Fluid Dynamics

This week we test: liquid foundation

Foundation, pancake, base - whatever you call it, this is the layer on which all your makeup will rest. A good product covers spots and makes skin glow.

Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid Foundation (HK$320/27ml)

Sunday, 20 February, 2011, 12:00am

MTR project approved despite shortcomings

The Town Planning Board approved the construction of a controversial residential project above Nam Cheong MTR Station yesterday, although the latest design does not improve air ventilation in Sham Shui Po, a condition of its approval.

9 May 2009 - 12:00am

Air flow study to be discussed

The Town Planning Board will discuss tomorrow whether the MTR Corporation will have to conduct an air-ventilation study on a massive Tsuen Wan West development, which the Observatory suggests might block the prevailing winds blowing into the district from the sea.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Ever-hotter city prompts call for new air-flow policy

Greens seek ventilation assessments for new high-rises

Green groups are demanding ventilation assessments on all major developments and new open-space requirements between buildings to tackle soaring urban temperatures.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Planners demand wind corridors at Oil Street development site

The waterfront site of the former government supplies depot in Oil Street must have three wind corridors to avoid a wall effect and improve ventilation in the area, the Town Planning Board said yesterday.

The board's metro planning committee accepted the Planning Department's brief for the North Point site after considering its air-ventilation study report.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Wall effect

A government planner has denied that building high-rise apartment blocks on the waterfront, blocks natural ventilation. Do you think these buildings damage the environment? Write to us.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Study won't stop wall effect, says Civic Party

A study of the local wind environment to identify climatically sensitive areas in Hong Kong for air ventilation assessment will be completed in 2009, says the housing minister.

But the Civic Party says this will be too late to stop the wall effect created by huge developments now being planned or built.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Ventilation guidelines won't be forced on private sector

The government has prescribed its own 'qualitative guidelines on air ventilation' for its planning and design departments in light of concerns that tall buildings affect air ventilation on the street. But it has no plan to enforce the guidelines on the private sector.

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Harbourfront air study on the way

An air ventilation assessment will be carried out to study the environmental impact of the Central harbourfront project, the environment secretary said yesterday.

The announcement came after opponents said the proposed low-rise building, or ground-scraper, stretching more than 400 metres to the waterfront could seriously affect air quality.

31 May 2006 - 12:00am

Liquid foundation

Liquid foundation gives skin a soft, even and natural glow. Before buying, use a tester to apply the shade on your jaw line or neck. Compare the colour to your face and neck in natural light. Foundation should worn under makeup and applied in downward strokes to keep facial hair smoothed down.

Nars Liquid Foundation ($355/ 30ml)

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Advisory council calls for studies and limits

An advisory body on the environment yesterday called for more studies into the impact of poor ventilation and air pollution in the city.

14 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Smooth operation

Ironing is a drag; not only is it tiring and time-consuming but also troublesome when more than a handkerchief is involved. Which is why, if one has the money, it's best to delegate the chore to someone or something else. Taking the human element out of the equation is Whirlpool's Home Valet System, US$1,199, which promises to remove wrinkles and odours from fabrics.

19 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Often little warning of clear-air turbulence, say aviation experts

Clear-air turbulence is caused by severe and sudden wind changes and often results in aircraft losing, or gaining, altitude.

The changes are caused by the Earth's natural jet stream coming into contact with slower-moving wind drifts, which results in churned-up air.

18 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

A dangerous line of work

I feel very uncomfortable seeing people, mostly young people, working in enclosed areas without any natural ventilation or even air-conditioning, when they are surrounded by toxic emissions from moving vehicles.

2 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Machine for dyeing wins

EVER wondered why that designer T-shirt costs 10 times the price of the one you bought at Temple Street market? Part of the high cost can be attributed to the name but most people do not realise that the quality of the dye and expensive and innovative methods of dyeing comprise a great deal of the price.

29 Sep 1995 - 12:00am