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  1. News - Hong Kong - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Minimum wage boosted turnover of airport security staff

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Turnover of security guards at Chek Lap Kok shot up to 30 per cent last year, but pay rises have since reduced the problem, company boss says Minimum wage caused staff crisis The head of security at the city's airport has blamed the introduction of the minimum wage last year for a staffing crisis that pushed frontline staff turnover ...

  2. News - World - AVIATION

    US airports replace 'strip search' X-ray scanners

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Chicago

    ... instead of X-rays to detect objects concealed beneath clothing. The scan is processed by software instead of an airport security worker. If the software identifies a potential threat, ... Associated Press in Chicago US airports replace 'strip search' X-ray scanners The US government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports ...

  3. News - Asia - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Hitachi unveils airport boarding gate that can detect bombs in seconds

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The machine, which is being tested at airports, analyses air particles from passengers' hands Hitachi unveils gate that detects bombs in seconds Plane ... through the gate and onto the plane, he said. "This allows screening of all passengers and can make air travel safer," Sakairi added. The device is intended as an extra layer of security ...

  4. News - World - AVIATION

    Air passenger in body armour arrested after disembarking in LA

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... hazardous materials after he was detained by border guards Friday at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Harris, who has lived in Japan recently and who was heading for Boston, ... a collapsible baton, a full-face respirator, leg irons and a device to repel dogs, said an affidavit by officers with Homeland Security Investigations, a division of ICE. The document accused Harris ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Egyptian charged with smuggling stun guns onto flight

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by LANA LAM AND NIALL FRASER

    ... was arrested at the airport on November 28 after security staff allegedly discovered two stun guns and two tear gas canisters in his checked-in bags. Police wanted to charge him immediately ... Niall Fraser and Lana Lam Egyptian arrested at airport initially claimed diplomatic immunity, but will now appear in court accused of smuggling stun guns and tear gas Passenger charged ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 4, 2012

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... a suspected tear gas canister at Hong Kong Airport. The woman, a transit passenger, was detained after the canister was found in her handbag during a luggage check. She is also suspected of carrying ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Immigration laptops stolen at Chek Lap Kok still not recovered

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com No arrests after 40 immigration officers were questioned over what is believed to be inside job Laptops stolen at airport control still not recovered Three laptops stolen from a high-security immigration control area in Chek Lap Kok airport are still missing more than two weeks later. The Immigration Department laptops were used ...

  8. Odd proposals

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... value added tax, the People's Daily reports. He also suggested exemptions on water, electricity and coal up to certain limits, based on the number of people in a household. Airport security ... 'airport construction fees', which were introduced in 1992 to enhance security at Chinese airports, the Wuhan Evening News reports. In 2010, about 175 airports nationwide used the fee ...

  9. TV 'tough guy' felled by actress at airport

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a flailing Tulfo to the ground in a headlock while the others punch and kick him. Santiago punches the prone Tulfo repeatedly in the head before airport security drag away the older man's ... entourage in an airport brawl. Ramon Tulfo's three brothers- also well-known crime reporters with their own television show- have since waded in to defend their 60-something brother's ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Tung Chee-hwa's faulty connection to the leadership

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... which will then lead to demand for it in the mainland. Interestingly by far the biggest British "food" export to the region is whisky.   Poke in the eye for Citic Citic Securities, which is in the process of taking over stockbroker CLSA, has had a poke in the eye from regulators in the mainland. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has sent Citic Securities ...




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