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  1. Touch wood

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... elements can also be controlled by the presence of wood. For instance, when the stove and sink are directly opposite each other in the kitchen, the fire and water elements clash, manifesting in discord between the home's occupants. Wood can be placed between the two as water produces wood, which then feeds into fire via the productive element cycles. Instead of using plants, ...

  2. Heat treatment is a baptism of fire

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Esrock

    ... Robin Esrock Heat has long been used as a form of physical therapy, so when I heard about a doctor in Taipei who uses actual fire to heal, I thought he'd be the perfect candidate ... professional, resembling martial arts hero Jet Li Lianjie and glowing with heat and wisdom. Hsieh created fire therapy a dozen years ago after medical training in Beijing, using his pyromania ...

  3. Heat is on America

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... Paul G. Harris As the Democrats and Republicans rally round their candidates for the US presidency, it's a good time to ask what we can expect the winner and his administration to do about climate change. Will the next president continue George W. Bu ...

  4. China Navigation in US$300m vessel deal

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... cooling pumps and improved thermal insulation. An on-board ballast water treatment plant will be installed to reduce the risk of marine organisms being transferred between different ports. ...

  5. Firefighters change tactics after loss of water-bombing helicopters

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... are the only ones equipped with belly-mounted tanks for water-bombing fires. In the Pat Heung blaze near Fan Kam Road, seven fire lines ranging in length from 10 to 100 metres were burning last night. ...

  6. All about oil

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... lifting it, so the condensation doesn't drip into the oil. I rarely fry without using any coating; at least a simple coating of flour or some other starch (water chestnut flour makes food ... it in batter. Most cookbooks advise heating frying oil to 180 to 190 degrees Celsius but eyes and ears are as good a guide as a thermometer. When the oil starts to heat, you'll see it moving ...

  7. Water lifts sales and marketing

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... adaptability, flexibility and quick thinking- personality traits represented by the water element, one of five that play a role in Chinese metaphysics (the others are wood, fire, earth and metal). People who excel in this field will not only have sufficient water within their chart, but will also have water as one of their useful elements. In terms of fung shui, an active and yang area, ...

  8. Chemical spill sparks battle for bottled water

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... unless they were carrying a few bottles of drinking water- and willing to pay their fare in bottles. Song Enhui, who is in her eighties and has lived all her life on the south bank of the river, said everyone rushed to grocery stores, shopping malls and supermarkets to buy containers of water. 'It was like a war,' she said. 'I never believed such a thing could happen ...

  9. Trouble on oiled waters

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty President Barack Obama and his administration are continuing their 'kick ass' pressure on the company that they erroneously called 'British Petroleum' for its failure to control the rapidly spreading oil spill in the Gul ...

  10. Search for oil spill spotted near HK waters

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok and Cheung Chi-fai The government is searching for a large oil spill near Hong Kong waters that was detected by Chinese University, which said it would be a threat to marine ... Kong waters, the university said. Professor Lin Hui, director of the university's Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, said one of the images showed the spill appeared ...




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