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Fisker to transform hybrid Karma into petrol-guzzling V8

Fisker Automotive's Karma sports car, once a status symbol for A-list environmentalists in the United States, will come roaring back, powered by a supercharged V8, according to plans revealed by its new owner.

Thursday, 20 February, 2014, 12:23am

Who do you think you are?

There is no doubt that the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was a catastrophe for hundreds of thousands of people.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Animal cruelty is wrong

I read a news story about some environmentalists in Australia who proposed killing the country's camels to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

This made me think about the status of humans. Currently, we are the masters of the planet. We are free to do whatever we wish with other animal species.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A selfish waste of water

I think we must take immediate action to prevent the continuous shortage of water, which is happening in parts of the mainland.

People waste water all the time. They only care about themselves and do not think about the water supply.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Count your blessings

Hongkongers live long, healthy lives and are generally financially secure.

Despite everything we have, our sense of well-being is often quite low.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Karma puts filmmaker on path to document a man's 'blind' crusade

Filmmaker Richard Todd is a strong believer in karma even though the subject of his new film spent years trying to convince a Bali community the concept is nonsense.

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Resident complaints prevent al fresco dining at Elements mall ... they think al fresco is an international terrorist network

2 DAB the big winner of district council elections ... so do they still think people aren't ready for direct election of their leaders?

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Opportunities are yours if you stay positive

There are many opportunities in life, but we may not be able to make use of all of them.

We should be proactive and create as many opportunities as possible.

We also need to upgrade our skills and enhance our knowledge if we want to succeed.

People should be prepared to face difficulties and grab every opportunity that comes their way.

23 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

The agony of choice over school subjects

Am I the only person who gets confused about which class I should choose?

I like mathematics very much but I don't like science.

Everybody in my class knows I have a real block with science.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

To prevent sadness, you must know the cause

I am writing about how to get rid of sadness in your life. You don't have to feel down!

To get rid of sadness, you must first understand what makes you unhappy.

Is it poor academic results? Or a poor relationship between you and someone else?

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Spare a thought for the thinkers

As noted American anthropologist and writer Margaret Mead said: 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' Which is fine on paper, but really - who has the time?

22 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

The Enneatypes

One (perfectionist):

Positive mode: Hard-working, goes by the book, persevering, imbued with high ethical standards. Negative mode: Critical, judgmental, lacks flexibility, unwilling to change, overly conservative. Lesson in life: Learn to enjoy life and break out of the box.

Two (helper):

9 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Why did no one lend a helping hand?

Do Hong Kong residents have any compassion for their fellow man, or in this case, their fellow woman?

I had a nasty fall outside the building where I live on November 4.

7 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Facts and feelings help overcome temptation

Everybody is saying that our emotional quotient (EQ) is the key to success in all spheres of life.

17 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Burning issue for New Agers

Call us superstitious, but the New Age Shop in Central seems to have run into some bad karma.

For a store that prides itself on generating good vibes, it seems decidedly unlucky for it to have suffered some sort of spontaneous combustion - at least in part.

1 Sep 1996 - 12:00am