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  1. Design graduate punished for graffiti spree

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A former design student who scratched and painted the word 'shrub' on several prominent buildings and an MTR train was sentenced to community service yesterday after he agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Robert Tang, 23, was ordered by Kwun Tong Court to serve 220 hours for 18 counts of criminal damage that the companies concerned ...

  2. Checks on imported food to be tightened

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

    ... Joyce Man The food-hygiene watchdog has promised to tighten inspections following reports that importers have been sneaking uncertified mainland chicken carcasses into Hong Kong hidden ... control office near the Man Kam To border checkpoint. The watchdog said it had inspected 23 per cent of the vehicles entering the city carrying vegetables from January to November. But it had only ...

  3. Bank mulls refunding investors

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

    ... Joyce Man Chong Hing Bank yesterday said it would consider fully refunding investors if evidence was found that its agents misrepresented complex Lehman Brothers-related investment products. It was the third bank, after DBS and Citibank, to do so. But Democratic Party district councillor Andrew Fung Wai-kwong said a full refund was only one possible settlement if the case ...

  4. Social misunderstanding adds to sufferers' plight

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man When she was 17, Fanny Chung's hands started to shake uncontrollably, but her doctor told her it could not be Parkinson's disease. 'You're so young,' she recalled him saying. It was not until she was 28 that she was diagnosed with the genetic form of the disease - when it was discovered in her sister, who was then 39. Now 49 and 60, they have lived ...

  5. High levels of mercury found in shark fin

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

    ... Joyce Man Tests have found that the mercury content in Asian shark fin exceeds safe levels, posing a health risk, especially to infants. San Francisco-based WildAid and Hong Kong's EarthCare, two animal protection and conservation NGOs, said yesterday that many of the fin samples they tested in Hong Kong, on the mainland, in Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand contained mercury ...

  6. 13pc rise in youngsters arrested over serious narcotics offences

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Joyce Man

    ... Amy Nip and Joyce Man More young people were arrested for serious narcotics offences in the first eight months of the year as law enforcement agencies stepped up the battle against drugs, according to the Fight Crime Committee. A total of 849 juveniles and young people were arrested from January to last month, 13 per cent more than the same period last year, Secretary for Security ...

  7. Work accident death toll 70,000, says watchdog

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the companies on the list were large state-owned enterprises whose leadership remains intact. Two giants on the mainland industrial landscape - Taiyuan Iron and Steel Group, the world's biggest stainless-steel producer, and Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal supplier - were among the most notorious employers. China Railway recorded the single worst transport accident. More than 70 ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Steel rods worth $30,000 stolen from work site A haul of 214 L-shaped steel rods weighing 120 tonnes was stolen from a highway construction site in Tsing Chuen Wai Road in Tuen Mun yesterday. The theft, worth about $30,000, was reported stolen when a worker arrived for work at 8am. Each steel rod is about 6 metres long. Police believe a crane truck was used in the burglary. ...

  9. Lift plunge caused by build-up of chemical particles, inquiry finds

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung A rare build-up of chemical particles in a counterweight frame caused a lift to plunge with a man trapped inside on a Sheung Shui estate last month, an inquiry found. The lift in block four of Tsui Lai Garden fell on September 11, triggering a safety system that stopped it at the 14th floor. The 37-year-old man inside was rescued unhurt. Manganese and silicon ...

  10. Planned aviation fuel facility 'will put steel mill in danger'

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of Hong Kong's last steel mills launched a legal challenge yesterday to prevent the Airport Authority from building fuel tanks less than 100 metres from the mill, warning that the proximity of its furnaces posed an unacceptable safety risk. Shiu Wing Steel, a supplier of reinforcing steel bars for the construction industry, is seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection ...




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