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  1. Haven for distressed women helps them find their feet

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... good use for women in personal and relationship crises.' SoulTalk Foundation's founder and executive director, Andrea Gutwirth, said: 'There are so many sad stories out there. ... dowry. Penniless and desolate, she lived with a friend for a while in Hong Kong. Her journey led her to SoulTalk Foundation's Loving Home, a refuge for women in emotional and relationship ...

  2. New director upbeat on the way forward

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The man who will be the next director of the Chief Executive's Office, Raymond Tam Chi-yuen, vowed to help improve the political-appointment system under which he became a deputy minister 14 months ago. Mr Tam, the undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, also pledged to maintain close communication with executive councillors, legislators ...

  3. Mong Kok inferno mystery: why did firemen die while women survived?

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang How did two firemen die on the smoke-smothered roof of Cornwall Court while two women on the roof survived? This is the main question remaining after the inquest ... to the roof of the 15-storey building to find 14th-floor resident Ngan Yuen-wah and cleaner Szeto Sompan trapped in a corner amid illegal structures. The women survived crouching in a small gap among ...

  4. Observatory director regrets surfer's death

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Retiring Observatory director Lam Chiu-ying said yesterday his only regret in his 35-year career in weather services was failing to develop a typhoon-warning system that could keep people out of rough seas. Speaking on radio, Mr Lam, who begins a holiday today ahead of his retirement, said he was upset that some people still risked their lives with outdoor activities ...

  5. Director's last word on lip-synching

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week, state media interviews with the ceremony's music director made headlines worldwide and triggered criticism of what had been one of the triumphs of the night, pretty Lin ... with the substitution or not.' Chen, 57, called filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the director of the ceremony, a 'pure and honest person who rejected cliques or favouritism'. For himself, he said that from ...

  6. Offbeat director's comedy celebrates the little people

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and feelings about the Olympics', not only to a mainland audience, but to the world at large. Wang, the director and one of the scriptwriters of Champions in the Field, said he did not intend ... had contributed to the nation and the Olympics in their own way. Wang earned a reputation as a crazy director after he sold off almost all his properties and used the earnings to launch his ...

  7. Cut your budgets, director Chan warns filmmakers

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Peter Chan Ho-sun, the director of The Warlords, one of the most expensive movies made in Hong Kong, has warned filmmakers to trim their budgets to save the local film industry. ... million to balance the cost.' The 45-year-old director, whose epic starring Jet Li Lianjie, Andy Lau Tak-wah and Takeshi Kaneshiro had a budget of more than HK$300 million, was asked why ...

  8. Director's quake movie suddenly topical at Cannes

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui in Cannes, France When Kevin Chu Ka-wang set off for France last week, he was just an independent director trying to promote his small-budget film by himself at one of the largest film markets. Never did he realise that his film- unattached to any of the 15 established Hong Kong companies setting up shop at Cannes' Marche de Film- would become the most topical ...

  9. The Work Of Director Spike Jonze

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... Adam Wright The film: There should be laws against people being blessed with as much talent as Spike Jonze. The offbeat director made the world stand up and take notice with Being John Malkovich (1999) and last year's Adaptation- landmark films in which the surreal was made to seem uncomfortably familiar. But he cut his teeth as a music video director, and the 16 clips herein ...

  10. How much do we love animals? Two women show us how to count the ways

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Can anyone resist cute and cuddly animals? Probably not. Two local animal-lovers are pursuing their affection for animals in different ways. Former marketing executive Jen Chan (pictured ...




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