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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elizabeth Maegerlein, Pokfulam Q Are teachers setting a good example by going on hunger strikes? The hunger strikes undertaken by the teachers just made me so disappointed in them. I think the method they used to express their opinions is too extreme. Hunger strikes are used for political purposes, like the former leader of the Indian independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi, who used ...

  2. Labour strife threatens to disrupt US ports- again

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... been out of contract since July 1, and talks over wages and job security made little progress yesterday. The local is threatening to strike if a quick resolution is not reached with employers- ...

  3. Indefinite chicken sales strike looms

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Last month Chow Hoi-ling said she supported the chicken sales strike, but only in spirit- she kept her shop open. Today, the first day of what is billed as an indefinite strike, her shop will be closed. But she has no choice- it happens to be the monthly rest day. Whether the strike will receive widespread support tomorrow is not clear, but industry representatives ...

  4. School meeting fails to end hunger strike

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Education officials last night failed to strike a deal with parents over the planned closure of a Sheung Shui village school, whose principal has vowed to continue a three-day-old hunger strike. The principal of Kin Tak Public School, Fong Hon-kwong, last night demanded that a meeting with Education and Manpower Secretary Arthur Li Kwok-cheung be scheduled within a month ...

  5. Tail-strike monitors needed, Cathay finds

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... to issue new guidelines to engineers and consider fitting electronic tail-strike indicators to long-range aircraft. Tail strikes can be catastrophic. The tail of the plane is close to the rear ... for the incident. The tail strike happened because the main landing gear oleo- the gas-filled shock-absorber suspension system above the wheels- was 'significantly underinflated', investigators ...

  6. Principal calls off his hunger strike

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... after July, bringing an end to an 80-hour hunger strike by the principal. The invitation arrived yesterday at 10am, just after the principal of Kin Tak Public School, Fong Hong-kwong, was rushed ... pupils are invited. Mr Fong started a hunger strike on Monday to demand that the education chief or Permanent Secretary Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun meet parents who oppose the school's closure ...

  7. Captain was in the dark over 'tail strike' in NZ

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... contact with the ground, the airline has revealed. The 'tail strike' was reported to the captain by a stewardess who had been sitting at the back of the Airbus A340-300 during take-off. ... off too early and that no mistake was made in entering the weight of the cargo into the plane's computer- two common causes of tail strikes. A bulletin issued to Airbus pilots ...

  8. Durandal aims to strike it rich

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong's domination will come under threat from powerful Japanese raider Recent history says the Europeans will struggle to compete in the $14 million Hong Kong Mile and the powerful Japanese galloper Durandal can strike a blow in revenge for Hong Kong's domination of the last two runnings. Since Sunline nudged out Fairy King Prawn in 2000, the Hong Kong Mile has ...

  9. Suspected militants resort to hunger strike

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... About 40 detainees who were imprisoned in 2001 for their suspected membership of a militant Islamic group have gone on a hunger strike to force the Malaysian government to release them. ... the government's arch political rival. Nik Aziz said PAS and Allah supported the hunger strike. 'It is the right thing to do when fighting injustice,' he told a political rally in PAS-ruled ...

  10. The live-chicken strike that wasn't

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan It was a case of having your chicken and eating it. 'I support the strike but I can't close the stall because I have a bunch of customers who are used to buying ... wholesalers took part in yesterday's strike to push for the ban on imports of live chickens from the mainland to be lifted. But, as Ms Chow's case showed, people who wanted to buy fresh ...




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