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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROOKIE MUM

    Focus on pregnancy weight gain a bit heavy handed

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by ANGHARD LAW

    ... the size of their baby should be dropped from common practice in Hong Kong. I couldn't agree more. Now, pass me that carrot, my placenta is hungry. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Catholic bishops say civil disobedience OK if for common good

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Stuart Lau

    ... for the common good. A third new auxiliary bishop meanwhile said the Hong Kong Catholic diocese had come under pressure from the government to consider shutting down its outspoken Justice and Peace ... disobedience is allowed when … the authorities- which should be acting for the common good of society according to moral principles- are not acting for the common good, or if there is an unjust ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Why judges need the moral manoeuvre of common law

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL W T SHIEH

    ... Paul Shieh Wing-tai While common law may seem odd at times, it awards judges the flexibility to be fair The moral force of the law and judge …. Someone from a foreign legal system visits a common law courthouse. In one court, a hostile judge asks a lawyer: "Is there any legal precedent that I CAN do this?" In the court next door, a hostile judge asks another lawyer: ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Vanishing spray a bit of magic applied with a dash of common sense

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:28pm by William Lai

    ... The simple referee's tool shows how easy it should be to introduce technological innovation Vanishing spray a bit of magic applied with a dash of common sense As if by magic, ... the laws of the game and every year produces a new edition of the rules that is taken as the definitive guide. The curious case of the vanishing spray- there was no real demand or controversy ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    United by a common goal: 60 years separate Occupy Central's youngest and oldest volunteers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com More than 60 years separate the youngest and oldest volunteers with Occupy Central Generations apart, united by a common goal Retired taxi driver Benedict Ng Pun-tuk and aspiring secondary student Alvin Wong Tsz-wai have little in common. Raised in different backgrounds and generations apart, the two would hardly have known each other- let alone become ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... As patriots, do top judges have to love China and the Communist Party or merely have to uphold "one country, two systems", including the city's common law tradition? In our toxic ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Law Society head falls on own sword The overwhelming vote of no confidence last week against Ambrose Lam San-keung made his resignation yesterday as Law Society ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    King Felipe and his commoner queen herald new era for Spain’s monarchy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Serious son and commoner queen herald new era He is a tall former Olympic yachtsman who will take the throne largely unscathed by scandals that have battered ... to fly a helicopter. After his military training, Felipe studied for a law degree at the Autonomous University of Madrid before following a two-year master's programme in international ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Common threat of cyberespionage drives need for global code of conduct

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... Zhou Zunyou Zhou Zunyou says US claims of Chinese spying are a consequence of fierce rivalry in cyberspace Common threat of cyberespionage drives need for global code of conduct Last week, ... the World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights could be used as a basis of international law for protecting commercial secrets as intellectual ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Albert Yeung's court victory over Google shows need for law to adapt

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:32pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... case of its kind concerning autocomplete to be heard by a court anywhere in the common law world. And the stakes are high. Google's lawyer, senior counsel Gerard McCoy, told the judge ... into the hexagonal hole of modernity". However, common law necessarily involves the application of principles established by the courts in past cases to new circumstances. As Madam Justice Ng said, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROOKIE MUM

    Rookie mum: why do other mothers seem superior?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Angharad Law

    ... Angharad Hampshire life@scmp.com Pay no heed to the mothers superior Ever since I became a mum for the first time about two years ago, I have been astounded at how well other women with children manage their lives. My respect for parents, and mums, in par ...




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