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  1. Traders fight roaches while farmers revel in the rain

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Agnes Lam Sheung Wan residents had more than water to deal with when backed up drains flushed cockroaches onto neighbourhood streets that are a notorious flooding black spot. A storm surge during high tide yesterday morning forced sea wat ...

  2. Freddy gets the bird, but loses his home

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Freddy got a rude shock when he came home- as cats do- with a dead bird. His horrified owners whisked him off to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where the bewildered but apparently healthy three-year-old tomcat is looking for a new home. Freddy, who is neutered, is the only cat surrendered to the society since reports surfaced of H5N1 infecting cats in Germany ...

  3. Freddy Kempf Plays Beethoven's Emperor

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Freddy Kempf Plays Beethoven's Emperor Hong Kong Sinfonietta City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: March 31 This all-Beethoven programme provided a rare opportunity to witness a blend of the best of east and west. British pianist Freddy Kempf and mainland conductor Li Xincao, together with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, performed the Emperor Piano Concerto with elegance ...

  4. Freddy Kempf Plays Beethoven's Emperor

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong Hong Kong City Hall Tomorrow, 8pm When British pianist Freddy Kempf came third in the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow, there was an outcry, with the Russian press dubbing him 'the hero of the competition'. Not coming first certainly hasn't done the 29-year-old's career any harm. He has gone on to perform in some of the most ...

  5. Further cooling measures expected

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... yesterday. Morgan Stanley managing director and chief economist Stephen Roach said the rate increase alone would not be enough to rein in growth. 'I think it's the first step,' Mr Roach said. 'There are signs from Beijing that there will be additional follow-up measures either through administrative controls on projects or industry-specific restrictions on lending, ...

  6. Queen- It's a Kinda Magic

    Posted Jan 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Musical from Australia recreating the personality and stage presence of Queen and flamboyant lead singer Freddie Mercury. Starring Craig Pesco (left) as Mercury, Travis Hair as Brian May, Brett Millican as Roger Taylor and Sean Nolan as John Deacon. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, Fri, 7.30pm and 10.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, $250-$599 HK ...

  7. Fresh start for kicked-out cat

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Freddy the tomcat, kicked out by his owners after taking home a dead bird amid the bird flu scare, has been given not only a new name, but also a home. Freddy now has to learn his Chinese name, Foon Sum, which means a forgiving heart. 'I planned to adopt this cat ever since I read about it in the newspaper,' his new owner Tse Li-ming said yesterday. Even though Foon Sum ...

  8. Why tap Dubai when our problem is how to invest HK's trillions?

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Services Secretary SO FREDDY IS on the roadshow warpath- whoop, whoop, come one, come all, Hong Kong welcomes you with open arms. Bring your money with you. There are a few things that I do ... service that I've been stabbed in the front.' But back to Freddy. Why Dubai? Dubai does not have much oil money. It is historically a port for trade with India and has had to live on its ...

  9. Accruals accounting makes better case for improving tax system

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Let's join hands in formulating a well-equipped tax-reform package' Frederick Ma Si-hang Writing in SCMP, August 7 OKAY, FREDDY, LET'S do just that. ... for the likes of Freddy Ma when trying to justify GST. Here are some rather misleading statements from his opinion piece on Monday: 'Our tax income is derived mainly from salaries tax and profits ...

  10. No mention of GST a sign that Ma knows when it's time to jump ship

    Posted Nov 17th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... which account for a substantial share of the total government revenue.' Frederick Ma Si-hang, Financial services secretary THERE WAS NOTHING untoward in this. Freddy was just responding in the Legislative Council to another silly question from a legislator, who, in so many words, asked: 'How come you people always get your budget estimates wrong?' And Freddy's response, ...




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