British researchers have called on governments to consider meddling in modelling agencies and magazines to stop the use of skinny women on fashion catwalks and photo spreads because it encourages anorexia and other eating disorders among weight-conscious women.Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am
Jerome Hoberman conducts the HK Bach Choir performing works by Dvorak, Stravinsky and Bruckner. Dec 13, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$80-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9659 868713 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
For more than three and a half decades, Catholics across Hong Kong have closed their eyes and prayed in English using the exact same words as fellow believers the world over.
The ritual is etched onto a global collective subconscious, with many prayers being learnt from a young age and recited by heart.25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Roman Missal 1973
1 ... begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father
2 Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might
3 Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again
4 Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Saviour gave us25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
The Great Mass
Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
An eagerly anticipated offering in this year's festival, The Great Mass brings together the Leipzig Ballet and two of Europe's oldest and most distinguished musical bodies, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Leipzig Opera Choir.10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Alice Yeung Min-wing, 15
SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Although many home cooks prefer to use volume measurements instead of scales, the latter is much more precise. Volume measurements differ in Britain, the United States and Australia, but weights - whether they're metric or imperial - remain consistent.15 May 2005 - 12:00am
The flexibility that shipowners need for timing acquisitions and sales of ships is not reflected in draft proposals on the new British tonnage tax regime, shipping accountant Moore Stephens says.
The firm warns that the draft legislation contains a broad anti-avoidance clause that could cause companies to unintentionally breach the rules of the tonnage tax scheme.10 Jan 2000 - 12:00am
The Marine Department will suffer a $7 million deficit this year due to new measures to make the Hong Kong shipping register more competitive and cost-effective, a department official said.
However, the benefits to the economy would more than compensate for the deficit, assistant director of marine (multilateral policy) Raymond Tang said.27 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Measures were announced to strengthen the SAR's status as an international shipping centre. Registration fees will be cut and maximum annual tonnage charges dropped from $180,000 to $100,000.4 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Hong Kong port received 10,802 ocean vessels with a combined capacity of 52.5 million net registered tonnes (nrt) in the second quarter of the year, down 3 per cent year-on-year.
In the same period, there were 10,974 outgoing ocean vessels with a total capacity of 52.4 million nrt, a 2 per cent decline year-on-year.28 Sep 1998 - 12:00am
Provisional figures for ships and planes lost in 1997 are lower than those for 1996, the Institute of London Underwriters (ILU) said.13 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
Negros Navigation Co says it will import two vessels from Japan, increasing its fleet to 18 and raising its passengers cargo carrying capacity.
Negros Navigation, known as Nenaco, said it would buy the Ebino, with gross tonnage of 6,823 tonnes, and the 7,057-tonne Miyasaki.28 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
ADVANCE Container Lines (ACL) has announced the upgrade of its present Intra Asia Service (IAS) with a faster transit time effective from March 1.
The present 11-day sailing frequency will be shortened to a 7-day sailing frequency by adding a fourth vessel.7 Feb 1996 - 12:00am
THE number of ships arriving in Hong Kong rose by 12 per cent in the first quarter of the year, and by seven per cent in terms of capacity, compared with the same period last year, according to government figures published yesterday.29 Jul 1995 - 12:00am