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  1. Charity approach proves a real eye-opener for singer-songwriter

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am

    ... of the concert organisers, and it opened her eyes. 'I thought what they were doing was such an important cause,' said Lee, referring to the Asian University for Women (AUW), a Bangladeshi-based initiative that aims to educate less-privileged women from Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Lee said the fact that not many people knew of AUW made the cause more worthy, and she is helping out ...

  2. Sade

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... Annabel Walker Sade Soldier of Love (Epic) Sade is a rare artist, not simply because she has sold more than 50 million records in her 26-year career, but also because in two decades her sound has changed little. Listening to Soldier of Love one could be i ...

  3. Ma Desheng

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai BORN IN THE PRC I was born in Beijing in 1952. It was there that I grew up, studied and stirred things up for the first half of my life. I had polio as a child, so my health was not great. Although I had two brothers and two sisters, I was ofte ...

  4. Blue notes

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Sophisticated Ladies (on EmArcy Records) is bassist Charlie Haden's latest project with his regular small group, Quartet West, and the quartet's first since illness forced the departure of long-serving drummer Larance Marable. Marabl ...

  5. Boardroom blitz

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shalini Mahtani Fifty per cent of Hong Kong's workforce was female in 2008, up from 46 per cent in 1998. Women are also increasingly taking on senior roles, with 29 per cent in manager and administrator positions in 2008, up from 22 per cent a decade earlier. Women also outnumber their male peers in higher education, taking up 54 per cent of grants funded ...

  6. Many hurdles remain on road to gender equality

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was only the fourth woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to be nominated for best director. This should not be a surprise: few women manage to get to make their own movies. Of the top 250 highest grossing films in North America last year, only 7 per cent were directed by women. The imbalance extends through the top echelons of production in the industry. Hollywood is in denial. So, ...

  7. Blue notes

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater is not the diva's first tribute project: she performed her 'homage' to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, at the 2003 Hong Kong Arts Festival, and has also record ...

  8. HK women struggling to close the gender gap

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... Eldes Tran, Chris Ip and Vanessa Ko Who runs Hong Kong? Not women. In government, politics, and especially business, the corridors of power are dominated by men. Men hold 82 per cent ... is even wider in the boardroom. While women make up nearly half of the labour force, men fill 90 per cent of seats on the boards of the largest and most important listed companies, according ...

  9. Still too few women in leadership and politics

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... Vanessa Ko When the public votes directly for legislators, it selects women at almost twice the rate as when functional constituencies pick a lawmaker. To political scientist Ma Ngok, ... where women play a major role- the electoral representatives for these fields have always been men, he noted. 'I think a lot of people do not accept women participating very strongly ...

  10. Study finds stereotyping in women's role in the home

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

    ... Lo Wei Hong Kong women remain homemakers even while they are sharing men's role as breadwinners- but as women take on a greater financial role they are also more accepting of divorce. About 80 per cent of respondents to a survey agreed that men and women should contribute to household income, but less than half considered that men should do more housework than they do now. ...




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