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  1. Driven to drink

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B. J. Lee South Korea must be a drinkers' paradise. It is an essential part of the work culture. At the end of the day, colleagues frequently go out for dinner together, which is usually accompanied, or followed, by a drinking binge. It is not uncommon to find male co-workers indulging until the small hours; never mind the wife and children awaiting their return. Indeed, ...

  2. Time is right for drug-driving tests

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The city lagged behind other advanced jurisdictions in introducing random breath-testing and tougher penalties for drink driving that fit a serious crime against society. Those deterrents ... accident victims there is no certainty they caused the crashes, but it is a worry. Surveys overseas reveal an alarming prevalence of drug-driving among people under 30, and we know a drug culture ...

  3. Taiwanese officials are monitoring the food safety situation and taking measures

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There has been worldwide concern following the discovery by a food inspection official in a Taiwanese government laboratory of bottled sports drinks containing the chemical diethylhexyl ... clouding agents in sports drinks, fruit juice, tea drinks, fruit syrup and tablets and powders must present safety certifications before resuming the sale of their products. To answer people's ...

  4. Indians' disregard for human life all too evident

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stairways and evacuation drills are rare. This insouciance is so deeply embedded in the culture that Indians barely notice. Then there's the controversial topic of Hindu fatalism. If everything ... that are death traps, why should you care about other people's welfare? The crux is that Indians do not value human life. The latest tragedy, in which scores of people died after drinking toxic ...

  5. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... and not a cause for alarm, the Nanning Evening News reports. Bama Lifelong said the discolouration was the result of algae in the water being exposed to sunlight, but it was still safe to drink. Consumers ... to project Western luxury. Developers will be encouraged, if not required, to give projects names to reflect local traditions or cultural heritage.   NINGXIA Fears over chemical plant The Yinchuan ...

  6. Thankful, despite losing 20 relatives to Java quake

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Java, where the quake hit just over a week ago. 'I am still crying. I felt so bad and I cried so much that I wasn't able to eat or drink,' the 39-year-old said. 'But I know ... I am able to drink a bit of water,' she said, adding her family faced a grim future. Her husband died years ago. Although unhurt, her son sleeps every night with only a plastic bag over ...

  7. Crises worsened by cloak of secrecy

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the southwestern province of Yunnan for three years has seen 120 rivers dry up and affected more than six million people, with 2.4 million running out of drinking water. While officials are more apt ... to the culture of excessive government secrecy. Early this month, a toxic chemical spill from a Korean cargo ship near Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, contaminated the fresh water source for the city of three ...

  8. Helping women, the main victims of the disaster

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Red Cross has led us to plan our relief efforts in a broader and more long-term perspective that goes beyond just the mitigation of suffering. We are building a culture of disaster ... are working hard with communities to build temporary shelters, often utilising traditional building materials of palm leaves and mud bricks, and to provide latrines, drainage and safe drinking water. ...



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