Electronic Arts

US Navy Seals in trouble for revealing secrets to video-game company

A screen capture from Medal of Honour: Warfighter. Photo: AP

Seven members of an elite US Navy Seal team, including one who participated in the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material while helping produce a video game, American officials said.

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 3:00am

Exco endorses plan to ban overstated flat sizes

Hong Kong's housing minister is standing firm on a plan to ban the confusing practice of overstating the size of new flats for sale, with the bill to go before lawmakers next Wednesday, despite developers' objection.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Changyou buys up gaming news site

Changyou.com, a leading mainland online games developer and operator, has agreed to pay US$162.5 million in cash to acquire gaming news portal 17173.com from parent company Sohu.com.

The transaction, which is expected to close this month, marks the second major acquisition this year by Nasdaq-listed Changyou.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Flat-sale rules aim to increase transparency

Two more steps to make sales of new flats more transparent take effect from tomorrow.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Number of casual employees declines

Fewer people are working as casual employees - those hired on a day-to-day basis or for fewer than 60 days. There were 66,200 last year, a drop from 69,100 in 2005 and 80,700 in 2002. Census and Statistics Department data reveals about two-thirds worked in construction. About one in four casual employees earned less than HK$300 a day; the median was HK$400.

30 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Hospital bid to overturn pay award to hygienist

Adventist Hospital is trying to overturn a Labour Tribunal ruling that awarded HK$400,000 in sickness and holiday pay - benefits continuous employees enjoy - to a dental hygienist it claims was a casual worker.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Prepare with a checklist

Companies should have a checklist in preparation for a pandemic to ensure that everything is in place ahead of an emergency, an international human resources consultancy group says.

'Prevention and protection is very important,' said Rosaline Chow Koo, the leader of Mercer Health & Benefits. 'There are a few things we can check on beforehand.'

13 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Firms should adopt simple but effective strategies to survive during economic woes

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to be particularly careful to ensure that they balance the books as there are no immediate signs of a quick economic recovery.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

The White Body

The White Body

Ea Sola

Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Reviewed: Feb 28

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Small firm thinks big to create better environment

Those who think small and medium-sized enterprises are constrained by limited funding and resources in adopting a holistic human resources approach should think again.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Actions give market a boost

The central government of China is boosting the ailing property market by implementing rescue measures including lower property tax for first-time buyers, reducing down payments and lowering mortgage rates.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Rebranding gives staff an appetite for success

Fairwood Holdings can thank its diligent and hardworking staff for helping the restaurant chain return to its feet stronger than ever after suffering years of financial losses.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Incentive strategy works for designer

Employees are bound to look around for better opportunities in a booming economy and few will hesitate to jump ship when a tempting offer comes along, particularly if the offer comes from a larger, more established company than their present employer.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Fun and games in China

Emerging talent in the mainland is providing a platform for a specialised visual art revolution

China is a gold mine of talent for the specialised field of visual art in gaming, according to Justin Dowdeswell, a developer who brought the Mario arcade series to the soccer field in the latest generation of a popular console.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Franchise model benefits customers

Ambitious bookshop operators embrace the idea of franchising to expand their business and claim a larger share in the local market.

'A franchise has a brand image, which helps the company grow in the market,' said Wang Hsiao-hui, general manager of Dymocks Franchise System.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am