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  1. Tsunami survivor faces welfare fraud claim

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo She is alleged to have lied about marital break-up A welfare recipient who survived the tsunami disaster after spending seven hours adrift with her husband on a trip to Phuket ... yesterday. She was taken to Tin Shui Wai police station for questioning. The unemployed woman was accused of using false information to cheat the Social Welfare Department to get CSSA payments, ...

  2. From dice with death to welfare probe

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A Hong Kong couple who survived the tsunami after spending seven hours adrift when water surged through their Phuket hotel room are being investigated by the Social Welfare ... But it emerged last night that they had been living on welfare payments for five years and they were separated two to three years ago. A Social Welfare Department spokesman said: 'I can confirm ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Birdwatchers get off to a flying start

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai They are not ordinary birdwatchers, and their enthusiasm has far exceeded the demands of mere professionalism. A team of government conservation officers has been working- often day and night, enduring sea sickness and venturing into rural ...

  7. 43 years on, Master Q has lessons for another generation

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marilyn Ma That comic icon of humour and family values, Old Master Q, will be working his magic harder than ever this month, drawing parents and children together in a walk down memory lane. In Search of Master Q, an exhibition that opened yesterday at th ...

  8. Waterhouse training feat has hallmarks of legendary dad

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Office feared upsetting animal welfare groups. Allen, head of the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket, submitted his application to clone the first horses three years ago, but finally learned last ...

  9. Fraud probe of survivors

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A couple who survived the tsunami disaster are being investigated by police over allegations of fraud. Ko Chung-keung, 36, and his wife Leung Wai-kei, 27, are suspected of cheating the Social Welfare Department to get welfare payments. 'We have placed this suspected deception case on file,' said a police spokesman. 'But so far we haven't arrested ...

  10. A grown-up cartoon

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... With its colourful and simplistic style, French animation Raining Cats and Frogs (La Prophetie Des Grenouilles) first appears to be just a children's cartoon. But, when you see ... with a pair of each animal species, survive in their farmhouse up on a hill. Tensions develop when they set out in the floating farmhouse to search for food. Raining Cats and Frogs is the first ...




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