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  1. Nature's palette

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... Shark Bay in Western Australia is a stunning landscape and home to such diverse marine life that Unesco declared it a World Heritage site. Stephen Lacey needs a fast boat to take it all ... eyes the onlookers before lifting off into the sky and returning a few minutes later, clutching a fish in its talons to feed to its young. Later, there will be encounters with dolphins, Pacific ...

  2. Dog owners use pet projects to build better homes for pampered pooches

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... Stephen Lacey There was a time when 'being in the doghouse' meant being in trouble with the wife. But now, dossing in the dog's digs might not be such a bad prospect, ... as their own abodes. One of the first designers to start designing pads for pooches was Hong Kong-based Michael Young, who created his Dog House (below) for Italian manufacturer Magis. The polyethelene ...

  3. The careful reader's guide to weasel words

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The prevention of cruelty to words is a noble cause much despised by politicians and bureaucrats but, as the New Year approaches, there is always hope that they can ... some people think it's clever to produce emphasis by saying the same word twice. Very young children do this a lot (as in: 'I want, I want.'), but surely it is unseemly ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Departing US consul fires sarcastic shots at media over Snowden saga

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Stephen Young 'thanks' Beijing-friendly press for its objective coverage of the Snowden saga Departing US consul general Stephen Young, kept busy by whistle-blower Edward ... it's there. I do wish you'd be more objective. But I know you have your master in Beijing US consul general Stephen Young At a media event before he departs for the US next week, Young ...

  5. Hitting the right notes

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... The Republic of Seychelles has warm turquoise waters, white sands, swaying palm trees and a terrible cabaret singer. Stephen Lacey sails into the sunset. After a rough crossing aboard ... it to retain its culture without succumbing to a tourist invasion. As we wander through the town, its easy to see that life goes on, tourists or no tourists - a young man tends to his vegetable patch, ...

  6. Investors turn to advice in tougher times

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... with a person's holistic financial needs,' said ipac financial planning Hong Kong chief executive Derek Young. 'Rather, financial planning in this market appears to be a misnomer for product ...

  7. News - China

    China's 2nd woman astronaut blasts off amid doubts about claimed age

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Hailed as nation's youngest in space, web users say she's not as young as claimed Major Wang Yaping became the second Chinese woman in space yesterday, the nation's youngest astronaut to blast off and the first born in the 1980s - if her date of birth announced by Beijing recently can be believed. Wang travelled into space with Major General Nie Haisheng and Senior ...

  8. No ordinary investment

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... recently, according to The World Wealth Report by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, which surveys the investments of millionaires or high net worth individuals. 'Across the globe ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong political reform is none of America's business

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... Lau Nai-Keung Lau Nai-keung says Hong Kong's political reform is none of America's business US should tread carefully, and mind with whom it mixes Stephen Young, the outgoing US ... in Kyrgyzstan, where he served as ambassador. Young's high-profile and outspoken style has also raised eyebrows in Hong Kong diplomatic circles, gaining him some official rebuttals from Beijing. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US diplomat under fire for 'meddling'

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Stephen Young as he addressed the American Chamber of Commerce. Responding to media queries about universal suffrage in the city, Young said that it could be achieved in different ways, but that Hong Kong needed to stay true to its spirit. Young said preparations to engage all parties in discussions on electoral reform should begin as early as possible, adding that the current debate ...




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