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  1. City briefs

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

    ... Man tried to bribe officers with mark six Mahjong school operator Lo Woon-tong, 71, was sentenced to three months' jail, suspended for 18 months, and fined $20,000 in Eastern Court yesterday after being found guilty of offering an advantage to a public servant. He had offered Mark Six tickets as a bribe to two officers of the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority ...

  2. Green watchdog says 60pc of nation is at environmental risk

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The report, posted yesterday on the website of the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), listed six measures to strengthen environmental protection on the mainland. The China News ... Moreover, the lack of education, technology and research efforts meant that frontline management staff lacked adequate support. The six measures it outlined included building up a comprehensive ...

  3. All Blacks in seventh Tri-Nations heaven

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Blacks' seventh Tri-Nations title. The win ensured the All Blacks head to South Africa for their final two matches with an unassailable six-point lead. 'We are pleased to have wrapped up the Tri-Nations after four games out of six,' said All Blacks coach Graham Henry. 'The boys played exceptional football in the second half after being nine points down and they showed heart ...

  4. Leaders at G8 summit to discuss how China can help other nations

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... neighbour to return to the six-party talks. Mr Kamynin yesterday confirmed North Korea's missile tests and Iran's nuclear activities were excluded from the main agenda, but would ...

  5. Proteas call up Klusener for Sixes

    Posted Oct 15th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Lance Klusener will return with South Africa for next month's Hong Kong Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club. The dashing left-handed batsman has been included in the side who are captained by left-arm spinner Nicky Boje. Klusener, who starred during the 1999 World Cup with his bludgeoning batting displays, last played at the Sixes two years ago. The others ...

  6. National data centres will make life easier for researchers

    Posted Oct 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China will establish a series of national data centres by 2010 to allow researchers to tap into and share figures collected by public agencies, according to mainland media. ... purposes.' To scientists whose work mostly depends on laboratory data the Chinese National Infrastructure (CNKI) database project, launched in 1999 to share research books and papers, represented ...

  7. Fed-up Lai set to quit as national coach

    Posted Oct 05th 2006, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Hong Kong coach Kenny Lai Sun-cheung says he will most likely quit the national team after their Asian Cup qualifiers next month, apparently unhappy with the support he gets from the local clubs over player-release. Lai said he did not have the heart to carry on as national coach and would probably step down once Hong Kong played Bangladesh in a home tie ...

  8. Opening of new airport a boon for national carrier

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... got under way only in 2002. Thai Airways International, the country's national carrier, will be the biggest beneficiary when Suvarnabhumi opens. Besides operating flights to 11 domestic ... and 600 series jets and four Boeing B777-200ER planes for intercontinental routes. Six double-decked A380 super jumbos will be joining from 2009. All this will be complemented by VIP lounges ...

  9. Tojo's resting places reflect a nation's complex soul

    Posted Feb 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the precepts of Shintoism, Japan's national religion. It is tempting to ask, then, why aren't the names of the offending 14 removed? (They were quietly placed there in 1978 by the then-head priest of Yasukuni and became public six months later, shortly before a visit to Yasukuni by Masayoshi Ohira, Japan's only Christian prime minister.) 'Under Shinto beliefs, the souls ...

  10. DP World reflects US national insecurity

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling The bipartisan furore over national security that has engulfed the United States political arena since DP World's successful GBP3.88 billion ($52.54 billion) bid last month for P&O beggars belief. Notwithstanding that having DP World manage six ports on the US east coast poses roughly the same security risk that P&O did during its tenure, ...




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