A good week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am


Dustin Hoffman

The actor was hailed a hero saving the life of a jogger who began having a heart attack while running through London's Hyde Park. Hoffman immediately realised something was wrong with 27-year-old Sam Dempster, and called the emergency services. Hoffman then stayed by the man's side for 15 minutes and waited with him as paramedics performed CPR to save his life. 'I have no memory of what happened. The paramedics told me I had been saved by Dustin Hoffman. It's unbelievable,' Dempster told The Sun newspaper.

Duncan Chiu Te-ken

The 37-year-old former chief executive officer of Far East Holdings was acquitted of stealing HK$61 million from the listed company in 2007. The money was transferred to the account of chairman Deacon Chiu - Duncan's father - for personal investment without proper approval or written records. The chairman earned HK$974,000 on investments and eventually returned HK$62.1 million to the company. Two staff were acquitted of related charges. Judge Frankie Yiu Fun-che referred Far East Holdings to the securities watchdog, saying: 'This is quite an example [of] how easily a family-controlled ... listed company [can] be manipulated.'

Claire Lomas

The paraplegic British woman became the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic suit as she crossed the finishing line in London on Tuesday, 16 days after the race began. She walked two to three kilometres a day, cheered on by her husband Dan, 13-month-old daughter Maisie, and her parents. Lomas did not receive a medal, as competitors must complete the 42.2-kilometre course on the day of the race to qualify. But a dozen other runners gave her their medals.