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  1. Caught out

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to boost their bottom lines. Octopus Holdings might not have broken any laws. But it has broken the trust of the public, and the norms of decency. What is legal isn't necessarily socially ... Michael Tien The octopus with its eight tentacles has the legendary ability to grab many things at the same time. But it might have grabbed one too many this time. I am, of course, ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Fabric mimics octopus camouflage The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said. Creatures of the ocean known as cephalopods- including cuttlefish, squid and octopuses- are naturally equipped with sensors in their skin that help to mimic ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET NICK PULFORD

    You Bet: Manchester City likely to hold edge in 'mini' showdown

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:22pm by Nick Pulford

    ... Champions have excellent record at home, but Chelsea won both their encounters last season City likely to hold edge in 'mini' showdown For the fourth consecutive match day, the English Premier League has a showdown between two of the title contenders and Sunday's s match between Manchester City and Chelsea should be the most informative so far. The clash between ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After Scotland, who will be next to hold a referendum on independence?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:49pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... in the referendum clearly isn't the end. Politicians from Westminster rushed north to promise the Scots maximum devolution if they stayed in the UK, and the defeated Alex Salmond will no doubt hold ...

  5. Satirists make play where absurd licences hold sway- like the one for an 'honest cheat'

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... stick them on their octopus cards to make a social statement- or perhaps as an act of satirical protest. Here are a few samples (pictured). They are licences for being: an obedient wife, ...

  6. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    China Cosco Holdings buys 5 container ships for US$618m

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:35pm by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com China Cosco Holdings has finalised the order of five container ships worth US$618 million at a state-owned shipyard, the company said in a filing to the stock exchange. The latest transaction is part of China Cosco’s plan to renew its fleet, taking advantage of Beijing’s cash rebate scheme for demolishing ageing vessels and the relatively low cost ...

  7. News - China Insider - BUREAUCRACY

    Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:32am by James Griffiths

    ... holding an umbrella in one hand and what appeared to be a gun in the other. According to The  Beijing News,  Wu Zhenfu, deputy chief of Huojia county in Henan province, was snapped talking ... and I failed to be aware that a police officer was holding an umbrella for me," Wu said in a statement posted on the local government's website this week. "I was wrong. It has caused ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - EAT/DRINK

    Food review: Grandpa Octopus in Central

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 10:41pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jungsusan.jung@scmp.com Grandpa Octopus serves its namesake ingredient so fresh that some dishes are still moving when they arrive at the table, writes Susan Jung A slice of life The first thing you notice as you enter Grandpa Octopus is a large aquarium holding a number of small octopuses. Take a close look at the creatures as they move gracefully in the tank, ...

  9. Octopus adds 16 cities, not Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... can be used on public transport and in shops. Octopus Holdings' chief executive Sunny Cheung Yiu-tong said he expected more cities in the province to be covered in future after ... the card. Octopus said two years ago that the new card was supposed to include the Shenzhen Tong pass as well. Prudence Chan Bik-wah, then Octopus Holdings' chief executive, said in 2010 ...

  10. New smart card to hold two accounts

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The new smart card incorporating Hong Kong's Octopus card system and its Shenzhen equivalent will contain two accounts for cross-border travellers to pay transport fares and make purchases with local currency in the two cities. Octopus Holdings' chief executive Prudence Chan Bik-wah said the new card would be launched later this year. A chip would be installed ...




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