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  1. Watch out for 'poison arrows'

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... or she is working? Is the person's desk pointing at you? Corners or edges that are pointing towards you- known in fung shui as 'poison arrows'- will cause sha chi or negative energy, resulting in agitation and irritation that may develop into aggression. Rearrange the desks so that they lie parallel and do not have any corners or edges pointing towards you. Failing ...

  2. Dog poisoner returns to haunt Bowen Road

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney The Bowen Road dog poisoner has struck twice in the past week. Andrew Pang Tze-on could only look on in horror yesterday as his four-and-a-half-year-old bitch, Pepper, died an excruciating death after eating poisoned food left on what is the most infamous road for dog lovers in Hong Kong. When he reported it to the police, he was told it was the second case in the past few ...

  3. Poisoned chalice

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... for taking legal action but all the other teams were left on the shore with nothing to do.' The position was especially dire for grinders. America's Cup-class boats have between six ... a race, MacInnes was disheartened by what happened in Valencia. 'There's a lot of things that we just do instinctively when we are sailing and you can't expect that from ...

  4. Don't be long

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... 1 to have a list as long as your arm a. to have a list of important things to do b. to have an endless list of anything 2 to be long in the tooth a. to be pleased about something b. to be old, often too old, to do something 3 to take the long view a. to look at something through very strong glasses b. to think about the effects something will have in the future, not just in the present ...

  5. A lonely girl tends a garden where the flowers can kill

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Poison Diaries By Maryrose Wood Based on a concept by the Duchess of Northumberland Published by HarperCollins ISBN 9780007354436 Alnwick Castle in the north of England, ... have lived for more than 700 years. The present duchess attracts many tourists to the castle because of her unusual hobby. The Duchess' fascination with and knowledge of poisonous plants ...

  6. Do-it-yourself chic

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh Whether it's growing their own herbs, making soap, or even building furniture, the do-it-yourself (DIY) idea has been popular in Western countries for decades. But in Hong Kong, where you can buy almost anything, it's surprising to find anyone who wants to make things themselves. Enter Eva Lung Wan-yee, a DIY artist whose skills include sewing, knitting, ...

  7. Mushrooms

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... come from. If you touch the gills on a freshly picked mushroom, you can often see its spores. Food for thought Some mushrooms can be eaten. But do not think all of them can. Some will make you ... be stir-fried, put in soups and sauces... in fact they go with almost anything. Mushroom poisoning An expert on mushrooms is called a mycologist, and even they get poisoned sometimes. Edible mushrooms- ...

  8. Is someone copying Bowen Road poisoner?

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Police fear someone is copying the Bowen Road dog poisoner after poisoned food was strewn along most of its length and in surrounding areas over the past two days. Worried ... (SPCA) discovered poisoned food along various parts of the road over the past 48 hours. The Bowen Road dog poisoner has struck twice in the past week. A four-and-a-half-year-old bitch, Pepper ...

  9. Killer may have claimed the lives of 200 pets

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bowen Road dog poisoner has become one of Hong Kong's most notorious criminals in recent times and police are no closer to catching the canine killer. Police said there had been 72 cases of dog poisoning in the area between 1995 and the end of October 2009. But the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it believed about 200 dogs had died at the hands ...

  10. Ambulances to be kitted out with charcoal drink to treat poisoning

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Bottles of charcoal drink will soon be given to victims of poisoning who are considered suitable to receive them to speed up their treatment. From Monday, all ... will be asked to take them on the way to hospital, instead of the current practice of drinking them after they are admitted. Dr Lau Fei-lung, director of the Hospital Authority's Poison Information ...




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