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  1. Talkback

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the government step up regulation of diving instructors? It is lamentable that there has been another diving death in Hong Kong. But after every diving accident there are news reports and quotes from dive operators criticising nebulous 'foreign' dive shops that offer cut-rate or even fake certification. Can the critics name any? Was victim Chan Young Wai-man ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Young should take real risks before fighting for democracy

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The economy taking a dive? Also its fault. No milk powder? The government's fault. Flats too expensive … Everything is the stupid government's responsibility and therefore it can never do ...

  3. Strong-arm tactics

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... versus Cambridge boat race this year had to be stopped after only eight minutes. That's because a man dived into the River Thames and swam into the path of the two competing boats. Trenton ...

  4. Death penalty for Qingdao gangland boss

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... athletes for in an international diving competition, shaming and infuriating the Qingdao authorities. Three months after the nightclub assault, the Ministry of Public Security issued warrants ...

  5. Paralysed ex-lifeguard agrees payout deal

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... studies. On July 2 that year, he was practising surf dives at Butterfly Beach in Tuen Mun when he was hit on the head by an unknown hard object. He then lost consciousness. Other lifeguards rescued ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... approval for pipelines Hong Kong and China Gas, also known as Towngas, has received initial government approval to build two 28.6km underwater pipelines to carry natural gas from Shenzhen across ...

  7. Mainland sports stars easily qualify for final stage

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Mainland Olympic medallists such as diving stars Tian Liang and Guo Jingjing could, if they wished, waltz into the selection stage of Hong Kong's new migrant scheme. The Immigration Department yesterday said such talented people would be granted full marks in the achievement-based points test, which should put them in a favourable position during the assessment ...

  8. Lifeguard dream proves bigger than disability

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Terence Leung Lau Wai-cheung's dream of becoming a lifeguard was extinguished tragically in a 2002 diving accident which left him paralysed from the neck down. But yesterday ... Society. His story is one of courage and determination in the face of seemingly hopeless odds, battling the crippling injury he suffered after diving into the sea in Repulse Bay not realising ...

  9. Stranded family 'left to live like refugees'

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that it has been completely destroyed,' Mr Pang said. His group of eight was on a diving trip off Khao Lak when the tsunami struck. Although no one in his group- the oldest of whom is his ...

  10. Disabled surgeon gives hope to others

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... since breaking his neck in a diving accident in Yemen six years ago. An avid swimmer, he was delighted when he found a waterfall with a natural pool at a local sight-seeing spot. After being told by locals that the pool was deep enough for swimming, he dived in. 'My head hit a rock and immediately I lost the ability to move or feel. Being an orthopaedic surgeon, I realised ...




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