In fact, an entire mountain side was preserved. These cavern solutions are now being considered elsewhere in Hong Kong and around Asia. Engineers also serve as stewards ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    'Dumped' HK$28m painting ‘covered by insurance’

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:38pm

    ... painting, Snowy Mountain, by Cui Ruzhuo, went under the hammer for HK$28.75 million in a sale on Monday, held at the Grand Hyatt Hongkong in Wan Chai. It was found to have gone missing after ...

  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google pays 1m euro fine in Italy over Street View concerns

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:00am by Reuters in Milan

    ... the regulator said on Thursday. “Cars belonging to the giant of Mountain View roamed Italy’s streets without being entirely recognisable as such, therefore not allowing the people present in those places to decide whether to be photographed or not,” it said in a statement, referring to Google’s headquarters at Mountain View in California. Google has faced numerous privacy lawsuits ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... on the otherwise well-trodden road to Mandalay. A Google search of Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw is the easiest way to find its website. Mountain retreat It's hard to argue with Anantara's claim that its ... onwards) Emeishan is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, noted for its sunrise views and the sea of clouds often visible from the summit. Rather more down-to-earth offerings ...




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