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  1. Repaving of trail has ruined natural look, hikers complain

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about the 750-metre trail, which runs from Pinewood Garden, through the Pinewood Battery to the junction of Harlech Road and Hatton Road, is just the latest by hikers and environmentalists ... A century-old trail built with granite stones has been paved over in Western, prompting hikers to prepare a complaint to the Ombudsman. They say the work is a waste of money and has ruined ...

  2. Lai singing in the rain

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 28-year-old Kwun Tong-based lifeguard led the 700-strong field on to the trail section some 2km after the start of the 8km race, and then built a comfortable lead to go on and win the men's race by about half a minute from veteran runner Chung Yan-kwai. 'I was quite scared on the trail sections today as they were very slippery due to mud and fallen leaves,' Lai said after ...

  3. Ever King looks poised to get on winning trail

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... But he stayed on well to be beaten just over three lengths. The five-year-old had his first run for the new season two weeks ago and there was plenty to like about his performance in finishing a creditable third to impressive Right Fraar. After being slow from the gates, Ever King was posted wide and forced to make his run around the entire field but showed good resilience under Eric ...

  4. Slippery trails make dangerous obstacles for long-distance runners

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the race was held in April and two athletes collapsed from dehydration in a stiflingly hot gully, prompting a helicopter rescue. Both recovered after treatment. The 11km 'swim, run ...

  5. Warrior Wallaby on comeback trail

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... running,' said Latham, who now ranks second on the Wallabies' all-time scoring list behind David Campese. 'So far it's been a lot of rebuilding. It's pretty good. I'm 10 ...

  6. Hong Kong trails Singapore amid unfavourable conditions for reits

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of investors at the first step. A long-running share rally has raised expectations for capital returns among Hong Kong investors and undermined interest in steadier, profit-generating investments. One ...

  7. Corrupt officials still on the run

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Yunnan's most wanted corrupt official is behind bars for life but 84 others suspected of major graft are still on the run. The suspects, the first of whom fled ... A quarter of Yunnan's 100 or so counties border Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos and, in addition to numerous mountain trails, 20 highways and 93 other transport links directly connect ...

  8. Landmark year

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Television tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw sits with actresses Lisa Wang Ming-chuen (left) and DoDo Cheng Yu-ling last night at TVB's 40th anniversary celebrations. Sir Run Run is 100 this year, but there has been confusion about his exact birthday. A copy of his identity card was reproduced in a Chinese-language newspaper last month, giving his birth date as October 14. ...

  9. Why it's too risky for Anson Chan to run

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. All the other potential pan-democratic candidates trail Mrs Ip in opinion polls. So Mrs Chan, who remains highly popular, has become the obvious choice ... the seat. It is an open secret that Mrs Ip has set her sights on next year's Legco election as her next step towards running for chief executive in 2012. She set up the Savantas think-tank last ...

  10. Bikers endure a rocky ride

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of Gatorade when his cravings were cut short in the blink of an eye last Sunday. Taking a blind corner along a trail up the Tai Lam Country Park, the Hong Kong representative, nicknamed ... did he realise this incident would spark a widespread call for safer trails, and indeed more trails inside country parks, from the mountain biking community. The brakes are off now. ...




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