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Man Made Disaster

In Brief

Wife hammered over odd jobs

Tuesday, 25 January, 2011, 12:00am

Wetland activists state their case

About 200 conservation activists took to the streets yesterday to demand Henderson Land Development drop its plan for flats and a golf course at Nam Sang Wai and instead plant trees in the wetland to help it recover from a blaze last month.

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The rise of ancient Egypt's gods

The Red Pyramid Rick Riordan Published by Puffin ISBN 9780141384948

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing

An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing by Heather Adams Bonham Media HK$158

Those looking for a quick reference book for Hong Kong racing will find An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing by Heather Adams a goldmine of useful and interesting facts.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Pan-democratic legislators seek talks during Wang Guangya visit

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Dirty fuel cause of Cathay Pacific engine failure

Contaminated fuel caused the accident last year in which a Cathay Pacific jet's engines failed forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, investigators confirmed yesterday.

21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am



Butch Bradley

The American performs stand-up comedy; Yenerma De Las Alas guests. In English. Jan 20, 8pm, Champs, 209-219 Wan Chai Rd, Wan Chai; and Jan 21, 9pm, Jan 22, 8pm, 10pm, TakeOut Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo, HK$250. Inquiries: 6220 4436

Cabaret 2011

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Children must be allowed to find themselves

I agree with Chinese mother Amy Chua that parental discipline is vital ('Tough-love Chinese mother draws shock and awe', January 13). Many Western countries are beset with an attitude of entitlement. Great coaches have noted that 'nothing creates failure like success'.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

A bit of history

It may be one of the financially poorest districts in Hong Kong, but Sham Shui Po is culturally rich: home to interesting street markets, old shops and historic architecture, it's a great place to explore.

Historical lane

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Fire department's failings exposed

The Fire Services Department lacks planning, manpower and an integrated computer system for major procurements, a study has found, despite HK$515 million worth of equipment having been bought this financial year.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Pledge but few clues on Shanghai property tax

Shanghai was poised to prepare to implement a pilot property tax as part of nationwide efforts to curb rampant real-estate speculation, the municipality's mayor pledged yesterday.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Pause for thought amid Tiger Mother hyperbole

Yale University academic Amy Chua has caused a stir with her now famous - or is it infamous - article in The Wall Street Journal. She advocates a strictly disciplinary, all-work-and-no-play style of child-rearing that she characterises as Chinese and likely to produce more accomplished children.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Why do we keep on tormenting real refugees?

I refer to the report ('Refugees denied the right to work', January 7).

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Flat fire forces 300 to flee in Tin Shui Wai

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Our city must remain vigilant on food safety

Of all the places to issue an alert over food safety, Germany is surely the least expected. Yet the country's reputation for having the best standards has not prevented high levels of the carcinogen dioxin from being found in eggs. Hong Kong has joined a flurry of governments halting poultry products from Germany, pending tests.

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am