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  1. Man charged over 17 deaths in TST blaze

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man who allegedly set fire to a Tsim Sha Tsui karaoke bar in 1997 has been charged in Eastern Court with the murders of 17 people in the blaze. Choi Kam-fai, 33, is said to have been one of three Sun Yee On triad members who threw firebombs at Top One Karaoke on Prat Avenue on January 25, 1997. His case will be mentioned in Kwun Tong Court on Friday. Shenzhen ...

  2. 31 dogs and cats die in blaze at village house

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Man

    ... Clifford Lo and Joyce Man Pet owner not home when deadly fire breaks out in building next door Thirty-one dogs and cats were killed when a fire broke out in a secluded Yuen Long village house early yesterday. Fire and police officers were called to the two-storey house in Ko Po San Tsuen off Kam Tin Road at 1.54am after the blaze broke out on the second floor. It housed 42 pet ...

  3. Bureaus' response to 'out of the ordinary' downpour defended

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Government bureaus responded immediately and appropriately to last weekend's rainstorm but improvements could be made, officials in charge of relief efforts said yesterday. 'This rain was very out of the ordinary. The various departments were mobilised immediately to ensure measures were put in place for the public,' Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  4. Facts elusive on sinking of Neftegaz-67

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... How did a hard-to-sink tugboat go down so fast? Relatives of the dead sailors aren't getting answers, reports Joyce Man At 11 on the morning of March 23, Natalya Kindyuk woke ... and relatives of 23 other victims of the disaster in a desperate wait for information. Over the next few days, the distance and language barrier added to their frustration as they struggled ...

  5. A man-made disaster that embarrasses Beijing

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Such a man-made disaster is an embarrassment to Beijing while it still basks in acclaim for staging a successful Olympic Games. Industrial accidents threaten to remain a stain on China's record long ... to be a casualty of industrialisation because of disregard for the law at the local level. China is no exception, as we are reminded by the latest disaster in accident-prone Linfen, Shanxi province. ...

  6. Perilous journey

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... The achievements of China's astronauts cannot disguise the dangers of such adventures, writes Wong How Man I don't wish to sound anticlimactic, especially as China is rejoicing ... (including some that went unreported or were rumoured to have been hushed up). The first to come to mind is the Apollo 1 disaster; White was the senior pilot. During a prelaunch exercise at Kennedy ...

  7. Losers from Lehman 'disaster' stage vigil

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... reserved for natural disasters and humanitarian tragedies such as the Sichuan earthquake and 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. Police estimate 800 attended, while the organisers - the Democratic ... of Lehman Products, thought the vigil fitting. 'A candle-light vigil is serious, for a humanitarian or a natural disaster. This Lehman incident is a disaster.' ...

  8. Tug's owners defend safety standards

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Liz Heron

    ... Joyce Man and Liz Heron No assumptions on the safety standards of the sunken tug Neftegaz-67 should be made until the investigation of the sinking was over, the ship's Ukrainian owner, Chernomorneftegaz, said yesterday. Defending the vessel and its crew a day after the South China Morning Post reported that a string of safety inspections had exposed numerous problems, ...

  9. Memories from the fault lines

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man Before May 12, the name Wenchuan had little or no meaning to most Chinese, let alone the rest of the world. But, overnight, all that changed. For me, Wenchuan brought back ... It seems obvious that economic growth over the past two decades contributed heavily to many more multi-storey houses being built. Almost all are made of bricks, concrete and cement. When ...

  10. A hard sport, made even tougher to conquer

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Playing golf is harder than it looks, especially if you can't see. But 12 blind and visually impaired people have found their ability to swing. They started taking lessons two years ago and meet every Tuesday at driving ranges and golf courses. For w ...




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