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  1. SPCA faces calls for a shake-up at the top

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Extended sick leave of its successful director prompts rebellion in the ranks Members of the Hong Kong Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are calling for a management shake-up after the executive director who presided over a major turnaround in its finances went on extended sick leave. Pauline Taylor, who helped turn a $3 million deficit into a surplus ...

  2. Stay fur a while

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Protesters from animal rights group Peta failed to discourage 1500 people making their way into the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Grand Hall for the Fur Gala 2004 fashion show and dinner. The theme of the extravaganza was Cold Mountain (as in the film), with the showing of the 220 fur creations lasting almost as long as the epic movie. The 60 models ...

  3. Right-leaning Japan discourages the pro-Chinese

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... history textbook, and are concerned that Japanese politics is leaning to the right year by year. But the riots in China have caused these kind of people to go low profile. A rightwing anti-China ... You have passionately brought to public attention the problems we have in Hong Kong with dogs. Not only are many of these animals vicious, they are also a huge barking nuisance. In the New ...

  4. The right to remain outspoken

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... he would do when he was allowed back in the political arena, preferring to think of that time as being too distant in the future. Instead, he was animated about his present projects ...

  5. Hollywood Animal

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... Adam Wright Hollywood Animal by Joe Eszterhas Knopf $220 It's hard to dislike Joe Eszterhas, even though he's the screenwriter responsible for crimes against cinema ... account of a one-nighter with Sharon Stone, Eszterhas was never really a Hollywood animal. The moniker is better suited to Paramount producer Bob Evans, a friend of Eszterhas' whose exploits ...

  6. Jordan takes lead in Muslim women's fight for equal rights

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jordanian women tend to live five years longer than their men, they have the rights to vote, travel abroad, marry whom they please and dress as they see fit. There are 13 women in Jordan's ... heart'. Another relentless royal upholder of women's rights is Princess Basma, King Abdullah's aunt - and sister of the late king Hussein - who a dozen years ago initiated the Jordanian ...

  7. A matter of basic rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... arise from Article 37, which says: 'The freedom of marriage of Hong Kong residents and their right to raise a family freely shall be protected by law.' Currently, same-sex couples ... Should that be the case, the government would have two options: amend the law accordingly, or turn to the National People's Congress for help, as it did with the right-of-abode ruling ...

  8. Rights groups urge legislators to outlaw stalking

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Women's rights groups demonstrated outside the Legislative Council yesterday to urge the government to protect victims of domestic violence by passing legislation against stalking. They also called on policymakers to investigate the inadequacy of support provided to abused wives and children, in the wake of last month's killing of 31-year-old Kim Shuk-ying ...

  9. Monte carlo puts on right royal show for chinese guests

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow The royal family of Monaco extended an invitation to some of China's up-and-coming stars. The son and daughter of Prince Rainier- Princess Caroline and Prince Albert- and Princess Caroline's husband, Prince Ernst-August of Hanover- h ...

  10. The stories behind the stories: A right royal scoop

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Few readers realise the problems journalists have filling their daily news pages- problems that were amplified many times over in the days before mobile phones and ready sources of information like the internet. Get a bunch of old reporters together and P ...




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