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  1. Graft probe urged over mock exam paper

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Kobi Chan Former security secretary Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has called for the corruption watchdog to investigate how a tutorial centre was able to issue a mock exam question that was almost identical to the real one. A celebrity tutor handed ...

  2. Teen took explosives through Lo Wu to test border checks

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... through the Lo Wu border to test whether the authorities would detect it. The 14-year-old Form Two pupil took triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, across the border because he knew it did not contain nitrogen and wanted to test the sensitivity of the border checkpoint detectors, which check for nitrogen in explosives. The teenager made the disclosure to a psychologist, whose report was handed ...

  3. Enjoying testing times

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on an almost daily basis. Of course, it is also challenging to develop new tests and to enlarge our scope so as to survive the competitive environment in the testing industry. There is also a need ... and when my boss is happy about it. Also, it's good when we develop new tests and obtain technical accreditation by a third party or from an accreditation body. My department was involved ...

  4. Mainland economic reforms put to the test

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Inflationary factors pressure Beijing's policy resolve Beijing has long vowed to give the market a greater role in running the economy- but the threat of spiralling inflation and a collapse in the stock market are testing the government's resolve. In recent months, the central government has introduced a number of policies that smack of old-style ...

  5. Firemen test hose that can slice steel

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Firefighters yesterday tested a high-powered water jet so strong that it is capable of cutting through steel or walls up to 10cm thick. The Fire Services Department ... create sparks cannot. Director of Fire Services Lam Chun-man said they were testing the system in light of the experience of fighting a blaze in a five-storey building used as a leather goods ...

  6. Hot Open Cloze items

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Alfred Yiu

    ... Alfred Yiu is here to help you get through your exams. A graduate of the University of Hong Kong, he has 15 years' experience in tutoring students for HKCEE and A-level exams and has also written English textbooks. The following exercise is meant to familiarise you with some of the often-tested items, particularly in general and Open Cloze (Paper 2). 1. If parents leave ...

  7. Drivers Marsh and O'Young raring to go after testing

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong's Le Mans car has seen its first taste of action- and drivers Matthew Marsh (pictured) and Darryl O'Young are delighted with the results. The Noble Group-GruppeM Racing duo tested their Porsche GT3 RSR for the first time at the Snetterton circuit in England in preparation for their opening race at Monza, Italy, in just over a week. The testing ...

  8. Blue Gene puts students to the test in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Steve Cray IBM supercomputer the centre of attention in world programming championship Students from one of United States President George W. Bush's 'Axis of Evil' countries were given a rare chance to programme the fastest supercomputer in ...

  9. Ethics in profit? The test is how we spend it

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yet again Simon Patkin confuses money with morality and self-interest with economics ('Be selfish, businessmen', January 7). The 'ethical foundation of capitalism' is certainly not 'that man must be free... to produce things based ...


    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TECH-SAVVY OR NOT? Could you explain each of the following to a friend: 1. How a flashlight works 2. How to use a credit card to get money out of an ATM 3. How a telephone call gets from point A to point B 4. How an air conditioner works 5. How energy is ...




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