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  1. 'I believe I have become a modern Robin Hood'

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Margaret Chan believes that she has become a 'modern Robin Hood' while liaising with rich and poor countries to make sure the world is prepared for a bird flu pandemic. ... and appeal to the wealthy to help the poor. Sometimes, these involve political issues and are rather sensitive,' she said. 'I feel like being a Robin Hood. 'A flu pandemic ...

  2. Critical

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd by Robin Cook Pan Macmillan, HK$105 Robin Cook is minting money with a simple formula. Pick a contemporary medical conundrum. Use it as the hub of a thriller. Write a story with efficient if readable prose. Slap a one-word title on the cover: Crisis, Marker, Seizure and, most famously, Coma. I am being unfair: six of Cook's 27 novels have two words in the title and one ...

  3. Disney parks urged to tout pro-gay policy

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Jennifer Cheng When US President Barack Obama said he backed gay marriage, he might not have expected it would set off discussions in Hong Kong and Tokyo about Disneyland parks ... including those celebrating same-sex relationships- as long as no vows are exchanged. Now gay groups in Hong Kong are faulting the theme park for not promoting its non-wedding ...

  4. Car park firm breached drivers' privacy

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The privacy watchdog yesterday said one of the city's leading car park management firms had obtained drivers' information from the government's vehicle registry to promote its services. Imperial Parking, which owns 50 car parks, was also accused of making a false statement to the Transport Department to obtain motorists' ...

  5. Hopping mad rabbit lovers halt park's bunny-hugging event

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Tam Rabbit lovers have filed a formal complaint against the Lunar New Year promotion at Noah's Ark in Ma Wan, prompting the theme park to drop a popular hug-the-rabbit event which activists fear could harm the animals. The Hong Kong Rabbit Society sent a letter to Sun Hung Kai Properties, the operator of Ma Wan Park, on Thursday expressing its concerns about ...

  6. Six IIs arrested in country park

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police arrested six illegal immigrants at Fung Wong Wat in Plover Cove Country Park at about 4pm yesterday. No one was injured in the operation. On Friday, eight South Asian illegal immigrants aged 19 to 34 were arrested at Kau Tam Tso in the park, a hot spot for landings of illegal immigrants by speedboats from the mainland. On August 9, 17 South Asian illegal ...

  7. Link Reit revises car-parking policy for drivers of the disabled

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... Bryony Taylor Drivers carrying disabled people will be able to use disabled bays in car parks operated by The Link Reit from next month after a rule change. The Link Reit, which operates retail outlets and 178 car parks in housing estates across the city, made the announcement after lobbying from non-governmental organisations. Those with parking certificates for Drivers Carrying ...

  8. Tickets on sale for Victoria Park display

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tickets for the Flower Show in Victoria Park went on sale yesterday. More than 350,000 blooms will be on display at the show, which runs from March 13 to 22, 9am to 9pm, under the theme 'Cosmos'. Tickets- adults HK$14, children, the elderly and disabled HK$7- can be bought at Leisure and Cultural Services Department district offices, venues with Leisure Link, ...

  9. Wetland Park paves smoother path for the blind and disabled to enjoy nature

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Wetland Park is upgrading facilities for visually impaired visitors and people in wheelchairs. Park management described the improvement works as minor, but a disabled group said they would greatly improve access at the Tin Shui Wai park. Tactile guide paths were paved last month to cover almost all indoor areas of the park except its gallery. Three big ...

  10. Labour of love

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the city's former customs chief and vice-mayor were sentenced to death. But Lai, former head of the Yuanhua Group, is remembered by Xiamen residents as a Robin Hood figure, stealing from ... driver parked outside the Red House. Xiamen has a history of smuggling, as enterprising ship captains evaded bans on direct trade links with Taiwan, in place since 1949. Approval of direct trade ...




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