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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ...   Starchy genes behind man's best friend A genetic switch allowed dogs to adapt to a starch-rich diet and evolve from meat-munching wolves into man's leftover-loving best friend, scientists say. Comparing the genetic code of the domestic dog to that of its wolf cousins, a team of researchers from Sweden, Norway and the United States found several telling differences. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man who kept dogs in filth sentenced to 200 hours of community service

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Dog abuser gets community service A hairdressing apprentice has been ordered to perform 200 hours of community service for confining his two mongrels in a cage filled with their excrement, and strapping up the mouth of one of the dogs to silence it. Yu Wing-ho's treatment of his dogs at his Sham Shui Po home came to light in October when ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Michael Schumacher: Brilliant career dogged by controversy

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:51am

    ... (also with Benetton), and 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (with Ferrari). He retired at the end of the 2006 season. CONTROVERSY His career was dogged by controversy as well as highlighted ...

  4. News - China Insider - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    A dog could run China’s banking system, says former statistics bureau spokesman

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:10pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... that even a dog could successfully run. “Banking in China has become like a highway toll system,” Yao Jingyuan said at a Saturday summit on China’s economy held at Nanjing University. “Banks charge ... a small dog in their seats.” With this kind of operational model, banks will continue making money even if all the bank presidents go home to sleep and you replaced them by putting a small dog ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Sai Kung shelter appeals for help to save 66 dogs

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by Hazel Knowles

    ... Hazel Knowles Sai Kung shelter appeals for help to save 66 dogs This may be the last Christmas for 66 stray dogs at a Sai Kung shelter. Sai Kung Stray Friends says it has been told to vacate its Ho Chung premises, and unless it can find HK$3.5 million to buy an alternative site, the dogs will most likely have to be put down. Chairwoman Narelle Pamuk said the shelter ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Plenty of life in us old dogs yet, says Australia’s Harris

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 12:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Australia’s Ashes triumph has been cast as a fairytale swansong for an ageing team, but 34-year-old paceman Ryan Harris has urged selectors not to pension off the greybeards needlessly. Six of the 11 that trounced England in three straight matches ...

  7. News - China - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Dog and cat meat eaters hit back at animal rights group adverts

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:39am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Ads against dog, cat meat rile some A leading animal rights group has been forced to revise a provocative advertising campaign in northeast China following a public outcry. Since September, Animals Asia has been urging people across the mainland to stop eating cats and dogs by using a head-turning poster series that shows the animals ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Dr Dogs bring festive tails of joy on visit to centre for disabled people

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Therapy animals delight their new friends as volunteers from law firm Deacons drop by Fanling centre for people with intellectual disabilities Dr Dogs ... Yorkshire terriers, adorable mutts and more with tinsel collars and badges proclaiming them "doctors", or therapy dogs. "The residents were very happy, they loved interacting ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Woman faces fines after saving stray dog

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by Hazel Knowles

    ... Hazel Knowles Dog lover faces big fines after rescuing stray An animal lover who saved an injured stray dog when it was caught in a government snare faces a hefty fine for her act of kindness. Sue Cuthbertson has been charged with breaching the Rabies Ordinance by not having a licence and failing to have the dog vaccinated. She has also been charged with failing to leash the dog ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    'Dr Dogs' light up lives of special-needs children

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Regular visits from specially trained 'Dr Dogs' help children with intellectual disabilities learn how to make friends and get along with others Different strokes for struggling kids The children shouted excitedly as they hugged and patted the dogs that were visiting their school. One of them, eight-year-old Tsui Hiu-fung, whispered "I love ...




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