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  1. Calculating the cost of alcohol addiction

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... such as an eye-opener in the morning. For each recorded case of alcohol dependence, there could be many less severe instances of alcohol abusers or excessive drinkers, Dr Lee said. Leung Shung-pun, head of Hong ... his motorcycle was hit by a car driven by a drunk. The Department of Health warns that alcohol abuse can lead to a long list of health risks. They include vitamin B1 deficiency, damage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461906/calculating-cost-alcohol-addiction
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Ankle-tags pilot scheme will monitor binge drinkers in London

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 08:55pm by GDN

    ... that measure whether they are consuming alcohol, under a trial scheme in London. The year-long test, covering four parts of south London, will be the first in which British offenders are compulsorily fitted with the tags, which measure alcohol levels in perspiration and transmit the readings to a base station in the person's home. If alcohol is detected, an alert is sent to probation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564372/ankle-tags-pilot-scheme-will-monitor-binge-drinkers-london
  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope apologises to victims of sex abuse by priests abuse for ‘sins and grave crimes’

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Vatican City Francis criticises 'a complicity that cannot be explained' on the part of church leaders Pope tells victims he's sorry for priests' sex abuse Pope Francis slammed the "complicity" of Catholic Church leaders in covering up sexual abuse yesterday, after his first meeting with victims of paedophile priests. The pope told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549219/pope-apologises-victims-sex-abuse-priests-abuse-sins-and-grave-crimes
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Sex abuse charges filed against Prince Philip’s former aide

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Ex-royal aide on sex abuse charges The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said. Benjamin Herman, 79, was equerry to the 93-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth from 1971 to 1974. He will appear in court on Monday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563553/sex-abuse-charges-filed-against-prince-philips-former-aide
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Trials begin of cleaners over Jakarta International School sex assaults

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... making abuse claims, a Canadian staff member accused and the revelation that a suspected serial paedophile sought by the FBI had taught at the school for a decade. Agun Iskandar, 25, was the first of five cleaners from an outside contractor who have been accused of abusing the boy to face court. A prosecutor said Iskandar could face up to 15 years in jail if found guilty, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580939/trials-begin-cleaners-over-jakarta-international-school-sex-assaults
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by STAFF

    ... application on alcohol consumption. Drinking has become a more serious problem among young Hong Kong people over the last few years. A survey showed that 35 per cent of the adult population drank alcohol in 2010, with the total consumed rising to 2.64 litres per capita.   New Turkish president sworn in Recep Tayyip Erdogan is sworn in as Turkey's new president following a convincing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581325/talking-points
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Bar review: Joe Bananas

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... fruity and full of tasty berry bits. The verdict: my friend arrived before me and texted me: "It's like someone's alcoholic father cleaned up their act and is looking and sounding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1581081/bar-review-joe-bananas
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protecting workers' rights is good for business, in China and elsewhere

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:00pm by LOWELL CHOW

    ... to labour brokers and verbal abuse by supervisors. In response, Apple said it was working closely with Quanta to improve conditions. Earlier in the month, Samsung Electronics had said it would do 30 ... rights abuses should not be considered an insurmountable task- many have already demonstrated an inclination to do so through their investigations and detailed responses. Companies, both those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580756/protecting-workers-rights-good-business-china-and-elsewhere
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by STAFF

    ... [It] suggests the need for more efforts to tackle the challenge ahead amid the slowest growth in years Political economist Ma Guoxian on the inclusion of top party offical Liu Yunshan on an influential task force   The actions I took were lawful, they were legal and they were proper Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has been charged with abusing his power   People who are able to plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577923/who-said-it
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Couple convicted of torturing domestic helper will serve out their sentences, judges rule Appeals fail in helper abuse case A couple who were jailed ... were handed down in September, the trial judge denounced their "cruel" and "vicious" abuse of Kartika Puspitasari, though he found unbelievable the helper's claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581136/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-indonesian-helper-fail-appeal-bid

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