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Suede Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre September 28 Just as Richard Oakes was grinding out an electrifying opening riff and Brett Anderson prepared to belt out a track about 'psychos for sex and glue', a placard, as if on cue, was projected on to the two video s

Thursday, 30 September, 1999, 12:00am

Suede

Suede Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre September 28 Just as Richard Oakes was grinding out an electrifying opening riff and Brett Anderson prepared to belt out a track about 'psychos for sex and glue', a placard, as if on cue, was projected on to the two video screens beside the stage.

30 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Mountains are nearer to the sun, but why is the temperature on a mountain top lower than that at sea level? Although mountains are slightly closer to the sun, temperatures have little to do with proximity to the sun. The earth is about 150 million kilometres from the sun, so even a Himalayan mountain's 8,000 metres is an insignificant distance.

2 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...All will be explained

Why do we enjoy listening to music so much when we can't even touch it or see it? We probably do not realise it, but the very first time we heard music was before we were born. Yes - in our mother's womb.

11 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Worse paper waste than greeting cards

I find it quite appalling that environmental groups are targeting Christmas as the time to 'save' 125 trees with both newspaper and television advertisements. Christmas is historically the season of 'good will to all men', and we express our love, friendship or appreciation with cards.

15 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

New units will lead to better air quality

We refer to the letter concerning the Lamma Power Station, which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on December 1.

Our proposal involves the expansion of the power station with all the attendant cost benefits of using the existing overhead and other infrastructure.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Companies' 'green' levy is unjustifiable

I refer to Connie Law's report in the South China Morning Post of 19 October briefly describing the electricity companies' plans to support 'green' electrical devices. In the report it was stated that 'The two power companies . . . may be allowed to impose a levy on all customers to recover the cost [of the potential refunds to be made to those customers who buy energy-saving appliances]'.

2 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Welfare scapegoats

If Hong Kong had a problem of dependency culture, with the bulk of welfare benefits going to people who would rather live on handouts than work, there would be every justification to cut down on welfare. But there is little evidence for this.

30 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Blackout at Tai Po affects thousands

Six thousand homes and businesses in Tai Po were hit by a blackout yesterday which left them without power or air-conditioning for 19 hours as temperatures hit 36 degrees Celsius for the second day running.

29 Jul 1998 - 12:00am