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  1. Complaints over lights double

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Complaints over lights have doubled, the environmental secretary revealed yesterday. Edward Yau Tang-wah said the number of light-pollution complaints was 82 last year, ... of regulating external lighting this year, Mr Yau said. ...

  2. Bid to increase fares on Hung Hom ferry routes

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Star Ferry wants to increase fares on its routes from Hung Hom to Central and Wan Chai in a move described by the Transport Department as necessary for the routes to continue but rejected by district councillors. The company has applied to inc ...

  3. Lights-out campaign proves a turn-off

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... for lights to be switched off for three minutes to heighten concerns about air pollution and energy abuse. CLP Power and Hongkong Electric did not detect any change in power demand during the switch-off from 8pm, and big companies with harbourfront offices joined the government-sponsored Symphony of Lights show as normal. A voluntary blackout took place only in isolated spots, including ...

  4. 11 suspects held over debt-linked kidnapping

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Police yesterday arrested 11 people suspected of abducting a 31-year-old-man over a HK$10,000 debt. Police said a member of the public called them at 2.50am to say he had seen a man being forced into a light-goods vehicle in Mong Kok. Police later spotted the vehicle in Johnston Road, Wan Chai, and raided a nearby flat where they found the man. Nine men and two women, ...

  5. Greener fuel standards proposed for vehicles

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... 5, which will apply in the EU for cars, vans and light trucks from next year. Currently, Hong Kong's highest requirement for vehicles is Euro IV/4, though the paper said that diesel ...

  6. Family of Mexican's quarantined taxi driver given HK$3,000 for lost income

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The family of a taxi driver has received HK$3,000 as compensation for financial losses that he is suffering while under quarantine. The driver, surnamed Wu, was one of two who had ferried the Mexican later found to be infected with the swine flu virus. Mr Wu drove the Mexican from the airport to the Metropark Hotel in Wan Chai. The Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern ...

  7. I'm happy, it's great, Nobel laureate says

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... technology revolution. In 1966, he figured out how to transmit light over long distances through optical glass fibres, a discovery that has made it possible for people to exchange text, music and images around the world within seconds. But the man hailed as the 'father of fibre optics' for his study of the transmission of light in optical fibres, at times struggled to answer ...

  8. 220 summonses for failure to belt up on minibuses

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong More than 260 summonses and verbal warnings were issued to public light-bus passengers found not wearing seat belts during a special 24-hour police operation that ended ... to the minibus passengers. Four fixed penalty tickets were also issued to light-bus drivers during the citywide operation. Police said it was the passengers' personal responsibility to ensure ...

  9. No8 storm signal issued as Goni brings wet and wild weather

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Martin Wong

    ... were cancelled, as was the Symphony of Lights- the nightly show around Victoria Harbour. Five flights from Shanghai, one flight from Taipei and another from Beijing were cancelled yesterday. ...

  10. Suspected fire ants found at public housing estate

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Kam Sheung Road station, a Light Rail station near Tin Yat Estate, Tin Shui Wai and at a barbecue site in Tin Shui Wai. Of the 282 anthills found, 279 had been destroyed, Mr Lau said. Traps ...




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