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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Cyber queue-jumper snapped up HK$100 Cathay tickets while 150,000 waited in line

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com 'Playing around' helped traveller grab HK$100 flights while thousands made futile attempts How one buyer got a flying start in Cathay sale A Hong Kong-based frequent flyer has revealed how he turned cyber-queue jumper, snapping up a pair of cheap Cathay Pacific flights to New York while 150,000 frustrated buyers spent hours trying in vain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581296/how-one-buyer-got-flying-start-cathay-sale
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ORNITHOLOGY

    Scientists from Britain blow hole in theory of thieving magpies

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Scientists blow hole in theory of thieving magpies Magpies, black and white birds which for generations have been known as jewellery thieves, are in fact wary of shiny objects, a myth-busting study has claimed. In a series of experiments, British animal behaviourists found that, far from being kleptomaniacs, the birds were in fact fearful of unknown objects. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580100/scientists-britain-blow-hole-theory-thieving-magpies
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    100,000 children’s families in queue for public rental flats

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com 100,000 children's families in queue for public rental flats The number of children whose families are in the queue for public housing has jumped 30 per cent in three years and now tops 100,000, a welfare group says. A family of four now has to wait six to seven years on average to be allocated a public rental flat despite a pledge by Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580445/100000-children-queue-public-rental-flats
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Yongkang case shows China's rule of law still good only in theory

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... hollow in the Zhou Yongkang case Justice in theory For decades, China's communist leaders have admonished their cadres to "combine theory and practice". This is sound advice ... What should we make of this blatant discrepancy between theory and practice? At the height of the notorious Soviet "purge trials" of the 1930s, when Stalin manipulated prosecutors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574300/zhou-yongkang-case-shows-chinas-rule-law-still-good-only
  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia airs conspiracy theories over downed Malaysia jet MH17

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:54pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... wheeled out conspiracy theories to explain the Malaysian air crash, including one holding that it was a bungled attempt to down President Vladimir Putin’s presidential jet. After Putin said that Ukraine was responsible for the crash, Russian state television focused on several theories that pinned the blame accordingly. “The aim could have been Plane No. 1,” Russia 24 television said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556590/russia-airs-conspiracy-theories-over-downed-malaysia-jet-mh17
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    No more queues! Ocean Park develops smartphone app to book rides in advance

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com … only you will have to wait a year for the app that Ocean Park believes will cut waiting times for its roller coasters and other attractions End of the ride for theme park queues? Are you put off a trip to the amusement park for fear of long queues for rides? Ocean Park is hoping to remove the problem by developing a smartphone application to allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558403/end-ride-theme-park-queues
  7. Proposal puts young singles at back of queue for flats

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... on the waiting list, the youngest at the bottom of the queue will in theory have to wait for more than 13 years. Deputy Director of Housing Tam Wing-pong admitted it was possible that the proposal, ... of the system, singles can only carry a maximum of 18 months of their waiting time in the queue to the family category after they get married. 'As there are a number of factors affecting the queue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510122/proposal-puts-young-singles-back-queue-flats
  8. Crowds flock to expo's last weekend

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... ones who managed to scramble to the front of the queue for the Oil pavilion, one of the biggest draws. Five minutes before the pavilions opened, the queue stretched for hundreds of metres. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728385/crowds-flock-expos-last-weekend
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... was that a demand failure could not cause an economic slump. This message was accepted by virtually every major economist, before the publication of Keynes’ General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money ... had to do this because his entire theory was based on the analysis of demand failure and his prescription for putting life back into aggregate demand – namely, a fiscal stimulus. Keynes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due

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