Thomas Jefferson

Don't shoot the financial-mess engineer

It's no fun being blamed for causing the collapse of the financial world as we know it.

Thursday, 26 March, 2009, 12:00am


St Joan of Arc Secondary School

Watching Jefferson, my classmate, being at such a loss made me nervous. I would soon be left to face 80 students and teachers which Jefferson was trying to relate to.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sokos plan is but one more assault on dolphins' habitat

While WWF has urged the public to fight for the Chinese white dolphin by signing its petition against a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Sokos, neither it nor anyone else is suggesting that the project, by itself, will kill off the dolphins ('Greens exaggerating impact on dolphins, says expert', January 22).

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Greens exaggerating impact on dolphins, says expert

The impact on the Chinese white dolphin from a liquefied natural gas terminal on South Soko Island is being overstated by some environmentalists, says a leading expert on dolphins.

22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Where are you when we need you thomas?

It's not every day you learn something profound about democracy while reading an official document. The title is decidedly unpromising: 'Governance beyond government', prepared by Harbourfront Enhancement Committee (HEC) members Alvin Kwok Ngai-kuen and Ng Mee-kam and released this week at a committee meeting.

12 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

Flower of democracy

Who said Hong Kong's tycoons and their progeny don't like democracy? Hopewell Holdings chairman Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, of course, named one son after Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the world's greatest democratic experiment.

6 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Nickel cost concern

Mainland nickel producers, plagued by soaring costs and high export duties, fear they will soon face more difficulties as extra supply from new, cheaper foreign mines depresses prices. Currently, world nickel prices roughly matched domestic producers' production costs, an industry official said.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Punters hearing call of TT siren

IT is the small man's bet but it's for very, very big money. The Triple Trio has taken off in Hong Kong like no other wager yet dreamed up by the enterprising betting division of the Jockey Club.

2 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

So Easy predicting Marcus winner

WHO are we to oppose the virtually unstoppable combination of Punters' Pal, Ivan Allan, and his irrepressible stable jockey for next season, Basil Marcus.

They combine for So Easy (Nap) in tonight's final event on the Happy Valley equitrack and, according to the clock, he's the best bet of the night.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Murphy's choice should be followed

JOCKEY Declan Murphy may have given punters a pointer to the first leg of tomorrow night's Double Trio by electing to ride promising youngster American Star in the fourth event at Sha Tin.

4 Jun 1993 - 12:00am