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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Investors snap up serviced apartments in Dubai hotel boom

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Buyers snap up serviced apartments in tower blocks, with the promise of high annual yields It took Damac Properties just one day to sell the first 200 apartments in its Hollywood-themed ... four-tower development in part with proceeds from advance sales of serviced apartments. Buyers of serviced apartments can rent them out through a central reservation system, with annual yields ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - EXPLOSION

    Five killed as explosion rips through Xiamen apartment building

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... apartment building this morning, suspected to have been caused by a gas leak. The blast ripped through four stores in the residential building’s ground floor at around 11.20am on Friday, local ... people in the offices on the 3rd to the 9th floor were wounded by shards of falling glass.  Residents in the apartment block where the explosion happened all use piped gas, but the stores ...




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