Guide killed in Turkey by falling material
A Hong Thai Travel Services tour guide was killed by falling building material at a hotel in the tourist spot of Cappadocia in Turkey yesterday. A spokeswoman said he was hit while organising a bus for his 22-member group outside the Suhan Hotel Cappadocia. Another guide had taken over and the tour would continue.
No room to change age plan, says Carrie Lam
There was no room to amend details of the old-age allowance to be tabled in Legco, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said, despite a threat by opposition parties to try to filibuster it. A means test was the most appropriate way to ensure the monthly HK$2,200 went only to elderly in need and did not jeopardise public finances in the long term, she said.
Third activist joins DBC hunger strike
Kwai Tsing District councillor Rayman Chow Wai-hung became the third person to join a hunger strike at the government headquarters to urge the administration to step into the row over the financially crippled Digital Broadcasting Corporation.
No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers drawn were 4, 19, 31, 34, 37 and 44. The extra number was 6. Second prize of HK$2,578,020 was won by 1.5 tickets. Third prize paid HK$105,760.