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  1. Lady Luck smiles on Tsui as Bauhinia and Turf Winner come good

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken A little bit of luck goes a long way and Me Tsui Yu-sak reckoned Golden Bauhinia caught a rainbowful in the opening event yesterday as the first leg of the trainer's double. And Tsui wasn't just talking about the remarkable performan ...

  2. Camille and Ian are champions by design

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Camille Le Brecy and Ian Chan can count on a career in design if their love for rugby wanes. Camille, 10, and Ian, 7, won the UBS prizes for designing the best jerseys. 'I was born in France and came here when I was two. I don't ...

  3. Treasured tree on Lantau to be cut down before it collapses

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An old flame tree in Tai O, Lantau, is being felled this week after tests revealed that more than half of its trunk had decayed. Villagers had asked the government to cut it down, fearing that it would collapse. Contractors for the Lands Department began cutting it down yesterday. The work will finish tomorrow. The tree has stood in front of a temple in Kat Hing Back Street ...

  4. Uniform approach to design fails to inspire

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung The uniforms a city or country wears advertise its character- think of the London bobby or the Canadian Mountie. A change of uniform should therefore be managed with care. In Hong Kong, this process has been utterly mismanaged. On street corn ...

  5. Coining Bauhinias his finest hour

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Stephen Fisher, the 29-year civil service veteran who will retire next Friday, says naming Hong Kong's highest award was his most memorable career experience. Speaking to the media for the last time in his official capacity as Social Welf ...

  6. Prison break

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer John Terence Hung (right) has been a naughty boy but because he is from the privileged end of society he has been given a reduction in his sentence of three months. Well, that's not quite how the judge phrased it, but that's the bott ...

  7. University to fell tree amid fears of a repeat of Stanley tragedy

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A 40-year-old tree in the garden of the University of Hong Kong's vice-chancellor is to be cut down because of safety fears. Tree expert Professor Jim Chi-yung described the rubber tree near Tsui Lap-chee's lodge as an inappropriate choice at an inappropriate location. 'This species is so aggressive and intrusive that the roots have damaged the brick wall ...

  8. Specialist nurturing for treasured array of trees

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is no guessing the age of some of the trees that add the natural colour and texture to the slopes of The Peak. Some have roots that go back a century, possibly even longer and have stood tall through all manner of changes, storms, battles and key events in Hong Kong. Protecting trees is a priority for Kerry Properties, the company behind 11 luxury developments on Tregunter ...

  9. Old and valuable tree felled for public safety

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A 23-metre cotton tree, listed on the government's register of old and valuable trees, was removed yesterday because of fears it might fall on someone. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the tree, on a slope beside a sports pitch in Tai Po, was in danger of collapse because of a fungal disease in its root system. It said department staff ...

  10. Corporate Scrooges make Central tree a ghost of Christmases past

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Bah, humbug. That evidently was the sentiment when the Hong Kong Tourism Board went cap in hand to corporate sponsors for cash for a giant Christmas tree this year. Families and tourists have traditionally flocked to Statue Square in Central to see a 10-storey-tall Christmas tree, usually erected through corporate largesse. But this year the boardrooms were full ...




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