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A Body Like A Fish
A Face Like A Fish
A Right Wally
Big Head Little Body
Basmah Lok Chak-yin (Ms), born and raised in Hong Kong, converted to Islam after the 35-year-old used to catch the same bus home with a Muslim colleague to have regular conversations with him about Islam, and later married him.
Note: Basmah is a created variant of the Arabic name Basma which means "smile"
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Henry Tang Ying-yen, who resigned as chief secretary last week, kept himself busy at meetings with political leaders and business elites yesterday, a day after admitting he had been unfaithful to his wife.
After confessing in a statement that "I have strayed in my love life, and I feel deeply remorseful and guilty," Tang focused on work apparently linked to his potential campaign for the chief executive election in March.
Yesterday afternoon, Tang, 59, met for two hours with new Executive Council convener Ronald Arculli at the Hong Kong Club in Central.
Asked what they talked about and if he had won support from Arculli, Tang said: "We just had a chat."
Arculli, who took over the job from Leung Chun- ying on Monday, also declined comment.
Tang is to meet today with former Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, and tomorrow with executive councillor Leong Che-hung.
He also has appointments with former executive councillor Chung Sze-yuen on Monday, and former secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie the following day.
Victor Fung Kwok-king, group non-executive chairman of consumer-goods trading giant Li & Fung and former chairman of the Airport Authority, is on Tang's guest list for next Thursday.
The following day, Tang will meet with Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee member Yu Kwok-chun and Chinese- Language Press Institute chairman Lee Cho-jat.
In his statement, Tang thanked his wife of 27 years, Lisa Kwok Yu-chin, for forgiving him, saying he considered her his lifelong partner. He refused to identify who made him "stray."
Shirley Yuen, his former administrative assistant and current Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce CEO, and Elizabeth Chan, who worked as Tang's personal assistant when he was a lawmaker in the 1990s, both denied having an affair with him.
Kwok said there had been "difficult times" in their marriage, and they have decided not to look back.
In an exclusive interview with Eastweek, Tang said Hong Kong needs to handle many deep-rooted problems. These include how to make the economy more diverse, and addressing social issues and constitutional development. He also said it will be essential for the SAR to continue to contribute to the country.
Soccer great 'worries' about delays in World Cup preparations, but confident country will deliver
Associated Press in Sao Paulo
Nov 12, 2011
Pele says it's scary to see how far behind Brazil is in its preparations to host the 2014 World Cup.
He said it made him sad that it took so long for the country to start seriously preparing for the tournament, but added he was confident Brazil would do what needs to be done in time.
The football great defended Fifa for asking Brazil to urgently approve a law establishing the legal framework needed for the World Cup, saying the government knew of the world governing body's demands when it bid to host the tournament.
Pele said young Brazil striker Neymar did the right thing by choosing to stay in Brazil instead of accepting an offer from a European club, adding that Santos had a good chance of beating Barcelona in the Club World Cup next month in Japan.
Pele, the World Cup's official ambassador in Brazil, said he was surprised with some of the delays in the 12 host cities, including in construction for some of the stadiums that will be used in the month-long tournament scheduled to begin in less than three years. "It was scary," he said. "It is sad and it worries me that we have to go through this even though we knew eight years ago that the World Cup was going to be held in Brazil."
He said, however, that President Dilma Rousseff was fully aware of the challenges Brazil was facing and would not let Brazil fail.
"It seems everything is being solved, there are some delays but I'm certain that everything will be ready," he said. "We have problems with transportation and communications, but the government will do everything necessary to get things ready."
Pele made the comments at a press conference to promote a research institute that bears his name and is aimed at helping children across Brazil. He also said he thought Fifa was right to ask Brazil to sign the law that will allow Brazil to deliver the final commitments it made to Fifa in its bid to host the World Cup and the 2013 Confederations Cup.
The new law would regulate commercial rights, alcohol sales and advertising rules for the tournament, among other things. But many Brazilian lawmakers, including former striker Romario, are hesitant because the proposed law allegedly gives Fifa too many powers.
"Fifa cannot be blamed for anything," Pele said. "This is not new for the Brazilian government. It accepted all of these demands, now it has to find a solution and I know that it will find it."
Pele also praised Neymar for agreeing to stay with Santos until the World Cup, and dismissing a move to clubs such as Real Madrid or Barcelona, which reportedly tried to sign him several times. "We always thought that it would be better for him to stay in Brazil for as long as possible and we always tried to convince him of that," said Pele, who was Santos' biggest star in the 1960s. "It's better if he stays here until he can become more mature to play in Europe."
"He had a bad reflex - he was Spanish so he drives on the other side of the road."
Sun, 13 Nov 11:36:00 2011
Sebastien Loeb said there was absolutely no way he could avoid the head-on collision with a road car that ended his participation in the Rally GB on the 18th stage in mid-Wales.
The Citroen driver, who clinched his eighth World Rally championship on Friday after rival Mikko Hirvonen retired, was running second behind Jari-Matti Latvala with five stages to go when he had the incident with a car that ended up on the wrong side of the road.
"Between the two stages on the road section in a very narrow part over a crest, the car came in front and I went to the side and he went to the wrong side," Loeb explained. "He had a bad reflex - he was Spanish so he drives on the other side of the road.
"We couldn't do anything so we just hit, not hard but the car was broken. When you have no water in the engine, you can't go anywhere.
"This is not the first time it's happened to me. It's bad luck sometimes."
He added that the other driver involved was full of remorse.
"The Spanish guy was crying," said Loeb, "he was not so happy."
Although Loeb had been keen to try and end the year with another victory even though the title was secure, he was sanguine about the incident, admitting that with the championship resolved he could be fairly relaxed.
"I prefer it now after the result of the championship," he said.
"For sure it was a good battle but like I said my main target here was to win the championship. That was done, so it was okay.
"It's the only rally where I didn't need some points so it's the best one to have like this."
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