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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Century-old banyan relocated from Jockey Club in 1990s cut down due to root rot

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the Hong Kong Jockey Club that was saved in a costly transplant operation two decades ago is one of two heritage trees that were recently removed after it was infected with a plant disease ... cut down late last month after being damaged during Severe Typhoon Vicente, the strongest to hit Hong Kong in 13 years. But the method of disposal has been criticised by an expert in urban ...

  2. Jockey Club greens up the valley by recycling betting slips

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... bit for the environment, the Jockey Club introduced slips that can be recycled. They also have a longer shelf life because the paper is not chemically treated, and they are much thinner, ... Stephen Chan, the customer service and marketing manager of Confidential Materials Destruction Service, the Hong Kong company that will be taking care of the recycling, was confident the programme ...

  3. Worms win Jockey Club waste race

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan The Hong Kong Jockey Club has opted for the humble earthworm in its search for an alternative to dumping the 60 tonnes of waste generated daily by its stabled horses. The club ... and was harvested. Jockey Club head of racing operations John Ridley said the club expected to recycle all its waste by the end of the year. 'We have been looking for an alternative for quite a few ...

  4. Centre provides clear view of life inHong Kong waters

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... A new marine centre offers education programmes and boat trips, writes Rebecca Tsui Following the official opening of the Jockey Club HSBC WWF Hong Kong Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre, ... with funds donated by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Hong Kong Bank Foundation. The centre is equipped with an exhibition room, a 2,000-litre aquarium and two new multifunction ...

  5. Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to go without shark's fin soup', December 22). I wonder if officials could explain this rationale. Not that one needs to make enemies, but no sharks are caught in Hong Kong waters, and it is a known problem that the world's shark population, that which regulates the ecosystem balance of our oceans, is in rapid decline. The Jockey Club should be congratulated for dropping ...

  6. Future looks up for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Catherine Macer

    ... The government and developers are inching towards designing environmentally friendly skyscrapers. Reports by Catherine Macer Slowly but surely Hong Kong is embracing the green revolution in modern building design. Power-hungry commercial and residential buildings take up a significant chunk of Hong Kong's total energy consumption, and indirectly contribute to the city's ...

  7. Horsepower at Happy Valley

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Porsche Cayenne launch cocktail party Where: Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley When: July 13 What: More than 300 guests turned out for the launch of the new Porsche Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo. Guests had the opportunity to test the cars at the Happy Valley racecourse. Who: Admiring the new cars were Josephine Liang, Sue Lynn Hwa, Christine ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong criticised the government on Monday for being slow ... in large numbers inside the gastrointestinal tracts and excreta of all warm-blooded animals. The current standard for E. coli levels in Hong Kong beach waters is 180 colonies per 100ml of water. ...

  10. Very healthy job prospects

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in one area- promotion, health service management, global or environmental health. The Hong Kong government is a major potential employer of public health graduates. The Department of Health, ... them for a wide variety of work opportunities. Those wishing to work in poorer communities and with NGOs in both Hong Kong and further afield find public health good training. Pay scales depend ...




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