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  1. Spirit of Spanish Mary

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man I was in a hotel room in Carmel, California, when my phone rang; it was RTHK and I was to participate in a live panel discussion about the tenuous political situation and civil disturbances in Xinjiang , and the conflict between the Han 'immigrants' and ethnic Uygurs. While I made my point that this is Ramadan month, and we could expect restraint from ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV's cut light wires pose questions at inquiry

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Inquiry hears power lines to ferry's masthead and anchor lights were severed, and asks lawyers to find out when the cords were cut The National Day ferry disaster inquiry ... Chung Siu-man, yesterday spoke to the commission about the vessel traffic services system. The system monitors marine traffic and provides navigational safety. It raises collision alerts ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FRAUD

    Standard Chartered Bank clerk stole HK$2m from accounts

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Standard Chartered teller cheated disabled woman and businessman to fund soccer bets Bank clerk jailed for HK$2m account theft A former Standard Chartered Bank teller who stole over HK$2 million from depositors - after committing similar offences at another bank - was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Simon Wong Sai-man, 32, ...

  5. Best friend doubted Kissel story

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... One of Nancy Kissel's best friends said that she found the wife's story of how the husband had beaten her up and left 'sounded made up', a court heard yesterday. Bryna ... said. 'It just sounded made up. She just ... She wasn't crying. She was forcing herself to sound upset. It led to my questioning what had really happened.' O'Shea said she ...

  6. News - World - ITALY

    Genoa bureaucracy blasted as unprepared for latest flood disaster

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... angry questions about how the city could be reduced to chaos despite repeated warnings of a potential disaster. Italy's mountainous and unstable geography has always made the country ... issues. Italy's deep economic crisis, which has seen public spending pared back to the bone in many areas, has made handling unexpected disasters more difficult, but deeper systemic ...

  7. News - Asia

    Anger, anguish six months after South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:29am by AFP

    ... and raised questions about what Asia’s fourth largest economy had come to and where it was going. The grief swiftly turned to anger as it became clear that the tragedy was almost entirely man-made ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul “Sewol ferry recovery update No. 377... Days since last body found-- 88.”  Six months after South Korea’s worst maritime disaster, the official e-mails keep ...

  8. Solicitor faces probe over conduct judge called 'outrageous'

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... damages. In the court's ruling on December 24, he won HK$2.14 million. Wong said the Law Society had opened a file on Erving in response to a complaint made in 2004 but that it had been put ...

  9. Council boss not guilty of threat

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The head of the Productivity Council was cleared yesterday of threatening to fire a union chairman if a sacked union member staged a protest against his dismissal. Kowloon City ... to participate in union activities. He had been summonsed by the Labour Department for allegedly deterring Ho Chi-wing - earlier made redundant - from staging a demonstration by threatening to fire ...

  10. Quarry Bay Park workers fiddled books to pay for staff toilets

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man When Chan Sau-yan decided he wanted toilets installed in the management office of a park in Quarry Bay, he knew exactly who would pick up the bill. Chan, a senior amenities ... admitted in Eastern Court yesterday that the repairs were never made. Chan, 50, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud before Magistrate William Lam Kui-po. Of the three assistants, ...




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