Many students not averse to black-market crime More than a third of Form Five students would consider taking part in illegal activities such as selling pirated CDs and smuggled cigarettes to make a living if they could not find work or continue their education, according to a survey. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong poll interviewed 1,045 students who took HKCEE exams this year. About 80 per cent were pessimistic about their chances of finding jobs. The party urged the government to set up a fund to help young people launch their own businesses and strengthen job training. workers give grading proposal a low mark Almost half the workforce believes the government's proposal to grade academic qualifications is unnecessary, the Confederation of Trade Unions says. A survey of 410 workers found almost 90 per cent did not know details of the plan and almost 60 per cent said they lacked the time or money to attain further qualifications. The unionists were worried employers would demote or sack workers with appropriate skills but without academic qualifications once the grading system was implemented. eateries reopen after cleaning up their act Restaurants at the Regal Riverside Hotel, the centre of a food poisoning outbreak this month, reopened yesterday after health and hygiene officials gave them a clean bill of health. Officials said thorough cleaning and disinfection of the premises, improved work procedures and better hygiene standards among staff had contributed to the lifting of the closure order, which was issued on July 9. The restaurants were closed after almost 100 people, including kindergarten children, fell sick after eating at them. son attacks elderly father with chopper Police arrested a man, 22, after he attacked his father with a chopper in Tsz Wan Shan. The victim, 70, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with an injured leg and shoulder. The attack happened in a unit in Ching Yi House, Tsz Ching Estate. The father told the police his son had a history of mental problems and had been moody before the attack.