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  1. Hot Rodd repays the faith

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Young Australian jockey Michael Rodd could not have made a bigger impression on his return to Hong Kong racing, racking up a 16,600-1 treble from seven rides and heralding an upgrade in the standard of competition in the local riding ranks. Rodd gained a three-week brief to ride in Hong Kong during February-March as a prize for winning the South-East Queensland ...

  2. Fresh look at employment law's definition of wages

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

    ... Amendment could have an impact on the calculation of statutory entitlements for people whose income is largely commission-based UNDER THE LAW in Hong Kong, 'wages' are a distinct and important concept and should not be confused with salary. The Employment Ordinance (EO) refers to wages as all remuneration and allowances, including for travel and attendance, commission, overtime ...

  3. Feminine touch helps improve people's lives

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and crafts. Her efforts led to the blossoming of the local silk industry - the Queen has been an international ambassador of her country's sartorial splendours, often wearing traditional Thai ...

  4. Sporty golf goes retro

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... In Hong Kong, buyers will have to wait until next year. Volkswagen's original Golf GTI was recently voted the greatest car of all time by a panel of experts at British car magazine Auto ... speedster, which had a then-powerful 110bhp engine, that other car manufacturers soon started to make their own hot hatchbacks, spawning a new class of compact sports car. Volkswagen Hong Kong hopes ...

  5. SAR fencers have edge over rest of the world, says coach

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong's all-conquering wheelchair fencing team will dominate the sport for years to come, according to their mainland coach Zheng Zhaokang. Alison Yu Chui-yee ... 45-22 in the final. The SAR fencers have dominated their sport in Greece, winning 12 medals, including seven golds. Their spectacular performance means Hong Kong proudly sit eighth ...

  6. Go retro

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... of buying new clothes just because they look old? Hong Kong has a good selection of boutiques selling real retro fashion. Midwest in North Point is possibly the biggest second-hand fashion shop in Hong Kong. Established by John E. Hollender in 1993, the shop offers a wide range of used clothing including army pants, western shirts, cowboy boots, and this year's great hits- terry ...

  7. talk back

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the bloodworm problem. Hong Kong is not an aseptic hospital. Have you ever lived in a country house? How many small worms and animals do you see crawling around? The local television stations presented ... to be the bloodworms in the swimming pools here in Hong Kong! This shows clearly that part of the damage suffered by this city during Sars was self-inflicted. Angelo Paratico, Mid-Levels Can you imagine ...

  8. Palming off old gadgets for new is becoming a fine art

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and, with great fanfare, officially launched the Treo 600 in Hong Kong. Its PR agency pitched it like it was the 'new, new thing'. So when we gave it a flat review and called ... Handspring Visors into a mobile phone. The Visorphone also made a late arrival in Hong Kong- 18 months after its US availability. The same story goes for the Tungsten W from Palm. When we point ...

  9. StanChart moves into low-end lending

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... specialist PrimeCredit as it looks to make inroads into the lower end of Hong Kong's consumer credit market. The deal announced yesterday between Standard Chartered Links, a wholly owned ... Standard Chartered saw its bad and doubtful debt charges in Hong Kong drop 40 per cent to HK$1.76 billion last year. Its hunt for acquisitions has made the headlines three times this year. After ...

  10. Taking liberties in the Year of the Monkey

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo It's the Year of the Monkey and a group of about 20 wild macaques were obviously taking advantage of the goodwill of superstitious New Territories' villagers when they ran amok in Hong Fan Liu Tsuen, in Sha Tin, on Monday. The primates ransacked several homes and stole food from at least one kitchen- scaring the living daylights out of women and children. ...




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