Bird Garden reopens after bird flu alert
The Bird Garden in Mong Kok, where samples from a stallholder's cages tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, will reopen today after being closed for 21 days for inspections. The government will provide a one-off payment of HK$12,000 to each of the 69 stall owners in the garden and a month's rental waiver.
Developer challenges redevelopment refusal
Developer Well Spread Trading is seeking a judicial review challenging a buildings appeal tribunal's decision not to overturn rejection of a plan to redevelop a building at the junction of Tin Hau Temple Road and Braemar Hill Road, North Point, into a 31-storey residential tower comprising 174 flats.
HK strikes gold at Physics Olympiad
Five secondary school pupils from Hong Kong won two gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the 43rd International Physics Olympiad in Tallinn, Estonia, attended by 378 contestants from 81 countries and regions.
Consumer confidence and expectations fall
A consumer index compiled by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre showed a deterioration of confidence and expectations in the economy, falling from 104.3 in March to 101.2 in June. The centre's consumer expectation index fell from 82.1 in the previous quarter to 78.7.
Plasterer electrocutedin industrial accident
A 28-year-old plasterer who recently became a father was electrocuted in an industrial accident in Hung Hom. He was working inside a refuse storage unit at a construction site for a residential project in Tsing Chau Street when the accident happened. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was declared dead. The Labour Department is investigating.