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  1. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    British water company unearths four Iron Age skeletons

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:50pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Water company unearths four Iron Age skeletons It's not your normal tweet from a water utility. "We unearthed a footless skeleton with two sheep on her head in Wiltshire," read the March 25 posting on Twitter by Wessex Water, a water company that serves southwestern England. Accompanying the post was a photo of a spine, hip, leg and assorted bones believed ...

  2. News - China Insider - WEATHER

    Water leaks, flooding in new terminal of Shenzhen airport draw criticism

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:38pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The brand new Baoan terminal of the international airport in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen suffered severe flooding and water damage on Sunday after ... building experienced large-scale water leakage during Sunday's storms, which wreaked havoc across the Pearl River Delta.  Photos circulating online showed water pouring from the ceilings ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippine vessel evades Chinese Coast Guard ships in disputed waters

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 08:44pm by AP, AFP

    ... Manila has said is "China's bullying" in the disputed waters. The two-hour stand-off was the latest in a series of escalations in a dispute between the two countries over their competing claims to waters and islands close to Philippine land mass. The incident took place at Second Thomas Shoal, where a small number of Philippine soldiers are stationed on a navy vessel ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Not recommended- scholar writes off compromise plan

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tanna Chong, JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... where all voters would be able to actually nominate candidates. Wang said both proposals would water down the powers of the committee that is tasked under the Basic Law with putting forward the candidates for the 2017 chief executive election. He added that they would also be a waste of resources. Under the public recommendation model, a candidate who received signatures of support from ...

  5. Business - China Business

    China Resources Cement posts 43.6pc net profit growth

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 01:13am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com CR Cement posts solid earnings growth China Resources Cement, one of the mainland's biggest cement producers, saw net profit rise 43.6 per cent last year to HK$3.34 billion, with turnover up 15.8 per cent to HK$29.34 billion. The results were in line with consensus estimates, investment bank Jefferies said in a report, forecasting that net ...

  6. Business - Money - FUNDRAISING

    Sunshine Oilsands opts for debt issue to raise funds as shares plunge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Eric Ng

    ... of China and China Life Insurance, sovereign fund China Investment Corp and oil major Sinopec, has vast oil sands resources in Alberta, Canada. But it realised it had to spend 20 per cent more than ... in Alberta in June last year also added to costs, he said. Oil sand is a mixture of clay, sand, water and bitumen, a sticky, energy-rich substance. Sunshine plans to inject steam underground ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: farmers in arms

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... monopoly on all natural resources, so instead of enjoying the bounty of the mountains, forests and water for free, the public were asked to pay the government to consume them. Those who spoke up ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Retailer China Resources Enterprise H1 profit down 11.1pc

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 01:09pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Ap China Resources Enterprise (CRE), the mainland’s second largest operator of hypermarkets, reported an 11.1 per cent year-on-year decrease in net profit to HK$1.005 billion, ... production, and the food and beverage sectors. It operates 4,400 retail stores including the Vanguard supermarket chain. It also produces C’estbon bottled water and Snow beer. It blamed China’s ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris China facing major cancer crisis Most cancer cases in China are caused by "modifiable environmental factors", including smoking, water contamination ... for the huge burden of this disease, such as insufficient and unevenly distributed health care resources and public misconceptions about the disease, are barely visible on China's national ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... natural resources- including water, mineral ores and fossil fuels- has always played a significant role in shaping the terms of the international economic and political order. But now ... an environmental crisis. Population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation are exacerbating resource-related stresses, with some cities experiencing severe water shortages, and degrading ...




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