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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook flickers and jokes fly as service cuts out for millions

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:32pm by Adam Martin

    ... Adam Martin The social networking service went down briefly on Thursday afternoon The popular social networking service Facebook went out of commission on Thursday afternoon, a problem ... something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can," with a link to go back to the previous page. The Guardian reported that the service "suffered an outage ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Chuk Hang. Their legal support teams waiting outside the makeshift detention centre were denied access to their clients for hours. The police's decision to arrest five organisers ... five major disciplined services. The force recorded a net satisfaction rating of 36 percentage points, the lowest level since the handover. Despite this, the Leung Chun-ying administration ...

  3. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Macau under threat as mainland China gamblers cut spending

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... as bettors cut spending amid a cooling economy and a crackdown on corruption on the mainland. It is the only place in China where casinos are legal and mainlanders accounted for two-thirds ... purposes. She will achieve that with Shun Tak Holdings, the property-to-transport conglomerate set up by her father in 1972 that she now runs. “We’re building hotels, serviced apartments ...

  4. News - World - INTERNET

    Independent music labels clash with YouTube over subscription service

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:55pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Music stars face axe from YouTube's new service Major artists like Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Jack White could disappear from YouTube "in a matter of days" after the Google video service confirmed that it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service. YouTube is about to begin testing the new ...

  5. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    PCCW starts legal battle to block auction of 3G mobile phone spectrum

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Austin Chiu

    ... PCCW in legal battle to block 3G auction PCCW has launched a legal fight to overturn a controversial government decision to shake up the telecommunications sector by claiming back a third ... Kong but rents spectrum, or the bandwidth needed to provide mobile services, from other operators. It has expressed interest in bidding for a licence. PCCW- owned by Richard Li Tzar-kai, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing blasts Macau's planned Occupy-style referendum as 'invalid and unconstitutional'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Beijing says administrative region has no legal authority to hold referendum, which comes in the wake of political controversy in Hong Kong The mainland has dismissed ... meaningless. Macau's government earlier said the referendum “had no constitutional legal basis, does not have any legal basis, is illegal and invalid”. Residents of Macau, home to 35 casinos ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Organisers and police point fingers over slow progress of July 1 march

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng, Emily Tsang, Johnny Tam

    ... of yesterday's march. Police accused the Civil Human Rights Front of deliberately making slow progress and warned of possible legal action against the protest organiser, while the front said the police ... deputy district commander for Wan Chai, said organisers were at fault, and could face legal action for refusing to comply with police instructions. "The organiser's car ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    One in four teenagers admit to underage gambling as World Cup fever rages

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:02pm

    ... that they’ll become a pathological gambler,” she said, adding that the she believed the problem of underage gambling was growing more serious. The Jockey Club’s e-betting service is the only legally ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Torture victims seeking asylum in Hong Kong for nine years to settle in Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... [social services] system … They were quite satisfied Hong Kong wasn't offering alternatives for them." The two men, former election monitors, were fleeing torture and persecution ... to the relevant UN convention. But it does have a legal obligation not to send back refugees who face torture or degrading treatment in their home country, under the Convention against Torture. Those ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Singapore's planned international commercial court to take legal business away from London and Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:49pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... a rosy outlook for legal services in the region. International firms like Simmons & Simmons and Morrison & Foerster opened new offices in the city state last year. Legal service revenues ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore’s ambitious plans for an international commercial court are set to expand upon the city state’s success in arbitration, helping it siphon away more legal ...




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