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  1. Business - Economy

    Group wants to shun Silicon Valley and revive 40-hour working week

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:55pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty An advocacy group is calling for companies to revive the eight-hour day, saying Silicon Valley geeks have distorted how long one must work Happy hours A small ... common industrial sense. “Bring back the 40 hour working week” is the way that one of them summarises it. In an emotionally charged article on AlterNet, Sara Robinson claims that “the single, ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Wukan elects village chief, but not all are happy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 01:06pm by Echo Hui, AGENCIES

    ... Echo Hui in Wukan and Agencies echo.hui@scmp.com Voters back incumbent while his former deputy turned challenger refuses to join new committee Wukan elects village chief, but not all are happy Rain-drenched voters in Wukan returned to the polls yesterday in a ballot clouded by signs authorities are reasserting their power. The Guangdong village grabbed headlines worldwide ...

  3. News - World - CRIME

    Jury takes 20 hours to find Madoff associates guilty after five-month trial

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:59pm by Reuters

    ... they convicted five former Bernard Madoff associates of helping to conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The verdicts- guilty on all counts- came after just 20 hours of deliberations, which paled ... into evidence, creating a trial transcript that reached 12,000 pages. The closing arguments stretched to nearly 25 hours over two weeks. In all, the jurors had to determine a verdict for 59 individual ...

  4. News - World

    Happy New Year! Sparkling Sydney kicks off global 2014 party

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... more than 400,000 fireworks. Kuwait set the mark in 2011 with an hour-long blast of 77,282 fireworks. Tonga, located near the international dateline, was one of the first nations to greet 2014, ... people happy,” said 16-year-old local Wendy Yip. In Japan, the celebrations were quieter. Small fireworks displays were held across the country. But millions of people turned out to local temples ...

  5. Become better leaders in 48 hours

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:37pm

    ... WONG YAT-HEI Become better leaders in 48 hours (via Education Post) MBA and EMBA programmes are popular among executives who are dedicated to continuous education, but more and more are finding it tough to allocate time to attend classes regularly.  Every company needs to find its competitive edge Seeing a demand from…   ...

  6. Bars urge patrons to storm through the happy hours

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and watch China gain more golds! 10% off if signal 3 is hoisted & 15% off for signal 8!' a bar in Central wrote in their e-flier. 'Storm through happy hours with us and see which way she will blow,' another restaurant group in Central wrote in their e-mail. It also tempted potential guests with 'rounds of free shooters on the hour'. A popular nightclub sent ...

  7. Happy hours

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... purchased 1,850 sq ft flat in west Mid-Levels, it was in pursuit of a happy medium. 'We had just got engaged and my fiancee thought my last place was too 'me'!' says Chan. ... are extremely happy with the results, and so is their social circle. 'We have friends over a lot,' says Chan, 'and we make it out to the bars less. Once we get the music on or the karaoke ...

  8. Magic turn at happy hour

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Swiss watchmaker Piaget held a cocktail evening at the Garden Court of Pacific Place last month to fete the launch of ladies' watch range Magic Hour. As an image of the watches was projected across the floor, guests listened to a recital by Polish violinists The Okapiec Triplets. There on the night were Piaget's Dimitri Gouten, Loletta Chu Ling-ling, Ellen ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For law on working hours, the devil is in the details

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... are happy to voluntarily opt out? Then there is the question of definition. Do "working hours" include meal breaks and rest periods? Last, but not least, we have to consider economic ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says an inflexible approach could do more harm than good For law on working hours, the devil is in the details The debate on standard working hours will soon ...

  10. Happy hour in smoking area only, diners told

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... chain insists diners who want happy hour prices must sit in the smoking section. Staff at the restaurants in Kowloon Bay, Taikoo Shing and Sha Tin and a customer service representative all ... denied such a policy was in place and said diners and drinkers were free to sit where they wanted and still enjoy happy hour prices from 4pm to 7pm on weekdays. 'Absolutely not. There has ...




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