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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... judge Hong Kong will not tolerate the type of "inhuman" torture an Indonesian domestic helper suffered at the hands of her employers, who beat her with bicycle chains and hot irons, ... as the couple did to the victim." The court previously found Tai guilty of two counts of wounding, including one for beating Kartika with a bicycle chain causing part of her front tooth to fall out ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bicycle revival isjust what we need Ji Cheng has been the lanterne rouge- the red lamp at the back of the train- of the Tour de France. In the jargon of the annual race, ... of the peloton (the main bunch of riders) and before television cameras to help his Giant-Shimano team. If he completes the gruelling event by riding his bicycle down the Champs-Elysees in Paris today ...

  3. News - World - TRANSPORT

    London Tube strike causes chaos as commuters scramble for buses, taxis and bicycles

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:26pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London London travellers in rush-hour scramble for buses, taxis and bicycles Tube strike causes commuter chaos Londoners struggled to get to work yesterday as a 48-hour Tube strike led to cancellations and delays that pushed commuters to compete for bus seats and rental bicycles. The walkout called by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' union (RMT) over ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Sha Tin district councillor seeks to launch city's first bicycle-share system

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Elaine Yau

    ... in Sha Tin, writes Elaine Yau Where there's a wheel... If Gary Yeung Man-yui had his way, Sha Tin would become a "cycling city". A keen advocate of bicycles as an eco-friendly ... from Tai Wai to Fo Tan and Ma On Shan in the eastern New Territories, is ideal for such an initiative, with its large population and flat land. Many residents are already using bicycles to run ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... on its bike? London's plan to build Europe's longest segregated bicycle path through some of its busiest areas has renewed calls in Hong Kong for better cycling infrastructure. London Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled his plan to build a 29km "crossrail" for bicycles last month. Construction could start as early as next year after a consultation period and be completed ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Separatists behind deadly India bicycle bomb, say police

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jalpaiguri Bomb kills five, injures 10 in West Bengal A bicycle bomb that killed five people when it exploded prematurely in eastern India was the work of militants ... the number of dead at four but a fifth victim died later in hospital. The KLO has carried out several other bombings with devices strapped to bicycles and has also marked its anniversary with attacks ...

  7. BMX riders go flat out for success

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui The Metro City Plaza in Tseung Kwan O was filled with screeching sounds last Sunday as BMX riders showed off their talents at the 2006-2007 Hong Kong BMX Flatland Contest. It was the first time an official cycling event was held inside a shop ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Shangri-La Hotel bicycle team sets off on a charity ride across China

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham life@scmp.com The Shangri-La Hotel bicycle team is undertaking a 2,000-kilometre charity ride across China, team leader Nick Smith tells Mark Graham Sprocket money When ... by the Shangri-La Hotel bicycle team's 2,000-kilometre mega-pedal from Shenzhen to Shanghai- called Ride for Hope- will improve the lives of some of the mainland's poorest people. The team of six ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien (1967)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... Pluck, whose body seems red and swollen, from his enormous hands to his "violent red moustache". Pluck, like his two colleagues, is obsessed with bicycles. "Would it be true," ... "Anything," replies the sergeant. Our narrator rides a bicycle to meet the titular Third Policeman, an omnipotent being named Fox, who bears the face of the murdered man. "His face was completely ...




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