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  1. Children to inherit dai pai dong licence

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... licensee died. Only a licensee's spouse can inherit the licence, but Wong Kwong-hing never married. Licences have not been issued since the 1970s and there are only 29 dai pai dong left. ...

  2. Northern charms

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... divorcees or widows above 30. Now, young [Hong Kong] women who have never married also seek our services. Our youngest client is just 24 years old,' Ge says. 'They think mainlanders ... and now just come back to Hong Kong to visit friends and family.' As steadily growing numbers of Hong Kong women look north for spouses, more will face decisions such as Lai's. ...

  3. Bound unto death

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... remains that Indian parents- rich or poor, educated or illiterate, urban or rural- obediently provide a dowry, no matter how much they might loathe it, because their daughters will never marry ... she was beaten with a cricket bat- but he kept hoping, against his better judgment, that it would stop. On Saturday morning, her life ended where so many Indian women's have- ...

  4. In the shadow of greatness

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... of popular actress Kris Aquino-Yap and the only son of two national heroes. He has never married, which he attributed to an incident in his youth. One of the young men detained with his father had ... reading a statement at the historic Club Filipino. Despite his monotone delivery, so oddly reminiscent of his mother who died last month, the roomful of men and women wearing yellow- ...

  5. Saint or cynic?

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... It gives them pride,' said BSP member Ashok Vajpayee. Even her enemies concede that Ms Mayawati's personal life is simple. She lives like a recluse, and has never married, never drinks ... per cent of women in Uttar Pradesh were malnourished, while 52 per cent of children suffered malnutrition, 46 per cent were stunted in growth, and child mortality was 73 per cent. But a close ...

  6. History-makers Part 10: Elizabeth I

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Compiled by Ellen Whyte Nickname: the Virgin Queen because she never married; Good Queen Bess because the English loved her; Gloriana because she loved makeup and dresses Famous for: ... These policies made England rich and powerful. Because Elizabeth never married she was nicknamed the Virgin Queen. When she died in 1603 aged 69, her cousin James VI of Scotland inherited the throne. ...

  7. Hello My Concubine

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Hang Lijia

    ... never marry me because he knew my background,' she says. Then Piggy took a new ernai. 'Maybe he found something out. Or maybe he had just had enough of me,' Li shrugs her thin ... and go after whoever offers the highest bid.' Feng believes money is becoming more important than morality to such women. And vainglorious men are treating ernai as trophies, parading them ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong women chase World Cup spot

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Usually, a women's game between Hong Kong and Singapore would slip under the radar. But that won't be the case tomorrow at So Kon Po when the two national teams meet in a friendly with head coach Dai Rees an interested observer. Rees' antenna is up simply because the game will be a precursor to next month's Asian qualifiers for the 2010 Women's World ...

  9. Smooth sounds lack variety

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Holly Urquhart

    ... Holly Urquhart, YP intern Entering the British album chart at No. 2, Daniel Merriweather's debut album Love & War has proved to be an almost instant commercial success. Merriweather's husky, smoky voice is rather like a male version of Amy W ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    IRB oozes confidence over 2016 Games bid

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to become an Olympic sport. 'This is the largest IRB tournament ever. We have 40 teams, including 16 women's teams for the first time, and it will be seen by a record number of people on television, a fact which is important to the Olympic people,' IRB chairman Lapasset said on the eve of the World Cup yesterday. The tournament includes a women's competition for the first ...




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