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  1. Hunters on trail of prey

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... were created. The saluki was the favourite hunting dog of the Egyptian pharaohs. Salukis are fast and very tough. They are sight hounds, which means they see the prey, then run to catch it. ... the prey's underground home. When the terrier digs into the ground, the prey runs out and the hunter shoots it. Sometimes the terrier goes underground and kills it. Popular breeds There are more than ...

  2. Government determined to ruin beauty of our country trails

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the handover government departments across the board have colluded with contractors to destroy the beauty of our country trails with concrete steps, railings, ridiculous signage and other dead-end ... enjoyable hike or run- a break from the concrete jungle they live and work in. For environmentalists it is an absolute disgrace. For economists it is a total misallocation of resources. ...

  3. Injured HK trio on comeback trail

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... lay-off after knee and shoulder operations. A playmaking centre, Bisley had his first run-out last Saturday for the Hong Kong Cricket Club second team and emerged unscathed, declaring he was fit ...

  4. Vanished society icon leaves a trail of doubt

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Enoch Yiu, Staff Reporter

    ... the proud Hongkonger of Portuguese descent has been known as a decent man. But run he has, allegedly with more than HK$91 million fleeced from some of those closest to him. No one knows exactly where he has gone, but Brazil is the rumour in the city's Portuguese community. A woman he met in Macau is said to be involved. Police are said to have followed a trail last month ...

  5. Glazing a trail

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... and individual identities. The other participating artists are Etsuko Nishi and Kasumi Ikemoto from Japan and South Korea's Kim Jung-suk and Park Sung-won. The exhibition will run at Koru ...

  6. Concern group warns of slippery slope

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Transport Department officials, acting on a sole complaint, plan to erect a HK$700,000 fence along a stretch of Old Peak Road. The plan, which is being vetted by the Central Western District Council, will be just another eyesore on the city's hiking trails, Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern chairman Vivian Leung said. The trail has seen no accidents in two ...

  7. 97pc oppose railings plan but it's still not died

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that such works are unnecessary, an eyesore and would spoil the natural landscape. 'Let's leave the trail alone,' group chairwoman Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam said. 'People come ... all over the hiking trail,' she said. Leung said Old Peak Road was mostly frequented by hikers and morning walkers, and was one of the city's most historic hiking trails. Police also ...

  8. Running to the end of the world... and back

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Ultra-marathon man Dean Karnazes looks at his son playing video games and wonders what endurance obsession will possess him- apart from the computer in front of him. It runs in the Karnazes genes. Dean is the unofficial god of the international ultra-running community and breezed through Hong Kong this week to promote his film, UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons. 50 States. 50 ...

  9. Mountain bikers should not be given more country park trails

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

    ... I refer to the letter from Paul Mak ('Plea for trails', September 10) proposing the opening up of more trails for cycling in the country parks. Your correspondent bemoans the authorities for having 'adopted a restrictive attitude towards this healthy exercise, by banning cycling in our beautiful country parks and just allowing a few cycling trails'. I agree ...

  10. Needless railings on paths spoil our surroundings

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and trails in Mid-Levels and other districts. Officials say they are necessary for pedestrian safety; concern groups dispute their claim and charge that the railings, which are often high, ... park trails. Few people would dispute that officials have a responsibility to ensure and enhance safety for hikers and park visitors, but they also need to preserve natural beauty by making ...




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