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  1. Nurses the last to ask about work-life balance

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung If you want advice on how to strike a happy balance between your work and personal life, do not ask a nurse. A happiness index of 900 people in 20 fields of work showed that nearly three-quarters of health care workers questioned in the survey did not feel they had a balanced professional and personal life. With just 26 per cent of health care workers saying ...

  2. How Starbucks Saved My Life

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill Bantam, HK$214 Michael Gates Gill, son of The New Yorker's Brendan Gill, may just be the literary figurehead ... the confines of a single life. The narrative compels. After 25 years at the heart of the establishment, Gill is sacked. He struggles with a consultancy business and fails, does not cope well ...

  3. Bank of China turns focus to life insurance market

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan BOC lured towards more income, larger revenue streams The Bank of China has set its sights on the mainland's lucrative life insurance market, with a possible eye towards ... achieve its goals either though acquisitions, forming its own life insurance company, or working with other life insurers on the mainland. 'We are considering all of these and hope we can ...

  4. Disabled children ride to a better life

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Autistic youngsters learn new skills from equine friends Fresh air, bright sunshine and a silent yet loyal friend are all part of the unique experience of horse riding, which frees disabled people from feeling stuck and improves their quality of life. As the only organisation to provide such services in Hong Kong, the Riding for the Disabled Association has been ...

  5. Course choice makes life even harder for punters

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... This piece started out as a full-blooded whinge about the Jockey Club using the C+3 course at Happy Valley tonight, on the basis that the punting public don't like it. Well, that was the premise. But when the movable rail was in this same C+3 positio ...

  6. 14-year-old university student yearns for life out of the spotlight

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Fourteen-year-old Ho Hoi-lam, one of Chinese University's newest undergraduates, is keen to live a normal life like other teenagers. Wearing a new pink blouse and carrying ... and friends. Some of my close friends have complained that they hardly see me these days.' She formally starts her university life next week and has asked the media to leave her alone. 'I am ...

  7. There's life in Duke's old legs yet, warns Fownes

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Duke might be the forgotten horse in the HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Mile, but trainer Caspar Fownes has urged fans not to abandon last year's winner. Fownes was 'thrilled to bits' when wife Alix drew barrier three for The ...

  8. Officer feared for his life in shooting attacker

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A police constable, who shot dead a convicted burglar and rapist after the man chopped him twice on the head, said yesterday that he did so because he thought his life ... Cheung kept the pistol trained on Sun until his colleague arrived. He said he had fired because he felt his life was in danger and believed Sun aimed to kill him with the chopper. The court heard ...

  9. HarbourView is the place to be for life of luxury - but at a price

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Taking up residence The HarbourView Place serviced suites in West Kowloon may well be a bit of 'more of the same'. That is, if you have been lucky enough to have experienced the luxury hospitality of its sister property Four ...

  10. 20 ways to save planet (and lead a better life)

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Saving the planet is a job generally left to superheroes: it requires dedication, a lot of heavy lifting and enough self-esteem to hold their heads high while wearing their underpants on the outside. In short, us mere mortals probably couldn&# ...




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