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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - CULTURE

    Hong Kong's literary festival adds food and music to its repertoire

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by MICHAEL AU

    ... always need fresh ideas," she said. "But the main focus will never steer away from good literature and quality writers." The festival, which has been rated as among the best ...

  2. Judge imposes five-year bans on two former Warderly directors

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The financial problems were so serious that the firm borrowed money at 60 per cent annual interest rate to stay afloat. 'Directors have an obligation to ensure the company reports material ...

  3. Profiles in Folly

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... neither of these tragedies; even the Holocaust rates only a brief aside. Each of his cited follies is served in a few pages, concluding with a summary of what went wrong. The sense of glibness ...

  4. A dirty day's pay

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Daniel Pepper

    ... Poverty rates there are some of the worst in the country, and people are content to get any work at all. Social audits are rare, so corrupt officials can get away with ignoring the law. ...

  5. cab chat

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from our perspective because the unemployment rate is still on the high side, and the nature of jobs in Hong Kong is changing. People like me over the age of 45, we're stuck in a rut. ...

  6. Sparkle is raring for real action

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... his third in the space of a month- at Sha Tin yesterday morning. Beauty Sparkle earned a rating of 73 after two exceptional performances in New Zealand and is nearly ready to rumble after ... by an ever-increasing 3.3-lengths under a strong hold. 73 The rating Beauty Sparkle arrived after two impressive New Zealand wins ...

  7. F&B spells a life of drudgery, passion and obsession

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keller, noted chef proprietor of the French Laundry and Per Se, started his career as a dishwasher and ended up as one of the world's most highly rated chefs through becoming obsessed ...

  8. 'Eunuch' Lam makes dignified exit

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and is the least popular minister appointed to the post. His popularity ratings in University of Hong Kong opinion polls fell to 36.7 points, out of 100, in April, down from 38.5 points in September. Lam ...

  9. Civil servants need to get real on pay cuts

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... to be commuting daily to make a living, albeit a reduced one. With the unemployment rate high and rising, the nasty economic performance figures released by the government this month are very real- ...

  10. Realities that may finally shatter the glass ceiling

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but many still have to choose between motherhood and careers, or juggle both. A low birth rate would seem to indicate that children are less of a factor here, but that does not allow ... The glass ceiling faced by women should have been raised much higher by now, if not obliterated. Better birth control liberated them long ago. Expansion of higher education has equipped ...




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