In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, 12:00am

Baptist University graduates landing higher-paying jobs

A Baptist University graduate landed a job at an investment bank on a salary of HK$50,000 a month, according to the university's survey of graduate students. The HKBU Student Affairs Office interviewed 1,575 bachelor degree holders from October to December last year, finding the average monthly salary rose by 9.3 per cent, from HK$11,107 in 2006 to HK$12,145 last year. Most graduates who found full-time jobs entered the commerce sector (75.5 per cent), followed by education (14.9), and community/social services (7.3).

Warning on diet pills

The Health Department warned consumers not to use a slimming product - dark brown capsules in a blister pack labelled 'Beautiful' - because it contained undeclared drug ingredients that could cause side effects such as high blood pressure and heart rate, psychosis and possibly convulsions.

Driver held after hitting woman

A 49-year-old man was arrested after his goods van hit an 87-year-old woman crossing Carpenter Road at South Wall Road, Kowloon City, at 9.55am. The woman was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition. Police called for witnesses to contact them on 2773 5200.

Illegal immigrants held

Police arrested 13 illegal immigrants, nine from the mainland and four from Vietnam, on Monday night. Aged 17 to 40, they were found on a speedboat off Tuen Mun.

Pair attacked in park

Two men were attacked and robbed in a Sham Shui Po park at 3.30am yesterday by two men armed with a baton and cutter. They lost HK$2,900 and a mobile phone.

Baby found dead on ground

A newborn baby was found dead on the ground outside Ting Hong House, On Ting Estate, Tuen Mun, at 11pm. Police said they believed it had been thrown from height.

Mark Six

One ticket won the HK$18,784,070 first prize last night. The numbers were 3, 5, 6, 13, 31 and 32. The extra number was 15. No one won second prize. Third paid HK$19,370.