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  1. Pollution from vehicle emissions is making my daughter sick

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a specialist for almost six months. Now my nine-year-old daughter has started suffering from respiratory illnesses. Again, I consider this to be due to the poor air quality. Over a three-week period ... passed, my daughter will have to suffer for another eight to 10 years, because she must catch the shuttle bus to school. I believe that residents of Causeway Bay are having to endure some ...

  2. Get into MyCar for a cheap eco-friendly ride

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ed Joyce

    ... Ed Joyce MyCar is Hong Kong's first home-grown electric car thanks to a joint venture between Polytechnic University and EuAuto Technology. It is tiny, smaller in every dimension than ... a gradual gathering of momentum to beyond pedestrian speed. However, it soon becomes clear that in Hung Hom's busy streets, the MyCar is in its element. Anything faster would be unnecessary. ...

  3. My lucky star

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Cheung

    ... in the concentration camps and wanted to speak for them. '[The play] changed my way of looking at acting and theatre.' Leung says he believes a good stage performance should convey a message ... yet. True to his modest self, he says he still has much to learn. Keen to share his experiences, the actor this year started teaching drama to adults. 'I have learned a lot from my ...

  4. Accountability must sometimes lead to a sacking

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was enacted in 1980 to provide the statutory regulatory framework, and the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) has been implemented in stages to provide proper sewage collection, treatment ... of these efforts as well as the completion of Stage 1 of HATS. Since its full commissioning in late 2001, the average dissolved oxygen level in the harbour has increased by 10 per cent, whereas the average ...

  5. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... as beret and a felt hat, but only to those willing to wear a cap. I don't think China will consider it until 2030 Professor Wang Zheng, climate change policy specialist at the Chinese Academy ...

  6. Mission in life is much more than profit and loss

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman The moment of revelation for Vivian Lau, chief executive of two very successful organisations, came as she stood at her mother's funeral. 'I had spent my entire ... afraid I would not be demonstrating very good financial responsibility.' As to how she managed to wear both hats without both getting damaged, her explanation was candid and considered. ...

  7. From language to headgear, Xinjiang's Uygur and Han offer stark contrast

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... word for 'thank you' and gave the word in his native language. Another villager, Omir, explained some of the differences that forbade him from marrying a Han woman. 'My parents ... not Chinese,' he said. Another Uygur, a native of Aksu, explained the difference in the most basic terms. 'We wear hats. Chinese don't wear them,' he said, referring to the skullcaps worn ...

  8. Letters

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

    ... up. Shane Spurway, Mid-Levels PLA far more noble than GIs I take my hat off to the PLA troops in Sichuan, who have risked their lives rescuing quake survivors, and are still risking ... killing Iraqi civilians and other soldiers being killed in friendly fire. If I were asked which of the two armies poses a real threat to its neighbouring countries, I would not have to scratch my ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not a contentious issue. As suggested in my earlier letter ('Minimum wage law should aim to help 'working poor' in society', March 14), the minimum wage level for Hong Kong should start ... working. When I got back to my own school in Hong Kong, the students and teachers were, as usual, sitting in overly air-conditioned rooms with their jumpers on. Truly, there are a lot of things we ...

  10. Tai O's typhoon dilemma

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... as he has lived there all his life, but at 71 he has never seen a typhoon like Hagupit, the fourth Hong Kong experienced over the summer, and its most destructive. 'Maybe my grandfather ... on how to get fresh water, nothing.' Shop owner Ho Chia-ching, who sells straw hats, estimates she lost about HK$20,000 in goods in the typhoon as the mud poured in. She pointed to a flight ...




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