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  1. History-makers Part 3: Joseph Stalin - Man of Steel

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Robin Hood story; Uncle Joe by the Western press Man of steel Find words that mean: divide up, put to death, stick together Joseph Stalin was born as Ioseb Dzhugashvili. His family wanted him ... Russia. Stalin organised strikes and riots. He was arrested six times but nothing stopped him. He changed his name to Stalin, meaning ?steel?, and continued making trouble. When the tsar ...

  2. Top magazine's fate hangs on woman of steel

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li In a country where tough censorship discourages flair in the media, few journalists have made as much impact and garnered as much acclaim as Hu Shuli, managing editor of Caijing magazine. The same can be said about the magazine Hu helped create ...

  3. Firemen test hose that can slice steel

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Firefighters yesterday tested a high-powered water jet so strong that it is capable of cutting through steel or walls up to 10cm thick. The Fire Services Department ... to generate enough force to cut steel, concrete, wood, glass and other construction materials. It can be used in areas containing flammable material and explosives, where other cutting devices which ...

  4. Fireman, worker tell inquest sprinklers failed at fatal blaze

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A fire station officer and a worker at the scene of a class-three blaze that engulfed a Tsuen Wan electroplating plant and killed a fireman in 2007 saw no sprinkler systems ... he learned that the ceiling was covered in glass wool [a fire-resistant, thermal insulation material] and that the blaze burned part of it. Wong was a healthy man who exercised regularly ...

  5. Boss questioned over fatal blaze

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A manager at an electroplating factory where a fire broke out and killed a fireman two years ago did not know whether the factory's sprinklers were inspected regularly. Vast Tech Limited operations manager Chan Tak-san told the Coroner's Court yesterday that he was not sure whether an inspector checked the sprinklers annually or whether anyone had inspected ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Teen's death by falling tree 'preventable'

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The death of a 19-year-old University of Hong Kong student who was hit by a collapsing tree in Stanley in August could have been prevented, a Coroner's Court inquest found yesterday. In a unanimous decision, the jury found the death of Kitty Chong Chung-yin was an accident. She died after part of a coral tree suddenly fell, inflicting multiple injuries on her. ...

  8. Suit over Next suffrage ads fails

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A retired businessman who sued Next Media magnate Jimmy Lai Chee-ying for the cost of advertisements on universal suffrage had his case dismissed yesterday. Koo Ming-kown, founder of Nam Tai Electronics and a philanthropist who donated HK$600,000 for Sichuan earthquake relief, was ordered by the District Court to pay costs incurred during the legal proceedings ...

  9. Losers from Lehman 'disaster' stage vigil

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

    ... They have filed complaints, protested and threatened lawsuits. Yesterday, investors who have lost billions on Lehman Brothers derivatives took their grievances to another level, with a candle-light vigil. Seven weeks after the collapse of the US investmen ...

  10. From rooftop to top of the world, the mahjong king prepares to defend title

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man For world mahjong champion Hui Chung-lai, 62, it all started on a rooftop when he was a child. Back then, people rented mahjong sets for 50 HK cents a day, and his parents would leave it on the roof after they finished playing for the owner to retrieve the next morning. Hui and his friends jumped at the opportunity. 'We would sneak up there to play in the morning ...




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