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    31 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
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  • Anger In Hong Kong As China Rejects Public Nomination For Picking The City's Top Leader

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    1 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
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  • still searching for intelligent life

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    31 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    I subscribed to the Discovery Channel package due to my fond memories of programmes such as bridge engineering marvels or space exploration. Imagine my joy to discover that they have kept up their standards with such scintillating shows as 'idiots trying to vacuum gold out of the Bering Sea', 'celebrations of people reproducing like rabbits', or my favorite, 'psychic cats dictating whether you should abandon your home to a ghost'. When I shared by delight with my online friends and acquaintances, I was greeted with a barrage of #DiscoveryChannelIsShit instances. One friend informed me that…
  • Live Mid-Autumn chicken possible

    news.gov.hk - Top Story
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The supply of Mainland live poultry can resume before the Mid-Autumn Festival, pending formal notification from Mainland authorities.Speaking to the media after attending a tobacco control conference today, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the Government has been liaising with Mainland authorities on the poultry issue and preparatory work is underway.On tobacco control, he said the Department of Health will reduce smoking prevalence through legislation and by promoting awareness.
  • Illegal-guesthouse manager fined

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A woman has been fined $9,000 for managing an illegal guesthouse in Causeway Bay.Office of the Licensing Authority staff posed as lodgers and rented a room in the unlicensed guesthouse on Lee Garden Road in March.The Home Affairs Department said operating or managing an unlicensed guesthouse is a criminal offence that can lead to a maximum fine of $200,000 and two years' imprisonment.
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  • Live Mid-Autumn chicken possible

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The supply of Mainland live poultry can resume before the Mid-Autumn Festival, pending formal notification from Mainland authorities.Speaking to the media after attending a tobacco control conference today, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the Government has been liaising with Mainland authorities on the poultry issue and preparatory work is underway.On tobacco control, he said the Department of Health will reduce smoking prevalence through legislation and by promoting awareness.
  • Pragmatic approach to reform urged

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    People who are dissatisfied with the National People’s Congress Standing Committee’s decision on Hong Kong’s constitutional development should take a more pragmatic approach, says Chief Executive CY Leung.Speaking to reporters today, he said people should try to understand the NPCSC’s reasons for the decision and consider the relationship between Hong Kong and the Central Government.He said, the reality is, if the decision is not followed, Hong Kong cannot implement universal suffrage for the 2017 Chief Executive election. Instead, the 2012 method of selection by a 1,200-member…
  • Ebola watch list updated

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of Health has included the whole country of Nigeria to its Ebola surveillance list after three cases were identified in Port Harcourt, in addition to the previously affected Lagos area.The areas on the list now include Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Congo’s Equateur Province.As at August 26, a total of 3,069 cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including 1,552 deaths.The number of cases reported in Congo’s Equateur Province was 24, including 13 deaths.The department called on people to avoid unnecessary travel to the affected…
  • Keep striving for consensus: CE

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung has called on society to continue efforts to reach consensus on political reform, saying the Chief Executive election method can be further relaxed after 2017.Speaking to reporters today, Mr Leung said the community is concerned about whether the election method can be further modified after the implementation of universal suffrage.He quoted the words of National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy Secretary-General Li Fei, saying that laws can be amended and the city can review the election method at local legislation level, according to the framework the…
  • Reform decision significant: Li Fei

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy Secretary-General Li Fei says the committee’s decision on Hong Kong’s political development is a significant milestone in the city’s history of democratisation.Mr Li attended a briefing session today on Hong Kong’s constitutional development, organised by the Hong Kong Government and the Central People's Government Liaison Office.He explained a number of issues relating to the decision, including the size, composition and method of electing the committee that will nominate candidates to run in the Chief Executive election.Mr Li…
 
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    news.gov.hk - Law & Order

  • Illegal-guesthouse manager fined

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A woman has been fined $9,000 for managing an illegal guesthouse in Causeway Bay.Office of the Licensing Authority staff posed as lodgers and rented a room in the unlicensed guesthouse on Lee Garden Road in March.The Home Affairs Department said operating or managing an unlicensed guesthouse is a criminal offence that can lead to a maximum fine of $200,000 and two years' imprisonment.
  • 19 arrested to ensure public safety

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police arrested 19 people to safeguard people's safety on Harbour Road in Wan Chai last night, the force said in a statement issued today that condemned the protesters' actions as "irresponsible and unlawful".The protesters forced their way onto the road and affected traffic in the vicinity, despite repeated appeals and warnings, the statement said.The 15 men and four women aged 20 to 45 were arrested for obstructing police officers and taking part in an unlawful assembly.Police reiterated that while they would facilitate all lawful and peaceful public events, they must ensure public safety…
  • Teen arrested for trafficking

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers arrested an 18-year-old man at Lo Wu Control Point today after they found about 700g of suspected methamphetamine worth about $400,000 wrapped around his waist and in his pocket.The man, who claimed to be unemployed, was charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug.He will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Courts tomorrow.The maximum penalty for drug trafficking is life in prison and a $5 million fine.
  • Protest 'chaos' denounced

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police have condemned a group of protesters who they say caused "chaos" and endangered safety at Asia World Expo today.They forced their way through the visitor registration counter and security checkpoints outside a conference hall, pushed aside barriers and charged the Police cordon, endangering themselves, officers and the media.Police added the protesters ignored appeals to stay calm, causing officers to use pepper spray to stop them from charging the cordon and to restore order.Police said the incident is being investigated and arrests are possible.It said it respects freedoms of…
  • School bus safety drive launched  

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Police launched a city-wide publicity campaign today to promote school transport safety to tie in with the new school year.Road safety officers will distribute publicity leaflets to school bus and nanny van drivers, teachers and parents to draw their attention to the safety of school children on commute.Those drivers will also be reminded to strictly follow the Road Users’ Code and speed limits, and pay particular attention to student pedestrians.In the first seven months of the year, there were 23 traffic accidents involving school buses or nanny vans on school trips in which 111…
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    news.gov.hk - Health & Community

  • Ebola watch list updated

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of Health has included the whole country of Nigeria to its Ebola surveillance list after three cases were identified in Port Harcourt, in addition to the previously affected Lagos area.The areas on the list now include Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Congo’s Equateur Province.As at August 26, a total of 3,069 cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including 1,552 deaths.The number of cases reported in Congo’s Equateur Province was 24, including 13 deaths.The department called on people to avoid unnecessary travel to the affected…
  • Live Mid-Autumn chicken possible

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The supply of Mainland live poultry can resume before the Mid-Autumn Festival, pending formal notification from Mainland authorities.Speaking to the media after attending a tobacco control conference today, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the Government has been liaising with Mainland authorities on the poultry issue and preparatory work is underway.On tobacco control, he said the Department of Health will reduce smoking prevalence through legislation and by promoting awareness.
  • Tennis open gets ‘M’ Mark

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Major Sports Events Committee has awarded ‘M’ Mark status to the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, to be held from September 8 to 14.Committee Chairman William Ko said the event will generate economic benefits for Hong Kong by attracting tourists, and will promote a sustainable sporting culture.The ‘M’ Mark System has been in operation since 2004 to help local national sports associations organise major sports events.
  • War expo opens

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Exhibition Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the War of Resistance against Japan is being held from today until December 31 at the Civic Education Resource Centre in Youth Square, Chai Wan.The exhibition comprises panels, photos, valuable exhibits and videos of Chinese history from the First to the Second Sino-Japanese War.It is jointly organised by the Home Affairs Bureau.The centre will hold guided tours for visiting groups upon appointment.
  • Keep places clean on festive days

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department appeals to people to keep places clean and tidy when celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.They should not fly sky lanterns as they could cause injuries or damage to property.The department will step up patrols at its venues including parks, beaches and barbecue sites on September 7 and 8, and send additional staff to take enforcement action against littering, wax melting and flying sky lanterns.People can call 2414 5555 from 7pm to midnight on the two days to report irregularities.
 
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    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs

  • Pragmatic approach to reform urged

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    People who are dissatisfied with the National People’s Congress Standing Committee’s decision on Hong Kong’s constitutional development should take a more pragmatic approach, says Chief Executive CY Leung.Speaking to reporters today, he said people should try to understand the NPCSC’s reasons for the decision and consider the relationship between Hong Kong and the Central Government.He said, the reality is, if the decision is not followed, Hong Kong cannot implement universal suffrage for the 2017 Chief Executive election. Instead, the 2012 method of selection by a 1,200-member…
  • Online voter info system launches

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Registration & Electoral Office today launched an online voter information enquiry system to allow people to check their voter registration particulars online.People can check whether they are registered as voters and whether their registered address is still their principal place of residence, as well as their existing constituencies.The system will verify the name, identity card number and registered address information before showing the voter registration records to protect personal information.Voters can check their particulars conveniently through the system and update their…
  • Universal suffrage common goal

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Central and Hong Kong governments share the same common goal as the Hong Kong people to implement universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election in 2017.That was the message today from National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy Secretary-General Li Fei, speaking to the media with NPCSC Legislative Affairs Commission Vice-Chairperson Zhang Rongshun and Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office Deputy Director Feng Wei.Mr Li said Hong Kong's constitutional development must comply with the Basic Law and National People's Congress interpretations and decisions.According to Basic Law…
  • CE to attend war victory tribute

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung and senior government officials will attend an official commemoration ceremony on September 3 at Hong Kong City Hall Memorial Garden to mark the victory of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression.It will be held at 9am, and will include a Police Band performance, a choir singing the national anthem, a Police Rifle Squad gun salute, silence in mourning and wreath laying.About 700 people including judicial officers, Legislative Council members and war veteran group representatives will attend the ceremony. No public viewing area will be set up…
  • Keep striving for consensus: CE

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung has called on society to continue efforts to reach consensus on political reform, saying the Chief Executive election method can be further relaxed after 2017.Speaking to reporters today, Mr Leung said the community is concerned about whether the election method can be further modified after the implementation of universal suffrage.He quoted the words of National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy Secretary-General Li Fei, saying that laws can be amended and the city can review the election method at local legislation level, according to the framework the…
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • NPCSC reform decision welcomed

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has finished scrutinising in Beijing the report I submitted. After considering comprehensively the views from the Hong Kong community, the NPCSC adopted the Decision on Issues Relating to the Selection of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by Universal Suffrage and on the Method for Forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Year 2016 this afternoon.The decision has confirmed that universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election could be implemented from 2017…
  • HK tops in dispute resolution

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Behind Hong Kong's success as a leading global financial and commercial centre lie many factors. I would say that the rule of law enshrined in our legal system is undoubtedly the cornerstone of our success.The rule of law provides a secure and predictable environment for individuals and organisations so that they know what their rights and obligations are. It also ensures a level playing field for all businesses.International businesses are attracted to Hong Kong because they can rest assured that their investments and interests are protected by a good legal system and impartial courts.As…
  • Seniors' dental services aid to expand

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong provides excellent healthcare because we have a robust healthcare system. Under our twin-track system, public medical services provide a safety net for the people, while private healthcare services give more choice for those who can afford them.Hong Kong's life expectancy is among the highest in the world. In 2012, the average life expectancy was 80.7 years for men and 86.4 years for women, while infant deaths stood at 1.5 per 1,000 registered live births. This attests to the quality of our healthcare services.Hong Kong's expertise in the prevention and control of communicable…
  • HK, Skane to co-operate in 6 areas

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The co-operation and collaboration between Hong Kong and Skåne are flourishing on various fronts, ranging from trade to environmental protection.In 2011, the City of Malmö and our Environment Bureau signed the Sustainability Charter to enhance collaboration between the two cities on environmental issues.In the past few years, delegations from the Cities of Malmö and Lund visited the InnoCarnival - our annual flagship event in promoting innovation and technology to the general public. I am delighted to hear that Sweden's first InnoCarnival, the InnoCarnival Skåne, will be held in Malmö in…
  • Institute to enhance crisis readiness

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Life is full of challenges and risk. Even though Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world, disasters and accidents can and do occur. Last week, a pregnant woman was killed by a falling tree in Mid-Levels and we were all deeply saddened by the tragic accident. We definitely do not want to see similar incidents happening again and this reminds us of the importance of disaster preparedness and response to our community.With climate change also comes change in weather patterns. This is something the whole world needs to deal with. Here in Hong Kong, just in the last week or two, we…
 
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  • Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong activists launched their fightback Monday against Beijing's landmark decision to limit voting reforms, heckling a senior Chinese official in angry scenes after hopes ...
  • Hong Kong Market Likely Rangebound On Monday

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    The Hong Kong stock market picked up just a single point on Friday - but that was enough to snap the three-day slide in which it had given away more than 425 points or 1.7 percent. The Hang Seng ...
  • School bus safety drive launched  

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    The Police launched a city-wide publicity campaign today to promote school transport safety to tie in with the new school year. ? Road safety officers will distribute ...
  • Reform decision significant Li Fei

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy Secretary-General Li Fei says the committee's decision on Hong Kong's political development is a significant milestone in the ...
  • Qualifications Framework Fund set

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    The Government today established a $1 billion Qualifications Framework Fund and appointed members to its steering committee. ? Prof York Liao will join the committee as chairman while 10 other ...
 
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    news.gov.hk - City Life

  • Murray Perahia to peform

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pianist Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields will give two concerts in November as a part of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department's Great Music series.The concerts will include Mozart’s Piano Concerto, Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks and Mendelssohn's strings Sinfonia.They will be staged at 8pm on November 1 and 2 at the Cultural Centre.Tickets are available at URBTIX.Click here for details.
  • Unseen world focus of Omnimax film

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Space Museum's new Omnimax show Mysteries of the Unseen World will be screened from tomorrow.Scientists make use of technology, such as thermal imaging cameras, high-speed cameras, time-lapse photography and electron microscopes, to break through the limitations of sensory organs and see a bizarre realm.We can learn from nature in creating new exotic materials, such as water-repelling nano-coating and ultra-stiff graphene, and in devising life-changing inventions.Running until February 28, the 40-minute show will be screened at 1.30pm, 5pm and 8.30pm daily at the museum's Space Theatre,…
  • Military exhibition to open

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An exhibition on the Whampoa Military Academy will open at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum tomorrow, to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the China's first modern military school.Running until January 14, the exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and the Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History.It showcases more than 60 items, including invaluable historical documents, relics, historic images and academic documents and articles used by the academy's instructors and cadets.The Whampoa Military Academy founded in 1924 was one of the major…
  • New Vision Arts Festival to open Oct 16

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold the seventh edition of the New Vision Arts Festival from October 16 to November 16.The biennial event will feature an array of innovative performances from top arts groups and showcase the creativity of cross-boundary collaboration.Opening the festival will be performances by the Hofesh Shechter Company from the UK from October 16 to 18 at the Cultural Centre.Japan's Saitama Gold Theater will perform November 14 to 16 at Kwai Tsing Theatre.A compelling interpretation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama Hedda Gabler, directed by British…
  • Griffin Yueh Feng classics to screen

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Film Archive today opened the latest edition of its Writer/Director in Focus series, looking at Griffin Yueh Feng's unique directorial style.Running until September 21, the programme features more than 20 films, including A Forgotten Woman (1949) starring Bai Guang, The Battle of Love (1957), written by Eileen Chang, and For Better ... For Worse (1959).To complement the screenings, the archive will hold seminars on the director on August 30 and September 13.Tickets are available at URBTIX.Click here for details.
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    news.gov.hk - Business & Finance

  • Rates, rent payers urged to return forms

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Rating & Valuation Department has reminded rates or government rent payers to complete and return the requisition forms as soon as possible. They can do so by visiting the Electronic Submission of Forms page on the department's website.The department issued about 300,000 forms to payers to obtain their rents and tenancy details for different property categories.Anyone failing to return the forms within the specified period must apply in writing for an extension of time and state their reasons. Anyone who knowingly or willfully provides a false statement or refuses to furnish any of…
  • Exchange Fund assets up $8.3b

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Exchange Fund’s total assets increased to $3.0793 trillion in July, up $8.3 billion on June, the Monetary Authority announced today.Foreign currency assets increased $35.6 billion while Hong Kong dollar assets fell $27.3 billion.The Monetary Base increased $52.3 billion to $1.3151 trillion.Backing Assets increased $51.8 billion to $1.4098 trillion.The backing ratio decreased to 107.21%.
  • RMB deposits up 1.2%

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Renminbi deposits in Hong Kong increased 1.2% to RMB936.8 billion in July while overall foreign-currency deposits grew by 2.5%, the Monetary Authority said today.Total deposits with authorised institutions grew 2.5% while Hong Kong-dollar deposits rose 2.4%. The total remittance of renminbi for cross-boundary trade settlement was RMB507.6 billion, compared to RMB531.8 billion in June.Total loans and advances increased 1%. Loans for use in Hong Kong, including trade finance, rose 1.1%, while loans for use outside Hong Kong expanded 0.6%. As Hong Kong-dollar loans increased at a slower pace…
  • Insurance premiums up 13.3%

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Hong Kong insurance industry's total gross premiums in the first half of this year amounted to $162.7 billion, up 13.3% over the same period last year, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance announced today.Long-term in-force business revenue premiums amounted to $139.6 billion, up 15.5% year-on-year.Individual Life & Annuity (Non-Linked) business increased 25.7% to $104.1 billion while Individual Life & Annuity (Linked) business dropped 12.3% to $24.7 billion. Retirement Scheme business contributions grew 2.2% to $8.4 billion.Long-term business new office premiums, excluding…
  • Q2 median family income $22.9k

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong's overall median monthly household income dropped to $22,900 in the second quarter of this year, down from $23,100 in the first quarter.Releasing the Quarterly Report on General Household Survey for April to June today, the Census & Statistics Department said 7.4% of domestic households had a monthly household income of $80,000 and above during the period, while 16.1% of them had less than $8,000.Median monthly employment earnings dropped to $13,000.The number of domestic households was 2,429,400, up from 2,418,100 in the first quarter.The size of the labour force was 3,872,300,…
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    news.gov.hk - Environment

  • Two marine parks to open

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today announced a plan for the designation of Southwest Lantau Marine Park and Soko Islands Marine Park.The department will launch another round of public engagement next year and seek to complete the required procedures for the designation by early-2017.The proposed marine parks at Southwest Lantau and Soko Islands cover about 660 and 1,270 hectares of water, which are among the Chinese white dolphins' and finless porpoises’ major habitats.In response to public concern about protection for Chinese white dolphins, the Government aims…
  • KS Wong to attend APEC meeting

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment KS Wong will visit Beijing tomorrow to attend the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Ministerial Meeting.Mr Wong will attend the welcome reception and dinner upon arrival.He will attend the APEC energy meeting, on co-operating in sustainable energy development in the Asia-Pacific Region, on Tuesday.He will also have meetings with delegates from Singapore and the United States.On Wednesday, Mr Wong will call on representatives of the National Energy Administration, the National Development & Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry &…
  • 20 beaches rated ‘good’

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 20 beaches ‘good’, 18 fair and one ‘poor’ for this weekend.Compared to last week, Clear Water Bay First Beach changed from fair to good, while Cheung Chau Tung Wan and Golden beaches changed from good to fair.In Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan, 14 beaches were temporarily closed on August 25 and 26 as a precaution following a breakdown at the Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works. They reopened August 27 after water samples passed safety checks.Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach in Tsuen Wan is rated good, while the other seven Tsuen Wan…
  • NT beaches reopen

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has reopened the 14 beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan after they passed water quality tests.The Environmental Protection Department today confirmed water quality at the beaches is now suitable for swimming.The beaches were temporarily closed as a precaution following a fault at the Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works on August 25.
  • Pollution triggers 14 beaches' closure

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    All 14 beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan districts have been temporarily closed for the sake of public health due to possible sewage pollution due to a Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works malfunction.The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has posted notices at these beaches and advises people not to swim at them during the closure period.The Environmental Protection Department will take water samples from the beaches for analysis, and the beaches will be re-opened when the test results fall within acceptable levels.The 14 affected beaches are Butterfly, Castle Peak, Kadoorie,…
 
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  • reading between the lines

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    One would think that graphic communications would, as the name suggests, communicate ideas graphically. Am I too much of a dumbo to understand the below image, put forth by the rugby union, on page one of their strategic plan, and aptly titled "Our Vision"? This does not bode well for my ability to comprehend the rest of the strategic plan.So my thoughts...I may be mistaken but I believe that the Championship league is also known as the Community League. On level two we have officials, colts, minis, schools and women. There appears to be some sort of mysterious correlation to level one of 7s,…
  • still searching for intelligent life

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    I subscribed to the Discovery Channel package due to my fond memories of programmes such as bridge engineering marvels or space exploration. Imagine my joy to discover that they have kept up their standards with such scintillating shows as 'idiots trying to vacuum gold out of the Bering Sea', 'celebrations of people reproducing like rabbits', or my favorite, 'psychic cats dictating whether you should abandon your home to a ghost'. When I shared by delight with my online friends and acquaintances, I was greeted with a barrage of #DiscoveryChannelIsShit instances. One friend informed me that…
  • the police

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    My first interaction with a police officer happened during my first year living in the United States when our class was visited by the D.A.R.E. program. While I always remembered their slogan, D.A.R.E. to keep kids off drugs, I never actually thought about what D.A.R.E. stood for (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). I also don't recall learning anything about drug resistance but even at the tender age of ten I was a cynic and repeating catchy phrases didn't sway me to believe. What I do remember is that the officer was young and friendly, and his props were a police horse (who had a racing…
  • return of the caveman

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    SB arrived with a full beard and smelling like someone who had been traveling for almost exactly 24 hours. In typical SB fashion, he left his shoes in the middle of the floor at the entry and proceeded to make a grand mess unloading his gear without actually putting anything away. Then he greeted the very eager Tippy (she was so eager that she left me a half dollar sized spot of piddle to clean up) and a shocked Elsie, who kept staring at his bushy beard while wagging frantically. Eventually he greeted me. We had dinner and he mumbled a few incoherent statements. Then I remembered that he is…
  • sweetness

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    SB is coming home tonight. I am overjoyed. He has been gone for a month before but it never has hit me - this missing him stuff - like this time. I wonder if it is because of the pups; I have been sharing daily antics with him and wishing that he was here to observe Elsie's ridiculousness or Tippy's desperation. Every morning I scramble to force Tippy to eat her breakfast when she would rather get cuddled, while also trying to keep the ever food motivated Elsie from sneaking in to finish Tippy's meal. Elsie's latest plot is to crouch her upper body while her behind is straight up in the air…
 
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  • Benny Tai Announces Change of Direction

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    The democracy thing is so yesterday, man. The Rev, the Chinese U dude and I are gonna become HK's New Direction
  • ICAC Ask for More Time in Jimmy Lai Probe

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    We've not yet been told what has been planted and where
  • A Chink in the Mail?

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    While that bastion of common sense, fairness and lack of bigotry, the Daily Mail, calls for Malkay Mackay (the man who almost managed for Scottish football what Neville Neville managed for English) to be punished for sending text messages calling his chairman Vincent Tan a 'chink', and taking the mickey out of Jewish agents and black footballers, by being banned from football for a year and being forced to read the Daily Mail, the real question remains unanswered. What gives anyone the right to be reading private and confidential communications from Mackay to a friend, let alone to be…
  • Thomas Kwok Clarifies Comments about Ma Wan Development

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    No, no, what I said was that I was passionately committed to prophets- Noah, Baal, Mammon, the whole Old Testament crowd.
  • Rafael Hui Denies Soliciting the Powerful

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    I'm not here to pray - just waiting for the collection plate to come round
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  • Universal Seafood Dinner

    Anna
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    This 8-course seafood dinner is very attractive in terms of food and price. Only HK$288 (US$36.9) per person.  It's very delicate, well present and of course very yummy.  Now let see how universal it is.Chilled South Africa Abalone Cantonese believe the best way to eat abalone is to eat it as a whole.  6-head is kind of size reference.  I think it means 6 abalones per catty.  Rarely people eat it chilled, but this one is very well done, al dente and delicious.Italian Balsamic JellyfishJellyfish served with black fungi and cucumber, good combination.  Very…
  • Economic Seafood Set

    Anna
    14 Jun 2014 | 12:02 am
    Hong Kong people love seafood.  As a local Hong Kong Cantonese, I'm no exception.  You may think that seafood is expensive.  Well!  In a way it is.  But if you know Hong Kong well enough, you may be able to eat good quality seafood at reasonable prices.Forget about Li Yue Mun, Aberdeen...forget about 5-star restaurants...those are places you pay a lot of money.  In fact there are many mid to small size restaurants within the city of Hong Kong where you pay much less money for fresh seafood.The Economic Seafood Set that I have today is only HK$388 for two.
  • Sichuan Hot Pot Set for 2

    Anna
    22 May 2014 | 7:38 am
    Hot Pot meal is good for people who enjoy spending time around the dining table. It is relaxing and fun, however keeps you busy though in doing the cooking yourself.Over the Easter holidays, I found a Sichuan restaurant with attractive holiday lunch sets.  So after the set lunch, we went to try out the hot pot set.  It was equally good.The booth we had was very spacious and comfortable for two.  There was no real fire.  The hot pot was set on an electric stove.  We were offered a small side table to ensure that our main dining table won't be too messy.As for soup…
  • Classic Hong Kong Cantonese Noodle Snacks

    Anna
    12 May 2014 | 6:31 am
    If you've been in Hong Kong long enough, you may have come across many local Cantonese saying 'let's go do a bowl of wanton noodle'.  In fact, noodle is a very important part of Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine.  You can eat it as an afternoon treat or as a casual light meal.There are many combinations.  Tonight I've opt for a Beef Tendon noodle.  This is quite a bit of a rare choice.  Why?  Chinese believe in 'eat something similar for the best of human benefit'.  Let me make it easier to understand.  If you want to eat something to benefit your brain, eat…
  • Holiday Solo Dim Sum

    Anna
    30 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Today (21/4) is the last day of Easter Holidays.  My family went on a belated Ching Ming grave sweeping, leaving me home alone, because I was suffering from leg pain. Since I couldn't walk much, eating have been the main theme of my holiday activities. Eat well to cheer up a sick person.  Even I'm alone, I still go on a slightly luxury solo dim sum lunch to wrap up my Easter Holidays.Sportful Garden Restaurant is quite a high-end restaurant nearby my home. The food there is not bad at all, but every time they had something to upset me.Today I ordered four of their signature…
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  • Roland Mouret’s Capsule Collection for Banana Republic

    Kenny Wan
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    French designer Roland Mouret was the creative genius that created the galaxy dress which every starlet, socialite and celebrity had to own for its miracle curve ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • The Still Point: A Three Week Line-up of Exhibitions, Performances, and Concerts

    Kenny Wan
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    The Faith and Global Engagement Initiative at HKU and International Arts Movement (Hong Kong Chapter) are organising a series of art programs in Hong Kong from ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • PAULE KA Fall/Winter 2014

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    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Inspired by modern art, PAULE KA’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection is an exhibit of colour changes, textures, harmonies, fluid shapes and movement. For inspiration, creative designer Serge ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • La Mer Intensive Revitalizing Mask – Just 8 Minutes for Youthful Skin

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    31 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The 8 Minute Miracle – With La Mer‘s new facial mask, the Intensive Revitalizing Mask, you just apply, leave it on for 8 minutes, tissue it off ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • The Altuzarra x Target Collection on Net-A-Porter

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    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Launching for Fall/Winter 2014, the Altuzarra x Target collection puts designer Joseph Altuzarra’s sharp focus on tailoring, fit, rich-looking patterns and embroidery techniques in the spotlight. While ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
 
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  • Johnnie Walker Presents The Gentleman’s Wager starring Jude Law

    SC
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The luxury blended Scotch Whisky brand teams up with Jude Law for a cool short film. In a unique campaign for its Blue Label, Johnnie Walker has teamed up with Hollywood for a short six-minute film starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. The film, The Gentleman’s Wager – directed by British director Jake Scott – revolves around the two men and a wager. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and London, the story begins with both Law and Giannini sipping the blended scotch whisky on a fine, hand-crafted boat. Looking out across the ocean, Law suddenly announces…
  • Puma Launches New Line of Ultrasize Watches In Hong Kong

    James
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Puma, proving bigger is sometimes better, style-wise. Metal Black Yellow – HK$950 Sports wear maker Puma has followed up its popular ULTRASIZE men’s watches with a new line aptly titled Ultrasize 2.0. The watches features simple elements, including a racing-inspired left-hand crown, modern hour and minute marks and sleek metal dial cases that are all constructed with maximum visual style. The crown is oversized to match the ULTRASIZE 50mm dial; time marks are elevated off the floor of the dial and feature a stylized ‘3’ at 15:00 and signature leaping PUMA cat logo at 12:00 and…
  • The Nikon D810 DSLR Launched In Hong Kong

    James
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Nikon adds a few more bells and whistles to an already great camera. The D810 gets an upgrade giving the DSLR betting image and video capture abilities. While on the face of things there seems to be little difference to its predecessor, the D810 has quite a few under the hood upgrades, from a new image sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, to better stereo audio recording during video capture. Photo enthusiasts will find that D810 is better equipped to handle taking extremely detailed photos thanks to a an electronic front-curtain shutter, which effectively reduces internal mechanical…
  • LG Launches G3 Phone with Funny Short Film titled The Best Third Wheel in the World

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    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    YouTube Stars feature in the latest campaign for the new LG G3 smartphone. In conjunction with the release of its new smartphone the LG G3, LG has teamed up with YouTube Stars Wong Fu Productions to make a short film that highlights the smartphone’s features. Titled The Best ThirdWheel in the World, it focuses on the life of a third wheel guy set-up in restaurant date scenario where he explains why his role is essential to all dates. There’s also the appearance of a fifth wheel gal, but we won’t spoil it for you. Check out the video below: The video sees the LG G3 pop-up on numerous…
  • Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

    kenny
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative is back for 2014. Launched in 2002, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative is a biennial, philanthropic programme offered by the timepiece brand to ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on from generation to generation across continents and cultures. It has connected some of the most remarkable artists around the globe with big names serving as mentors. This year, seven talented young artists were  given a lifetime opportunity to collaborate with seven of the world’s greatest artists. Each protégé has been selected…
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  • Tsim Sha Tsui Mid-Autumn Thematic Lantern Display – The World in Colours

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    2 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Categories: Chinese Festivals Mid-Autumn Festival To promote Chiresidents and tourists alike, month-longnese ethnic culture among lantern displays with themes are held around the Mid-Autumn... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Harbour City Snoopy Art Exhibition

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    22 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Events Art is derived from life, and life sparkles because we dream! Since the launch of fabled cartoon “Peanuts” in the United States in 1950, the main character... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • LINE Friends at Hysan Place and Lee Theatre Hong Kong

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    30 Apr 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Categories: Hong Kong Events LINE FRIENDS come alive in Hong Kong. HYSAN PLACE and LEE THEATRE proudly present the first and exclusive LINE FRIENDS exhibition 4 Hot Highlights BROWN & CONY MEET... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Chris Patten gets warm welcome by Hongkongers

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    21 Mar 2014 | 9:19 am
    Categories: Hong Kong News 20 March, 2014 – Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten got a warm welcome from hundred of Hongkonger waving Union Jack flags, Hong Kong colonial flag and playing... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Cheung Sha Wan Playground Lunar New Year Fair

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    30 Jan 2014 | 12:02 am
    Categories: Chinese Festivals Chinese New Year The 2014 Cheung Sha Wan Chinese New Year Market held in Cheung Sha Wan Playground which will last for seven days from 25 January 2014 to 31 January... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
 
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  • Coming Up to Hong Kong this September 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Taking place in September 2014 are some very lively and colorful events: Glitzy lanterns and fiery dragons: The The Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations On and around September 8, 2014 A major trade show, the largest in the world of its kind: The Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair - September 3-7, 2014 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival - September 14 - 20, 2014 It's race time! The 2014-15 horse racing season begins at Happy Valley The Halloween celebrations start to pop up throughout the territory, Ocean Park's H14 and Fright Dome open this month, tickets are available now.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival is on September 8, 2014

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Mid-Autumn Festival is right around the corner and the colorful lanterns will start popping up soon by the end of this month. The Tsim Sha Tsui Thematic Lantern Exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza starts in two weeks on August 28, 2014. The displays will be lit Thursdays through Sundays from August 28 until October 5, 2014. This year's theme is "The World in Colours" Don't miss it!
  • Coming Up to Hong Kong this August 2014

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Here are the top Hong Kong Festivals and events for August 2014. This month features the Hong Kong Food Expo and another colorful festival, the Hungry Ghost Festival or Yue Lan with a number of traditional performances and events throughout Hong Kong.
  • Registration Open for the 2014 Hong Kong Triathlon Asian Cup

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Hong Kong's signature International Triathlon is returning this 25 & 26 October 2014. The Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is getting a shake-up. 2014 will see some changes in the course as well as a new event organiser. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to this premier event where recreational triathletes can rub shoulders with age-groupers and professionals. Challenge yourself with a distance that suits you and afterwards enjoy mingling with spectators and other athletes in the festival grounds. So get your goggles and trainers out, start your preparation and we will see you on…
  • How to Eat Dim Sum

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    How to Eat Dim Sum: you need lots of friends and a big appetite, here's a picture guide and tips on enjoying Hong Kong's tea and dumpling tradition.
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