City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 January, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 January, 2004, 12:00am

NOMINATIONS FOR TEACHING AWARD END TOMORROW


Nominations for a government award to encourage teachers and raise standards end tomorrow. The Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence is open to Chinese and English language teachers in primary and secondary schools, and those involved in language education or development activities in special schools and kindergartens. Download nomination forms from www.info.gov.hk/qef/ate.


MAN STABBED TO DEATH TRYING TO COLLECT RENT


A man was stabbed to death after he tried to collect more than $4,000 in rent from the tenant of his Fanling flat. Lee Kim-ching, 49, went to the flat in Wo Lung Street at 11.30pm on Monday. But a dispute broke out when the tenant, a 60-year-old man surnamed Leung, accused Lee of disturbing his sleep. He then stabbed him with a beef knife. Lee ran downstairs and called the police on his mobile phone before collapsing. He was certified dead at North District Hospital at 1am.


citibank clients targeted in clever spam scam


An audacious e-mail banking scam is asking Citibank customers to give their personal identification numbers to assist what is claimed as an anti-fraud exercise. It is the second e-mail scam targeting Citibank customers in five months. The e-mail has a bogus link: citibank.com/signin/citifi/scripts/ login2/login.htm.


wellcome faces court over unapproved pork


Wellcome will face court next month as the first supermarket chain to be prosecuted for selling pork from unapproved sources. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department last night said the case, stemming from a raid last month, would be heard in Sha Tin Magistrate's Court on February 4.


WOMAN GETS 31/2 YEARS JAIL FOR POISONING HUSBAND


A woman who slipped rat poison into her husband's dinner to stop him seeing other women on the mainland was jailed for 31/2 years. Huang Zhuandi, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of administering poison to husband Leung Kam-shing and his colleague, Liu Qunying, in a meal she made in January last year. The victims have recovered but have brain damage.


TEMPERATURE TO DROP


Temperatures will drop to as low as 10 degrees Celsius at the weekend because of the winter monsoon, the Observatory says.


Mark Six


There was no winner of last night's draw so $10,797,192 will jackpot to tomorrow night. The numbers were 30, 34, 39, 43, 48, 49 and extra 6. One ticket won the second prize of $1,932,395.