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  1. Firms in fatal crane collapse plead not guilty

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... place on the ninth floor of the building, at 500 Hennessy Road, the prosecution said. As seven workers were lowering the mast of the crane, one of two at the site, the crane's climbing gear and some mast sections bent and the crane collapsed. Workers Tam Shing and Tam Cheung-tai died. The prosecutors said that a method statement and risk assessment on lowering the mast were ...

  2. It takes half an hour to go barking mad- judge

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... had been left alone at home, to bark for 10 minutes during the day. But Tong upheld the fine imposed by a magistrate for another incident during which the dog barked for half an hour. Animal ... intervals, the document read. Explaining why he set aside one of the summons, Tong wrote: 'Non-stop barking that continues for half an hour can cause annoyance. 'But I have reservations ...

  3. Half of HK internet users break copyright

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Nearly half of local people admit they have engaged in illegal downloading and file sharing, a survey conducted by a copyright group has found. But the survey, commissioned by the International Federation Against Copyright Theft - Greater China in October, also found most of the 858 respondents were willing to stop their activities if a gradual warning system was put in place. ...

  4. Half-tonne of cocaine seized in 6 months

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police seized almost half a tonne of cocaine in the first half of this year, 13 times more than was seized during the same period last year, officials said yesterday ... in the first six months of this year, compared with 38kg seized in the first half of 2009. Hong Kong police director of crime and security Xavier Tang Kam-moon said the huge increase in cocaine seized ...

  5. Half of top judges lack legal training

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Nearly half of the chief judges at provincial level do not have solid judicial backgrounds or had never worked in the courts prior to their appointment - a finding that Xinhua hailed as it said the judges injected fresh ideas into the system. A Xinhua survey said yesterday that 14 of the 30 provincial chief judges worked as administrative officials before taking ...

  6. Half-brother admits molesting girl, 8, after saying he was in love

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A 21-year-old man who molested his eight-year-old half-sister told police they were in love, even though he admitted it was an immoral relationship, a court heard yesterday. ... badly wanted his half-sister to be his girlfriend and could not bear to let another man touch her. The prosecution said the victim was reluctant at first to be touched by the defendant and only ...

  7. Recycler loses half his foot in triad attack

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok and Clifford Lo A recycler had half his right foot chopped off in an attack in Tseung Kwan O yesterday in what appeared to be a revenge attack by triads for whistle-blowing. ... spokeswoman confirmed he sustained knife wounds to his right arm and both hands, and half of his right foot was cut off. The attackers fled in a green car driven by a third suspect. Recycler Chan ...

  8. Nearly half of parents hit children, study shows

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang High use of corporal punishment in the home spurs call for action Nearly half of all parents have admitted meting out corporal punishment to their children- prompting a call for a law banning the use of physical force as a disciplinary measure. In a survey commissioned by the Social Welfare Department, 44 per cent of parents admitted using corporal punishment at least ...

  9. Crime rate falls 6pc in first half of the year

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Drop attributed to fewer robberies and burglaries The crime rate fell just over 6 per cent in the first half of the year, but the detection rate also dropped slightly, ... cent for the first half of this year. The drop in crime was due to a large fall in the number of 'quick-cash' crimes, such as robbery and burglary. That decrease was partly offset, ...

  10. Company fined HK$36,000 over crane deaths

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Joyce Man

    ... demolition work on the building at 500 Hennessy Road. As seven workers were lowering the mast of the crane, its climbing gear and some mast sections bent and the crane collapsed. Tam Shing and Tam ...




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