Republican Party candidate for the US presidential election 2012. Romney was born in 1947 and is a Mormon. He gained popularity for successfully organising the US$100 million surplus 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, which helped him win the position of Massachusetts governor from 2003-2007. After losing to John McCain in 2008, Romney came back to win as Republican nominee in 2012 and faces Barack Obama in November elections with running mate Paul Ryan.
A Bad Week for … , November 11, 2012
His campaign team had planned fireworks, and media reports said he had already written a 1,118-word victory speech. Then Romney went and lost. Wife Ann was in tears and the US presidential candidate himself was said to be shell-shocked as he went to break the news to Republican supporters gathered at a Boston hotel.
DNA Galleria retailers
As Christmas decorations go up in stores and as buying a coffee suddenly seems like walking into Santa's grotto, 69 tenants of the city's DNA Galleria in Tsim Sha Tsui are not feeling the cheer. They were ordered out by December 5 after the mall changed owners.
Lung Mei beach wildlife
Starfish and sea urchins were scooped out of the water, other creatures were dug out of the sand: forget builders with bulldozers, children with buckets and spades are now a threat to Lung Mei's marine life. Environmentalists' campaign against an artificial beach on the site has ironically built up the hype and turned it into a family attraction. Protesters have mounted an "ecological guard".