Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, May 28, 2015   




Python washed out of tree by firemen
Firefighters were called in yesterday to remove a three-meter-long Burmese python from a tree in Ap Lei Chau Estate.

Vegetable prices soar as rains spoil crops
Vegetable prices began to soar yesterday following widespread crop damage from heavy rainstorms.

HKU students plan separate June 4 vigil
Hong Kong University Students' Union has decided to hold its own June 4 vigil which will, for the first time in 26 years, mourn the deceased without promoting democracy in China.

Being original and its implications
It's that time of the year when caps and gowns and proud parents make the rounds on social media. It is hard to believe it has been a year since I graduated. I was so excited to get out of school and do everything I wanted to do without having to weave my way around my class schedule.

`Other means' mooted in setting power costs
The annual rate of return for the territory's two power companies could fall to between 6 and 8 percent, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing told the Legislative Council.

14 pan-dems set to attend reform talks
Fourteen pan-democratic lawmakers, led by the Civic Party's Alan Leong Kah-kit, will attend a meeting on political reform in Shenzhen with top Beijing officials on Sunday.

Cabin crews get lift with deal on bad passengers
Cathay Pacific flight attendants have won a minor victory after management agreed to reinstate a legal protection clause.

Nursing home faces more abuse claims
Allegations of more malpractices were leveled yesterday against a home for the elderly in Tai Po as Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin- chung vowed to look into the issue.

Tough lessons for sexual minorities
More than half of freshly graduated teachers are prejudiced against sexual minorities, a survey by the Hong Kong Institute of Education has found.

Hard work pays off on scratch-resistant glass
Hong Kong Baptist University has developed an ultra-hard, scratch resistant, micron-thin film that is ideal for use on touchscreen devices.



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