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  1. Elderly man tests positive for deadly pig-borne disease

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey An elderly man has become the sixth victim of the pig-borne Streptococcus suis bacteria this year, the Centre of Health Protection said yesterday. The 72-year-old man ... of animal or human streptococcal infections there, the spokesman said. Streptococcus suis is a potentially fatal pig-borne disease. Farmers, abattoir workers, meat vendors, cooks and housewives ...

  2. Police shoot wild pigs at hospital

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Three wild pigs were shot dead in Kwai Chung last night after police received an emergency call at about 2pm that a number of wild pigs were loitering around Kwai Chung Hospital. Officers arrived but found no trace of the pigs. About two hours later the pigs were spotted on a slope near the hospital. However, when police tried to approach them the pigs disappeared ...

  3. Bid to join the dots on deaths of 3 pig farmers

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Winnie Yeung

    ... industry, said pig farmers were not particularly scared. The Nanhai District Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said it had begun questioning the family of the dead farmer on Thursday after ... Winnie Yeung and Ivan Zhai Health officials are seeking postmortem on Hong Kong man to find possible link Health officials want a postmortem examination carried out on a pig farmer who ...

  4. Probe over deaths of pig farmers widens

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Ivan Zhai, Winnie Yeung

    ... were revealed yesterday as health officials are battling to have a postmortem examination carried out on a Hong Kong pig farmer to establish if his death was related to two others. ... for pneumonia in mid-September and had been discharged early last month. The man, who had no direct contact with pigs, has recovered. The second case was among seven reported on the government hotline, ...

  5. Pig Island

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Steve Cray Pig Island by Mo Hayder Bantam Press, $195 If you like a bacon sandwich or are a bit partial to pork chops be warned, Pig Island, the fourth thriller by Essex-born author Mo ... into thinking he has cancer. Dove threatens to sue Oakes, but instead promises to 'run rings round him' when he's dead, threatening eventual suicide. The healer sets up his Psychogenic ...

  6. Devoted families go to great heights to honour dead

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Felix Chan

    ... and food for a family picnic including lobsters, crabs, a roasted pig, a chicken and fruits and drinks. 'The Ching Ming Festival is a family gathering for the living and the dead. The only ...

  7. Counting the deadly cost

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Steve Sandford

    ... at the wrong time. 'The hill-tribe people were being killed like pigs and dogs,' said Wiwat Tamee, head of the Highland People's Task Force, as he helped a relative of the dead fill out ... of attacks carried out during deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's deadly 2003 operation, dubbed his war on drugs. Now the post-coup government, headed by Prime Minister Surayud ...

  8. Idioms

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Sometimes, as a luxury, there might be bit of salted pork (bacon) to add fat and flavour. A pig was most people's main hope of some meat. Pigs could feed in the forest and it was a big day in autumn when the local pigs were slaughtered. Every last bit of the pig was made into something to eat and, of course, salt was used generously to keep the meat from going bad. Bacon was naturally ...

  9. The Pig that Wants to be Eaten- And 99 Other Thought Experiments

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Pig that Wants to be Eaten- And 99 Other Thought Experiments by Julian Baggini Granta, $135 'I have always rather identified with pigs,' Chris Patten once observed, and quoted Winston Churchill as saying: 'Cats look down on you, dogs look up to you; only pigs treat you as an equal.' In that respect, there is an argument to be made ...

  10. Ghost story

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... That's because the full moon this week marked the culmination of the rituals and sacrifices to appease the dead that have lasted for the entire seventh month of the traditional lunar calendar ... favourite pub, the owner and a waitress had a long debate about whether imported beer was an appropriate offering to the 'Good Brothers'- as the wandering dead are politely known ...




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