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  1. Don't race to change taxi fare system

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In times of economic downturn, consumers will look to cut personal spending. Thanks to a legal loophole that allows taxi passengers to negotiate discounts from drivers, long-distance cab ... with this. But when, as reported in recent months, there are assaults on drivers because they refuse to discount, it may be time for drivers' unions and the transport authorities to have a look ...

  2. For sanity's sake, it's time for a break from reality

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to cope with more of the same. The pods have won devotees in New York, a city with a similar pace of life to Hong Kong. PCCW's move is innovative and proof that it recognises the challenges ...

  3. Time for new thinking on urban planning

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... few have rooftop gardens. And they rarely use heat-absorbing materials. New buildings should incorporate these environmentally friendly features. Although the government means well by imposing building-height restrictions in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Mid-Levels, the result may be bulky buildings that expand sideways instead of going up as developers find new ways to maximise saleable floor areas. ...

  4. A grain of salt

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... doctor that this would help alleviate the symptoms of my congenital eye condition, glaucoma. Immersing my face, eyes open, in the briny solution three times a day for five to 10 minutes each time, would work wonders, she had been assured. It did not work- in fact, it could well have given me other serious eye problems had she not listened to my complaints and stopped the experiment ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Time for common sense- not alarm and panic

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that results from exposure to high levels of radiation caused panic buying and hoarding. Fortunately, common sense prevailed after Food and Health Secretary York Chow Yat-ngok pointed out that salt ... times above what is acceptable. That sounds bad, but the vegetable would have to be eaten every day for a year before being dangerous to health. The bans were a precaution, not a wholesale alert ...

  7. Cargo hold of issues for Iata's new pilot

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... or demand compensation for passengers in the case of delays, and Mr Tyler protested that this was hardly fair if weather, such as typhoons in Hong Kong or snowstorms in New York, was responsible. ... of British Airways, conceded that the airlines had spent too much time with transport ministers and within the International Civil Aviation Organisation, a United Nations body, rather than talking ...

  8. Mui Wo's Brave New World

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... at the outset. In April 2008, James Hansen, head of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, said that contrary to previous estimates and international targets, the world would change ... A Lantau man says a lack of oil will doom our way of life. He wants the village to be ready. Annemarie Evans reports There was a time a few hundred years ago when the world was regarded ...

  9. Tough times ahead for Cancun team

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... At the same time, countries are also under tremendous pressure to reach a long overdue settlement. Last month, China hosted a global climate negotiation in Tianjin. It was the last round of talks ... 2000s, things changed again. Beijing unveiled its first national action plan on climate change in 2007 and set up a leading work group chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao. Su Wei became head of the new ...

  10. Time is right for investors to cash in on pound

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... advantage over rival British buyers. Starting today, property agency King Sturge is hosting an exhibition at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental showcasing a new development in north London called City ... people, schools, shops, cafes, a business centre and a health care complex. Regeneration is expected to take from 15 to 20 years. City Waterside is surrounded by two former reservoirs and the New ...




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