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  1. Girl guides to discuss waiving age limit for chief

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... is currently applicable to the election of its chief commissioner. The controversial meeting has been made necessary because two individuals asked a court to become involved with the matter of a chief commissioner who was elected to her post while over that age limit. The Court of First Instance yesterday rejected a request for a judicial review from the two individuals, who are not parents ...

  2. US overpower China to reign supreme

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Coliseum. It was the first major encounter between the two powerhouses since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where the US defeated the hosts in the group stage. The Americans clinched a silver medal, while China finished third. 'We knew it was going to be a difficult match and China proved they are one of the best teams in the world today,' said US coach Hugh McCutcheon. ...

  3. Public opinion need not be seen as challenge to courts' authority

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... branches. In serious criminal cases juries are sworn, which already ensures some public participation. The passive role of the courts also limits the scope of their power. Moreover, if the courts ... to populism. The courts should not view public opinion as a challenge to their authority and professionalism. Public opinion can facilitate rational discussions by engaging instead of avoiding ...

  4. Rail funding may still be delayed even if lawmakers vote today

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... The Court of First Instance usually grants a hearing within days in cases of pressing public interest such as this one. Opponents can also challenge the validity of a vote before announcement ...

  5. Another reason Apple's so appealing

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Well, as a Supreme Court Justice once said, I'll know it when I see it. And we think that you will also know it when you cross it.' As Kellaway notes: 'The tone is direct, comic ...

  6. ALBUM (1970)

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... experimental US west coast bands. And so this album benefited from far more inventive instrumentation than The Supremes' vast global fanbase could have ever expected, as well as some excellent ... Nick Walker New Ways But Love Stays The Supremes (Motown) With the start of the 1970s, The Supremes- the second-best-selling trio of the previous decade- shed their cute girl-group image ...

  7. Swiss return US$21m from Chen accounts

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in 2007 after the corruption scandals implicating the former first family began to surface. Chen and his wife, Wu Shu-chen, were convicted of corruption by Taiwan's Supreme Court last month, ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Swiss authorities returned US$21 million to Taiwan from accounts held in the names of the family members of disgraced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian ...

  8. 'No' votes for top judicial reports still highest but fewer than before

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the Supreme People's Court's annual work report yesterday, and 558 did the same on the Supreme People's Procuratorate's annual work report. By comparison, Premier Wen Jiabao's ... problems. A Supreme Court judge who attended the voting said the vote was not so much directed at this year's report, but more reflected the general sentiment of the deputies and people towards ...

  9. Court clears Chen of graft charge

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taipei District Court has found ex-president Chen Shui-bian not guilty of embezzling diplomatic funds due to lack of evidence. Yesterday's ruling comes as an appeal court's decision looms on the same court's earlier conviction of Chen for a raft of financial and other offences, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Chen ...

  10. Diocesan boys and girls blow away rivals to reign supreme in pool showdown

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... leadership and boosted their team's morale. 'This will probably be my last inter-school competition as I may study in the US next year,' said Henry. St Joseph's came second, ...




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