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  1. A distinguished figure in political and legal circles

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong John Swaine 1932-2012 John Swaine, QC, SC, one of the city's most senior barristers and a former Legislative Council president, died on Tuesday. He was 80. Swaine ... Swaine was born in Shanghai and educated in Hong Kong and Britain. He is remembered as serious, highly respected man, with a fondness for horse racing. He was knighted in 1995. 'He ...

  2. Barrister sued for $1.2m unpaid taxes

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The barrister eldest son of former top silk Sir John Swaine is being sued by the Inland Revenue Department for $1,194,771 in unpaid profits tax for the past two years. John Joseph Edward ... so he could establish his firm of solicitors, John Swaine & Co. Sir John said his son would also work for the firm, as would his eldest grandson, John Louis Swaine. John Joseph Edward ...

  3. Former top silk's son trying to settle bankruptcy order

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The barrister son of former top silk Sir John Swaine is trying to settle a bankruptcy order with the secretary for justice. Lawyer Carmen Ho, for the justice secretary, told the Court of First Instance yesterday that a bankruptcy petition had been served on John Joseph Edward Swaine on September 29. The parties were now in negotiations, she said. Ms Ho applied to adjourn ...

  4. Swaine hails Ferraris' spot-on judgment on impressive Syllabus

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Former Jockey Club chairman Sir John Swaine paid a glowing tribute to trainer David Ferraris after his homebred gelding Syllabus stormed to a narrow but impressive win under topweight of 133 pounds in Sunday's Gome Cup at Sha Tin. Swaine and his wife, Lady Gwen, bred Syllabus from a uniquely Hong Kong thoroughbred family. The seven-year-old's dam, Corvalent, ...

  5. Ferraris brings up his century with Swaine's Syllabus

    Posted Oct 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... David Ferraris brought up the 100th winner in his Hong Kong career when Sir John Swaine's Syllabus returned to racing on a winning note in the Beijing Handicap. Ferraris began ... But Ferraris revealed Syllabus was yet another victim of that infamous batch of rancid canola oil that ironed out most members of the yard during the height of the season. Sir John, a former chairman ...

  6. Swaines take top prize in inaugural breeders award

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Sir John and Lady Gwen Swaine were yesterday named Hong Kong Breeders of the Year at the first annual Hong Kong Breeders Club awards. Swaine, a former chairman of the Hong Kong ... the chairman of the Hong Breeders Club selection committee, described the Swaines' love affair with the racing industry as 'a fairy story'. 'It began with a filly born in Australia ...

  7. How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone by Rosie Garthwaite Bloomsbury HK$169 How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone contains sage advice from scores of people, 30 of them journalists, including Jon Swain and John Simpson. Swain's warning that the most dangerous time in war for reporters is always the first few weeks- when they feel invincible and take risks- ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST: ANALYSIS

    As John Kerry pushes for ceasefire, violence flares in West Bank

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jerusalem As more violence erupts between Israelis and Palestinians, John Kerry piles the pressure on regional leaders to help secure Gaza ceasefire Deadly clashes flare in West Bank US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire yesterday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Frantically seeking Gaza ceasefire, John Kerry mans the phones

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Reuters in Gaza Kerry in frantic phone bid to secure Gaza ceasefire US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire yesterday as the civilian death toll rose along with the threat of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed spreading to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. With Israel and Hamas setting seemingly irreconcilable terms for a truce ...

  10. News - World - POLITICS

    PTSD caused plagiarism in thesis, US senator and Iraq veteran John Walsh claims

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Helena, Montana John Walsh says he had post-traumatic stress while copying work of other scholars in paper Senator blames Iraq war for his thesis cheating US Senator John Walsh said his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his master's thesis at the US Army War College was an unintentional ...




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