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3Novices:Oh for the quiet life: how Hong Kong battles with noise

Taking a relaxing day off at home can be a challenge in this noisy city of 7.2 million where a neighbour’s renovations, honking car horns or jarring jackhammers can make you wish you were back at the office.
With a land area of just 1,073 sq km and a dense built landscape dominated by residential and office towers, some noise pollution is inevitable. And official numbers speak volumes.
In 2016, there were 43,939 “Complaint Noise” cases reported through the 999 emergency…
March 25, 2017 at 09:45AM http://ift.tt/2ngsHKi
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3Novices:Four his-and-her fragrances for spring, including one from Philippe Starck

Industrial and product designer Philippe Starck’s debut collection of perfumes contains three fragrances – Peau de Soie, Peau de Pierre and Peau d’Ailleurs (HK$850/40ml) under the Starck Paris brand. Since Starck refuses to reveal the notes of the perfumes, it is best if you take a sniff yourself. Available at K11 Design Store, in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Atelier Cologne’s Clémentine California (HK$650/30ml) is inspired by the founders Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel…
March 25, 2017 at 09:15AM http://ift.tt/2ofkiX1
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3Novices:Hublot delights collectors with its colourful Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase collection

Hublot’s Big Bang collection is always fun to view and its newest offerings are no exception.
The latest collection, dubbed “Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase”, helped inject Baselworld with a bit of gaiety with four models in bright colours: blue, purple, orange and pink.
The vibrant-coloured quartz dials instantly catch your attention – they are too fun to look away. To attain that eye-catching colour, the quartzes were made using a colouring technique that involved…
March 25, 2017 at 09:03AM http://ift.tt/2ofmUUy
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3Novices:Leaving home? The world’s best cities for expats – our list of lists

Leaving home for a posting in a foreign land is certainly exhilarating, but rarely straightforward. It’s easier if you’re young, free and single but something of a challenge with a family in tow. Perhaps your partner has landed a plum position in the reassuring environment of a multi­national office, leaving you to sink or swim in the cultural deep end, haggling for groceries and negotiating rental leases with barely a word of the local lingo.
It’s tempting to envy…
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3Novices:We join a mission to save an injured baby African elephant in Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve

I’m in Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve with Marc Goss, chief executive of the Mara Elephant Project (MEP), when he gets a call from his team saying they’ve found an elephant calf that’s got her trunk caught in a snare.
She was spotted the previous night and they’ve been searching for her because the snare – set by bushmeat poachers – has ripped through more than half her trunk. She’s still walking around and it will get infected if it’s not…
March 25, 2017 at 08:15AM http://ift.tt/2n3xqOL
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3Novices:Hong Kong dithers on ivory trade ban as wildlife teams in Kenya fight to protect elephants

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“Not everyone can do this job,” says Rianto, deputy head of the anti-poaching team at the Borana Conservancy, a wildlife reserve in Laikipia, central Kenya. “As rangers, we have to be constantly aware, asking ourselves, ‘What would I do if I came face to face with a poacher on this road? Or an elephant, or a rhino?’…
March 25, 2017 at 06:17AM http://ift.tt/2n3fvHE
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3Novices:Oris launches the Artelier Calibre 113, an elegant, minimalistic timepiece, at Baselworld

The latest timepiece to launch at Baselworld this year is the Artelier Calibre 113, a beautiful, clean and elegant timepiece from Oris.
The Artelier Calibre 113 is the fourth and latest model from the Artelier collection, following the Calibre 110, 111 and 112. The first timepiece, Calibre 110, was created in 2014 to commemorate the maison’s 110th anniversary. It also marked the first time in nearly 40 years that the brand had created a whole, complete movement.

The Calibre 113 is a hand…
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