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  1. HK touted as risk service hub to tackle piracy

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis The growing menace of piracy on the high seas, including the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, could give Hong Kong the opportunity to develop as a special risk service ... public relations, legal and related areas.' Vickers said 18 Hong Kong-registered ships were attacked by pirates last year, as were 40 Singapore-flagged ships, based on International Maritime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967173/hk-touted-risk-service-hub-tackle-piracy
  2. Smooth transition from public sector

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think the joy was the public service. In every area, there's one thing in common: If you do your job well, the community benefits. As for drawbacks, I think that for the vast bulk of my ... of money. If you're a family guy, that has its attractions. In the private sector, you can get a big bonus. If there's a downturn, you might not. I think the joys [of public service] have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736354/smooth-transition-public-sector
  3. Public gets more say in open space guidelines

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... with the government. The guidelines do not rule out commercial activities in public open space. Open-air cafes and food service for instance could increase an area's vibrancy, they said. However, space ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng Property companies should be required to consult the community on how public open space at private developments is managed, a government-backed consultancy study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704167/public-gets-more-say-open-space-guidelines
  4. Public Eye

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... delivery workers are certainly getting the job done. They've been risking life and limb rushing hot meals to your doorstep. This new service has fattened not only your waistline but also ... then you can say you got part of your job done, however tiny that may be. Why the double standards, McDonald's? Public Eye must admit we're confused, too. McDonald's websites in both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689448/public-eye
  5. Publicity boards are a win-win situation for sport and sponsors

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... both at elite and at community levels. In the past, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department was conservative in offering its venues for advertising purposes, which was a great waste. The publicity boards recently set up in Statue Square to promote the East Asian Games, and to recognise its sponsors, are a good way to attract more commercial corporations to join in the sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602792/publicity-boards-are-win-win-situation-sport-and-sponsors
  6. Mall sued over public space rents

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Square for allegedly profiting by charging exorbitant rents for the use of public space. A High Court writ alleges that for 15 years the company has been charging up to HK$124,000 a day for use of space reserved for the public in its ground-floor piazza. The writ, filed on Monday, seeks damages from Times Square- a key asset of the Wharf group- for excessive profits from renting out two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642048/mall-sued-over-public-space-rents
  7. Our open space that is anything but public

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... should never have been classified as public open space in the first place. The government happily counts these areas within private developments as 'public open space' in an attempt ... premiums, rates and rentals. By including these spaces in private developments, other land is freed up for sale. And the cost of the design and upkeep of public space is transferred to the private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630828/our-open-space-anything-public
  8. It's art in the park with new signs and benches

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo You could call it a benchmark for publicly accessible art. Some of the city's innovative artists have brought art to the park in the shape of new signs and creatively ... kids will like to bounce on, and seats where people can relax on,' said Connie Lam Suk-yee, executive director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, who with Public Art Hong Kong, collaborated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967568/its-art-park-new-signs-and-benches
  9. No pain, no gain

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C.K. Lau The drain on the public purse due to the cost of the civil service- long a controversial subject in Hong Kong- is easing. Spending on the civil service in 2001-2002, at $71.3 ... could be used to improve public services- benefiting civil servants, as well. It could mean smaller classes and better care at public hospitals, without raising new taxes. C.K. Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543986/no-pain-no-gain
  10. Top cultural shows

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as Asia's world city. Building on the strength that Chinese and western cultures meet here, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents quality cultural performances, arts festivals, ... project with the British Museum. In our public libraries, seminars feature renowned overseas and local contributors. For more information, access www.lcsd.gov.hk/emagazine/index.html . PHYLOMENA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426424/top-cultural-shows

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