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  1. Jockey Club's charity work sets the standard

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

    ... In criticising the operations of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in his article 'Squandering our assets on insiders' (August 29), Philip Bowring claims that 'the millions who use the monopoly gambling facilities in effect subsidise leisure facili ...

  2. Bigger, higher Standard Life

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Standard Life (Asia) has been steadily growing in the past five years and is still expanding in Hong Kong with a range of positions to fill. The local unit was set up in 1999 as a subsidiary of the British-headquartered Standard Life Group. In 2006, when the group prepared for an initial public offering in London, the company considered selling the Hong Kong ...

  3. Call for democracy in Myanmar is a bad case of double standards

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are often items in the Hong Kong papers that one finds disappointing, frustrating, sad, or ironic, but three articles really caught my attention recently. The first was a story on Myanmar, 'China urges junta to speed up democracy' (November 18). The irony should be apparent to all readers. China urging another country to work towards democracy, while people ...

  4. Help within hours for Britons caught in regional disasters

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Kong to train rapid deployment teams to help its citizens when disasters strike the region. With it taking emergency teams from London up to 24 hours or more to reach some Asian destinations, the consulate is setting up four teams of eight consular staff to send to disaster zones within six hours of an alert. An estimated 200,000 British citizens are living in or visiting Hong Kong, ...

  5. West End project sets standard

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Luxurious, spacious and convenient- who says you can't have it all? A new residential development, Ninety 9 Baker Street in London, offers buyers all that and more. 'It is extremely well located in terms of transport and proximity to key landmar ...

  6. Taiwanese share concerns

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contemplate having a baby. Many were found to have an attitude of 'wanting to have children, but being scared to do so'. The poll report concluded that a majority of the working class in Taiwan put jobs before a child, and many fear that child-raising will affect their work. As in Hong Kong, the stress of living in a quick-paced society, long working hours and a desire ...

  7. letters

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are being ignorant. Our parents think of us all the time and love us. They work long hours to give us a good life and pay for our education. Sometimes they might be strict but this is just ... should also monitor the safety standards at plant. If nothing is done, it may soon be too late to save the environment. Uranus Wong Free newspapers have their place There are more free newspapers ...

  8. Association continues to reflect needs of the business community

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... for excellence ought to be encouraged. Looking back at the work of the Hong Kong Management Association over the decades, deputy chairman Dr Dennis Sun says education and professional development ... 'Lifelong learning is not only for a management career, but for those who have left directly from school. When the HKMA first started, it tried to provide training courses after office hours ...

  9. Guiding principles a recipe for success

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to prepare them for the role of a manager. Baristas working in McCafe, a coffee-house-style chain under McDonald's, are required to go through 300 hours of training. Meanwhile, top-performing ... and in Hong Kong. 'For 37 years, McDonald's Hong Kong has adhered to the principle. It is our gold standard,' says Randy Lai Wai-sze, managing director of McDonald's Restaurants ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it offers them pay protection and the guarantee of a stable income, which helps them to maintain their standard of living. If their pay packets dropped below HK$28 an hour, they would find ... of coal per hour at an average of approximately 800 yuan per tonne or 200,000 yuan, and sells power to the grid at approximately 0.40 yuan per kilowatt-hour, or 240,000 yuan. And that's just ...




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