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  1. First person

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Becky Kwan Siu-wa, headof the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union, is leading a campaign to raise the retirement age of cabin crew in Hong Kong from 45 to 50 or older. She argues that the stereotype of young 'dolly bird' cabin crew is outdated. I'm one of the lucky ones. I've been with Cathay Pacific for more than 30 years, since 1975, ...

  2. Unicef meeting is first of its kind

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... protection and the promotion of child rights. In what was the first meeting of its kind, the gathering organised by Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, included 180 government representatives from 28 Asian and Pacific nations to share best practices and learn from other nations' experiences at a three-day conference which ended on Saturday. 'Until now regional ...

  3. MPF investments pay off for first time since launch

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A strong stock market gave a boost to employees' pension investments with an average return of 19.21 per cent last year, marking the first profitable year since ... which primarily invest in money market instruments and short-term bonds, registered nil or very marginal gains in the period.' Launched in December 2000, the MPF is the first compulsory ...

  4. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... read what we're about to tell you? It'll make you want to strangle someone. But first think back to last week when we told you that the Housing Society has been hoarding hundreds ... on at Cathay Pacific. Cathay brands itself as Hong Kong's very own airline. But it treats Hong Kong's very own people as lowly natives. Well, the natives are getting restless. Cathay's ...

  5. Village where suicide seems only escape

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... what to do about this 'epidemic'. The population of the community is small, about 6,000 mostly aboriginal, or First Nations, people spread out over a large area. Yet in 2007 alone, ... serves the Gitxsan people, the largest of the area's First Nations groups. Mr Brady is at a loss to explain the sudden increase, but notes that residents commonly point to unemployment ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    First South Asian woman police recruit starts work in Yuen Long

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com As South Asian woman goes on beat, questions remain over commitment to multi-ethnic force Inquiries pending on diversity of police The first South Asian woman to be recruited as a police officer since the handover has successfully completed her training and will start her first day at work tomorrow. But opinion is divided on whether this heralds ...

  7. Thank you to the wonderful staff of a busy hospital

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is built on deeds. Hong Kong firsts at Grantham include vanguard strides in surgery, extensive links to community and sister institutions, and specialty services for chest diseases. Grantham, thank ... years, I welcome the goodwill of the insurance industry in joining the fight to prevent suicide, but I have several concerns. First, I hope the industry is not out to limit payouts and contain ...

  8. Stop sending refugees to Pacific, says Senate

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Australia's Immigration Minister, Philip Ruddock, has rejected a Senate report recommending that the practice of sending unwanted asylum-seekers to Pacific countries should be scrapped. Under the so-called 'Pacific solution' initiated two years ago, Australia persuaded Papua New Guinea and the tiny island nation of Nauru to house hundreds of refugees ...

  9. Family first

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for flexible work arrangements such as paternity leave for fear of being branded lazy. So the road ahead is long. The commission advocates a number of measures. First, family considerations should ...

  10. The first 48 hours

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at Chinese University, says most babies born after less than 24 weeks of gestation don't survive. 'The first 48 hours are the most critical,' he says. 'We will administer treatment to boost body functions and treat problems that may arise.' It is legal to end a pregnancy within the first 24 weeks, so some view decisions to stop treatment as a form of abortion, ...




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