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  1. News - World - ART

    Monet’s Water Lilies sells for HK$418 million at London auction

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Modern master A Sotheby's employee in London displays Water Lilies (Nympheas) by Claude Monet. The 1906 painting sold for £31.7 million (HK$418 million) ... in New York and the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris. Pool of Water Lilies (Le Bassin aux Nympheas), from the same series, still holds the record for a Monet painting sold at auction, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... southern waters. "Enough scientific naysaying already," you may exclaim. "The environment secretary says Hong Kong has no Plan B for waste; there are no alternatives." ... cleaner, healthier and smarter. This involves the use of plasma torches to heat fuel made from waste to temperatures over 1000°C, blasting organic molecules apart. This produces a relatively simple ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    NBA star LeBron James visits Hong Kong to make hoop dreams come true

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Kevin Kung

    ... paired up with the star nicknamed "King James" for some training drills. "I was nervous but also happy," said Jovi. "I am a supporter of the Miami Heat and James is my favourite NBA star. I saw him dribble well and perform an amazing slam dunk." James, who hit the headlines this summer by quitting the Miami Heat to return to his original team, the Cleveland ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Christy Choi

    ... on the heat-dissipating properties and flexibility of aluminium and the strength of carbon fibres. In a layered combination with gypsum, foam and other materials, it can generate 50 per cent energy savings ... energy to cool or heat rooms. "The composite, with layers of other materials, exceeds the basic requirements for building codes in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Moscow," Chan said. ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    White paper triggers heated debate

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been dragged into the debate over the white paper by a sharp-eyed reader. He notes that the government's executive power appears to have diminished in the white paper. The Sino-British Joint Declaration stated in Item 3 (3): " ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... treatment system as the water in the harbour is clean enough, at least for now, environment officials say. They said the planned upgrade under the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) would deliver only marginal improvements to water quality in western Victoria Harbour and bring little benefit to near-shore pollution. They said the priority was to cut off improperly connected pipes ...

  7. News - World - ITALY

    Stabbed, then thrown overboard: Italian police tell of horrific struggle aboard migrant boat

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:39am by Reuters

    ... out when those who were riding in the hold, suffocating from heat and lack of oxygen, desperately tried to find room on the packed deck. To keep the migrants below the deck, the five men ... on Sunday. According to some of the migrants, they paid people smugglers between US$1,000 and US$2,000 for a place on deck, and between US$200 and US$500 for one in the hold. The excessive heat ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport

    Erik Spoelstra invites 'coach Pacman' to hang with Miami Heat

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Spoelstra invites 'Pacman' to Miami Erik Spoelstra would like Manny Pacquiao to come hang out with the Miami Heat, but do not look for him to add the Filipino boxing champ to the coaching staff anytime soon. "That won't happen, but I'd love to have him come out and spend some time with the team," Spoelstra said. Pacquiao ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    San Antonio Spurs crush Miami Heat after best-shooting half in NBA Finals history

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:42am

    ... Since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up for the “Big 3” era with the Miami Heat, there had been some absolute truths when it came to their home play-off games. When they shot ... wound up as a blowout anyway – and the road to a third straight NBA championship got considerably tougher. Down by a staggering 25 points at one point in the first half, the Heat whittled ...




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