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  1. Idioms

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... By Philip Leetch Bury your head in the sand Sometimes we try to deal with problems by ignoring them. We hope, if we do nothing, the problem will go away or solve itself. It can happen, but on the whole it doesn't. It is not a good policy. The disease ...

  2. Art of preservation helps heritage serve art

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans So what do 12 apostles, a cow called Yetske and the city's freemasons have in common? The answer: the former French mission building, Bethanie, and the two former Dairy Farm cow sheds alongside in Pokfulam are being turned into perfor ...

  3. Pet owners exempt from backyard poultry ban

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Exemptions to the backyard poultry ban will soon be issued to people keeping poultry as pets after an amendment passed by legislators last night. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the government had 'note ...

  4. Payout possible for jobs lost to central abattoir

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Robin Kwong Compensation is being considered for about 3,400 poultry workers who might lose their jobs when centralised chicken slaughtering begins in three years. But Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said he ...

  5. Love is for the birds, says a lonely widow

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A 63-year-old widow has vowed to hold on to the pet chickens and ducks that share her home in defiance of the government's ban on keeping backyard poultry. She said yesterday that she treated the two chickens and two ducks that live in her ...

  6. Anti-flu bird ban not enough, warn vets

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy Law against backyard farming 'should cover more species' As the government gears up to confiscate backyard poultry in an intensified campaign to curb bird flu, senior vets have warned that the move will be inadequa ...

  7. In at the deep end

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... she liked its work. 'I think their method is really meaningful and special,' Fu said. 'Instead of just giving money, Heifer teaches farming and livestock skills. Those who benefit then have to pass on their skills and donate some livestock to others. The chain reaction is very positive.' With two children of her own, has she considered coaching the next ...

  8. Switzerland

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leuenberger Natural resources Cereals, fruit and vegetables, livestock ...

  9. Voluntary surrender scheme for HK pig farmers is now available

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JASMINE WANG Updated at 4.36pm: Hong Kong pig farmers can now apply for a voluntarily scheme to surrender their livestock licences and permanently end their operations, the Agriculture, ... 28,' he said. Under the approved package, an ex-gratia payment ranging from $450,000 to $25.45 million each will be given to eligible pig farmers who voluntarily surrender their Livestock ...

  10. Honest Treasure gives Cruz moment to savour

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Honest by name and honest by nature, Honest Treasure was the one horse of the Tony Cruz string to stand up when it counted to give his trainer an early 50th birthday present. Cruz hits the half century today and was grateful to the modest gall ...




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