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Another hot year for Hong Kong
THERE is a 70 percent chance that this year will be among the 10 hottest on record because of global warming, the Hong K...
2017.03.29
Watch what you eat
Since we were young , we have been told to maintain a balanced diet according to the food pyramid. But does it guarantee...
2017.03.28
Legco arsonist gets two years jail
A FORMER student leader and auxiliary policeman was jailed for two years for setting fire to a bin outside the Legislati...
2017.03.28
Carrie Lam wins CE election
CARRIE Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥), the former Chief Secretary for Administration (政務司司長), won the Hong Kong Chi...
2017.03.28
Hong Kong ranked 71st in happiness report
THE World Happiness Report was released on 20 March, and Hong Kong is in 71st place. It rose four places from 75th place...
2017.03.28
Colourful idioms
MANY sayings like ʻ大白象工程ʼ (whiteelephant work), ʻ灰色地帶ʼ (a grey area), ʻ白字黑字ʼ (in black and white) and...
2017.03.27
Climate change attracts smog
GLOBAL warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution in northern China, scientists say. Toxic p...
2017.03.27
The premium taxi dilemma
TAXI drivers organised a road blocking protest involving 500 vehicles in Central district last Friday. The effects of su...
2017.03.24
Waste bag scheme set for 2019
A FAMILY of three will have to pay about HK$36 to HK$52 a month when the government’s waste charging scheme kicks off i...
2017.03.24
Hong Kong meals overloaded with salt
THE Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK, 香港中文大學) has recently discovered that locals eat too much salt. This is ...
2017.03.24
Walking across space
We have always looked up at night and wanted to explore the stars. Only 22 years ago, cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned...
2017.03.23
Lawyers call to monitor judges
A LAWYERS’ group is calling for an independent watchdog to oversee the conduct of judges and an advisory committee to p...
2017.03.23
‘Meal on one plate’ too salty
IF you have a craving for ‘meal on one plate’ dishes (碟頭飯), you might be better off picking braised tofu sheets wit...
2017.03.22
Younger kids developing poor eyesight
AN ophthalmologist has reported a case of a three-year-old having 700-degree short-sightedness. He had been staring at o...
2017.03.22
CUHK urges a healthy diet with new veggie scheme
THE Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK, 香港中文大學) and local social enterprise Green Monday are promoting healthy ...
2017.03.22
CE candidates debate on TV
THE election for the next chief executive of Hong Kong (香港特首) will be in four days’ time, but we still do not know ...
2017.03.22
HKU drops a spot in rankings
THE University of Hong Kong (HKU, 香港大學) dropped one rung in the Times Higher Education’s Asia university rankings, ...
2017.03.22
Keeping your smile
TEETH are the hardest part of our body and tooth enamel may be the hardest layer of a tooth, but it does not mean they a...
2017.03.21
News Word: Climate change
Climate changerefers to global temperature, rainfall, winds and other climate patterns that have changed, and it is beli...
2017.03.21
Home prices impact SAR ranking
HONG Kong dropped one place this year to rank 71st out of 231 cities in overall quality of living, according to a survey...
2017.03.20
Should the government enact standard working hours?
Simon: My other colleague from another team, Jonathan, works 12 hours a day. I think that’s just wrong! There should be...
2017.03.17
Cinemas for Kai Tak, Sha Tin sites
TWO pieces of land at Kai Tak and Sha Tin will be put on sale on condition that developers build a cinema on the sites. ...
2017.03.17