Space Rock

Wary earthlings watch sky in meteor's wake

This eight-metre hole in the ice of a lake near Chebarkul, Russia is reportedly where a meteorite came down on Friday. Photo: EPA

Scientists at the US space agency Nasa estimated that the amount of energy released in the atmosphere above the Chelyabinsk region in the Ural Mountains was about 30 times greater than the force of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima during the second world war.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 5:53am

Smart Jun ready to bang a Gong

Trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong has a nice prospect in Jun Gong, who caught the eye when nearly figuring in the placings at luxury odds in the Wyndham Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night at Happy Valley.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flaming Lips led to a red hot proposal

When Malcolm Minns proposed to Sarah Fung, it came out of the blue and capped a memorable night for the couple. 'When Malcolm proposed, I think he was as surprised as I was,' Sarah recalled.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Language point

A mobile phone is being developed to alert users of foul breath.

A lot of people often mix up breath and breathe. In fact, the difference is very simple: 'breathe' is the verb and 'breath' is the noun. Just remember that 'breathe' is a regular verb. Regular verbs are verbs which you add a 'd' or 'ed' to form their past tense.

6 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Cruz the man for pressure situation

CHAMPION jockey Tony Cruz rode a spirited double at Sha Tin yesterday to finish the nine-race meeting on level pegging with arch-rival Basil Marcus, writes Robin Parke.

The pair now have 17 winners apiece in the race to the jockey's championship.

12 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Change at Oriental

ORIENTAL Metals (Holdings) has announced the resignation of non-executive director Gong Junqing effective yesterday. He has been replaced by Xu Kaixing.

Last night the company thanked Mr Gong for his services and welcomed Mr Xu as the new non-executive director, which also took effect yesterday.

26 Jul 1995 - 12:00am