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  1. Female leads of movie revealed

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun The female leads of Confession of Pain have finally been revealed. Media Asia said on Sunday that Shu Qi and Beijing actress-director Xu Jinglei, right, will star ... or knowing which role she would play. '[Director Andrew] Lau [Wai-keung] always said he would cast me in his films but I waited fruitlessly for years,' she said. 'So when he invited me ...

  2. Female success can turn into a singular affair

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... hand, women are making more money and becoming more independent. But such improvement in fact affects her chance of getting married.' Film director Barbara Wong Chun-chun, who in 2001 made Women's Private Parts, an award-winning documentary about female sexuality, agreed. Wong said that, compared with other Asian countries, women in Hong Kong enjoyed the highest social status, ...

  3. Sisters first female-only undertakers

    Posted Sep 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Two Hong Kong sisters are to become the city's first women undertakers working solely on female bodies after graduating from a funeral academy in Shanghai last week. Wong ... It is the only institute on the mainland that offers professional training. Kung Sau Funeral Service in Hong Kong sponsored the sisters' training. Its director, Lok Kar Keung, said it was necessary ...

  4. 'There were 800 males to only 100 females'

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... to only 100 females. It was an exciting time to be at university. The Vietnam War was unfolding and we'd gone from country to rock 'n' roll as Tennessee was home to Elvis Presley. ... around me and maybe that is what a good education does. Mary Lee Turner is the executive director of the Asia Society in Hong Kong. She was talking to David Phair ...

  5. Directors' pay improves but still lags 10 years behind US

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... cent of listed companies worldwide had women on the board 32 years ago. Now, 84 per cent of them have female directors,' Mr Tsui says. 'Another difference is that 32 years ago, many ... Enoch Yiu Independent directors of Hong Kong listed companies are taking home twice as much pay as they were five years ago, though they still have a long way to go to catch up ...

  6. Beef's on the menu as the bodybuilders strut their stuff

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... preening themselves in the bodybuilding competition. The Al-Dana Sports Club on the outskirts of Doha has never seen the likes of these guys. Of course, it's men only because female bodybuilding was not included, undoubtedly because it was a step too far for our Islamic hosts. But there is a certainly hypocrisy at work here. Beach volleyball features similarly skimpily clad female ...

  7. Number of female smokers soars 45pc

    Posted Oct 30th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Academic points to social change and tobacco firms' marketing strategies for the alarming increase The number of female smokers in Hong Kong has soared 45 per cent ... of female smokers jumped from 78,800 in 1998 to 114,300 last year, while the total male smoking population decreased by 6 per cent from 726,300 to 678,900. In eight years, there were 35,500 more ...

  8. Curves for the female form

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you are a woman who likes the idea of a studio cardio workout- without the trail of sweat left by men users- you should check out the new fitness outlet that has just debuted in Central. Curves is a women-only outlet, where getting fit takes priority o ...

  9. Episcopal Church elects first female leader

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago The US Episcopal Church says it has elected its first female presiding bishop, a breakthrough after years of resistance in a church already riven by the election of a gay bishop. Katharine Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Nevada, was elected as the church's chief pastor and primate at its general convention in Columbus, ...

  10. Keira Knightley makes a sexy on-screen buccaneer in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, but were there really famous female pirates?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrea Chasanow There were. Anne Bonny and Mary Read were just as cunning as their male pirating counterparts and perhaps more ruthless. When the males aboard their ship cowered below deck in the face of capture, the two women shouted at them to come up a ...




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