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Restaurant Association distributes coupons valued in 1 hundred million to stimulate slow season
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Starting yesterday, Steak Expert launched a 3 dollars lunch box contributing to society.
In order to increase consumer spending, more than 400 restaurants members of Restaurants Association will launch a second wave of incentive next month. They will distribute coupons valued a total of hundred million to the public hoping customers are still attracted to the catering industry in the slow season after the Lunar New Year.
Restaurants Association President Wong Ka-Wor said yesterday that the one dollar discount earlier made a great impact. After customers used the one dollar to purchase specific food, they also ate other food. Due to the discount promotion publicity stunt, many customers came back to eat more. He disclosed that Restaurants Association had implemented to distribute coupons valued at one hundred billion to the general public, "We are going to print 120,000 booklets of coupons, each equipped with different restaurant coupons which worth at least 20 bucks". Coupons are expected to be distributed in participating businesses in Lunar New Year holidays, and the public can enjoy the promotion with the coupons available in February to the end of March at participating restaurants. Now, there're dozens of businesses that join this project, which are a total of hundreds restaurants. Association hopes to be able to stimulate people's spending desire after the Lunar New Year.
In addition, Steak Expert's Tsim Sha Tsui branch will distribute a nominal fee of two to three dollars of rice boxes for 12 consecutive days, selling 300 boxes daily. A 77-years-old woman, old lady Chan said she takes public transportation coming from Lam Tin to buy rice boxes, "Fruit money (Normal Old Age Allowance=social security) is only enough to pay rent and utilities, usually I'm frugal in living". Old lady Chan is very much in favor of a restaurant to help the disadvantaged.
Lee Tak-Lun, founder of Steak Expert said restaurant business falls 10 percent after financial crisis, and evening business suffers the greatest impact. He said, Tsim Sha Tsui branch will implement the promotion to 12 days until this month's 25th, and he does not rule out to provide this discount to other disadvantaged in stores in other areas.
Bit another for an elevator
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woman shows blood red teeth mark on right hand
A human biting incident occurred in Lam Hong Pak Court due to a dispute. 4 Mainland Chinese men and women dragging their luggages taking elevator while a pair of couple entering into the elevator at the same time said the 4 blocked their way. Both sides were unwilling to concede, in chaos, one mainland Chinese guy was bitten on fingers, so he returned "a tooth for a tooth" biting the other back. 2 persons were sent to hospital. Police arrested the Mainland Chinese guy and a Hong Kong couple.
Mainland man arrested had last name Wu (48 years old), reporting his finger on left hand was bitten; involved in the case are local couples, man's surname was Ko (67 years old), woman's surname was Leung (65 years old), to which Leung reported her finger on right hand was bitten, and she showed reporters a blood red teeth mark. The trio were charged with the same crime of fighting in public place, were brought back to the police station for inquiries.
The scene happened at Hong Pak Court in Lam Tin on fifth floor parking lot. There were three elevators for loading and unloading passengers. On 10:40am yesterday, 3 women and one man from Hubei dragging their luggages visiting the above site. The Ko couple were also waiting for the elevator. The doors of the middle elevator first opened, and both sides fought to get in colliding into each and a quarrel started. The dragging luggage group was led by the only man, Wu, into dispute, during which Leung from the Ko couple was suspected to have been pushed and shoved, after which the two sides broke into scrimmage. One person was accused of biting another first, Wu also bit the Hong Kong woman back, so the three started fighting, to which neighbors observing this called the police. Police arrived at the scene soon after for mediation, three people reported injury and admitted to hospital. Ultimately, all got involved with arrest and possible a lawsuit.
Husband layout a plan to kill his wife for calling him impotent
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Back alley homicide culprit was the deceased husband
In April last year, a family tragedy occurred in Tsuen Wan on Sha Tsui Road. A Transport worker from Mainland China had allegedly killed his wife with a hammer in a back street alley because his wife complained he was sexually incompetent; after he killed her, he created illusion, calling the police claiming that his wife was attacked by thief in a robbery. However, under investigation by police, they found that the murder weapon, hammer was purchased by the transport worker before the crime. So, police arrested the transport worker and the transport worker admitted under caution he was triggered by his wife and killed her. Yesterday, the case was on trial in the High Court, to which the defendant denied murder but admitted manslaughter, but it was not accepted by the prosecution. The prosecution then summoned witnesses to give evidence.
The defendant, To Yin-chuang (age 39), was a transport worker at the time of the crime who came to Hong Kong in March last year. Yesterday in High Court, he denied the murder of his wife Lu Yuk-Kuen (age 40) in alley of Public Security Building in Tsuen Wan Sha Tsui Road on April 24 last year. According to the prosecution opening remarks, the defendant and wife came from Mainland China and together had a 12-years-old son. The wife came to Hong Kong in 2002, and the defendant came to Hong Kong with his son in March last year. The family of three also rented a flat in the vicinity of the crime on 20 Tak Wah Street in Tsuen Wan in April 6th the same year.
On the day of the incident, someone heard a man and a woman in a quarrel with the man in a louder voice, and the woman's voice was not as loud. Also, the majority of the time, the man spoke more, and heard less of the woman’s voice. After a few minutes of silence, a sound of quarrel appeared again, and then a woman’s voice "Oh" twice, then silence again. The prosecution said the man and the woman at that time were defendant and the deceased, his wife; police at reporting center received a call from the defendant at 10:00pm that the defendant reporting his wife was robbed and injured, but he could not give a precise location, at the same time, another man working in a restaurant called the police saying the deceased lying in the place of the incident who seemed to be robbed. Police arrived at the scene found the deceased lying in a pool of blood, the defendant and his son standing beside her, and the defendant was shaking the deceased. The defendant later said that he heard the deceased crying for help at home, so he came with his son to the scene. Ambulance staff confirmed that the deceased had died at the scene and found her was pounded in the head at least a dozen times by a hammer, and there were fractures to the skull and brains overflow. Further inquiries revealed that a murder weapon was a 2-pounds-hammer that the defendant bought two weeks before, so the police arrested the defendant on May 1.
The prosecution revealed that under police caution, the defendant finally admitted to bashing his wife to death with a hammer. Defendant said his wife constantly yelled at him, and accused him of "useless" because he was impotent and could not satisfy his wife’s need in sex. At the time of the crime, the deceased wanted the defendant to accompany her to buy fruit, but the defendant was initially reluctant to go, yet eventually he accompanied his wife to buy. On the way, the deceased continued to blame and yell at him, and the defendant retreated home because he found he had no identity card, at which he later became angry and took the hammer from home putting it in the pocket of his trousers. When they walked to the back alley, the deceased continued to blame and yell at him, so he took out the hammer to attack his wife until she lay down on the ground. The prosecution believed that the defendant did not commit the crime out of anger. It was premeditated because he first returned home to take the hammer and then attacked his wife, obviously there was a certain degree of premeditation to kill the deceased leading her to be seriously injured, thus it was obviously a murder.
The prosecution also summoned the restaurant staff calling the police officers about the crime, and the tenant who heard a man and a woman in quarrel to give evidence. Ng Shek-Chuong was working as a restaurant manager in a restaurant of near vicinity in Tsuen Wan Sha Tsui Road. He said at about 10 o'clock that evening, a restaurant worker told him that someone in the back alley told her to call the police when she was smoking in the back alley. So, Ng went to the back alley to look. When he was prepared to enter the back alley, the defendant rushed out in agitation that his wife was robbed and bleeding massively, asking him to call the police. When Ng seeing defendant holding a cell phone, Ng asked why defendant hadn’t call the police, and defendant did not respond. Ng then asked him to go back and look at his wife, and called the police for the defendant.
The tenant Ng Ka-Kueng living in the place of the incident on the ninth floor upstairs said that about 9:30 p.m., he heard a man and a woman in quarrel. They were very loud, as if they used a speaker. Because they spoke in dialects, Ng Ka-Kueng did not understand the contents of the dialogue. Ng Ka-Kueng said the man spoke first, while the male voice’s was louder, and the woman's voice was softer, and the man spoke majority of the time while the woman’s voice was less. After a few minutes of silence, the two had another quarrel noise, and then he heard a loud and faint “oh” of a female voice, then there was no sound. Ng Ka-Kueng said he only found out a murder took place after he read the newspapers, and contacted the police three days later.
Cheung Chun-ho, defendant and owner of a furniture company said he recruited transport employees on newspaper in March last year, after which the deceased contacted him applying for the defendant. The defendant started to work in late March. Cheung said the defendant seldom talked about his family, and never complained to him about the deceased. The defendant also rarely mentioned about his story in Mainland China. Cheung added that the defendant accompanied him to a hardware store on April 8, and the defendant said he had to buy a hammer because had just moved to another home, saying that he needed to hang some things.
According to the police officer, Wong Bo-Man who arrived first at the scene first, he first saw the defendant and his son beside the deceased, and the defendant squatting next to the deceased; Wong asked what was happening, and the defendant appeared emotional and agitated shaking the deceased constantly. The defendant said he had no idea of what had happened, but the son heard his mother’s scream, so they went to the scene to check things out. The defendant then stood up and pick up the hammer beside the deceased. Wong believed the hammer was a murder weapon so he requested the defendant to lay down the hammer. Immediately to the scene was police officer Tse Man-Yong, he said that he saw defendant wearing a cap with his son, and the defendant had blood on both hands. The defendant said he had no cell phone on him so he went home first to get a cell phone. Then, the defendant suddenly became agitated, shouting "wife, wife" and wanted to run toward the deceased. Defendant took away a cellphone by the deceased claiming it was his and Tse observed the phone had been stained with blood.
Husband was convicted on murder charge, sentenced to life
Samaritan Junk buyer looted by thieves
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Junk buyer falling into the trap of male and female thief
A Second-hand electrical appliances "junk buyer" encounters a twenty-years-old woman asking for direction, so he promised to bring her to destination at the same time. After walking 50 meters, a man stopped the junk buyer with a knife robbing him, and ties junk buyer up in a public bathroom. The junk buyer's 8000 dollars cash, five second-hand mobile phones and a DVD player are all taken away.
Man who robbed is Chan × Fei (41 years old), and his hands are hurt when he struggle to be, after which he refuses to be sent to the hospital. Of the wanted male and female thieves, the woman is about twenty years old, about 1.73 meters high, wearing a black sweater at the time with a pink waist bag. The man holding eight-inch long knife is more than 30 years old, 1.74 meters high, wearing a green jacket, jeans and brown dye hair.
The robbery happened in Yuen Long Tai at Shu Ha Road East near the village of Martin Pok. Yesterday in the afternoon at 12:46pm, a "junk buyer" collects 2nd hand electrical appliances at the site when a woman approaches him saying she doesn't know how to get to her relatives second-hand electrical appliances store. "Junk buyer" doesn't think he's being deceived, so he agrees to lead the way. Therefore, he carries the items he just collects with him on the road, including five second-hand mobile phones, and a DVD player.
When the two walk about 50 meters away outside of a public bathroom, a man armed with a knife jumps out from the dark corner kidnapping him by neck into the public bathroom. The man pushes the junk buyer into one toilet cubicle for disability using a rope to tie junk buyer up to the toilet handrail for use by the disabled. The man then ransacks the junk buyer's body, taking 8000 dollars in cash, five second-hand mobile phones and a DVD player. After the perpetrators flee for a certain period of time, the junk buyer breaks free to call the police.
Premature babies need 400,000 for medical expense, poor dad is willing keep their lives by adoption
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Faced with piles of medical bills, Gou Kueng-Ming and his wife do not know how to continue their path.
Originally thought three generations under one roof can have Happy lunar New year together, but they are now stressed trying to collect several hundred thousand dollars of medical expense for the triplets, Gou Kueng-Ming's parents (left two) and in-laws were sad.
Gou Kueng-Ming (left front) and colleagues lend a helping hand despite recession hoping to help the triplets out of predicament.
The attending doctor said the babies might need to be hospitalized for two months in medical treatment before they can be discharged, medical expense is up to 300000 to 400,000 dollars.
Two months premature, weighing only one kilogram, triplets is still in Shenzhen Women and Children Hospital for isolation and treatment.
An employee working in Shenzhen of a Hong Kong company has triplets with his wife. But when they are full of joy to prepare for a new life, the three small babies have to be delivered two months earlier and on Monday (the 5th) the babies are born. Three premature babies have premature lung development problem. Since birth, they have been hospitalized in the intensive care unit. In addition to more worries, medical expense is as high as hundred of thousand dollars RMB that they can not afford to pay, to which three small babies are at risk of having a halt on treatment and medicine. The couple are waiting for good-hearted people for relief, "I hope compassionate people can help us, even if it is adoption. We only hope that the three babies can recover and be discharged from hospital as soon as possible".
Parents of premature triplets are 28-years-old Gou Kueng-ming and Lau Shau-ming. Gou comes from the earthquake-stricken area Sichuan province BaZhong County. In 2004, Gou went to Shenzhen to work and two years later he met Lau whose a teacher in a private school, to which soon enough they moved in together. Gou works in a Hong Kong financial company as a salesman with a monthly income of three thousand to four thousand RMB, together with his wife's 2000 dollars monthly income, the two live a worry-free life. To the middle of last year, Lau was found pregnant, and they married in August last year. After a medical examination, it was confirmed Lau to have triplets, and the estimated date was March this year. While the two turned happy, they worried they could not raise three children. However, both are still active in the making preparation for the 3 babies, and moved to father-in-law's home for temporary accommodation to save rent. Last month, Lau suddenly leaked amniotic fluid, and after a hospital examination, the doctor asked her to stay in hospital to keep the babies. But Lau's body was weak, after staying in the hospital for 20 days, the doctor finally delivered the babies by Cesarean section on last Monday. The premature female triplets weighted only about one kilogram each (2.2 pounds). Due to inadequate development of lung function and severe malnutrition, the three triplets were rushed to an intensive care unit for treatment. The attending doctor said the triplets are at risk of suffocation and death at any time, if progress is satisfactory, they have to be hospitalized for at least a month or two before discharge.
"We have yet to hold our babies since they are born, we can only see them through the ward's closed-circuit television", Gou Kueng-ming says that the family is very worried about his daughters' situation, and his wife is in tears daily who speaks to him incessantly, "I want to see my daughters, want to hold them". Gou says doctors fear that Lau will be suffering from postpartum depression, so they have not told her of the triplets' actual health condition.
Facing a 300 thousand to 400 thousand medical expense they absolutely can not afford, Gou Kueng-Ming helplessly says that his family comes from the rural areas, so they simply can not afford to pay such a huge medical expense. After his colleagues informed of the incident, they take the initiative to launch a fund raising, but the money collected for purposes of medical expenses is only a drop in a bucket. He discloses that the three baby girls have spent 100,000 dollars since they are born, and expense all come from the family borrowing money from others. Gou Kueng-Ming fears that if they can not afford to pay medical expenses, the three babies are at risk of medicine withdrawal at any time, "I hope there are good and kind people who can save our children. If someone wants to adopt, as long as they can save them, we are willing to let them adopt, but we hope that we are have one daughter left behind for us to raise."
Having said that, Gou still shows that he cannot give up his daughters, "If we can, of course we hope that we can keep all three watching them grow up healthily", he wants the daughters to rehabilitate more so that a family together can have a happy New Year.