City Digest, October 6, 2012
Wind-up petition against Toni & Guy
Creditor Chan Ming-hung has filed a petition with the High Court to have the Hong Kong branch of the international hairdressing salon Toni & Guy wound up. A hearing has been scheduled on December 12.
Joint review of new academic structure
The Education Bureau, the Curriculum Development Council and the Examinations and Assessment Authority have launched a joint review of the new academic structure adopted in 2009. The bureau said it hoped short-term recommendations, based in part on opinions from schools and teachers, would be available early next year for implementation in September.
New stamp honours HK Olympian's bronze
Hongkong Post announced the issuing of a stamp, to go on sale from October 25, to celebrate the bronze medal won by Sarah Lee Wai-sze, a cyclist on the city's team for the London Olympics, in the women's keirin event. Images on the stamp capture moments of Lee in action and with the medal in her hand. Official souvenir covers marking her win will be on sale for HK$8 each from Thursday.
Process for torture claims goes into effect
A change in immigration law approved by the Legislative Council in July was gazetted yesterday, establishing a statutory process for determining torture claims under the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The Immigration Department said only one of 2,361 torture claims screened since late 2009 had been substantiated. About 5,300 cases were pending.
Panadol batch recalled over wrong expiry date
A batch of Panadol Cold & Flu Hot Remedy, Lemon with Honey (registration number HK-50932) was recalled after the Department of Health found some sachets have the wrong expiry date, although the outer box carries the correct date. Some 45,228 boxes of the affected GlaxoSmithKline product were imported last month, and 3,566 boxes have been supplied to pharmacies and medicine companies.
Maid on bail after death of boyfriend
A 35-year-old Indonesian maid arrested on Wednesday over the death of her boyfriend was released on bail. Police said an autopsy found the Indonesian man died of multiple head injuries and hanging. The suspect has to report back to police after next weekend.
HKU's MBA tops Asia in Economist rankings
The University of Hong Kong's MBA programme topped Asia in The Economist's rankings and came 41st in the world.