Chow Yun-fat spotted clearing fallen trees after Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc in Hong Kong

    By sh33pymd,

    Source: Coconuts HK



    While Chow Yun-fat may be famous for being a great actor, the A-lister is also reputed to be very friendly and down to earth. Earlier today, the Hong Kong actor lived up to his reputation as an all-around good dude after he was seen clearing debris which had blown onto the roads of Kowloon during Severe Typhoon Hato.

    At around 2pm this afternoon, a netizen posted snaps of himself with Chow Yun-fat on Waterloo Road in Kowloon to Instagram. In the caption of the now-deleted photos, the fan said he bumped into “Brother Fat” (as Chow is affectionately known to Cantonese speakers) picking up fallen branches and twigs which had been blown onto the road by the hurricane.

    Chow later told 

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     that he was driving home when he saw Typhoon Harto’s trail of destruction. “There were these fallen trees blocking the road. I got out of the car and picked them up so that people could use the roads again,” he said.

    The Observatory issued Typhoon Signal No. 10 today for the first time since 2012. The warning signal has since been downgraded three times — to No. 8 at 2:10pm, No. 3 at 5:10pm, and No. 1 at 6:20pm.  As of 3:30pm, the government has received 466 reports of fallen trees.

    500 Andy Lau's fans braved the typhoon to support the premiere of 'The Adventurers'

    By sh33pymd,

    Source: Ming Pao/Youtube

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    Andy Lau, Stephen Fung and wife Shu Qi attended the premiere of 'The Adventurers' last night.  Andy thanked his fans for their support. Earlier, he promised them he would come out to see the fans every day if he needs to. He has kept his promise to attend the event despite typhoon Hato. He left a message on social media with his song "The days we spent together" to say that he would move forward with them, and asked the fans to be safe. He wrote " Now that the promotion of "The Adventurer" has finally come to an end, seeing you all and you can also see me is my greatest goal in this event. Therefore, with 10 thousand hearts, we can set foot again on the days we walked together. Typhoon Hato is with us today, please take care of yourself and be safe. I will see you all on my next birthday gethering, and let's be crazy again".

    Chapman To has stomach bleeding from drinking too much

    By sh33pymd,

    Source: ASian E-News portal/Ming Pao



    Chapman To has been admitted to hospital due to too much drinking and it causes stomach bleeding as a result. Fortunately, nothing serious happens and he is already discharged from the hospital. His wife, Kristal Tin, while attending a promotion event for " A General, A Scholar, A Eunuch" told reporter "It is best not to drink too much. I feel elated that the doctor forbids him to drink for 2 weeks and I hope he will drink less from now ". (Persuade him to stop drinking?) He loves drinking and has lots of wine collection. I cannot stop him completely but only hope that he will drink less. (Keep a tight eye on him since you are having a long vacation?) Nope. If not, I will be more busy than working. Perhaps I will install webcam to monitor him."

    Evacuation from Tai O village as streets turned to rivers after Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong

    By sh33pymd,

    Source: SCMP/Appledaily





    Residents of Tai O have been evacuated from the rural fishing village on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island as Typhoon Hato brought severe flooding.

    According to forecasts by the Hong Kong Observatory, at around noon on Wednesday the sea level at the village on the western coast of Lantau was set to reach a level 3.9 metres above normal. Flooding could be “waist deep” in low-lying areas of the village. A flood alert system for Tai O residents and an emergency coordination centre at the village’s rural committee office were activated. Residents were desperately trying to stop water entering their homes as the tide rose.

    Tai O Market Street, often filled with tourists, was turned into a shallow river. Traffic cones, bags of rubbish and debris were seen floating along it. “The flooding intensified within just half an hour between 10am and 10.30am,” resident Eddie Tse said. “It’s getting worse. The wind is so strong I can’t even leave my home to observe the scene.” A few other streets in Tai O were also flooded and turned into streams. Part of the Sun Ki Bridge, a major crossing in the town, was submerged.

    Officers from the police, Fire Services Department and Civil Aid Service were deployed to assist affected residents moving to temporary shelters or other safe locations. Shelters at the rural committee office, an office of the Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association at Lung Tin Shopping Centre and the Lung Tin Transit Centre were opened for residents in need. Tai O has been prone to flooding during storms due to its low-lying location. In 2009, the government established an emergency response plan in case of serious flooding.

    Two women jailed for illegal abortions in Lam Tin public flat

    By sh33pymd,

    Source: ejinsight/Appledaily


    The two women received jail sentences of 10 to 17 months for conducting illegal abortions at a flat at Kwong Tin Estate in Lam Tin. Photo: Google Maps

    Two women were jailed for 10 to 17 months on Monday for conducting illegal abortions at a Lam Tin public housing unit, Apple Daily reports. Li Shuk-fan, 75, and Lo Wun-yi, 65, had pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to use an instrument with intent to procure a miscarriage.

    The High Court heard that in September 2014, an undercover policewoman pretending to be pregnant went to Lo’s home, a 300 square foot flat at Kwong Tin Estate in Lam Tin, seeking an abortion. The next day she was taken to another flat in the same estatewhere she was asked to lie down on a table made of wooden boards while the instruments to be used for the procedure were sterilized with hot water in a pressure cooker, reported. Then Lo introduced the police officer to a “Dr. Li”, a registered Chinese medicine practitioner, who told her that the entire operation would only take two minutes. “Dr. Li” claimed she had been a gynaecologist from the mainland with over 30 years of experience in “induced miscarriage”. But it turned out that she had actually worked in a Mong Kok clinic as a cashier and cleaner until it closed in 1994, and has been unemployed ever since.

    Li admitted to receiving HK$2,500 cash per surgery and admitted that she has been receiving old age living allowance. The two suspects were arrested after the undercover policewoman alerted fellow officers waiting outside the unit. Police officers noted that the so-called surgery table was actually two file cabinets joined together with some wooden boards and a plastic mat. There were many tools laid out around the table. After being arrested, Lo said she “was only after the HK$500 referral fee” from Li, who in turn would be paid HK$5,000.

    Lo has worked with Li three or four times, referring potential clients and helping in the abortion procedures. Li confessed to working with Lo only after moving into her current flat in 2012. She said she had picked up all her tools from the medical clinic where she used to work, and sterilized them with hot water before surgeries. Li’s lawyer said Li had worked as a midwife in the mainland, and therefore has enough medical knowledge and experience to perform the surgeries.

    However, the judge reprimanded her for abusing her medical knowledge, adding that she should have known the risks of performing a surgery in such poor conditions. According to expert witnesses presented by the prosecution,the poor hygiene at the improvised clinic, along with its crude setup, can be potentially dangerous if the patient has an infection.

    The judge said he understands that the two have gone through a lot of hardships in life, especially Li who had fled to Hong Kong after the Cultural Revolution. But the two have ignored the potential dangers to the patients and pursued their illegal trade for the sake of earning money, the judge said. Li, being the one who had performed the abortions, has been sentenced to a longer jail time.

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