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  1. 53,000 fans sign up for a chance to check out Brazilians

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Registration for the computer draw for tickets to the Lunar New Year's Carlsberg Cup match between Hong Kong and Brazil has received an overwhelming response, with more ... visit in July last year, the association introduced the computer lottery. The right to purchase tickets will be allocated by a computer draw. From 8am on Wednesday till 11pm yesterday, fans were ...

  2. After 30-year wait, hawkers and dai pai dong to get new licences

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Regulations on hawkers and dai pai dong are to be loosened in the wake of growing demand to give new life to the trades. Lawmakers welcomed the government initiative, although ... because of its traditional characteristics.' He said the now defunct Urban Council stopped issuing new hawker licences in the 1970s with the aim of reducing the number of hawkers by natural ...

  3. Good riddance to the old, in with the new

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... and usher in 2009. Across the city, partygoers spent the last remaining hours of 2008 and the first few hours of the new year celebrating at hot spots in Central, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui. Along the harbourfront, fireworks rang in the new year from Two IFC and nine other skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island. Crowds started to gather as early as 2pm, with photographers occupying vantage ...

  4. 65m plastic notes available today

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A total of 65 million plastic HK$10 banknotes will be available to the public from today for lai see packets this Lunar New Year. 'For the new banknotes issued this year ... to show concern for the environment and be willing to use nearly new notes rather than the new ones that are considered luckier- said more new plastic banknotes were issued this year in order ...

  5. Bankruptcy applications hit four-year low

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... senior manager of Liu Chong Hing Bank, said the lower numbers were due partly to the Lunar New Year being in February this year, since fewer people file for bankruptcy during the holiday. Last ... Martin Wong Personal bankruptcy applications hit a four-year low of 640 last month, down 29 per cent from 900 in January, the Official Receiver's Office reported yesterday. The number ...

  6. Calm urged as poultry traders prepare to protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... chicken imports for the Lunar New Year. The Poultry Dealers and Workers Association will demonstrate outside the Food and Health Bureau headquarters at the Murray Building in Central today ... to HK$45 a catty during the Lunar New Year,' association member Ma Ping-loon said. 'I believe during the New Year, at retail level a live chicken will be priced as high as HK$300 to even ...

  7. Animal mishaps 'a sign of bad times ahead'

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

    ... Martin Wong The recent spate of animal misfortunes and injuries is a sign that the new Year of the Ox will be a difficult time for all creatures great and small. That was the view ... by firefighters. On the eve of the Lunar New Year, January 25, a stray dog nicknamed Hak Mui ('Black Girl'), became trapped in a narrow gap between two buildings in a Sai Kung village. She ...

  8. $73m jackpot up for grabs

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... million from the Lunar New Year Snowball draw will be added to the jackpot. The Jockey Club has decided to hold the next draw on Monday rather than Sunday and to extend the opening time of its ... Martin Wong The winner of the Mark Six on Monday could take home $73 million- the biggest prize in the history of the lottery- after yesterday's draw to celebrate the Year ...

  9. Food poisoning strikes hospital staff at function

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong At least 50 medical workers from the North District Hospital who attended a party on Wednesday for the coming Lunar New Year developed mild symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhoea in a suspected food-poisoning outbreak. By 5pm yesterday, 50 of the 120 workers that were contacted by the Department of Health had reported sick and some were treated in hospital. ...

  10. Cathay bosses leave pay talks grounded

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou, Martin Wong

    ... Cathay Pacific bosses slammed the door shut on pay talks with flight attendants yesterday, raising the threat of industrial action over Lunar New Year. They stood firm on their 'final ... that the union was threatening industrial action with thousands of passengers about to take Lunar New Year holidays. But she insisted: 'We will not reopen the talks over the 2011 pay rise. We do ...




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