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  1. Happy Valley residents stage ribbon protest against hospital expansion

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee Happy Valley residents tied hundreds of yellow ribbons outside the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital yesterday as part of a campaign to oppose its expansion plan. The hospital ... In a three-hour petition in Wong Nai Chung Road, 600 ribbons with residents' signatures were collected and tied to a fence across the road from the hospital. Jeffrey Ho Yip-chor, the campaign ...

  2. Cathay crew see red over turnaround 12-hour shifts

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many Cathay Pacific cabin crew are finding it difficult to cope with the increasing number of turnaround, overnight 'red-eye flights' that involve working up to 12 hours ... exhausting, and that it was difficult to keep alert, especially on the return trip. Julian Yau Chi-hung, vice-chairman of the FAU, said such flights, where cabin crew had just about an hour between ...

  3. Smoker may have sparked nine-hour tunnel blaze

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Investigators are looking into whether cigarette smoking caused a fire inside the Lion Rock Tunnel that lasted for nine hours yesterday and led ... along the 60-metre-long ceiling of the underground drainage tube. The fast lane of the affected carriageway is expected to reopen before the morning rush hour on Monday, but it is unknown when ...

  4. Passengers in sit-in after delay of 18 hours

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Will Clem Hong Kong Airlines was hit by another sit-in protest yesterday when a group of passengers arriving from Shanghai after a delay of about 18 hours refused to leave ... left at about 2am. They arrived in Hong Kong before 5am. Unhappy at the 18-hour delay, 17 passengers refused to disembark. They remained in the cabin for three hours before police were alerted, ...

  5. 42 trapped in lift for more than an hour on 63rd floor

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Forty-two people were trapped for over an hour inside a packed lift more than halfway up the world's tallest television tower on Wednesday. ... but we had stopped at the 63rd floor.' 30 The recommended capacity for a double-compartment lift such as the one in which the 42 people were trapped for more than an hour ...

  6. 10 days' training, long hours for drivers in focus

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Mainland internet users are raising questions about high-speed train drivers' short training period and long working hours following the fatal crash ... to drivers being overworked, Wang said, noting that many of them did not have proper rest. According to regulations, one driver is required for a trip of less than four hours. Longer trips require ...

  7. Six-hour fight to quell Wan Chai fire

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Nearly 150 firefighters took six hours to put out a blaze at a Henderson Land construction site in Wan Chai yesterday. It was the most serious fire ... an hour to carry equipment and connecting hoses up the building. The fire was upgraded to a third-alarm blaze at 4.06am and then to a No 4 alarm fire at 5.34am. Fires in the city are rated ...

  8. Happy connections reaping the rewards with forward thinking

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Connections of improving four-year-old stayer Wrath Of Fire are getting the benefit of some forward thinking and finding out 'by accident' how the gelding needs to be ridden. On New Year's Day two years ago, Wrath Of Fire had hi ...

  9. Happy Valley

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Happy Valley maintains the rare tranquillity of a suburb while enjoying proximity to the cosmopolitan Causeway Bay area. If you ask residents of Happy Valley about the attractions of the area, the word 'convenience' would figure prominently in most replies. ...

  10. 12 hurt as Happy Valley trams crash

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Twelve people were slightly injured when two trams crashed on Queen's Road East, Happy Valley, near the Cosmopolitan Hotel at about 8.30pm yesterday. Police said the collision occurred when one of the trams stopped suddenly and the following tram failed to brake quickly enough. A tram driver and 11 passengers were taken to Ruttonjee Hospital. ...




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