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  1. Bossini warned to help sacked workers

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Union and student activists yesterday joined forces to urge casual wear retailer Bossini to intervene in a labour dispute in which 800 mainland workers were made redundant by its knitwear supplier. About 10 of them protested outside the Sai Yeung Choi South Street branch of the fashion chain in Mongkok last night, where they distributed fliers to shoppers to make ...

  2. Remember your loved ones in cyber-heaven

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Ancestors, local heroes and religious icons are being remembered in an online cemetery that allows people to pay their respects in a more relaxed environment. The online cemetery, created by the Hong Kong-based uptoheaven.com, has six zones: Catholic, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, non-religious and famous people. Each zone carries a list of the grave's virtual ...

  3. Resistance to chilled mainland pork thaws

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The government is ready to import chilled pork from the mainland, as soon as the legislature agrees on whether a licensing framework should be in place first. Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene Gregory Leung Wing-lup told a Legco panel yesterday the department had inspected three of the four selected chilled pork plants in Guangdong and Shenzhen and found they met food ...

  4. Late-night treat for book-lovers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Thousands of bookworms took advantage of an offer of free admission and extended opening to pack the Hong Kong Book Fair last night. Breaking new ground, the fair stayed opened until 2am. Organisers said that between 9.30pm and 11.30pm some 44,000 people passed through the doors- 10 per cent up on last year. Such was the rush that free entry was offered half an hour ...

  5. Gripes aplenty but women value jobs

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A large majority of working women say they want to keep their jobs despite problems such as lack of time with their families, stress, health woes and overeating. A survey of 600 women by a workers' group found 70 per cent wanted to keep working for reasons that included saving money, achieving higher status and keeping in touch with the outside world. The poll ...

  6. Knifeman claims wife duped of HK$200,000

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A man who claimed his wife had been duped into buying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fragrance products was arrested by police yesterday after he stormed into a Causeway Bay office brandishing a knife and holding flammable liquid. Police said the 32-year-old charged into the Hennessy Road office of Digital Crown Holdings, in East Point Centre, just before ...

  7. Death charge possible in speedboat tragedy

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A speedboat driver could be charged with manslaughter after his vessel was involved in a fatal accident in Clear Water Bay yesterday. Police said the tragedy happened shortly after 3pm when a 66-year-old man was swimming alone 400 metres off Clear Water Bay Second Beach. He was outside the shark protection net marked by buoys when a speedboat with four people ...

  8. 25 HK tourists fall ill after breakfast at Guangdong hotel

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Twenty-five Hong Kong holidaymakers have fallen victim to suspected food poisoning after eating breakfast at a hotel in Shaoguan in northern Guangdong. The Health Department said those affected were from two tour groups. In the first group, 15 people from Evergloss Tours had breakfast at the Caoxi Hot Spring Holiday hotel in Shaoguan on Thursday. The breakfast ...

  9. Children rescued from fire

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Residents of a Tuen Mun housing estate risked their lives yesterday to help rescue two children from their burning flat. The residents braved choking smoke to smash the windows ... seen on the balcony of the flat about midday burning wax, which set nearby objects on fire. Firefighters and neighbours eventually rescued the two children, surnamed Chan, who were in Tuen Mun ...

  10. Building sets recalled after child's death

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Toys 'R' Us has begun a voluntary recall of a magnetic building set following reports in the US that a child died and four were admitted to hospital after accidentally swallowing the enclosed magnets. The toy chain said yesterday it had stopped selling Magnetix building sets. The sets, made in China, carry warnings that they are not suitable for children under ...




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