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  1. Talkback

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... power and how can we minimise it? Lights use a minuscule amount of electric power, and water heating and cooking in Hong Kong are generally by gas. The biggest use of electric power is air ... carbon dioxide when burned. Coal, too, produces carbon dioxide and the reserves are not infinite. Hydro creates power during the day but at night, off-peak electricity is used to pump the water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512569/talkback
  2. Cadre's son accused of enslaving and torturing migrants in factory

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a small, dark room without bedding or heating. They were guarded by five men and six dogs and fed bread and cold water. When they were released, eight workers knew their names but could not say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595985/cadres-son-accused-enslaving-and-torturing-migrants-factory
  3. No straight faces

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am

    ... Dinah Gardner There's an open paved area at one end of Houhai Lake in Beijing where retirees practise calligraphy with giant brushes dipped in buckets of plain water. On a sunny day their beautiful script may last just five minutes before it evaporates in the heat. Earlier this summer, a group of young people wielding a camera, whiteboard and marker pens approached one calligrapher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721459/no-straight-faces
  4. One man's incredible journey

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on October 1, finishing his journey 15 days later. He will carry a tent, a sleeping bag, a satellite phone, food and water. Volunteers have stashed emergency stocks of water, food and medicine ... avoiding travelling during the worst of the summer heat. In October, midday temperature rise to 40 degrees Celsius, while the temperature can fall to minus 5 degrees at night. If he succeeds, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442769/one-mans-incredible-journey
  5. Livelihood issues darken the public mood

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of his agenda indicates his awareness of the growing heat in this burning issue. It follows increasing signs of a continued upswing in inflation. As the cost of living surges, the buoyant ... has proved to be short-lived. Inflationary pressure on daily living has significantly diluted the impact of tax cuts and subsidies on the likes of electricity and water fees. Rising oil prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641986/livelihood-issues-darken-public-mood
  6. Exploited Asian workers sweat amid Dubai boom

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... a 321-metre tall hotel on Jumeira Beach shaped like the sail of a dhow, and an artificial island development called The Palm laid out like the fronds of a palm tree jutting into the waters ... The sprawling, heat-blistered labour camp of Sonapar is a squalid home to some of the half million construction workers whose muscle has transformed Dubai from Gulf backwater to contender for economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596378/exploited-asian-workers-sweat-amid-dubai-boom
  7. State-backed dating no joke in tackling declining birthrate

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... they are perfectly capable of finding partners on their own. While the mercury there soars to equatorial Singaporean levels of sweltering heat, inside a Southeast Asian eatery in Kowloon, bank employee ... its 2002 high-water mark and the government has announced its intention to phase the private sector into the Singapore mating game. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603461/state-backed-dating-no-joke-tackling-declining-birthrate
  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or Causeway Bay. Jeffry Kuperus, Clear Water Bay Wonderful way to form a family On behalf of Adoptive Families of Hong Kong, I would like to commend Elaine Yau on the positive and encouraging article ... happen and we have to accept that. And then on Sunday we had thousands of parents with their children, some of them babies, marching in intense heat to protest over the new national education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008551/letters
  9. Fight for your rights

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Despite the sweltering heat and occasional shower, Elaine Cheng, 22, and her colleagues had been standing outside Legco since 10am. They were supporting legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, who ... pupil poured water into a bottle of cough syrup to dilute it so that she could take it for a few more days. 'By listening to poor children, I hope I can come up with solutions to ease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596410/fight-your-rights
  10. Mercy killing or murder, euthanasia is still illegal

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... or medically-assisted death, has caused heated debates around the world. It may be conducted with or without the patient's consent. Voluntary euthanasia involves a patient asking to be killed. Involuntary ... show. Passive euthanasia usually entails the unplugging of life support systems or withholding treatments like medication, surgery or even food and water essential to sustaining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632054/mercy-killing-or-murder-euthanasia-still-illegal

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