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Sha Tin

Water waste at swimming pools

More than one million litres of fresh water are going down the drain at five public swimming centres every day, the city's first audit of water use at government amenities has revealed.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Briefs

Confirmed E-coli case being investigated

Health authorities are investigating a confirmed case of E-coli affecting a two-year-old boy. The toddler was suffering abdominal pain and vomiting before being admitted to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital last Sunday. He was discharged two days later in a stable condition.

No quick sales for buyers of discounted homes

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Public supports protest over national education'

The past week's bad weather has not prevented Scholarism, the Hong Kong pressure group, from campaigning for public support for tomorrow's march against the controversial national education curriculum.

Organisers expect up to 10,000 people will join the protest march, which starts in Victoria Park at 3pm and will finish at the government's headquarters in Admiralty.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Explosive change for a woman at the top

Edith Sia Siu-ping used to dress for the office and spend her days managing external relations for her construction company in comfort and safety. Now she is handling explosives and drills beside the men working on Hong Kong's deepest tunnel-blasting project - the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Father chopped son after argument

A construction worker who chopped his 18-year-old son in the head after an argument about the volume of a TV admitted wounding with intent.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Splendid

The China National Acrobatic Troupe performs acrobatic acts such as contortions, plate-spinning and tumbling through hoops. Jul 17-18, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$130-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Saffron can spice up TT finale

Peri Peri Saffron has given the impression of a horse looking for more ground and the four-year-old gets it and with a much-needed low draw in the opening leg of the season-ending Triple Trio at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Peter Ho Leung has shown patience with his four-year-old and has picked out an ideal Class Four over 1,400m, where he will jump from gate two.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Holyangelholy is a class above the rest

Backing up two weeks after being one of the best things beaten this season, Holyangelholy gets a second chance to notch his maiden victory over the same course and distance on Sunday at Sha Tin.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Artists in the making

Clad in dark stone, with a sharply modern form, the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (HKSC) lords it over its surroundings in Kowloon City like a battleship in the harbour. Step closer, though, and you will notice something unusual: cartoonish and colourful paste-up graffiti around the building's base.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Longwah Supreme can make amends

It has been a season that got away from Longwah Supreme, but the four-year-old gets his chance to break back into the winner's circle in the Members Cup (1,200m) at Sha Tin today.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Achiever and Forza knocking on the door

Trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak's Call Me Achiever and Forza stamped themselves as horses to watch out for following solid efforts in their respective races on Wednesday night.

Call Me Achiever hasn't run a bad race at Sha Tin and showed he could handle the tight city track with a gutsy second to exciting newcomer Tour De Force in the Class Four Sha Tau Kok River Handicap (1,000m).

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Maximum of four units for i-Bond subscribers

A maximum of four units will be allocated to the 332,467 subscribers to the HK$10 billion inflation-related bond issued by the government, with each unit of subscription amounting to HK$10,000.

Former councillors' jail terms for bribery raised

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Klammer has the form on his side

Elegance Klammer's rich vein of form makes him the one to beat again in the Ho Chung River Handicap (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight, but the John Moore-trained four-year-old has a hurdle to jump.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Should students work part-time after class?

Gabriella Wong, 16, Diocesan Girls' School

Now that summer is here, many students have opted to try their hand at earning some money by doing part-time jobs. While some people do not think students should work part-time, I support the idea.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers in battle to reclaim temple

Sha Tin Rural Committee is set to launch a judicial challenge to reclaim ownership of the famous Che Kung Temple from the government.

On behalf of indigenous Sha Tin villagers, Lau Tin-yeung, 62, on Monday will file an application for a judicial review into the ownership of the land on which the 300-year-old temple stands.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am