Fuel for thought

Raise your glasses, ladies and gentlemen, to this month's poster boy for the gross stupidity of the human race: Lewis Hamilton. Let's make sure we smash those glasses, too; we don't want to miss an opportunity for needless waste.

Sunday, 24 April, 2011, 12:00am

Making blocks of money

At the age of 31, Zinc Lam Chi-sing is chief operating officer for Laputa Eco-Construction Material, a business that uses waste glass in the production of paving blocks for the construction industry. His company's products are used by developers in major property constructions in both Hong Kong and on the mainland.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

The most beneficial donation

Paper 3

Part A

In this part you will have five minutes after you have been given the question to prepare your ideas and jot down some notes to help remember what you want to say. Be careful not to write down too much because you will then seem to be reading out something you have prepared. This is not allowed. The discussion must be as natural as possible.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Appreciate what you have

I'm writing in response to the letter 'Lessons from the less fortunate' (Young Post, September 25).

The letter was about poor people in the mainland. They need better jobs so they can earn more money, but they lack the education needed to get better jobs.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Alain Passard

'When I wake up in the morning, I have a good cup of green tea. This is important fuel for this piece of machinery [points at his body]. Green tea is almost an inspiration for me. It represents the first taste sensations of the day, the first scents, and it is important they are pure.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


The Machinery and Equipment Design awards, organised by the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong (CMA), aim to upgrade the design and production of machinery and equipment to boost the competitiveness of Hong Kong manufacturers. Entries are judged on their innovation, application of technology, functionality, ergonomics, cost performance, safety and environmental impact.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

ESC Sequences

Torn and twisted This is an amazing site. Lots of video clips of objects being shredded. If you like to see things being eaten by machinery, this is the site for you.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


I am writing to complain about the rubbish collection station located on Man Wan Road in Homantin.

It is situated right next to a residential building and poses a health risk to residents, because rubbish is piled up outside the station overnight and it attracts a lot of cockroaches and rats.

20 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Distasteful aspects of football carnival

Every time I read about the ongoing World Cup I am intrigued about the deliberate and media-hyped outpouring of fervent nationalism and patriotic slogans that resemble war dogma of our not-so-glorious past.

23 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Domestic exports down 11pc

The consumer electronic sector led the value plunge for domestic exports in the second quarter, followed closely by the fabricated metal products and machinery and equipment sectors. Consumer electrical and electronic exports fell 30.7 per cent in value over the corresponding quarter last year to HK$2.9 billion.

17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am


Areas covered by the 100 projects for better services: Speedpost service, parcel and airmail service, posting facilities, counter service, sorting and delivery service, philately, postage rates, payment methods, technology and machinery, new plant and offices, new products and services, new corporate identity, marketing, information.

23 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Machine exports show strength

Exports of China's machinery and electronics products soared in the first two months of this year, the China Economic Times reported. Exports of the goods soared a year-on-year 33.2 per cent to US$8.77 billion in the first two months, accounting for 35.2 per cent of China's total exports.

28 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Tamagochi pet helps lift Billion to 'full speed'

Electronic products maker Billion International Holdings - formerly known as Sharp Brave - is confident it will return to profitability this year as its production facilities are running at full speed.

Vice-chairman Francis Li Chi-hung attributed the $20 million operating loss recorded last year to a low utilisation rate for its machinery.

10 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Crowd wrecks motorcycle factory

A JOINT-venture motorcycle manufacturing factory in Huiyang, Guangdong, has estimated losses of two million yuan (HK$1.8 million) after hundreds of villagers burst into its plant, smashing vehicles and machinery.

The crowd, armed with cudgels and stones, numbered 500 at its height and were mostly villagers from Liangjing town, according to a local Chinese newspaper.

2 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Win leads to rewards in abundance

Prima Design, winner in the machinery and equipment design section of the 1996 Hong Kong Awards for Industry, says the awards encourage Hong Kong companies to stay ahead of international competition.

Company managing director James Tam said the winning product was aimed at the garment industry and developed mainly in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand.

27 Jan 1997 - 12:00am