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Man Made Disaster

Survey finds holes in Mong Kok security

Seventy per cent of old buildings in Mong Kok lack guards and almost one in five have neither metal gates nor guards, a survey shows.

Monday, 28 February, 2011, 12:00am

In Brief

Swine flu kills two

Two elderly men infected with swine flu - an 87-year-old at Queen Mary Hospital and a 75-year-old at Tuen Mun Hospital - died in hospital yesterday, the Centre for Health Protection said. As at 2pm, there were 20 flu patients in intensive care units at public hospitals.

Man held for chopping mother

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Fire issues douse capsule hotel's licence bid

Shanghai's first capsule hotel appears unlikely to open after failing to meet fire safety standards.

The city's Fire Control Bureau said it would not grant the newly built Shanghai Xitai Capsule Hotel a licence because of a number of fire safety problems, the Youth Daily reported yesterday.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

On the Rails

On face value, perhaps, the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby story for 2011 narrowed to Ambitious Dragon winning it or being unlucky, but history shows there is still likely to be a twist in the tale.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Call for ambulances to serve private hospitals

More doctors and patients are calling for the ban on the city's free ambulance service taking patients to private hospitals to be scrapped.

Responding to complaints, the Medical Association and several legislators say the present system denies patients the right to prompt specialist care and emergency operations.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

3 illegal immigrants held at sea

Three illegal immigrants were arrested two nautical miles off Waglan Island after being spotted gathering sea urchins by marine police. The three men jumped into the sea and put up a struggle before being arrested and taken aboard the police vessel. Two of them were later treated at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Events

Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Sustainable logistics becomes strategic - How green logistics can improve branding and profitability to 3PLs'. Hong Kong Club.

Joint chamber lunch: 'Hong Kong's MPF: Where do we stand and what's in store?' Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Events

Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Multi-speed recovery'. Hong Kong Club.

Australian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'PRC individual income tax for expatriates and cross-border employees'. Lucky Building, Central.

American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Microfinancing women's businesses in Cambodia'. Bank of America Tower.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Tunisia

Better life

Just recently, Tunisia was in the news a lot. People there were so angry at being poor, and food costing so much, that they rioted. As a result, the country's leader ran away. The people hope a new government will bring them a better life. Here are some interesting things about Tunisia:

Geography

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Events

Today: French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Preferential free-trade agreements, opportunities for European companies in China and in the Asean countries'. On Hing Building, Central.

American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'The 112th Congress and US-China commercial engagement'. Club Lusitano.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Residents refusing to sell complain of harassment

Residents of a Tai Kok Tsui building targeted by a company acquiring development rights in the area claim they have been living in terror after refusing to sell their properties.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

And the Grammy goes to ...

The 53rd Grammy Awards are less than 24 hours away. Ever since the nominees were announced in December, predictions have been swirling throughout cyberspace. But as is the case every year, only one thing is certain: nothing is for sure. But it's can be a lot of fun trying to pick the winners beforehand - sometimes it's more exciting than the actual show.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Asian Dub Foundation

Asian Dub Foundation A History of Now Cooking Vinyl

The right-on British indie-dubcore masters defy the odds with a seventh studio album that is as youthful and energetic as anything they've done before.

Despite an ever-changing cast, the collective stays true to the punk-influenced electronica it started out with 18 years ago.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

In your element

This year is the Year of the Metal Rabbit, which follows on from the Year of the Metal Tiger, 2010.

They are also known as the years of the golden tiger and golden rabbit.

So what determines the element of a year, i.e. whether a year is metal (golden) or, say, water?

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Umbrella maker, salted fish on list of intangible treasures

Government-appointed researchers have identified 63 local traditions and customs as the city's 'intangible cultural heritage', including some skills and crafts that will soon disappear with their elderly practitioners.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am