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I recently attended a dinner banquet hosted by a charity that is devoted to helping visually impaired people in Africa regain their sight. The host asked all the guests to eat while blindfolded.  Strange though it seemed, I immediately understood the purpose of the request. We could only relate to the suffering of the blind if […
03.24 / 10:11
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It all began when Wong Ling couldn’t get into the Vegetable Marketing Organization. Instead of being discouraged when his produce was dismissed by the group as “too many and too poor”, Wong persevered. He decided to let the public be the judge. He started giving away his produce for free. He even paid for the…
03.24 / 10:11
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Leung Ka-ho excels in two things — cycling and cooking. Had he wanted to, he could have been one of the best in both. But as it turns out, he had to give only one his full attention and he chose cooking. Last year, Leung was vindicated in his decision when he won the Chinese cold dish […
03.24 / 10:11
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At a market in Bologna in northern Italy, we were greeted with the word “Venchi” on a sign board. “I want a full cup of choco,” I said to the group. It was important to stay on guard. I had a bitter experience at a Venchi shop in Siena in southern Florence not too long…
03.24 / 10:11
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released on Thursday a new digitized International Cloud Atlas that features the works of several Hong Kong photographers and cloud enthusiasts. The atlas showcases as many as 56 photos from Hongkongers among the hundreds of images submitted by meteorologists, photographers and cloud lovers from around the world. Overall, the new…
03.24 / 08:38
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The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has filed a case before the High Court to contest a government decision barring online news media reporters from gaining access to the chief executive election venue on Sunday. In applying for a judicial review on Thursday, the group said the order issued by the Information Services Department (ISD) violates press […
03.24 / 08:38
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Local meat importers are urging the government to detail its plan on the ban on frozen meat from Brazil, with some operators saying they face huge losses as dozens of containers are already on their way to Hong Kong. Restaurants said they would have to pass to consumers the additional cost of using frozen meat…
03.24 / 06:54
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A 93-year-old Hong Kong woman bagged a second gold medal in the biennial World Masters Athletics Championships in the South Korean city of Daegu. Cheung Suet-ling, the oldest athlete in the competition, finished the women’s 200-meter race in a time of two minutes 24.19 seconds, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. She was awarded the gold medal […
03.24 / 05:23
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Chief executive contender John Tsang will hold a rally Friday evening in Central in a final campaign push ahead of Sunday’s contest for Hong Kong’s top job.  The rally, which is expected to draw hundreds of participants, is aimed at sending a message that the former financial secretary enjoys wide popular appeal and that he …
03.24 / 05:23
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A mourning ceremony was held Thursday afternoon for Yau Siu-ming, 51, the principal firefighter who died in a rescue operation a day earlier. About 50 people, including Yau’s widow and six-year-old son, relatives, friends and fire department colleagues took part in the ceremony, which began at 3 p.m. at Tiu Shau Ngam in Ma On Shan [&…
03.24 / 02:19
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