Hygiene officers injured in swoop
Four hygiene officers were injured by a hawker wielding a wooden baton when they swooped on hawkers selling toys on the Harbour Road footbridge outside Great Eagle Centre, Wan Chai, at 1.30pm yesterday. The four were taken to Ruttonjee Hospital, where one remained last night. Police arrested the alleged attacker.
Public hearing postponed
The full public hearing by the Obscene Articles Tribunal, sought by the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, to review its interim ruling that celebrity sex photos published by Next Magazine and Oriental Sunday were neither obscene nor indecent has been postponed to a date to be fixed. It had been due to start today.
BEA recruitment day on Saturday
The Bank of East Asia is holding a recruitment day on Saturday to hire a few hundred branch staff. Positions include marketing and assistant marketing officers and full-time and part-time tellers, it said. Interviews will be held at the Wan Chai branch and the Langham Place branch from 2pm to 6pm.
Social work post discussed
Replacing the post of principal social work officer with the permanent post of assistant director of social welfare has been proposed in a paper submitted to yesterday's Legislative Council social services panel by the Labour and Welfare Bureau and the Social Welfare Department. The aim is to better oversee social security services.
No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 5, 13, 15, 23, 28 and 40. The extra number was 17. Seven tickets each won second prize of HK$592,040. Third prize paid HK$34,535.