Remote Sensing

Space's newest frontier is close to home

Reports that Switzerland is developing a system for clearing up its own space junk should inspire China to seize an opportunity for its own beloved space programme. The Swiss have only two satellites in orbit, but they are investigating ways to bring them back to earth.

Tuesday, 21 February, 2012, 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

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

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

It's never a good idea to forget your anniversary - even a secret one

Leon Lai Ming is well known for being grumpy with the local press, but that might be nothing compared to the wrath he might face from his wife Gaile Lai Kei-yi. The often moody star attended the Hong Kong International Film Festival press conference on Tuesday to highlight two films financed and made locally.

11 Mar 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

Friendly hand shoves man off suicide bridge

A suicide attempt with a twist unfolded at Guangzhou's Haizhu Bridge when a potential jumper was pushed off by an onlooker.

The oldest crossing of the Pearl River in the city is also its most popular suicide spot. On Thursday morning, traffic was stopped for five hours by a man who scaled the bridge and said he was going to jump.

23 May 2009 - 12:00am

China playing catch-up in global satellite arena

China will take as long as 10 years to compete as a major player in the commercial satellite launch industry despite recent milestone achievements in its space programme, according to an executive of the world's largest company that sends commercial satellites into space.

3 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Jailed drug smuggler close to tasting freedom after 25 years

A Hongkonger jailed for heroin smuggling has won agreement from two Court of First Instance judges for release after decades in jail.

Lai Hin-cheong received a death sentence in Thailand more than 25 years ago and the penalty was later commuted to a 50-year prison term.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Boom in satellites offers free Earth images to poorer regions

Behind a glass wall in the control room of the China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application (Cresda), a Lenovo supercomputer hums to the beat of blinking green lights.

Twelve researchers, clad in white coats and caps, are busily weaving a carpet-sized satellite image with the aid of a mouse and keyboard.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Launch of satellites postponed

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

'Great educator' gives journalists the slip

Nagar Lai is a great educator and a visiting professor of numerous universities, according to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.

On his website, dozens of purported educators and well-known people appear in photos with Mr Lai.

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am