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Lai to cause a boilover

Alex Lai Hoi-wing can get the early points on the board and give the favourites a scare as a $20 chance in the fixed-odds Jockey Challenge market at Happy Valley tonight.

Wednesday, 8 June, 2011, 12:00am

Time for a colourful outlook on life

Steering away from painting your walls a different colour in favour of neutrals seems easy - but what looks a calming khaki to you can appear the colour of sludge to others. Spatial Concept director Gary Lai says coloured paint can be inspirational.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fashion lovers pucker up for Dior's lip-smacking spring launch at Watermark

Lipstick - don't leave home without it. That was the message applied and reapplied at Wednesday night's Dior Addict party at the Watermark in Central. Fashion lovers Hilary Tsui Ho-ying, Kathy Chow Hoi-mei and Gaile Lai puckered up in Dior's spring lip colours for the cameras, and shared their views on the importance of dabbing and blotting.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Mixed Message

Mixed Message David Boyce and Ling Lai YY9 Gallery Until Nov 20

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Lai is worth a nibble at attractive odds

While Gerald Mosse is drinking champagne from the famous three-handled Melbourne Cup trophy, fellow International Group One winner Alex Lai Hoi-wing looks a blowout chance at $30 in tonight's Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Life and work come full circle

Two things about Winnie Lai soon become clear: she knows her mind and is not afraid of a challenge. Where other people might justifiably have opted to sit tight in Hong Kong in a senior, yet familiar, role with public relations firm Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, she realised that was perhaps a little too easy.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Lai's rides loaded with winning chances

Alex Lai Hoi-wing looks a decent chance of toppling Jockey Challenge favourite Douglas Whyte at Happy Valley tonight and, at the overnight quote of $6.50, is clearly the value bet in the fixed-odds market.

Lai has been brimming with confidence since his Group One success on Ultra Fantasy in Japan 18 days ago.

20 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Derek Lai

With more than 20 years in accountancy, Derek Lai, a specialist in corporate restructuring for Deloitte China, has a list of achievements of which anyone could be proud. He has worked on restructuring, liquidation, receivership and financial monitoring engagements for entities in many jurisdictions, and provided forensic and investigative expertise.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Beautiful people

I usually spend more than HK$10,000 on beauty and make-up every season. I prefer red lips and earthy coloured eyeshadow. Leon doesn't spend a lot of time and effort on grooming, though. He has a natural glow. He enjoys swimming in the ocean, and salt water is the best cleanser for men.

5 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Ombudsman teaches civil servants a lesson

Top civil servants have done well of late from opportunities to remain on the public payroll in retirement. Former postmaster-general Allan Chiang Yam-wang is now the privacy commissioner. Lam Woon-kwong, former civil service chief and director of the chief executive's office, is equal opportunities commissioner.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Ban tempers Lai's joy

Eddie Lai Wai-ming was pleased to lift perennial placegetter Classic Navigator to a second win from 45 starts, but the jockey soon crashed back to earth after he was handed a two-meeting suspension for his ride on Antipasto later in the card.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Underrated Alex Lai can steal limelight

Little separates Brett Prebble and Douglas Whyte at the head of the premiership or in tonight's Jockey Challenge betting, and while the focus centres on the duel between the top riders, the underrated Alex Lai Hoi-wing can slip under their guard at a value quote of $10.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

Sit suspended pending probe on drug test

Battling jockey Vincent Sit Shun-keung has been stood down from riding pending an inquiry today into a positive drug test for the banned substance ephedrine.

20 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Tonight's the night for Lai to make a mark

Oddsmakers posted a more open Jockey Challenge market than usual for tonight's all-weather meeting where the state of the going is always the main issue, but Eddie Lai Wai-ming could represent a value chance to take the honours.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Exclusive launch proves to be anything but private for watch label

The problem with public space is that it's open to the public.

For an exclusive label like David Yurman, that was a minor inconvenience when it launched its new men's watch collection on Friday with a supposedly private lunch at Pacific Place's Domani Restaurant.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am