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  1. Footdown

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth Easy rider into the hills Rev up on one of the Classic Bike Club's monthly rides and you might discover the beauty of Hong Kong. The club last Sunday cruised up to 'the far northwest' of Hong Kong via the firing range at Lau Fau Shan and then home over Route Twisk. Reader David Brian kindly sent us a picture of the terrific views ...

  2. Footdown

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth California due next year When Ferrari released its first pictures of the new California on Tuesday, we asked Italian Motors when the fastie would arrive in Hong Kong. 'Expect 2009,' says the dealer's spokeswoman, Sancy Chan. Prices are still unknown, but the convertible (below) is fitted with a 4.3-litre block with a flat camshaft, direct fuel ...

  3. Big profits spark recruitment drive

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by John Williams

    ... Despite global economic concerns, Standard Chartered plans to open new branches and hire 600 employees. Reports by John Williams Standard Chartered Bank, which recently reported strong profits for 2007, is planning to recruit up to 600 staff to complement its business growth. It also plans to open up to six new branches in Hong Kong. With worrying news on the global economic ...

  4. Five arrested over assault on police

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Five men aged 28 to 33 were arrested for assaulting officers at about 2am yesterday. The officers were investigating an assault involving the five men at Marsh and Lockhart roads, Causeway Bay. Three officers and a man, 28, were treated at Ruttonjee Hospital. Separately, two men aged 32 and 33 were attacked by about 10 men armed with bottles at Chung Yeung Street ...

  5. ATV chief denies HK$10m payoff rumours

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam ATV executive director Linus Cheung Wing-lam yesterday denied rumours that recently departed chief executive Ricky Wong Wai-kay was paid HK$10 million for his silence on his 12 days in the position. Mr Cheung said ATV was still searching for Mr Wong's replacement, that he was working on a reform plan for the struggling station, and that management was assessing ...

  6. Farmers say price offered for stock too low

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A government plan to help local chicken farmers by arranging for a catering association to buy some of their stock was rejected yesterday after the group only offered HK$5 per catty (600 grams). Wong Yee-chuen, secretary of the New Territories Chicken Breeders Association, said they wanted at least HK$10 per catty, adding that restaurants usually paid HK$20 per catty. ...

  7. Levy suspension won't stop retraining

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Board says loss of income will not affect work The Employees Retraining Board says the five-year suspension of the levy on employers of foreign domestic helpers will have little impact on its activities, even though demand for its services is expected to grow in the next few years. The board met yesterday to look at the impact of the levy suspension, which will last ...

  8. Many staff welcome end of a reign they found intimidating

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Cheung Chi-fai The sudden departure of Asia Television's newly appointed chief executive, Ricky Wong Wai-kay, has been greeted with relief among some ATV employees, who said they found his reign intimidating. In less than two weeks in the job, Mr Wong had already made a mark by pledging not to favour the mainland and hinting at redundancies, sparking strife ...

  9. Lawmakers decry failure to provide underpass link

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Although the Kowloon Southern Link to open next year connects East Rail to West Rail, the new station at Austin Road fails to provide direct and convenient passage to the Airport Express and Canton Road. The MTR Corporation confirmed there was no plan for an underpass to link the new Austin station to Canton Road and the Hong Kong-Macau ferry pier at China Hong Kong City. ...

  10. Compensated dating spreading, says DAB

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More teenage girls have been 'compensated dating', where men give money or gifts in return for outings, and possibly sexual favours, over the holidays, according to the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service after talking to seven girls. The DAB reminded parents to strengthen moral education. ...




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