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  1. Minor injuries after joss stick starts blaze

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A joss stick started a fire in a public housing flat in Tai Po yesterday that sent two women to hospital. About 350 residents were evacuated when the 23rd-floor flat in Hei Wo House, Tai Wo Estate, burst into flames at about 8.40am. Firefighters doused the fire at about 9.15am. The women, aged 46 and 71, were treated for minor injuries at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole ...

  2. Injunction granted to curb incense-burning

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such activities should not be allowed,' he said. 'This has nothing to do with the right to worship.' According to Lok's judgment yesterday, the Ma family placed six glowing joss sticks ... The judge described the behaviour of the Mas as irresponsible and hostile. He stressed that his decision in allowing only a certain type of joss stick to be burned was not intended as setting ...

  3. Cleanup scares off ghostly business

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joss stick traders say worshippers worry they will be fined for littering - and are buying fewer offerings The makers of joss sticks and paper offerings fear they may be put out ... no sign of improvement. Five major joss stick and incense manufacturers - Tai Cheng, Tai Hing, Chung Wo, Tin Chow and Wong Ching-tung - surveyed by the South China Morning Post said business ...

  4. Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The famed fire-dragon dance features a 67-metre fiery dragon made of burning joss sticks. Today, 7.30pm-10.30pm, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay (starting along Lin Fa Kung streets east and west), free. Inquiries: www.discoverhongkong.com ...

  5. Fire Dragon Dance

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A dragon made of burning incense sticks (above) makes a ritual parade along Lily St and then Ormsby St to Tung Lo Wan Rd in Tai Hang, Causeway Bay. Today-tomorrow, 7.30pm-10.30pm, free. Inquiries: 2577 2649 ...

  6. Paying homage

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Devotees in Fat Tong Mun off Clear Water Bay in Sai Kung burn incense sticks and make offerings yesterday to pay homage to Tin Hau, goddess of the sea, whose birthday festival is today- the 23rd day of the third month of the lunar year. Thousands of worshippers across the territory observed the festival, as young and old burned joss sticks and offered roast suckling pigs and fruit ...

  7. Incensed woman wins HK$75,000 payout

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu Austin.chiu@scmp.com A family who burned pungent incense in the corridor outside their high-rise flat has been ordered to pay HK$75,000 in compensation to a neighbour who took them to court. The family was also told it must only burn environmentally friendly joss sticks in future, and they should be just 11centimetres long. The unprecedented order was handed down ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Fed’s move to stick with easy-money policy pushes US stocks to record

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US Federal Reserve has declared it will stick to its slow-but-steady plans to tighten monetary policy, disappointing so-called inflation hawks but sending US stocks to a fresh record. Amid an intensified discussion over whether the crisis-era easy-money policies are stoking asset bubbles and could unleash inflation, Fed policymakers ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    'For online safety, stick to the tried and tested'

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Trusted brands and strong passwords are vital for internet security, says expert 'For online safety, stick to the tried and tested' ... stick to trusted brands for apps and cloud services to minimise risks, as well-known providers were more transparent. "If anything happens … [well-known providers] will be liable ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Cheung Kong sticking with mainland market, though cautious short term

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Cheung Kong (Holdings) has no plans to withdraw its assets from mainland China but will be cautious about making new investments, according to the company’s executive director Justin Chiu-Kwok-hung. Speaking at a forum on Tu ...




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