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  1. The laws of nurture

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... around. What they have achieved academically since, however, has implications that go way beyond poverty relief and touch on key issues, such as the nature-versus-nurture debate. 'The lesson ... natural resources in Humla they can take advantage of.' The desire to one day return to Humla is common among the children. Another student says she wants to become a teacher and go back ...

  2. Living with nature

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... catering to discerning travellers looking for a luxury getaway to reconnect with nature. The Stables Private Reserve, to be opened next month, sits atop the bamboo forests of the Moganshan Hills, ... yet luxurious, with minimal dependence on artificial energy. It is built entirely from recycled wood, and uses natural ventilation and shade for guest comfort. It comes with four pools, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... natural resources- including water, mineral ores and fossil fuels- has always played a significant role in shaping the terms of the international economic and political order. But now that competition has intensified, as it encompasses virtually all of Asia. Asia is the world's most resource-poor continent, and overexploitation of the natural resources it does possess has created ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy Gourmet

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... those things to nurture and nourish parts of ourselves that we want to develop. [With the latter], the unwanted aspects naturally atrophy because you're not focusing on them and giving them ... bodies produce and take in more toxins than they can safely eliminate, and so we live in a state of chronic toxicity. Many natural health professionals believe this to be the underlying cause ...

  5. HKMA embarks on spree to bolster local dollar

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... points compared with US dollar rates of 1.62 per cent, and 12-month Hibor at about 1.5 per cent versus a US dollar rate of 2.31 per cent. In response to yesterday's intervention by the HKMA, ...

  6. Natural attractions are sure winner with tourists

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Stock

    ... Peter Stock Saudi Arabia is the newly discovered gem of Gulf tourism. The Kingdom has been practically off limits for many years, but is gradually easing visa restrictions and welcoming organised tours in ever increasing numbers. It is the natural attractions that exercise the greatest lure. While desert covers large swathes of Saudi Arabia, many parts are verdant. Near Al-Baha, ...

  7. City's stylish temptations

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Taka is a fusion of vintage elegance and chic, oriental stylish design with natural mixed materials. It reflects urban lifestyle and a personal style.' Also exhibiting in this zone at Xie Yi Lifestyle is Hong Kong high-fashion brand Vincelle, which will be promoting its silk with leather handbags series. Vincelle handbags are made of natural silk fabrics and the brand attracts ...

  8. Natural wonders of Dunhuang under threat, Sepa warns

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The ancient city of Dunhuang, in the northwestern province of Gansu, has stood for more than a millennium but its natural and historic wonders could disappear into the dust ... yesterday that officials were very concerned about the continuing deterioration of Dunhuang's environment, known for the natural beauty of its Ringing Sandhills and Moon Crescent Lake as well ...

  9. Cloud hangs over one of nature's last free spirits

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pastoral fields, crystal-like glaciers, snow-capped mountains, clear waters and farmers from ethnic minorities all feature in the natural miracle of the Three Parallel Rivers Protected Area- China's largest Unesco World Heritage site, which comprises the Jinsha, Lancang and Nu rivers. But nobody is certain it will stay that way under the shadow of a dam project on the Nu ...

  10. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... - one that several have chosen to resolve by adopting a foreigner-only access policy. The upsides are obvious in a region where rapid development has nurtured a taste and capacity for high-end ...




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