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  1. Friend's tireless aid to Thais hit by floods inspires photographic fund-raiser to rebuild homes

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... something, and it was then I decided the imagery I captured could be used as a device to help her bring something back to the beautiful souls of Thailand. 'All proceeds from sales will go towards rebuilding homes for those who lost theirs to the flooding.' ...

  2. Survivors still face psychological distress

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Minamisoma, a town 19.5 kilometres away from the Fukushima nuclear plant. She was upstairs at home when the earthquake hit, and ran down to her youngest daughter- six years old at the time- who ... husband Mitsuo was working in Osaka when the earthquake hit, and blocked and damaged roads meant he was not able to get home until a week later. The family later moved to temporary housing not too ...

  3. H.K. book to help raise Japan funds

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a burden in my heart,' she said. Shum has visited Japan twice since returning to her job in Hong Kong in an airline's corporate sales department. 'Everyone was making an effort to help speed up the recovery without being asked.' She has nothing but praise for the Japanese people. 'Many people had to go home on foot with railways out of service. Roads were ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... officers seized 136 boxes of watermelons worth about HK$9,000 and arrested three men- a shop owner and two sales assistant aged 48 to 58- at the Kowloon Wholesale Fruit Market in Yau Ma Tei ... Estate, Kwai Chung, was the result of arson. A van parked near the truck was also damaged. Firemen put out the blaze, discovered at about 2.40am. 20 flee Mong Kok homes after air con catches fire ...

  5. Housing still too dear, says mayor

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sustainable development.' Property developers and investors have been calling for a loosening of restrictions introduced last year, in the light of declining sales and prices. But Han dashed any such hopes, saying 'the policy will not change' and stressing the market had a long way to go before it was focused on 'homes for owners to live in' rather than on property ...

  6. Firefighters refine approach

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a fire, joined the team. Already, they have proved fast and efficient, and three employees have volunteered to take care of them. 'These staff look after the dogs at home and bring them ... The Fire Services Department has also learned from the private sector. Similar to the concept of after-sales service in the commercial world, Mr Kwok said there was now 'after-fire ...

  7. Protect buyers in Hong Kong but don't mollycoddle them

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... formaldehyde, wood-destroying pests, flood hazards, earthquake zones and much more, including the potential dangers of owning a home near a golf course. Sellers also have to tick a huge list of boxes ... other places. Sales of brand-new (indeed unfinished) apartments are a particular problem. But, in the secondary market, most buyers and sellers would probably prefer our current system to what ...

  8. 35 die in fireworks factory explosion

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... factory was located. It flattened two workshops and set homes ablaze 100 metres away. Authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion. Liaoning Governor Bo Xilai and other provincial ... Administration of Safety Production and Supervision issued a directive requiring local governments to conduct strict inspections of the production, sales, storage, transportation, usage and disposal ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a contract. I also have heard from a number of people who claim that the signal of pay-TV is always bad in their homes. I would suggest that the government set up some regulations to ensure quality is maintained. These rules should also cover the companies' sales pitches. Yeung Kwok-yun, Kwun Tong In writing to these columns (July 11), I didn't really expect a reply from Now TV. I used ...

  10. Koh Samui resort seeks to lure Hong Kong buyers

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to wealthy Hong Kong buyers this weekend. Amburaya Hotels & Resorts and Istithmar World will make their debut in the Hong Kong market from Friday to Monday, offering 12 villas for sale at their The Residences development at W Retreat Koh Samui at prices starting from HK$16.3 million. Richard Skene, director of sales and marketing for the resort, said the floods had mainly affected central ...




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