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Club Penguin

What new emoticons does the world need?

Jocelyn Chan, 15, St Paul's Co-educational College

Wednesday, 8 February, 2012, 12:00am

When the guardian blurs the lines

For a club made up mostly of members who pride themselves on being guardians of the public interest, the latest row over fast-tracked memberships is disappointing.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'More than meets the eye' in Disney talks

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan said the complex negotiations on expanding Disneyland involved more than just financing, and that the government was fighting for the best possible deal from the Walt Disney Company.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Disney sues D Land over name

Disney has begun a court case against a local travel company that it says is preying on its brand. The entertainment giant is seeking an injunction in the Court of First Instance against D Land Travel and its director Mak Wai-yin.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Coffee table

Sherri Donghia loves fusion design because, she says, it reflects who you are and never goes out of fashion.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Disney costume workers get $1,000 pay rise

Disney has agreed to give $1,000-a-month pay rises to its character performers after they protested over their pay and conditions and threatened to hijack one of the theme park's daily parades.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Disney asks experts if baseball pitch needs checking for bombs

Disneyland is asking bomb experts whether it should check for unexploded war munitions at a baseball pitch being built for Little League games.

The Penny's Bay site was thoroughly checked by overseas specialists during construction in 2002, but security contractors have been asked to investigate whether an additional, hi-tech search is needed and how much it would cost.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Give good books and help spread the words

Children grow out of everything - including books. Which is why most bookshelves in children's rooms are sagging under the weight of scores of books by the time they reach six. Winnie the Pooh, Thomas the Tank Engine and numerous collections about fairies ... they're all there, unread for years and gathering dust.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Take a playful look at creative art

Play involves more than trying to get a high score on a computer game, according to organisers of Microwave International Media Art Festival 2005.

The event's theme is Culture As Play. It includes a media art exhibition, video screenings and a conference that challenges conventional perceptions of play and games.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Mistaking the Mickey

ON THE FACE of it, they're just the sort who would rush to the new Disneyland or apply for jobs there. They're young; they grew up with the characters; they've got money to burn. Instead, they're urging Hong Kong to rethink its embrace of all things Disney.

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Any chance of some Disney theme park shares for the citizens?

What is the best way to support the opening of the Disney theme park on September 12?

How about becoming a Disney shareholder? According to an online share-selling company, Disney fans in Hong Kong can have a stake by paying $507 for one share. It's an investment that buys you all sorts of benefits.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Hi-tech security tags to keep counterfeiters on the hop

New holographic labels are being used for first time

A new security tag is being used for the first time to identify genuine Hong Kong Disneyland merchandise and foil fakes that are being sold across the region.

The new label, a three-dimensional holographic security tag, does not appear on other Disney products around the world.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Student activists first to hear Disney U-turn

Disney conceded defeat in its month-long battle over the serving of shark's fin at its Hong Kong theme park during a meeting with a group of 13-year-old children organising a boycott of the park.

27 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

In brief

Disney invites families to enter competition

14 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Soaring membership costs make top clubs even more exclusive

Companies are prepared to pay out to reward staff and pamper clients

Toasting your success in the comfort of your own private members' club may seem the perfect way to celebrate a lucrative deal and draw your clients' attention to your elevated station in life.

12 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

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