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  1. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

  2. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political ... and services that respect their privacy Michal Kosinski, lead Cambridge University analyst  Michal Kosinski, one of the academics behind the study, said he believed Facebook users would be “spooked” ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and Washington protesters might be worlds apart, but both have love for their home

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:34pm by Richard Pretorius

    ...  Post and Scripps Howard News Service in Washington and was the editorial page editor of four newspapers in the United States. He has also taught journalism classes at four universities.   ...

  4. Easy living in serviced apartments

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There's a growing trend in Hong Kong of people choosing serviced apartments over renting a flat. 'Hong Kong is a fast-paced city, so having these [services such as basic home necessities] organised for you helps you hit the ground running,' says Gabriel Chan, marketing and sales executive at Ovolo, which has serviced apartments in five locations in the city. Ovolo ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OMBUDSMAN

    Residents forced to pay for water services around their flats for 16 years

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Two government departments slammed for 'passing the buck' over water services, leaving residents to pick up the tab for maintenance Flat owners left high and dry for 16 years Flat owners on a private housing estate were forced to pay for the maintenance of water services in surrounding streets for 16 years, an Ombudsman report has ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Hotel shortage boosts demand for serviced apartments, prompting office block conversions

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by JUN CONCEPCION

    ... serviced apartments "Serviced apartment, not a hotel." That, recalled Joseph Bautista, was his wife's response when he asked about her choice of accommodation in Hong Kong during ... that we've got because the package is only about HK$20,000 for a month, which is cheaper than staying in a hotel. And what makes the serviced apartment more attractive is the fact that it's just ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Tai Po apartment project sells 400 Mont Vert units in first day despite 'no viewing' rule

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Langi Chiang

    ... apartments available at Mont Vert in Tai Po were bought on the first day of sales yesterday. Developer Cheung Kong said it sold 150 flats in the first hour, after balloting that began at 11am ... with the strong sales but had yet to decide whether it would make additional apartments available for sale. Some 1,071 flats are included in the first phase of sales. Property agencies said most ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... Will it be part and parcel of the digital age, or a momentary response to a tragic event? We’ll have to see. Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services ...

  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    An eco-friendly lifestyle

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by VICTORIA IP

    ... conditioners are a few of the things we can do at home to protect our planet. Some serviced apartments are also adopting green measures to help residents reduce their carbon footprints. Located ... . For all printing materials and collaterals, Forest Stewardship Council or recycled paper is used. The serviced apartment won the silver sectoral prize for the hotel and recreational clubs category ...

  10. Apartment style matters to tenants

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As more serviced apartments become available, consumers are arguably spoiled for choice. To maintain their competitive edge, developers are hiring design firms to bring a modern elegance to the interiors. Chenmiji is a multidisciplinary art and design company providing interior design services for serviced apartments. It stumbled upon the niche market when a big developer approached ...




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