Two elderly victims injured by wild boar at Hong Kong public housing estate

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily

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    Two elderly people were sent to hospital after being bitten by a wild boar at a public housing estate in Hong Kong on Wednesday. 

    A 65-year-old woman, who works as a security guard at Fu Shan Estate, was attacked shortly before 7am as she was on her way to the public toilet off Fung Shing Street in the Diamond Hill area. Police said she was bitten on the left elbow and right leg. “It was as big as a human being. I was rammed and fell to the floor,” the victim said, adding that the animal had tusks. The pig also ran about 100 metres to attack a 75-year-old man who was doing his morning exercises at a basketball court nearby. 

    Wong Tai Sin district councillor Wu Chi-wai, who witnessed the incident, said the victim raised his walking stick as the animal ran towards him. “The elderly man was rammed by the wild pig and fell to the floor before being bitten,” Wu said, adding that the animal ran off when he approached and was last seen running up a hill at Fung Shing Street. The male victim was treated at United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, while the security guard was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

    A police spokeswoman said officers searched the area but were not able to find the pig. n July, the University of Hong Kong issued a warning to students and staff to watch out for wild boars following two attacks by the animals near the campus.

    Over the past five years, there have been nine cases in which people were injured by wild pigs, according to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. In most of the incidents, the animals were provoked or chased.

    The latest attack happened less than 24 hours after three wild pigs measuring between 80cm and 100cm were spotted wandering around Causeway Bay at about 1pm on Tuesday. The trio were later caught after being shot with a tranquilliser gun on Cloud View Road, North Point. They were released back into the wild on Tuesday evening. Wild pigs were also spotted in the same neighbourhood on Monday, though it was unclear whether they were the same animals caught on Tuesday. Three were seen outside Fly Dragon Terrace on Tin Hau Temple Road, also in Causeway Bay, at about 7am, but they made off before police arrived.

    Sightings of a single boar were reported near Belilios Public House on the same street at 12.20pm and 6.20pm on Monday. The creatures, which can weigh up to 200kg, are common in Hong Kong, especially in the countryside. But they are secretive and wary of human contact, and can become aggressive if provoked or threatened.

    In 2013 the AFCD received 294 complaints about wild pigs across the city. Two years later that number jumped to 518, and there were 738 reports last year. The first half of this year saw 380 reports. The department said removing food sources was the most effective way to keep boars away from residential areas and public facilities. It warned against attempts to feed them. The department launched the pilot scheme for a “capture, contraception, relocation and release programme” at the end of last year.


    Dilraba Dilmurat, Angelababy and Yang Mi in the cast for “Triumph in the Skies 2020” ?

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    TVB is launching its third season of “Triumph in the Skies 2020" at the of the year. There have been lots of speculations regarding who will be the leading actors and actresses. Rumour has it that mainland actresses Dilraba Dilmurat, Angelababy and Yang Mi maybe in the cast alongside Francis Ng. It is still uncertain whether "Cool devil" Julian Cheung and Myolie Wu will be included in the cast. There was another that  William Chan may appear in the drama, but according to source, he has not been in contact with TVB yet.

    According to Felix Ho, Assistant General Manager of TVB, “Triumph in the Skies 2020" will be mainly set in China with cast members from China and Hong Kong. TVB has been trying to invite Dilraba Dilmurat,  Angelababy and Yang Mi to be in the cast. If the rumour is true, then who will be the actresses from the Hong Kong side ? Will it be Myolie Wu, Fala Chen and Flora Chan ? It is now quite impossible for TVB to get the original cast for “Triumph in the Skies 2020", and if the storyline has mainland as its background, will that attract enough Hong Kong audiences? 


    Woman, 97, escapes unscathed after driving into HK$1.78 million Maserati then hitting Marriott Hotel wall

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    A 97-year-old motorist was lucky to escape unscathed after her car hit a stationary Maserati before slamming into a wall at the Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong.

    The incident took place at the hotel’s main entrance off Justice Drive in Admiralty shortly before 7pm on Thursday. The Post understands that the driver, Frances Joan Leong, was trying to park her silver Honda outside the hotel. No one was in the Maserati, which was also parked there. Leong was trapped inside her vehicle and needed help from emergency personnel to get out. “No obvious injuries were found on the woman, and she did not require hospital treatment,” a police spokesman said. The front and body of the Honda were damaged. The rear of the black Maserati, which had been bought for HK$1.78 million in 2016, was dented. The spokesman said Leong passed a breathalyser test. No one was arrested.

    According to the Transport Department, three motor vehicle drivers aged 85 or above were involved in traffic accidents in 2017. There were four in 2016 and six in 2015. In Hong Kong, drivers aged 70 or above are required to submit a medical examination report from a doctor for their first renewal of a driving licence, which will be valid for one year or three years.


    Woman who lied about law qualifications gets nine months in jail

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    Source: Coconuts UK/Appledaily

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    A woman’s lawyerly ambitions ended with a seat in wrong section of the courtroom yesterday as, sitting in the defendant’s chair, she was sentenced to nine months in jail for forging her qualifications to enter law school and get a job in the profession.

    Earlier this month, Cheung Ka-ling — who is also known as Florence Cheung Ka-hei — admitted to altering her GPA and university transcript in order to get into a postgraduate law programme at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She later bought a fake HKU certificate online after she failed to pass the exams needed to gain the postgraduate qualification.

    The 29-year-old worked briefly at an intern lawyer at a Hong Kong law firm, but was found out after she filed an application to be a trainee solicitor. 

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    : using a false instrument, using a copy of a false instrument, obtaining services by deception, obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception, and making a false statutory declaration. In a mitigating statement at the District Court yesterday afternoon, the defense lawyer urged the judge to consider handing down a social service order instead of jail time, adding that Cheung was young and that the probation officer’s report was positive. But according to HK01, judge Amanda Jane Woodcock was not swayed, saying that 

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    , not a teenager who doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong.

    Handing down the sentence, the judge acknowledged that Cheung’s father suffered from depression before she was born and had not worked for many years, meaning she became the main breadwinner after her mother retired. Local media previously reported that Cheung worked as a financial consultant at an investment company and earned HK$38,000 (US$4,900) Woodcock added that Cheung did have good grades in her studies and that she set out sincerely to pursue a job as a lawyer to please her parents. However, she said that Cheung started suffering from depression during her law studies and, after encountering some difficulties, was unable to accept the reality that she couldn’t become a lawyer, she added.

    Apple Daily reported that in her remarks, Woodcock said around 460 people compete for 80 places at HKU’s PCCL postgraduate law programme, and that 

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    , and that she could have put a law firm at risk. She went on to say that a social service order was not sufficient enough to reflect the seriousness of the case, therefore a prison sentence was appropriate. Woodcock said she would give Cheung a reduced sentence after acknowledging that the defendant pleaded guilty. She said that the defendant would require psychiatric treatment while in jail given that Cheung suffered from depression while studying law.


    Man catches dog walker smearing poop on his car

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    Source: Coconuts HK/Appledaily

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    Police were called in to settle a dispute between a car owner and a dog walker after the latter was caught smearing his pet’s poop onto former’s car window.

    According to Apple Daily — who published video of the encounter last night, the 47-year-old car owner surnamed Lee started parking his car outside Lok Kwan Park in Tai Kok Tsui last year, but 

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    . Lee thought nothing of it until last week when dog poop appeared on his windscreen for three consecutive days. After deducing that the crime must have been committed between 9pm to 12am on Thursday evening, Lee decided to park his car in his usual spot and keep watch.

    At 10pm, Lee saw a man with a white shirt and a dog take his pet to a pet litter box outside the park, let the dog do its business, picked up the poop with a newspaper and smeared it on Lee’s car. Why the dog walker didn’t just throw it in the bin right next to the litter box or is a mystery, but it was at this point that Lee emerged to confront the man, saying the act violated his rights as a private car owner and, not to mention, was just a dick thing to do.

    The dog owner, a 37-year-old man surnamed Wai, reportedly claimed to be a fitness instructor and began to provoke Lee, resulting in Lee to call the police. He did not give a reason for why he smeared he dog poop on Lee’s car. Police arrived at the scene and managed to get Wai to pay HK$300 (US$38) in car wash fees, and classified the case as a “dispute.”


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