Free sports badly handled: watchdog

A difficult-to-use cancellation system and a lack of publicity that it was available were two major reasons for a serious waste of public leisure facilities when free bookings were offered to the public last year, an investigation by the Ombudsman has concluded.

Friday, 27 March, 2009, 12:00am

Stunt pilots bailed out of risky flight

Russians set for aerobatics show over Hunan park

Hopes have faded that a Russian aerial stunt team will zip through a hole in a mountain in Hunan province's Zhangjiajie during an air show in a national park, with staff at the site saying it is not included in the plans.

17 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Late cancellation of cross-country event irks runners

The Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association was forced to defend itself after a number of competitors complained that it had left it too late to cancel yesterday's Cross Country Championships at Hok Tau.

The event was only called off a 5.30am because of a thunderstorm warning, while typhhon signal number three was also in effect. Some 500 runners were due to take part.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


A list from Liz Murrihy of the Hong Kong Women's Forum:


Alfresco dining

Going out




Positive attitude

Washing hands




Staying home



15 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Date-stamping for protection

I refer to your reader's letter on January 10 regarding inconsistency of date-stamping policy.

2 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Hit or miss

When television stations buy programming for their channels, they are usually required to buy blocks containing a variety of different shows.

The theory of the packages, sold by distribution companies, mainly on behalf of the big American and European television networks, is it allows the networks to leverage the maximum potential from its productions.

24 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Laws privatisation plan values company at $757m

The controlling family of Laws International Holdings is proposing to privatise the garment-maker at $1.38 a share in cash, valuing it at $757 million. The proposed privatisation would be conducted through a scheme under Section 99 of the Companies Act, the company said. All scheme shares will be cancelled and the stock exchange listing will subsequently be withdrawn.

16 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Difficult to lick for profits

WHAT are worth more per square centimetre than a Picasso painting, more per gramme than gold? Rare postage stamps.

5 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Significance of marking stamps

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Stamps officially vandalised'' (South Morning Post, May 18) and wish to advise your anonymous correspondent that the primary purpose of cancelling postage stamps on mail items is to prevent their re-use.

28 May 1993 - 12:00am