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  1. Spoiled for choice

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Vanessa Mulquiney

    ... massage therapy, which she says calms hyperactive children and improves circulation. And it's not just children who are joining mum for a day at the spa. Spa treatments for couples or groups ...

  2. Suitable children in short supply for floats

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... Festival organisers had trouble finding enough children for this year's floats because of low birth rates and modern parents' tendency to spoil children, according to co-ordinators. The scarcity of children able to take part or whose parents are willing to let them might cause a decline in the art form, they said. Lee Kin-din, chairman of the Pak She Street ...

  3. Children should opt for healthy snacks

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... cent of children preferred healthy food items to less healthy alternatives, but 90 per cent knew what was healthy and what was not. Assistant Director of Health Regina Ching Cheuk-tuen said these findings explained the growing threat of obesity among children in Hong Kong. The department found a rising trend of obesity among primary school pupils, from 16.4 per cent in 1997-98 to 18.7 per ...

  4. Children need less protection and more discipline

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and enabled many mothers to return to work. However, this improvement in the quality of life may come at a cost to children's development. Many parents spoil their children, with the aid ... I write further to your editorial suggesting that Hong Kong parents are overprotective, to the detriment of their youngsters ('Children need preparation for a tough world', May ...

  5. Haider spoils Wanderers' party

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong international Afzaal Haider played a crucial role with bat and ball to spark KCC Templars to a 36-run victory and spoil HKCC Wanderers' hopes of a winning return to Sunday League action at Kowloon Cricket Club yesterday. Haider scored an important 29 and gave useful support to top-scorer A. Mohammed, who made an unbeaten 54 as the lower-order pair ...

  6. Big boys may yet spoil Richard Li's final act before exiting PCCW

    Posted Nov 11th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam THE FINAL ACT in the exit of Richard Li Tzar-kai from PCCW will take place this month. Who will be the ultimate winner in this tale? Undoubtedly, it will be China Netcom. Without putting up another dime, the mainland phone operator will e ...

  7. Future US rate rise may spoil a smooth regional upswing

    Posted Sep 24th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... However, Mr Mahendran said the Fed could resume its rate increases in mid-2007, which could spoil a smooth upswing. Mr Mahendran has a positive outlook for the Asian equity markets in the medium ...

  8. Half say they are seen as strict parents

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... in varying degrees, while 47 per cent held the opposite view. About a quarter of those interviewed admitted spoiling their children, while another quarter were too busy earning the family's ... Celine Sun Parents are almost evenly split between those who believe their children see them as kind and those who think they are seen as strict. A survey by City University and district ...

  9. Will Kim Jong-il spoil India's party?

    Posted Oct 25th 2006, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray Far-fetched though it may sound, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's nuclear adventurism could damage economic reforms in India by strengthening America's already powerful anti-proliferation lobby. There have already been s ...

  10. Pluto's demotion spoils plan for planetary pizza parties

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the astronomers' vote has spoiled a lot of our fun, we are glad they have finally made a decision. We find it easier to follow adults' rules when they don't change them all the time. CHRISTOPHER ...




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