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  1. News - World

    Connecticut town marks 6 months since elementary school shooting

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 02:41pm by Reuters in Newtown

    ... Reuters in Newtown Newtown holds ceremony remembering 26 victims of massacre Six months after a gunman killed 26 children and adults at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, families ... to revive a series of gun-control initiatives proposed after the Newtown shooting. The measures, which were opposed by the National Rifle Association gun rights lobby, failed to win approval ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-towns plan faces legal challenge from lawmaker

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Tony Cheung and Julie Chu

    ... Tony Cheung and Julie Chu Court should overturn funding approval because Finance Committee chairman acted outside his power, says independent legislator New-towns plan faces legal ... a request for judicial review. Wong wants the court to overturn the committee's approval of the government's funding request for a contentious new-towns project in the northeastern New ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why New Territories new-towns plan makes a lot of sense

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com New-towns plan makes a lot of sense Amid all the fire and brimstone in and outside of the legislature over initial funding for two proposed New Territories towns, we have lost sight of what the plan actually aims to do. My guess is that many readers and even some protesters have little idea what they are fighting over. There is nothing wrong building ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-town funding vote prompts people to cast ballots in unofficial referendum

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:59am by Ernest Kao, JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng, Phila Siu

    ... Staff Reporters Electors cite the Finance Committee vote as a reason for casting ballots in unofficial Occupy referendum and joining tomorrow's march New-town funding boosts poll turnout The much-disputed passage of initial funding for new towns last week drove more people to vote in an unofficial plebiscite on electoral reform on its last day. Engineering student Roy Lau ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam calls on Legco to approve funding for new-towns project

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:58pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Acting chief executive warns that Legco failure to approve funding could hit poor, while development minister faces angry villagers Lam makes plea over new-towns cash delay Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor urged lawmakers to approve preliminary funding for controversial new-town projects in the northeastern New Territories. She ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco vote on new-towns funding postponed again as protesters rally at Tamar

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:15pm by Joyce Ng, Ada Lee and Samuel Chan

    ... Tung. Watch: Protestors rally outside of Legco during new-towns funding proposal The chairman of the Finance Committee, Ng Leung-sing, faced heated criticism during the four-hour meeting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco lockdown: security stepped up for Friday vote on fiercely opposed new-towns project

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 02:39pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Unprecedented security as lawmakers make second attempt to vote on controversial plan after hundreds stormed the building last week Legco lockdown to repel protest over new towns A lockdown will be imposed on the Legislative ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Pepper spray and barricades used as new-town protesters try to storm Legco complex

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:05pm by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Scenes of chaos as police use pepper spray to force back angry campaigners trying to force open the doors to Legco building New-town protest at Tamar erupts An angry, 200-strong crowd demonstrating against the government's plans for two new towns tried to force their way into the Legco building last night as police officers targeted them ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - TRUE ACCOUNT

    Book review: Newtown: An American Tragedy, by Matthew Lysiak

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:46pm by MCT

    ... Hector Tobar Newtown: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak Gallery 3 stars Hector Tobar Adam Lanza was, by all accounts, a strange child. Matthew Lysiak's book tackles the challenge ... among the most heinous in US history, demands a serious study of what transformed an odd boy into a killer. Unfortunately Newtown: An American Tragedy feels like the work of a reporter rushing ...




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