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Wei Wei

Teen's cerebral palsy no barrier to an active life

When Letty Lam Foon-yee gave birth to a daughter 17 years ago, she wasn't sure the child would survive. Rainbow Tang Wai-hung weighed just 900 grams and developed cerebral palsy, which affects movement control.

Monday, 14 May, 2012, 12:00am

Teen's cerebral palsy no barrier to an active life

When Letty Lam Foon-yee gave birth to a daughter 17 years ago, she wasn't sure the child would survive. Rainbow Tang Wai-hung weighed just 900 grams and developed cerebral palsy, which affects movement control. Now a Form Five student studying at a mainstream school, Rainbow is a top student, a swimmer and plays the piano.

'Everyday is a bonus to me,' Lam said.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Studying offers hope and redemption for killers

Prison bars have proved to be no barrier to education for two murderers, who have put their years in jail to good use earning university degrees.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Technology makes life easier for the elderly

Hi-tech gadgetry is often associated with the younger generation - but a smart monitoring system that the Housing Society is testing may help the health of people at the other end of the age spectrum.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty chain took naked snaps

A beauty chain is investigating claims that four of its customers were photographed naked and pressured into signing up for expensive treatments costing tens of thousands of dollars.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Demand for delicacies fuels surge in expo sales

Hongkongers' enthusiasm for abalone and other delicacies, bolstered by the government's HK$6,000 handouts, helped spur a 20 per cent surge in sales at last year's Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo.

Sales reached more than HK$600 million at the annual expo at Victoria Park, which ended yesterday.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

40pc of checks on subdivided flats thwarted

Inspectors enforcing a crackdown on subdivided apartments have been unable to enter many of the flats they visited, the development chief said yesterday, as she called on lawmakers to support a law change to make it easier for officials to enter private homes.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cut size of banquets to save food waste

The food wasted at wedding banquets amounts to tossing out every dish served to three out of 20 tables of diners, on average, Friends of the Earth reported yesterday.

'We visited wedding banquets and found that the last few dishes, usually fried rice and noodles, are left untouched,' Michelle Au Wing-tsz, the green group's senior environment officer, said.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Firecracker

The HK Ballet (including Wei Wei, left) performs choreographer Yuri Ng's reworking of the classic set-in-Europe Christmas production The Nutcracker, and makes it a Hong Kong experience. Today- Feb 7, 7.30pm, also tomorrow-Feb 7, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

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