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TV drama shows distant dreams of summer

The hardships of life for a boy and his little sister in a Shamshuipo public housing estate feature on TVB Jade's new drama, When We Were Young, every Thursday until September 8.

Thursday, 28 July, 2005, 12:00am

TV drama shows distant dreams of summer

The hardships of life for a boy and his little sister in a Shamshuipo public housing estate feature on TVB Jade's new drama, When We Were Young, every Thursday until September 8.

To find out how children in this relatively poor district of the city spend their summer holidays, RTHK conducted a survey of 1,596 primary school children in 40 schools in the region.

28 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

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Minute repeater

A complication invented before electricity was used to tell time in the dark by chiming hours, minutes and quarters when a button is pushed.

Perpetual calendar

A calendar that adjusts itself for long and short months, even the irregular February in leap years.

Moon phase

12 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Oil lamps

1. Traditional brass Nepalese oil lamp, $350, from Himalayan Art & Craft (20/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2553 5311).

2. Pewter table oil lamp, $225, from Barbeques Galore (12/F, Horizon Plaza, tel: 2792 7268).

3. Silver and nickel oil torch, $195, from Love That Lifestyle (12/F, Horizon Plaza, tel: 2656 4429).

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

HK's deflation rate slowing

Updated at 6.40pm: Hong Kong is continuing to experience deflation - although it is easing - with prices falling 0.1 per cent in June, year-on-year, latest statistics released on Friday showed.

The 0.1 per cent fall was considerably smaller than the 0.9 per cent decrease in May, the figures showed.

23 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Do we really need a day for every cause?

On Monday, it was the need to curb smoking. Yesterday, we were asked to switch off our air-conditioners to save energy. And on Saturday, attention will turn to protecting the world's environment. The calendar is being rewritten, it seems, with each day highlighting a different cause.

2 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Huaneng records sharp earnings jump

Increased power-generating capacity and a surging demand for electricity helped push up Huaneng Power International's earnings sharply higher in the first nine months.

22 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Council snub

I do not believe the Consumer Council exists to protect the interests of all consumers.

14 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Electricity bills keep piling up

Owed millions of yuan by a large state coal mine in Shanxi province, the local power company cut off the supply of electricity.

The mine organised a workers' street demonstration to besiege the power company's offices.

When news of the disturbance reached the State Council in distant Beijing, it ordered power to be unconditionally restored.

24 Dec 2001 - 12:00am