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  1. Letters

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wait to get deposit back', May 13). As a smartcard for small-value payments, Octopus is designed to enhance everyday convenience for users. For every returned card, a series ... appreciated. Donald Cheung, head of corporate communications, Octopus Cards Limited We must be better prepared The ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland has caused serious disruption to air travel ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam Mainland companies see fortune in psychic octopus The craze around Paul the psychic octopus has predictably spread to the mainland. Not surprising at all because, ... after correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has tentacles. It's a whole new ball game now for octopus-related products on the mainland- from tissue boxes, ...

  3. Social worker accused of sex with girl denies giving her bank card

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A social worker accused of having sex with a teenager from a children's home he founded in Yunnan denied he gave her a bank card, MP3 player, clothes and a key to his room after their first intimate incident to tempt her into further encounters. 'There was nothing of the kind,' Francis Lee Kwok-wah told the Court of First Instance yesterday. Lee, 49, ...

  4. Mainland investors fund US projects to get green cards

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... Kristin Jones in New York On New York's waterfront, the rebirth of the old Brooklyn Navy Yard has a novel financing scheme: green cards. Credit crunch be damned, trucks ... concept: pay US$500,000 and get permanent residency for the whole family. It's layered with contingencies, though. The investment must create at least 10 jobs in two years for the green card ...

  5. Policies that lighten the burden of anxious tourists

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... and China ferry terminals. You can buy insurance on your Octopus card in seconds for just $10 a day. It covers the basics of emergency service and repatriation for medical attention. The vending ...

  6. Regional report cards put Asia on firm footing to weather storm

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... Rex Aguado AFTER PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's brush with political death early this month, it may be instructive to review the economic performance of her country and those of its Asean neighbours under the management of democratica ...

  7. Opec sole wild card in crude poker

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by James Lee

    ... 'The price of crude we see today is not because of the fundamentals,' he said. He may be right, the speculative elements- like wild cards- notwithstanding, Opec is playing its supply card ...

  8. Light rail link planned to boost spur line

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... programme by installing Octopus card reading machines in Shenzhen and held promotional campaigns, but a spokesman said it had no further plans to boost the passenger rate. The government and the MTR ... was built to ease congestion at Lo Wu, previously the only rail border crossing point. But the introduction of smart ID cards, e-channels and more immigration counters has largely reduced queues ...

  9. New rule to end the agony of abode row

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong identity card before November 1, 2001, will be eligible to apply for right of abode. Mainland public security will open a new channel for them to apply to be reunited with their families. ... card on or before December 31, 1979. This means the first batch will be as young as 33. The Hong Kong government believes it will take about six months for applicants to get through ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Independent Police Complaints Council bill, marching from Wan Chai to Central. Old ID cards on way out All old identity cards issued before June 2003 would become invalid in December, the Immigration Department said, becoming the last batch of old cards invalidated since the Smart Identity Card Replacement Exercise was completed in March last year. Fuel surcharges set to bite The Airport ...




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