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  1. The Ascent of Money

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy by Niall Ferguson Penguin, HK$240 Anyone who publishes a book like this when the world's financial markets look set for Armageddon must be supremely confident ... Bretton Woods and the Plaza Accord and the 'cotton famine' of the US Civil War. He looks at the great banking families and explains how the banking sector developed. And although ...

  2. Boy trumpeter raises money for orphans

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK$2,520 by playing Christmas carols outside his home at Scenic Villas in Pok Fu Lam. James, a Primary Six pupil at Kennedy School in Pok Fu Lam, said he will donate the money to the Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged children and families affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Tim Bowman, a teacher at his school and a part-time photographer, has ...

  3. Love's labours

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... enough love and dutifully admired as the head of the family. With the book going on sale here this month (HarperCollins, $116), how are Hong Kong couples likely to react to the Schlessinger ... the children and the family is the best support a wife can give.' Full-time wife and mother-of-two Clara Wu says many women- including her- would consider the book's advice to be accurate. ...

  4. A haunting history of tragedy

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were injured. July 23, 1994 Kennedy Town A landslide led to the fall of a masonry retaining wall, killing five people and injuring another three. The disaster resulted in a major review of slope safety in the city. June 19, 1995 Tai Po A two-storey house in San Wai Tsai village collapsed after a period of heavy rain. The family of five living there managed to escape, suffering ...

  5. Haven for distressed women helps them find their feet

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... husband filed judicial separation papers in Hong Kong and also revoked her dependant's visa. She had nowhere to go, with no immediate family in the city. Although she has a university degree, ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... the washroom when their home started to collapse. He was pinned under the two-metre-long slab as his family fled the house. Yang rushed back inside when her son failed to emerge. "I don't ... terrifying." In a remote village of the district, more than 20 villagers cleared debris for nine hours to try to save a family of four on Saturday. Three members of the family died- a man, his father ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... yuan (HK$1.2 billion) for relief efforts, including relocation fees, medical treatment, subsidies for victims' families and repairing damaged facilities, the Finance Ministry said. After ...

  8. Bereaved families say goodbye to typhoon victims

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei With some wiping their eyes, some folding their arms, bereaved families of 20 mainland tourists killed by Typhoon Megi whispered farewell to their loved ones yesterday. The relatives, who are to return to Guangdong this morning, gathered at a public memorial ceremony at a funeral parlour in Taipei to pay their last respects to the victims. ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can teens' self-esteem be improved? Young people from low-income families have indeed been disadvantaged. The Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention's latest findings, 'Suicidality in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong', showed that teenagers from low-income families had a 300 per cent higher risk of suicide ideation, or thoughts about taking their own lives, ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the developer wants to construct in Kennedy Road contravene town-planning intentions. Perhaps the developer needs to revisit the original 1985 plans and the Lands Department needs to see more than ... of cardboard or cans through traffic to earn their living. And the newspapers carry regular heartbreaking reports of family tragedies in Tin Shui Wai. Many residents in our own community need your help ...




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