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  1. Boycott against Cafe de Coral gains support

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... said her union did not rule out stepping up the boycott to the international level, but this would depend on the result of Tuesday's action. Protest mounts Thirty-six groups, including ... Sui-shan, the union's organising secretary, said they expected to see 80 to 90 per cent vacant seats at the targeted outlets- cutting total revenue by half. As of yesterday, 36 groups ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVAL

    Parade to offer all singing, all dancing hello to Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Artists from 14 countries to join parade to usherin Lunar New Year All singing, all dancing hello to Snake American cheerleaders, Japanese folk dancers, and Korean all-women percussion groups, as well as lion and dragon dancers will help revellers usher in the Year of the Snake next weekend. Thirty-six floats and performing groups from 14 countries ...

  3. Protesters demand answers over deaths from company's HK office

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Eight paper dolls dressed in Foxconn uniforms were placed outside the company's Hong Kong office yesterday as local groups protested against its alleged maltreatment of workers. The dolls represented Foxconn workers who had committed suicide in Shenzhen this year, protest organisers said. A ninth worker jumped to his death yesterday. Thirty people from labour ...

  4. Thank you for the music

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Michael Taylor Thirty years ago, a group of four singers little known outside their native Sweden wowed the judges in the British town of Brighton to win the Eurovision Song ... Honey became Abba's second million-seller on the continent. A year later, SOS returned the group to Britain's Top10 and America's Top20 lists. Abba also won over ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: A memorable detour into the unknown

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 09:29pm by Paul Kay

    ... the same draw, but for us it represents a more than acceptable substitute. The semi-outdoor bar is packed with holidaying Brazilian families and groups of laid-back twenty- and thirty ...

  6. Viagra saving animals from being hunted for male organs, says maker

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and his brother, Frank, a biologist based in Anchorage, Alaska, surveyed 256 men receiving erectile dysfunction treatment at a Hong Kong clinic. Thirty-five men from the group said they had tried, ... Conservation. In a previous study in 2002, the brothers claimed there was a clear correlation between a drop in the sales of exotic animal parts and the popularity of Viagra. But animal welfare groups ...

  7. Shoppers admit they could halve their use of plastic bags

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... A total of 974 people were interviewed at three wet markets last month. The survey showed they had used 2,653 plastic bags. Among the group polled, 24 per cent said they had used four bags, and 23 per cent said they had used five bags. Fifty-five per cent of the group agreed they could cut plastic bag usage. Thirty-four per cent conceded they could have used two fewer bags ...

  8. News - World - AIR SAFETY

    Timeline: The tragic history of civilian airliners shot down since the cold war

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 09:00am by AFP

    ... carrying cargo and passengers crashed while attempting a landing at Balad Air Base in Iraq. Witnesses claim they saw the plane being shot down, and a terrorist group, the Islamic Army in Iraq, claimed responsibility. Thirty four of the 35 passengers on board were killed. TransAVIAexport Airlines Il-76, March 23, 2007. The Il-76 crashed in the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, killing all ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ethnic minority youth find comfort in a more accepting Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... comfort in welcoming city At a Kwun Tong secondary school, 30 form five students are learning skills that could see them end up as leaders of the city's ethnic minority groups. In a week ... addresses some of the gaps for ethnic minority youth. The KELY support group, which stands for Kids Everywhere Like You, started the programme in December 2012 and the first group of youngsters ...

  10. Umbrella charity provides shelter to those struggling

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Community Chest is refocusing its energies on emergency cases The Community Chest, the organisation that collects and distributes more public donations than any other group, has decided to change its strategy. Thirty-six years after it was founded, it is becoming more flexible to better meet urgent social needs, says the group's chief executive Cecilia Li Wing-yin. ...




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