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  1. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... great weekend at the Sevens Again we have seen a great Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event. I would like to thank all the hard-working amateurs who are the backbone of this great event- the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the world's best rugby supporters, that is, the city's rugby clubs. I am also grateful to the Hong Kong police for showing their professionalism and patience ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government contractors trash environment

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... was staged in a marquee at the Indian Recreation Club in So Kon Po. It featured seven bouts, including one all-female contest that, unsurprisingly, attracted the most attention from the largely male audience. Rugby pundit Justin Sampson acted as MC, and there was further added value in the sprinkling of highly personable bikini-clad models. The event, now in its sixth year, was organised ...

  3. Seven earthquakes rock Taiwan

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Seven earthquakes, including one of magnitude 6.3, rattled Taiwan yesterday. They came after authorities on the mainland evacuated 400,000 people last week following a strong quake in Yunnan province. The quakes did not cause any injuries or damage, but the 6.3-magnitude tremor caused panic, with people rushing out of buildings, according to police. ...

  4. Smog a burning issue seven years on

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson The smog issue has hung low and heavy over the conscience of Beijing ever since the Games were awarded in 2001 and will continue to cause many sleepless nights over the next two weeks. Despite the extreme measures put in place - from banning ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... seven hectares and includes a woodland corridor, a butterfly garden, organic farms and a dragonfly pond. There will also be a visitor centre providing guided tours. The scheduled completion date ...

  6. Bureau looking ahead seven months to rain-free Olympics

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Much of the mainland might be in the grip of a crippling cold spell but weather experts yesterday forecast clear skies and a rain-free Olympics in seven months' time. Top officials of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau confirmed that cloud-seeding would be used to guarantee the opening ceremony would not be washed out. The Games are being staged ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing only 17th most polluted city, ministry says

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... standards; on 17 days the air was rated "severely polluted" or "hazardous", the ministry said on its website yesterday. Notably, Beijing is surrounded by seven of the 10 most ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The government proposed a major urban park for each of the seven districts identified in the Metroplan, totalling 390 hectares. A further 15 interlinked urban fringe parks would be built totalling 1,000 ...

  9. Mosquito index rises in seven areas of city

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Celine Sun and Mary Ann Benitez Indices measuring mosquito infestations have exceeded safety levels in seven city areas this month. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department disclosed yesterday that ovitrap indices passed the 20 per cent safety level in Diamond Hill, Fanling, Cheung Sha Wan, Happy Valley, Kowloon City North, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai North. Diamond Hill was top ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution devastates rural areas, threatens farmland

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 03:45pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... ordering local governments to "attach great importance" to soil pollution and to gain a thorough understanding of the situation within two years. The move came seven years after the State ...




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