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  1. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... great weekend at the Sevens Again we have seen a great Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event. I would like to thank all the hard-working amateurs who are the backbone of this great event- the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the world's best rugby supporters, that is, the city's rugby clubs. I am also grateful to the Hong Kong police for showing their professionalism and patience ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government contractors trash environment

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... was staged in a marquee at the Indian Recreation Club in So Kon Po. It featured seven bouts, including one all-female contest that, unsurprisingly, attracted the most attention from the largely male audience. Rugby pundit Justin Sampson acted as MC, and there was further added value in the sprinkling of highly personable bikini-clad models. The event, now in its sixth year, was organised ...

  3. Seven earthquakes rock Taiwan

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Seven earthquakes, including one of magnitude 6.3, rattled Taiwan yesterday. They came after authorities on the mainland evacuated 400,000 people last week following a strong quake in Yunnan province. The quakes did not cause any injuries or damage, but the 6.3-magnitude tremor caused panic, with people rushing out of buildings, according to police. ...

  4. Smog a burning issue seven years on

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson The smog issue has hung low and heavy over the conscience of Beijing ever since the Games were awarded in 2001 and will continue to cause many sleepless nights over the next two weeks. Despite the extreme measures put in place- from banning ...

  5. Bureau looking ahead seven months to rain-free Olympics

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Much of the mainland might be in the grip of a crippling cold spell but weather experts yesterday forecast clear skies and a rain-free Olympics in seven months' time. Top officials of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau confirmed that cloud-seeding would be used to guarantee the opening ceremony would not be washed out. The Games are being staged ...

  6. Mosquito index rises in seven areas of city

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Celine Sun and Mary Ann Benitez Indices measuring mosquito infestations have exceeded safety levels in seven city areas this month. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department disclosed yesterday that ovitrap indices passed the 20 per cent safety level in Diamond Hill, Fanling, Cheung Sha Wan, Happy Valley, Kowloon City North, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai North. Diamond Hill was top ...

  7. Dengue alert raised as mosquito numbers soar at seven locations

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Health experts have raised the alarm over the risk of a dengue fever outbreak at seven locations found to have high levels of potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said it would step up inspections and prosecutions of those responsible for the accumulation of stagnant water, where mosquitoes breed, in high-risk districts. The areas ...

  8. Seven delta cities seek new air pollution laws

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Calls for provincial legislation to tackle worsening air pollution in the region have been made by more than 70 Guangdong People's Congress deputies from seven cities in the Pearl River Delta. Local media said the seven city delegations 'coincidently' tabled seven proposals on the issue at the ongoing congress meeting, detailing the parlous state of air ...

  9. Profile

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan '7+2' milestones Denali (6,194 metres) Continent: North America Route: West Buttress Summit day: June 25, 1982 Kilimanjaro (5,895m) Continent: Africa Route: Umbwe Summit day: November 30, 1984 Elbrus (5,642m) Continent: Europe Rout ...

  10. Bonanza for birdwatchers as seven new species arrive

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... species were being found in Hong Kong. 'During the past decade, an average of two or three new species have been spotted each year,' he said. 'But we already have seven new species ...




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