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Jo Pegg

Long wait

I read with great interest the report by Jo Pegg headlined 'Boom a battle for supermarkets' (Sunday Morning Post, August 15), and thought it relevant to provide readers with my experience of Internet shopping with ParknShop.

Sunday, 29 August, 1999, 12:00am

Pilots 'ignore danger warnings'

Several pilots ignored warnings from the control tower and took off in dangerous weather conditions just hours after Sunday's crash, a pilot source said yesterday.

A Hong Kong-based captain said the weather on Monday morning made conditions at the airport unsafe, but several pilots insisted on flying.

26 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Firefighters at high alert on accident night

Firefighters stationed at the airport were already on high alert before Sunday night's crash because of the poor weather conditions, a Fire Services Department spokesman said yesterday.

For most of Sunday, senior officers had been on standby and firefighters had been at the ready, he said.

25 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Public shut out of crew Web site

A controversial, unofficial Web site for Cathay Pacific crew acted yesterday to bar the public from its online discussions.

The site's editor, who the South China Morning Post revealed had left Cathay after airline bosses found he had published secret information, has set up a password system to curb access.

3 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Sun sees racers sweat it out

Umbrellas were swapped for sunhats at the International Dragon Boat Festival yesterday as an afternoon burst of sun lit up what had threatened to be a washout.

Team jerseys and performers' costumes formed a ribbon of colour along the Sha Tin waterfront as skies cleared and visitors streamed to the banks of the Shing Mun River.

5 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Police to step up mission guards after incidents

Police will step up protection for the SAR consulates of Nato allies after four people protesting against the Belgrade embassy bombing were arrested yesterday.

The four included a man who allegedly tried to smash windows after climbing into the United States Consulate in Garden Road, Central, at about 4pm.

11 May 1999 - 12:00am

16-month flat wait attacked

An elderly woman with bad knees and suffering from mental illness has been made to wait 16 months while the Housing Department considered moving her from the 430 square ft flat she shares with her four adult children.

Her case was made public by the Ombudsman's office, which said the time taken to handle her request was unreasonable.

1 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Protest staged over phone ad

Women's rights campaigners yesterday rallied in protest at a 'disgusting' newspaper advert - even though the company involved had apologised and changed the ad.

At a demonstration in Mongkok organised by lobby group Gutsy Women, about 20 people complained about a City Telecom newspaper advert showing a woman's legs above the words 'come on up'.

29 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Men poachers

I refer to the report by Jo Pegg headlined, 'HK women lack faith in future, survey finds' (South China Morning Post, March 3), and note that Hong Kong women 'ranked work as more important than themselves, relationships or children' and that 'many said they would readily make sacrifices in their personal life to improve their career'.

11 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Travel agency crackdown plan

Travel agencies found cheating customers would face higher fines and public embarrassment under proposals to clean up the industry being considered today.

The Travel Industry Council's board will decide on ways holidaymakers can be better protected, after a series of agency closures which have left travellers out of pocket or without tickets.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am