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  1. Beijing's Little Pyongyang

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Fisher

    ... Nick Fisher For most, the road to North Korea runs through China's capital. If you can't make the whole journey, Beijing is the best place this side of Pyongyang to get a taste of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Begin with some refreshment at Yinpanguan (11 Fangcaodi West Street, Chaoyang), a restaurant just up the road from the North Korean embassy. The regime ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Housing is a structural cause of poverty [in Hong Kong] due to some of our land policies Oxfam HK director general Stephen Fisher   This is not an abuse of power. It was carried out according to law and procedure A spokesman for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on his pardoning of former aides jailed for corruption   Timbuktu has fallen Exiled mayor Halle Ousmane Cisse ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the Mandatory Provident Fund, the compulsory retirement saving scheme, as it was set up only in the past decade, and they are reluctant to turn to welfare. Stephen Fisher, director general of Oxfam Hong Kong and a member of the commission, said: "In Hong Kong, one of the main causes of poverty is being old. This should not be happening." Fisher, who was the director ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Welfare for working poor depresses wages, benefits greedy employers

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp An allowance for those eschewing support would only benefit greedy employers Proposed welfare for working poor would depress wages [Oxfam director general Stephen] Fisher, who is on the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, said he would urge the authorities to introduce a low-income family allowance for the working poor who earned less than CSSA ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Ex-social welfare chief says residency rule for claims was never justifiable

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... denying welfare to residents who have lived in Hong Kong for less than seven years. The ruling was welcomed by Stephen Fisher, director of social welfare from 2007 to 2009 and now director general ... sufficient to handle these cases," Fisher said. Fisher said a third of applications for CSSA from poor mainland immigrants were granted on a discretionary basis. More than 14,000 individuals ...

  6. Strike organiser admits mix-up

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Southorn Playground to Wu Chung House in Wan Chai in groups of a few hundred. They had agreed with the government that the director of social welfare, Stephen Fisher, would only accept the petition ... turned into a standoff with police as protesters tried to force their way into the first-floor podium of Wu Chung House, where the Social Welfare Department headquarters is. Mr Fisher said ...

  7. Gay rights 'a right, not a matter of opinion'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Affairs Stephen Fisher told yesterday's home affairs panel meeting that the survey would look at the possibility of a law banning discrimination based on people's sexual orientation. ... to employment and other rights.' But Mr Fisher said the government had to seek the support of the public and of Legco to ensure the law would pass. 'There must be public support and public ...

  8. News - World - TELEVISION

    New David Letterman role out of character for Stephen Colbert

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles Consummate satirist expected to come into his own when he assumes David Letterman's mantle New role out of character for Colbert It will be a new kind of Stephen Colbert, sans persona, who succeeds CBS' Late Show host David Letterman next year, a move that will cap the generational shift in the late-night American TV landscape across networks ...

  9. TEA for two . . . and a current pun

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Fisher. And now the couple are planning a holiday with her HK$15,000 prize money, hot on the heels of a trip to the Malaysian resort of Kota Kinabalu last month to celebrate Mr Fisher ... is to take a student-centred approach and I believe personal contact with the students is a very important part of the teaching process.' Mr Fisher said: 'Because I was the first person ...

  10. News - World

    Stephen Colbert named as next host of CBS 'Late Show'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles Television host and comedian Stephen Colbert has signed a deal to become the next host of the CBS "Late Show," replacing David Letterman when he retires ... of a conservative TV commentator, signed a five-year agreement with CBS, the network said. "Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television," Leslie Moonves, CBS ...




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