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  1. Distilled water 'useless' in this heat

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... water should be avoided in blazing summer heat, health experts warned yesterday. While the drinks might seem ideal for quenching a raging thirst, they may be doing more harm than good, they said. Brian Walker, a general practitioner and specialist in sports medicine, said distilled water was useless for replacing minerals lost through sweating. 'Distilled water has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461731/distilled-water-useless-heat
  2. News - Hong Kong

    HKUST scientists invent new water purification system on trial in Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Michelle Toh michelle.toh@scmp.com HKUST invents new system to purify water Local researchers have teamed up with a private electroplating firm in Shenzhen to test out a filtering ... of a material known as zero-valent iron to remove metals that can cause disease. "After wastewater treatment, if the water meets a discharged standard, it can be sent to the river," said Lo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577879/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purification-system-trial-shenzhen
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: microwaving veggies will not destroy their nutrients

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... preserve nutrients. Some vegetables also contain more heat-sensitive and water-soluble nutrients than others, and need careful cooking. Alex Ching, a radiologist at Matilda International Hospital ... these molecules in the food to vibrate. So, when a microwave oven cooks or heats up food, it does so mainly by energising water. And the more those water molecules vibrate, the more heat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1531696/hits-myths-microwaving-veggies-will-not-destroy-their-nutrients
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - Food & drink

    Spice market: mint

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Susan Jung

    ... you'll have to grow your own, which (so I've read) is fairly easy, requiring only a sunny spot and lots of water. Mint is an excellent flavouring for summer dishes because it's bright, ... water before seasoning it with salt, lemon juice and lemon zest. I then mix in a large quantity of chopped parsley and a smaller quantity of shredded fresh mint leaves- there should be more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1566876/spice-market-mint
  5. News - World - MEXICO

    Householders take up arms against looters amid Mexico storm chaos

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... to food, water, televisions and any goods they could grab in supermarkets and other shops after Odile knocked out power and flattened homes. Now residents fear their houses are next, amid reports ... "The situation appears to be getting worse all the time. A lack of security is being added to the problem of shortages of food and water and the lack of local authorities," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596199/householders-take-arms-against-looters-amid-mexico-storm-chaos
  6. FUNDRAISING

    Mainland business moguls, celebrities catch 'ice-water fever' at the weekend

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:04pm by LAURA ZHOU; PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... ice water was dumped on their heads to raise money for research on ALS, a disease of the nervous system that leads to paralysis and popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Videos ... OnePlus, shared what he called “China’s first ice bucket challenge” on Sunday. He called on three household names in the domestic information technology industry to either pour the ice water over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1576055/mainland-business-moguls-celebrities-catch-ice-water-fever-weekend
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... off Kowloon Bay last week. Coral experts said while the species was not uncommon in local waters, they were not aware of it having been found so close to the central harbour before. However, ... coral entangled in the net. "We never expected to see this coming out of the water," Tsang Kin-sing, who was among the activists on board, said. "We released it back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Development secretary's wife tells libel trial 'God will be final judge'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Development secretary's wife in heated biblical challenge with prosecution lawyer about her core values during defamation trial Chan's wife says 'God will be final judge' The wife of Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po had a heated verbal exchange with a lawyer when she was questioned about her core value- truthfulness- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594811/development-secretarys-wife-tells-libel-trial-god-will-be-final-judge
  9. Sport - Tennis

    The rise of China's women

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 07:20pm

    ... but is forced to retire because of heat illness.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1596186/rise-chinas-women
  10. News - China - MEDIA

    Beijing forms city's own media watchdog to run after 'immoral' journalists

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 12:58pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... away by anti-graft investigators since June. These recent cases have raised heated debate over the prevalence of corruption in media on the mainland, where political news is tightly censored ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594539/beijing-forms-citys-own-media-watchdog-after-journalists-graft-arrests

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