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Yesterday

Misterdays (CD) Mr.

When your band is personally recommended to a music label by a Canto-pop legend, you must be doing something right.

Friday, 20 April, 2012, 12:00am

Sweet, but far too short

When your band is personally recommended to a music label by a Canto-pop legend, you must be doing something right. That's how the local five-piece band Mr. got their shot at the big time. They were part of the underground scene under the name of White Noise when singer Alan Tam Wing-lun asked if they wanted to play a gig for his birthday celebration.

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Briefs

Death-plunge doctor had HIV, says health chief

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bear Hero shows he is ready for business with a dazzling trial

Talented Bear Hero made his first appearance at Sha Tin since his disastrous trip Down Under with a smashing trial performance on the all-weather track yesterday.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

An article headlined 'Baoxin encouraged by sector consolidation', published yesterday on B2, incorrectly said China Zhengtong Auto Services was the biggest Hong Kong-listed car dealer by market value. It should have said Zhongsheng Group is the biggest.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Two being questioned in murder investigation

Detectives were last night questioning a 38-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of a woman, whose almost-decapitated body was found on a remote beach on Friday.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Anger after agency tries to reopen

The Travel Industry Council reacted angrily yesterday after an agency that closed down on Saturday sought approval to reopen for business.

The council said Ideal Holiday was confusing customers, and could be breaking the law in addition to breaching the industry's code of practice if it accepted new clients.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & Clarifications

In yesterday's report, 'Activist's wife under scrutiny', about Hu Jia's wife, Zeng Jinyan, which appeared on page A7, the paragraph, 'But friends have been unable to reach her since her arrival on Sunday evening, prompting speculation that she may have been taken into custody,' should have gone on to say: 'However, yesterday she said she was just taken home by the authorities.' The standfirst t

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

US businessman not guilty of rape

An American businessman kissed and embraced his wife after he was found not guilty of raping a woman whom he had allegedly followed home last year after meeting her several times in pubs. Antonio Hasbun, 35, had pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in her bedroom last November, at the Court of First Instance. A jury returned the unanimous verdict yesterday.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Pulse Toni Braxton (CD)

Toni Braxton, the six-time Grammy award winner, has released her sixth studio album, Pulse.

After a five-year break, she is stronger than ever and back with her debut for Atlantic Records, her new recording label.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Choose your candidate

Hongkongers will go to the polls on Sunday to take part in a controversial by-election. The ballot came about after five pro-democracy legislators resigned in January to protest against the lack of universal suffrage in Hong Kong. They hope that people will take part in the election to show support for democracy. Their opponents say the vote is a waste of time and money.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Villagers renew urn protest at site

Five villagers in Tsuen Wan yesterday blocked access to a construction site, saying the government had done nothing to stop work there on what they suspect is a columbarium.

9 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The headline 'HKU researchers develop cheaper, more accurate method of testing hair for drug use' on C1 yesterday incorrectly identified the researchers. It should have said 'HKUST researchers'.

The source of the graphic 'Minding their language' on C3 yesterday should have been Chinese University.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Arrest for drugs, assaulting officer

A man was arrested for possessing drugs and assaulting a police officer in Carnarvon Road early yesterday. The man, 41, tried to run away when the officer attempted to stop him. About 28 grams of Ice was allegedly seized from the man's car. The officer, who suffered minor injuries when he struggled with the man, was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Group to take protest against 'pseudo models' to book fair

Visitors to the annual book fair next week will be asked to join a campaign against 'pseudo models' - young women who parade at the fair promoting products with books of photographs of themselves in skimpy outfits.

They will be handed protest slogan stickers by members of a group who by yesterday had amassed 35,000 signatures on an online petition against the practice.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

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