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  1. Batman and Robin ready for World Cup qualifying crusade

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the 'have boots, will play' brigade who arrived in town, Iafeta too was quickly captivated by high-rise Hong Kong. Likewise Clarke, 30, a former Harlequins, Northampton, Rosslyn Park ... Iafeta agrees that in Clarke he has found his alter ego. Like Batman and Robin, or cheese and tomato, they will go well together, and be a mouthful for the opposition today. 'We have a great ...

  2. Cuisine built on classic simplicity

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... THERE IS A saying that in Belgium you eat as much as you would in Germany, and as well as you would in France. It is true the country believes in hearty portions, and that it has a discerning gourmet culture. Belgium has more Michelin-star restaurants per ...

  3. Country park and development zones considered for the border

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government will consider establishing a country park and three development zones in the 2,000 hectares of restricted border area set to be opened to the public, a source close to planning authorities says. The Planning Department will explore turning Robin's Nest, north of Pat Sin Leng Country Park, into a country park. The three areas identified as having ...

  4. Mobile coverage to be expanded in parks

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Country Park, Tsuen Kam Au near Tai Mo Shan and Robin's Nest near Sha Tau Kok. The authority said mobile network operators had become more willing to build base stations in country parks ... Ng Kang-chung Hikers can expect better mobile network coverage in country parks next year with three new base stations being planned in Lantau, Tai Lam Chung and Sai Kung, according ...

  5. Government to give noisy park quiet entertainers

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong But singing groups unhappy with plan for designated area with no amplification Quiet performances such as mime and yoga will be introduced to Tuen Mun Park on weekends as part ... to public demand for entertainment in the park, assistant director Eddy Yau Kwok-yin said. The department will arrange programmes 'which would not cause noise annoyance, such as mime, ...

  6. Danger signs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Another mainland chicken housed with the infected bird was eaten by the family on January 30 Yesterday: H5N1 suspected in dead wild bird, a crested mynah, found on Tuesday in a Wong Tai Sin park January 27: Government announces suspected H5N1 in dead oriental magpie robin found a day before near a village house in Sheung Wo Hang Tsuen, Shataukok. H5N1 confirmed the following day January ...

  7. Bird flu strain in magpie robin found in poultry

    Posted Jan 31st 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The strain of H5N1 bird flu which killed an oriental magpie robin in Tai Po this month is similar to that previously found in mainland chickens, gene sequencing has shown. 'The H5N1 genotype [in the magpie robin] has been found before, not in Hong Kong but in poultry in other regions of China. It is more poultry-like,' said University of Hong Kong associate ...

  8. Virus found in magpie robin may be different

    Posted Jan 28th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the virus found in the dead magpie robin was not the one prevailing in Asia. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department announced last week that the H5N1 virus was found in a dead magpie robin in a Tai Po village. The discovery sparked a bird flu scare in the city where the 1997 outbreak infected 18 people and killed six. The department has since stepped up surveillance of local ...

  9. 'Robin Hood' pits wits with mortgage gorilla

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton Start-up aiming to help negative-equity homeowners finds itself fighting a giant He was the Robin Hood of the mortgage industry who rode to the aid of homeowners ... homeowners to move their mortgage for better terms. The Robin Hood programme was launched in May 2002, with Pan Asian offering homeowners lower monthly mortgage payments by switching their loans from ...

  10. It's a drag for four Brits in cheong sams

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... with Robin Kwong and Judy Ngao The Sevens just doesn't feel the same without superheroes and men dressed in drag. That's why this group of Britons decided to take up that job. The four 'babes' in cheong sams are Andy Bell, John Blamire, Michael Hunt and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Rupert Moreton is dressed as Wolverine. 'We bought them in Bangkok last year. ...




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