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Confident Li marches past Britain's Watson

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 2:12am

Nadal to skip Macau due to Davis Cup duty

Rafael Nadal will no longer play Roger Federer in the Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown on November 20 as he will be representing Spain in the Davis Cup final.

Macau organisers had said Nadal's presence would depend on the outcome of the semi-final tie between Spain and the United States. The Spaniard will be replaced by American James Blake.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Spur line awaits word from mainland

It was uncertain when the new Lok Ma Chau spur line would begin operations because the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation was still awaiting notice from the mainland, its chief executive, James Blake, said yesterday. All facilities and systems were in place on the Hong Kong side.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Events diary

Tomorrow, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'The merger of two railway systems - From the KCRC perspective'. Speaker: KCRC chief executive James Blake.

British Chamber of Commerce breakfast briefing: 'Will residential rents reach a new high in 2008?'. Hong Kong Club.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

KCRC vows to put end to East Rail track woes

The KCRC has promised that track unevenness blamed for putting excessive stress on the components of East Rail trains will be eliminated.

Track purchases for lines now follow a new, European standard that will prevent the imperfections that place stress on train components.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Troubled KCR hit by three faults in one day

A day after new chief is on job people on East Rail delayed up to 15 minutes

The KCR was hit by three service delays yesterday, a day after new chief executive James Blake took over in an effort to get the troubled railway's operations back on track.

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Rail chief is 'back home'

New KCRC chief executive James Blake arrives at the corporation's headquarters in Fo Tan yesterday for his first day in the job. The 72-year-old, who faces his first challenge tomorrow in a meeting with unions, said he was sentimental about returning to the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation after a two-year absence.

23 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

New KCRC chief backs 'brave' Tien's drive for transparency

The incoming chief executive of the KCRC, James Blake, said yesterday he shared the views of the rail operator's chairman and understood his 'drive for transparency and ... to attain the best possible in our services to the public'.

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Blake does have fans, but critics recall old mistakes

Some politicians commended the appointment of former works chief James Blake as the KCRC's caretaker chief executive yesterday.

They said the 72-year-old engineer was a trouble-shooter with superb management skills. But critics questioned his judgment in the wake of a controversial $100 million compensation payment when he was West Rail project chief in 2002.

17 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

James Blake appointed as KCRC's acting chief executive

Updated at 5.30pm: Former KCRC senior director James Blake will serve as the rail operator's acting chief executive to replace Samuel Lai Man-hay, transport chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung announced on Thursday.

Mr Blake's appointment came a few hours after Mr Lai resigned from the post on Thursday.

16 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sport Briefs

Paradorn defeats blake to keep New York crown

Top seed Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand successfully defended his crown at a US$355,000 ATP tournament in New York, needing just 70 minutes to dispatch American James Blake 6-2, 6-4 in the final. On the eve of the US Open, Paradorn captured his fourth career ATP crown and second of the year.AFP

26 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Foot injury forces teen star Roddick to quit Salem Open tournament in agony

Teenager Andy Roddick conceded his first-round match in the Hong Kong Salem Open on Tuesday to surprised Brazilian Andre Sa because of an injury to his right foot.

The popular American, fourth seed in Hong Kong's ATP tournament, was extremely disappointed at having to give up the game.

27 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Works chief warns against landslip overspending

SCHOOLS and hospitals will be deprived of funds if more money is spent on improving the Government's landslide prevention programme, Secretary for Works James Blake warned yesterday.

Speaking at his pre-retirement lunch, Mr Blake said the risk from landslips would never be eliminated.

28 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Secret works

SECRETARY for Works James Blake has done Hong Kong a service by exposing the Government's rhetoric on its supposed desire to improve access to official information for the sham it is.

21 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Sino-British group to tackle sewage problem

CHINESE and British experts have agreed to set up a technical group to devise an ecologically-sound sewage disposal system for Hong Kong.

The decision was announced at the end of the Joint Liaison Group's (JLG's) third expert meeting, which was hailed by the British team leader, Secretary for Works James Blake, as 'very useful and productive'.

28 Mar 1995 - 12:00am