Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014   

Beaches closed after gooey spill
All four fine screens that sieve out sediments at the Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works in Tuen Mun broke down, discharging 95,000 cubic meters of household sewage that prompted closure of 14 beaches.

Six in new bid for URA site
The Urban Renewal Authority's Kwun Tong redevelopment project received six tenders, including Henderson Land Development (0012), Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016), Wheelock (0020) and Great Eagle (0041), which bid for the second time after the tender failed last month.

Sorry, too late
Hong Kong and mainland jet-setters trying to cash in on Cathay Pacific's celebratory fanfares to several destinations crashed the airline's website yesterday morning.

Beijing spells it out on 2017
Those aiming to run in the 2017 chief executive race will need the support of at least half of the members of the nominating committee to go forward as candidates, according to Beijing's draft framework on the SAR's political reform.

Angry Fan warns on confrontation
Confrontational politics do not work, a sad and angry National People's Congress Standing Committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said.

NPC stalwarts to explain final word on reform
Li Fei, the National People's Congress Standing Committee deputy secretary general, arrives in Hong Kong on Monday to explain the committee's decision on reform.

MTR acts but dog row stays on boil
The MTR Corp has set up new plans and procedures for staff to deal with animals found on the tracks, the management said yesterday.

Chan case judge told to explain acquittals
The Court of Appeal accepted a request from the Department of Justice yesterday demanding the District Court respond to prosecution doubts over the two acquittals of former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan and his right-hand man.

Psychotic disorder defense for teen
The Yuen Long teenager accused of murdering his parents was suffering from a brief psychotic disorder at the time of the gory killing, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

Union hits out at dog apology
MTR operations director Jacob Kam Chak-pui should not have apologized for the killing of a stray dog on the tracks before the investigation is completed, the staff union says.

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