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  1. talk back

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should youth be entitled to unbiased advice on sexuality? In the morning session of the recent sexual wholeness seminar (City, December 30), Melvin Wong outlined a four-point plan to treat lesbianism. The fourth point was wearing a dress and putting on ...

  2. A century in focus

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... Office, Hong Kong Museum of History, The Swire Group, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Hong Kong Police. Sinclair says working on the book was fascinating. 'Going through the old files brought history alive. We found photographs taken a century ago that revealed what life was like for both the wealthy on The Peak and the average man in the crowded streets below. Existence ...

  3. Difficult outlook for Swire Pacific Offshore

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... to put together,' Rae-Smith said. His comments were echoed by Swire Pacific chairman Chris Pratt in the group's annual results. 'The offshore market in all regions where Swire ... Keith Wallis Swire Pacific Offshore sees a challenging market for its core offshore supply vessel business in 2011 as a result of an oversupply of ships and low charter rates. John ...

  4. Japan's security concerns are those of the Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Korea. Pyongyang's aggressive missile testing and rhetoric make it possible for Tokyo to revisit Japan's military needs without appearing to be 21st-century warmongers in disguise. ... no matter how trying the situation. But for them, make no mistake about it: these are very trying times indeed. Tom Plate is a syndicated US columnist. Copyright: Pacific Perspectives Media Centre ...

  5. Visitors flock to a recuperating Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Visitor figures from Asia-Pacific's main destinations for the first quarter look good, with an average 14 per cent growth over the same period last year. That is even ... to 84 per cent over the same period and Asia-Pacific's from 81 per cent to 87 per cent. As a result, the rest-of-the-world share (mainly Europe and North America) has shrunk from ...

  6. Travel agencies slash prices for package tours

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... before May or June to tours heading to Tokyo and to areas outside the northeast region. We will fly with Cathay Pacific or Dragonair,' she said. EGL Tours is expected to announce bargain ...

  7. Cathay did everything possible to assist stranded customers

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In response to the issues raised by Joo Lee Chang ('UK snow forecasts gave Cathay ample time to plan for delays', December 31), I would like to say that Cathay Pacific does ... of these unprecedented challenges, Cathay Pacific did everything possible to assist our customers. As soon as the gravity of the situation became clear, we alerted the public that flights were being disrupted ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo bolsters defences for storms that would dwarf Hurricane Sandy

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... "Edogawa is shaped like a basin, with the levees being the edges," he said. "Without levees 70 per cent of Edogawa would be under water in a storm." Tokyo has spent centuries ... diversions 400 years ago. He decided to change the course of the Tonegawa, Japan's second-longest river, so it flowed into the Pacific Ocean rather than through Tokyo, then known as Edo. ...

  9. Stalwart supporter Swire group chips in with cheque and reaffirms commitment

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Swire group not only flew in a Santa Claus from the United States for its seasonal events at Pacific Place's mall but also wrote a HK$150,000 cheque for Operation Santa Claus. The group, which comprises 36 companies with 50,000 employees, has been one of the most enduring supporters of the annual charity drive - 15 years and going strong. 'Operation ...

  10. Tokyo executives descend on HK

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... trying to get out of Japan, Cathay Pacific put on two extra flights from Tokyo to Hong Kong on Friday and one extra flight yesterday. It will also operate extra flights today and tomorrow. ...




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