Lion kings lose place in the sun

The legendary beauty Helen of Troy, who had many powerful admirers, is known as the 'face that launched a thousand ships' for her part in inciting the Trojan War.

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am

'Head kick' boy arrested; facing assault charges

A 10-year-old ESF Lions boy who kicked a Kitchee-Escola player in the head during a junior football game on March 10 is facing assault charges.

Police confirmed that the boy was arrested last Friday.

He was released on bail for an undisclosed sum. The boy will have to report back to police next month.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Junior game kick sparks row

Dirty play from a young football player captured on video raised eye-brows at a junior match on Saturday.

During a Hong Kong Development League game between ESF Lions and Kitchee-escola at KGV School, a Lions player kicked a Kitchee player in the head.

Fortunately, the 12-year-old player was not seriously hurt.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Police to investigate kicking of boy's head

The father of the 12-year-old boy who was kicked in the head during a youth soccer match has filed a police report, saying it was no accident.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Lion Dance

In the past, the lion dance was a form of martial art. To inflict maximum pain on the enemy, the lion head was hard and heavy. But the nature of the dance changed over the years to become a celebratory performance and, consequently, the materials used to make the lion head are much lighter.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Not So Lovely Lions

They are majestic, strong and powerful. It is no wonder they have been called 'The King of Beasts'.

In most fairytales, lions are brave and noble. Like the great Aslan in the Narnia stories by C. S. Lewis, they help human heroes fight evil adversaries and their monsters. Others believe that the predators can protect them from evil spirits.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Stewards' decision muddies the picture

Since protests became flavour of the month, the stewards have at last provided us with some grist for the mill. Saturday's protest by third-placed Lions' Fortune against the winner, Crown Witness, has left many dazed and confused coming so soon after, and bringing a different result to, the other inflammatory minor objection at Happy Valley, involving Master Dreamer and Industrial Legend.

8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

African dreams

Eight Hong Kong teenagers left the bustling city behind them last month to join 30 other students from all over Asia for a close encounter with the African wilderness.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Mane event

In the savage bush of South Africa one is either predator or prey. From sundown to sun-up the daytime beauty of red earth, white sands, lush green forests and burnt grey scrub turns into the killing fields - literally.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lion hunters move in for kill to supply Chinese medicine market

One lion rests in a pile of dry leaves, his golden mane shining amid the tawny scrub of the forest. A few metres away a lioness fixes her pale yellow eyes on a small group of tourists taking photographs.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Walk like an Egyptian

While the season dictates bold and futuristic jewellery pieces, a girl can't help but crave something feminine and pretty. Austrian label Frey Wille has released an enamel bangle collection inspired by the winged sphinx, a half-human, half-lion creature in Egyptian mythology.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

On guard

Standing guard outside many office buildings, hotels and homes in Asia are pairs of imposing stone lions. Also known as Fu dogs, they are thought to protect against negative energy.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

A walk in the wild

Playing with lions or riding on the backs of elephants is something I never imagined I would do - until I arrived at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe, southern Africa.

I graduated from the German Swiss International School last summer and did not know what I wanted to study, so with my parent's approval I decided to take a gap year.

3 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

New food helps to get lioness back on form

Carnivorous animals at Hefei Municipal Zoo were put on spe cial diets to help them lose weight. Many of them, however, did not respond well at first.

A tigress named Dong Dong refused to eat the unconven tional food. Zoo keepers then substituted meatballs with large pieces of fresh meat that had been covered with vegeta bles. This, they said, restored her appetite.

24 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

CIL eyes further Lion Asia stake

Fitting-out contractor CIL Holdings yesterday said it might put in an unconditional cash offer for the shares of property company Lion Asia it did not already own. However, CIL said the offer was dependent on agreements from several banks which have business links with Lion Asia.

1 Mar 1999 - 12:00am