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  1. Comment - Letters

    Officials ignoring the obvious advantages of zero-waste policy

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... Officials ignoring the obvious advantagesof zero-waste policy I refer to the letter by Elvis Au, assistant director of environmental protection (" Waste already transported by sea ... porpoise. This nostrum is presented as essential to address a waste problem created by doing nothing for the last 10 years- in conjunction with exorbitant landfill extensions; costly biogas plants; ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Book rewind: Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis (1985)

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Oliver Clasper

    ... Oliver Clasper Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis Simon & Schuster American author Bret Easton Ellis, who began writing Less Than Zero during his sophomore year at college in Vermont, ... Ellis, now 50 years old. They say write about what you know- but that doesn't necessarily result in anything worth reading. It may sound harsh, but Less Than Zero is such a conundrum.   ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com All 27 pan-democratic lawmakers have vowed to veto any proposal based on the NPC framework Zero-risk model will increase division By hammering out a zero-risk model for the 2017 chief executive election, Beijing ensured that the city's leader would be someone it deemed acceptable, which it sees as vital to national security. Yet ...


    Taking soft stance on 'zero tolerance' is wrong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:29pm by William Lai

    ... There is still an in-group attitude among traditionalists to dismiss racist, sexist and homophobic sneers as harmless banter Taking soft stance on 'zero tolerance' is wrong ... in the dark ages and traditionalists in power. Revelations regarding racist phone texts, with 42-year-old Malky Mackay calling Cardiff City's Chinese Malaysian owner Vincent Tan ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Euro zone posts zero GDP growth

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... zero growth The euro-zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigour by surprisingly shrinking growth in Germany and stagnancy in France. Zero growth reported ... government to confront reality, saying it would miss its budget deficit target again this year and cutting its 2014 forecast for 1 per cent growth in half. Italy, the euro zone's third largest ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    GlaxoSmithKline boss insists he has ‘zero tolerance’ of bribery

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:29pm by The Guardian in London

    ... The chief of British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, Andrew Witty, reiterated on Wednesday that his company had a “zero tolerance” attitude to the corrupt sales practices it is being accused ... by competition from generic products and the UK’s strong currency. The firm now expects full-year earnings per share to be similar to last year. In China, where GSK has been rocked by serious bribery ...

  7. Year Zero by Nine Inch Nails

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Review by Lau Kit-wai Nine Inch Nails' latest album Year Zero is the band's first concept album. 'It certainly doesn't sound like anything else out there right ... and it dropped a bomb' in Capital G), the album tells of emotionless humans leading mindless lives and being spoon-fed lies by the government. In the words of Reznor, Year Zero is 'not ...

  8. Win a chance to ask Nine Inch Nails what's bothering them

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... like Nine Inch Nails are coming. Led by alternative rock god Trent Reznor (right, centre) the dark and brooding group is touring to promote its most recent recording, Year Zero, and they plan ... of tickets (HK$580) to give away. In addition, the lucky winner of our little contest will get one Year Zero CD, a Nine Inch Nails in Hong Kong concert poster and a chance to meet the enigmatic ...

  9. Bring the noise

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and discomforting as ever. But the Nine Inch Nails' latest album, Year Zero, has a less introspective view. Reznor's consuming anxieties are channelled into an Orwellian look into the future ... on the other side of the TV set,' he says. He says Year Zero is partly intended to help awaken them. 'Everybody I know has in the past five years become more aware of what's happening. ...

  10. Outtakes

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... and takes the show on the road- complete with spectacular visuals and the wanton destruction of musical instruments. Reznor is now touring to promote his latest work, Year Zero, a concept album ... on band T-shirts guided fans to websites that expounded on Reznor's dystopian vision of the future. Year Zero marks a return to the industrial rock that Reznor is renowned for, while ...




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