New generation of stent for heart patients
A 'combo stent' developed by Hong Kong-based maker OrbusNeich is expected to be available to the city's heart patients this year. It is coated with drugs and antibodies, while earlier generations were coated with one or the other, and promises faster healing and a lower risk of blood vessel obstruction, according to Professor Michael Haude, chairman of the working group on interventional cardiology of the German Society of Cardiology. OrbusNeich expects the new stents to be priced at about the same as drug-coated stents, HK$20,000.
Li Ka-shing pips Steve Jobs as HK role model
Apple founder Steve Jobs was the most admired celebrity in an online poll of 660 parents conducted by Island Resort Mall and the Institute of Family Education last month, followed by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying and screen legend Bruce Lee. However, the majority of respondents wanted their children to emulate tycoon Li Ka-shing.
York Chow concerned at delay to fisheries law
Hampering of the passage of the new fisheries conservation law by pro-democracy lawmakers' filibuster against the by-election law was a concern, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday. It had been due for its second and third readings on Wednesday. Chow refused to comment on whether he would be a member of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's cabinet.
34 under-age drinkers picked up in TST swoop
Thirty-four under-18s were detained in police raids on several Tsim Sha Tsui bars early yesterday and escorted to a police station, where their parents or guardians were called to pick them up. A 17-year-old girl had been wanted for failing to pay a fine. No drugs were found in the Hillwood Road operation.
3 arrested for illegal racing in Yuen Long
Police arrested three men for illegal racing after a 12-kilometre chase in Yuen Long at about 3am. A passenger was also arrested in connection with a criminal case. Officers spotted the three cars on Tuen Mun Road and gave chase after they ignored orders to pull over. The cars, which police believe had been illegally modified, were seized for examination.
Man arrested after altercation over dogs
A 31-year-old man was arrested for criminal intimidation after he became involved in a verbal conflict with a 44-year-old neighbour on Mount Davis Road, Pok Fu Lam, over dog issues.