A 47-year-old security guard turned himself in about nine hours after his botched attempt to rob a jewelry store in Kwun Tong as he was unable to smash through the glass display case with a hammer. According to security camera footage, the would-be robber repeatedly smashed in vain at the glass display with a hammer. The incident occurred at around 1.38 pm at the jewelry store on Mut Wah Street. Police soon identified the would-be robber as his ID documents were in the backpack left behind at the crime scene. Also read: Would-be robber flees empty-handed after botched smash-and-grab at Kwun Tong jewelry store
May 13, 2023 17:05 UTC
One of three men fishing in mainland waters drowned on Saturday morning. His body was soon retrieved by the other two and was rushed to a beach in Sai Kung. They immediately sought help from the lifeguard at the beach, who attempted to resuscitate the drowning man and filed a police report. The drowning man was sent to Tseung Kwan O Hospital but was eventually pronounced dead, while the other two mainland men were taken away by police for investigation. According to the lifeguard, the drowning man was in a diving suit at the time.
May 13, 2023 15:04 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk has chosen top ad executive Linda Yaccarino to take the day-to-day reins of Twitter as he fights to reverse the tide at the struggling platform he bought for $44 billion last year. As a leading member of the US media establishment, Yaccarino's hiring blindsided that audience, with her senior role at the World Economic Forum especially singled out for vitriol. 'Hands full'According to NBCUniversal's website, Yaccarino led a team of 2,000 people there and "reengineered the advertising business for the 21st century." With Yaccarino's hiring, he is belatedly fulfilling the promise he made to honor the results of a Twitter poll he posted in December. Wall Street had grown frustrated that Twitter was luring Musk away from his other businesses, and share prices in Tesla rose on news he had found a CEO.
May 13, 2023 13:38 UTC
A woman was arrested for animal abuse after her white cat fell from height and hit a Benz before it rebounded onto the ground. The incident occurred around 9.53 am today (Sat) when the Mercedes Benz was passing by Hennessy Road in Wan Chai. Cops were later called to the scene and covered the white cat’s body in a cardboard box and a black plastic bag. I hope the cat wasn’t thrown off the building from above because of an argument,” he said. He also added that the owner is responsible for taking care of the cat and ensuring it can’t just jump out of the window.
May 13, 2023 12:04 UTC
Abundant watersStrike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink. As the people camped in the dusty, barren desert, we read this alarming line: “There was no water for the people to drink” (Exodus 17:1). Their God provided abundant water. Whatever your need, whatever your lack, may you find hope and refreshment in His abundant waters. How can you look for and trust in God’s abundant waters?
May 13, 2023 03:58 UTC
A 33-year-old man was hospitalized after he was stung by a bee in Tai Wai on Friday afternoon, marking the second bee sting incident seen by the city in one day. The incident occurred at about 2 pm as the worker named Chan was doing maintenance work at a slope site near the Fu Shan Public Mortuary. Chan fell unconscious after the bee stung him on the left hand. This second incident involving bees came as a 64-year-old staffer from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department died after he was stung by a bee. Also read: AFCD staffer dies after bee sting while on duty at Chi Ma Wan Country Trail
May 13, 2023 02:14 UTC
Kwai Tsing police officers issued 845 fixed penalty tickets and 23 court summons in a two-day operation targeting traffic offenses that ended on Thursday. According to the force, jaywalkers or those who commit other serious pedestrian offenses could see themselves issued court summons. Violations in the crosshairs include crossing the road during a red light, crossing the road within 15 meters of a pedestrian crossing but not using it, as well as climbing over curbside fences or traversing through median strips. Police said during the operation to combat traffic violations, officers handed out a total of 845 fixed penalty tickets, along with issuing 23 court summons to jaywalkers. Under the Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations, pedestrians who cross a road without regard to the traffic light signal is liable to a fine of HK$2,000.
May 13, 2023 02:09 UTC
While leaders of Russia’s military and the paramilitary units carry out their public squabbling, Ukraine has been preparing for a major counteroffensive. They spent the winter digging trenches and building tank traps to defend against a Ukrainian counteroffensive. Kiev has been tight-lipped about when it might launch a counteroffensive against an exhausted Russia force. Prigozhin says the counteroffensive has begun, with sharply conceived attacks meant to “shape” the battlefield. Ukrainian leader Zelensky says the counteroffensive might have to wait for better ground conditions to minimize losses among his forces.
May 12, 2023 23:28 UTC
On ‘glorious day’ of acquittal in 2nd drug case, De Lima says freedom within reachFormer Sen. Leila de Lima inside the Muntinlupa Hall of Justice as she attends the promulgation on one of two remaining drug cases against her on May 12, 2023. “I am, of course, happy that with this second acquittal in the three cases filed against me, my release from more than six years of persecution draws nearer,” De Lima said. Three drug cases were filed against De Lima during the Duterte administration and two of these have resulted in her acquittal. Lawyers for her have applied for bail in the last drug case in the hopes that she could be released from detention. Still, she said the court’s decision today on De Lima’s case sends a message.
May 12, 2023 20:55 UTC
One way to celebrate this special day is to take moms out for a day of fun and relaxation. Tivoli Royale has prepared a special treat for all moms who dine at the club on Mother's Day. On Mother's Day, May 14, Town is going the extra mile to make it an exceptional day for all mothers. After all, Mother's Day is dedicated to pampering mom and making her even more beautiful than ever before. And of course, the Mother's Day Flower Drop on May 14 is a Townie tradition that one wouldn't want to miss.
May 12, 2023 19:33 UTC
BALAI ni Fruitas Inc., listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol "BALAI" and a leading Philippine counter service bakery operator, maintained its sales momentum in the first quarter of 2023 by registering P114 million of revenue, 88 percent higher than the revenue in the same period in 2022. Net income for 1Q2023 was P9.6 million, a 62 percent increase from P6 million in 1Q2022. Balai's expansion of its retail network from 98 as of the end of 2022 to 110 as of the end of the 1Q2023, together with continued same-store sales growth, helped Balai achieve higher sales quarter-over-quarter. Balai's baked goods are also made available through the store network of the Fruitas group, such as Soy and Bean and Babot's Farm, apart from Balai Pandesal outlets. Our clients can continue to expect top-quality products coupled with exceptional customer service from BALAI," said Lester Yu, Balai president and chief executive officer.
May 12, 2023 14:39 UTC
"I was quite on the morena side," Estrada, now fair as fair can be, revealed to The T-Zone present day. Estrada was thrilled when A-list celebrity Marian Rivera agreed to endorse her product, immediately adding to the brand’s credibility. "They found that a molecule known as S-Acetyl when bonded to glutathione, enables 100 percent absorption during digestion." "The US-patented S-Acetyl glutathione as NuWhite's active ingredient solves the absorption problem by using the in-body form of glutathione where the acetyl component protects it from degradation during the digestive process," she explained. "Knowing how careful Marian is in choosing her endorsements as one of the most credible celebrities we have today, I think that says a lot about why people should believe in the power of S-Acetyl Glutathione."
May 12, 2023 12:02 UTC
Russia’s defense ministry on Thursday, May 11, denied reports that Ukrainian forces had broken through in various places along the front lines and said the military situation was under control. The fact the Russian ministry felt obliged to release the statement reflects what Moscow acknowledges is a “very difficult” military operation. Reuters was not able to verify the reports and it was unclear whether Ukrainian forces were attacking in force or just mounting armed reconnaissance raids. Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and the United Nations discussed on Thursday proposals to keep the pact alive. READ: US to announce $1.2 billion in military aid for Ukraine — sourceYour subscription could not be saved.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
May 12, 2023 11:01 UTC
Onion prices more than double in a year – DAGilbert Cumila, Nueva Vizcaya Agricultural Terminal general manager, confirmed that the wholesale price of the bulbs is higher compared to the prevailing price for the same period in 2022. MANILA, Philippines — Retail prices of onions more than doubled yesterday to P200 a kilo compared to their prices a year ago, data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed. “Compared to last year, there is a sharp hike in the prices of onions as it is only the month of May but the prices are going up,” he added. The wholesale prices are already high between P135 and P140 per kilo,” Cumila said, noting that this could increase further. But Dan Alfaro, an onion farmer from Bongabon in Nueva Ecija, said onion stocks are already in the hands of traders.
May 12, 2023 08:09 UTC
A 64-year-old staff member of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department died on Friday morning after being stung by a bee while on duty at the Chi Ma Wan Country Trail. The male staffer was walking along the trail with colleagues near Mong Tung Wan for work at around 10.21 am when he was stung by a bee and fell unconscious. His colleagues immediately filed a report with authorities with a Government Flying Service helicopter called in to fly the man to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for resuscitation. He was certified dead around noon. It is understood that the man was working with his four other colleagues to carry out anti-mosquito and plantation work when the tragedy happened.
May 12, 2023 05:11 UTC