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  1. Tim Noonan

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan What, did I go to sleep last night in Hong Kong and wake up this morning in Piscataway, New Jersey? Or White Plains, New York? Or maybe Yonkers, Coney Island, the Upper East Side or Hell's Kitchen? I mean, look outside people. We haven't had a garbage strike in more than 40 years. This can't be New York City. So why do I see the Yankees every time ...

  2. Sri Lanka's 'Baby 81' heads for celebrity, New York style

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Overawed by the luxury of their Colombo hotel, they make an unlikely couple waiting for a flight to New York. They have never heard of room service or buffet ... 81', who hogs the spotlight. The Jeyarajahs' terrifying experiences are culminating in a fairytale journey to New York, courtesy of US television network ABC. The infant earned his ...

  3. Brooklyn

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Penguin, HK$121 Having missed out on 2004's Man Booker with The Master, Colm T?ib?n missed out on last year's short-list completely with Brooklyn (although it did win 2010's Costa Best Novel Prize). Central to Toibin's beautiful tale of a young Irish girl emigrating to New York in the 1950s is his main character, Eilis ...

  4. Unpaving the way for greener neighbourhoods

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York When looking to buy a house, Michael Lam put several things on his 'must-have' list: new plumbing, a bedroom on the ground floor for his aged mother- ... influential people in the world, partly because of his vision of a greener New York- is clearly a supporter. His Department of City Planning was involved in drafting the proposal. 'Landscaped ...

  5. No time for another botched US presidency

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... that it will be held 'accountable for security in the border region with Afghanistan'. Richard Halloran is a former New York Times foreign correspondent in Asia and military correspondent ... difficulties. Moreover, the new president's task will be hard because only 33 per cent of the eligible voters in America cast their ballots for him. Mr Obama cannot claim a mandate to ram through ...

  6. New Year home-going can be a stressful time

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that do withstand change, such as home-going and family reunions during the Lunar New Year. But even that is now being tested by progress; in this case, by China's remarkable growth ... most countries is that families reunite at the same time every year; more than 200 million people will travel the mainland by train during the holiday period. This is a religiously observed ...

  7. Walk Through time

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... of the background information for this section comes from Eric N. Danielson?s excellent The New Yangzi River Vol. III, The Three Gorges and the Upper Yangzi, published by Times Ltd of Singapore. Begin your ... . This is today the China-Everbright Bank. Asiatic Pacific Company 148 Yanjiang Dadao This building was designed in 1924 as the office of Britain?s Asiatic Petroleum Corp. National City Bank of New York ...

  8. Will climate change bring a new ice age?

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Tornadoes rage across Los Angeles. Snow storms pound New Delhi. Hailstones bring death to the residents of Tokyo. A tidal wave submerges New York. In the upcoming US$120 million Hollywood film The Day After Tomorrow, New York also turns into a frozen wasteland in four days. Is a new Ice Age possible in such a short time? Some scientists believe it is. But University of Hong ...

  9. Flats damaged by flying windows torn off brand-new tower

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Kobi Chan

    ... a long time to worry, as that building is still very new.' The 70-storey, 1.5 million square foot One Island East development obtained its occupation permit in late March. A Swire Properties ... Clifford Lo and Kobi Chan Two windows were blown off a glittering new office tower in Quarry Bay yesterday morning and slammed into a residential tower across the street, damaging four ...

  10. New typhoon warnings may jolt the complacent

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Typhoon York). Such a storm may be too far away from Hong Kong to pose a danger. But if a typhoon is closing in and a high typhoon signal has been hoisted, the new system should help people ... of a typhoon signal. Certainly, there have been times when the whole city has been shut down by a No8 typhoon signal but the weather has been uneventful. The reality is that no storm warning system ...




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