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The Food Truck Pilot Scheme, a brainchild of former financial secretary and now chief executive contender John Tsang, was finally launched this month, with 11 food trucks opened for business in specific locations across the city. It’s not everyday that the SAR government could pull off something like this, so I was quite excited to…
02.24 / 10:46
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“Pura Vida” an important Spanish expression widely used in Costa Rica means “pure life”. It’s one way of reminding people to enjoy life or embrace adversity as life is too short. The Danish term “hygge” describes the feeling or mood arising from genuine pleasure that comes from making ordinary, everyday things more meaningful, beautiful or […]…
02.24 / 09:34
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Growing up in the shadow of Lion Rock, I have developed a strong affection for this magnificent mountain. A hundred years ago, when the entire Kowloon Peninsula was a rural farmland, Lion Rock stood out from every angle. But few people would remember that it had been called Fu Tau Shan, meaning tiger’s head. It […
02.24 / 09:34
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The firebomb attack on an MTR train on Feb. 10 highlights the need to bolster fire safety measures in public places and promote public awareness of how to respond to fire emergency cases. Burns and scalds are common accidents and emergencies caused by fire, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, radiation, hot liquid or steam, etc. In case of …
02.24 / 09:34
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A two-centimeter polyp was found on the inner lining of the large intestine of a generally healthy man in his fifties. The polyp was surgically removed. The intervention was timely as the tissue was already cancerous. Since then, the man has had regular colon check-ups, following doctor’s advice, to monitor any signs of recurrence. Bowel…
02.24 / 09:34
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I had a fun and meaningful Sunday afternoon as a judge in a cooking contest in Causeway Bay. Organized by the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, the cookfest is aimed at promoting the locally raised gray mullet to the public. It is part of the Hong Kong Fishpond Conservation Scheme. Fishpond owners in Yuen Long…
02.24 / 09:34
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A 62-year-old Singaporean man was acquitted of an indecent assault charge filed against him by his female domestic helper from the Philippines. A Magistrates’ Court judge ruled that the defendant, Ong Choon Kwee, was not guilty of the charge, citing discrepancies in the testimony of the 23-year-old maid, hk01.com reports. Ong was alleged to have indecently …
02.24 / 07:00
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Sri Lankan asylum-seekers who sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 are fearing for their safety as they believe authorities from their home country are looking for them. Barrister Robert Tibbo, who represents the three families that sheltered Snowden, said he was told by asylum-seekers residing in Hong Kong that at least…
02.24 / 07:00
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A primary school teacher has been handed 80 hours of community service after he was found guilty of two counts of common assault on a 10-year-old student. The 35-year-old defendant, surnamed Ng, grabbed the boy by the neck, pulled him by his collar and kicked chairs and desks, news website hk01.com reports, citing court documents.…
02.24 / 07:00
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A 38-year-old Taiwanese tourist who suffered second-degree burns from a firebomb attack on an MTR train earlier this month has returned to the island after her condition turned better. Chang Hsin-ju, an instructor at Taiwan’s Chung Chou University of Science and Technology, left Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday afternoon and proceeded to the airport for […
02.24 / 05:40
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The Israeli consulate has objected to remarks by a Hong Kong policeman who has compared the plight of law enforcement officers in the city to the sufferings endured by Jews during World War II. In a statement Thursday, the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong and Macau slammed the reference to the Jewish Holocaust,…
02.24 / 04:21
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Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po seems to have taken a U-turn in his stance on the budget after assuming the post on Jan. 16. In a blog post on Jan. 22, Chan appeared determined to bring about changes, pledging that he would “flexibly utilize public resources to address the needs of different sectors” to ensure “various [̷…
02.24 / 04:21
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Disgraced former chief executive Donald Tsang will serve his 20-month jail sentence in Stanley Prison, RTHK reports, citing unnamed soruces. Tsang is expected to be moved from the Lai Chi Kok Reception Center on Friday. Tsang is being sent to the maximum security prison at Stanley because of who he is. He will be given…
02.24 / 02:53
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After having thoroughly studied the election pledges of the four CE election candidates on education, political reform and public governance, as well as consulted our members through internal opinion polls, the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU) has decided to endorse former financial secretary John Tsang with all of its 35 votes on the Election…
02.24 / 02:53
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