Obama backs bill to ban assault weapons

President Barack Obama. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama backs a new bill to revive an assault weapons ban, the White House said on Tuesday, fleshing out his response to a shocking school massacre.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

History-makers Part 27: Isaac Newton

Quick Facts Profession: pioneering scientist Famous for: a number of groundbreaking discoveries about the laws of the universe

An enlightened mind

Find words that mean: lived in the house of, was called for, a disease spread by the fleas of rats, unable to read

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Singer's festive date

Singer Olivia Newton-John will join a children's choir and orchestra to open the EuroChristmas extravaganza at the Expo Promenade of the Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday.

13 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Students taught a lesson

St Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School celebrated its 40th anniversary with two days of festivity, camaraderie, and a touch of solemnity.

Day One started with a prayer gathering, followed by a football match between the students and teachers for the Headmaster's Cup - which was won by the teachers.

10 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Pointers on the Pilot

I saw your note on the Pilot PDA (personal digital assistant). US Robotics has a Macromedia presentation/demo on their homepage that can be downloaded if people want to try it out.

I saw an ad for the unit a few months ago but was not too impressed with the demo.

I know it is not your job to market their PDA but since I am considering it I have a few questions.

13 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Experts to discuss PDA potential

MARKET reaction to the new class of hand-held machine known as personal digital assistants (PDAs) has been lukewarm at best.

But that has not dampened the enthusiasm of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).

8 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Visionary ideas aid knowledge navigation

FIVE years ago, Apple's chief executive Mr John Sculley put forward a vision of things to come; a five-minute video called the Knowledge Navigator. It simulated the possible working environment of the future.

9 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Newton at hand

APPLE Computer said on Friday it plans to start shipping the first version of its much-awaited Newton hand-held computer by the middle of this year.

The device, which Apple has positioned as fitting in somewhere between full-blown personal computers and hand-held electronic datebooks, is expected to sell for about US$700 and be about the size of a videocassette.

8 May 2015 - 4:21pm