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  1. Judge approves sale of seized cargo ship

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes yesterday approved the sale of the 1988-built dry bulk cargo ship Admiral T, which was detained by law firm Norton Rose Hong Kong after arriving in Hong Kong on December 28. Advertisements inviting bids for the 40,474 deadweight tonne ship will be placed in newspapers and the details of the vessel will be circulated to prospective buyers. ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My staying on in power will only increase the problems, and it will hurt our citizens. So the best option... is to step down Mohamed Nasheed after quitting as president of the Maldives It wasn't private financing but illegal fund-raising to defraud the public of their money A judge defending the death sentence imposed on businesswoman Wu Ying (above) Some lawmakers may not show up ...

  3. Ugly rumours rejected in beauty contest row

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the judges came under pressure to select certain women, who were criticised online as not being pretty enough. Lan Rong, chairwoman of the Chongqing organising committee of the 52nd Miss ... the stage for a short time, without being assigned a number. Further, an unidentified judge told the Chongqing Morning Post last week that the judges were pressured in their selections, ...

  4. Champ to pour out skills in Brussels

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One sunny September afternoon, it took one Causeway Bay pub, 20 contestants, four judges and 250 rules to decide who Hong Kong's Stella Artois pouring champion would be. Judged on quality of service, social skills and attention to detail, bartenders had to collect orders from the judges, prepare the glasses and beer and serve them according to a strict code of etiquette. ...

  5. Globetrotting

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the main event. The 16 shortlisted films, made by a diverse group of amateurs, will be judged on the spot by a panel of celebrity judges. ...

  6. Three new picks in tainted pageant

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contestants signed up in Chongqing and that judges had complained that the final decisions were not made by them. Many bloggers said they were looking forward to the selection of women who could ...

  7. Egypt faces tough democracy lesson

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Egyptians who thought the protests and spilled blood that toppled military dictator Hosni Mubarak 16 months ago were enough to usher in democracy are disappointed. The demonstrations were fuelled by the corruption that marked the leader's three decades in power, yet a judge has cleared him and his two sons of the charge. A first round of presidential elections two weeks ago ...

  8. Vote-buying scandal a timely reminder

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Their crime, in the lead up to the polls in March 2009, was described by the judge as an 'ambitious, elaborate and well-planned scheme'. It involved two former district councillors, three ... to the people is more valuable than a free meal. Furthermore, the culprits were caught, and the judge quite rightly imposed heavy and deterrent sentences requiring full jail terms of at least a year ...

  9. Survey shows friendship outweighs pay in the city

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daleena Samara Italian theologian Thomas Aquinas said: 'There is nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship.' Judging by the latest Workmonitor Index from consultancy firm Randstad, Hong Kong employees seem to very much embody this view. Of the 810 mid-senior-level executives polled for the index, 80 per cent said having pleasant colleagues was more ...

  10. Competitive job search nears climax

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... resolution, says the judges were impressed with the contestants' overall performance. 'Many overcame their fear [of speaking in front of an audience] and were able to articulate answers ... to organise their ideas despite time constraints and did well in clarifying their answers,' she says. As panel interviews have become an integral part of the process in many companies, judges ...




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