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  1. Business - Companies

    Singapore Air discusses Virgin sale; Delta said to be buyer

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 10:50am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London and Atlanta Singapore Airlines Ltd. said it’s in talks about selling its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic after reports that Delta Air Lines Inc. is in interested ... , the second-biggest US carrier, is in talks to buy part or all of the minority stake, according to people familiar with the situation. Delta’s European partner in the SkyTeam alliance, Air-France KLM, might ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Arrival of Ebola spreads alarm among US air crews and passengers

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... ill on board planes. Crews surrounded an Emirates jet in Boston on Monday after passengers showed flu-like symptoms, three days after a similar rush to isolate a Delta Air Lines plane in Las ... a 56-year-old United Nations worker died of the disease at a hospital despite "intensive medical procedures". Jitters over Ebola were further underlined last week after an air passenger's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Decade-old index scrapped in favour of online platform that has been criticised as redundant and difficult for public to understand Delta cities axe shared air-quality readings Governments in the Pearl River Delta area have axed the decade-old regional air-quality index in favour of an online platform offering pollutant concentration readings ...

  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... weather.com.cn while Shanghai, Nanjing and much of the Yangtze River Delta endured heavy air pollution yesterday. According to the Central Weather Bureau, from tonight until late on Monday some areas in the mainland's north will see the measure of PM2.5- superfine particles considered the most dangerous- rise to 500. That is considered hazardous by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Air ...

  5. News - World

    US survey finds little effect on business travel despite Ebola flight scare

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:46am by AGENCIES

    ... However, 52 per cent of travel managers who arrange travel to West Africa said they were restricting travel to that part of the world, the survey found. Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines reported strong ... McClatchy-Tribune US survey finds little effect on air travel despite Ebola patient taking domestic flight Business as usual for jet-setting managers News that an Ebola patient flew ...

  6. Delta air cleaner, roadside air worse

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roadside air pollution from vehicles. The encouraging regional readings come from a network of 16 air quality monitoring stations in various cities in the Pearl River Delta including Hong Kong. ... in 2006- in line with local improvement in ambient air quality last year. Environment officials dismissed suggestions that the good result was attributatble to a drop in industrial production ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tackling pollution should be more about health than country's image

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... imbed deep inside the lungs and cause severe health problems, had reached 310 micrograms per cubic metre when runners lined up at the start in Tiananmen Square on Sunday. The World Health Organisation's recommended daily average level of exposure is just 25 micrograms; the US embassy had determined the air quality had reached hazardous levels. Even with such readings and some competitors ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Living on the front line: How an occupation became a community

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... journalists certain privileges- a chance to freshen up in the Legislative Council's press room, which is air-conditioned and free from mosquitoes and pouring rain, and a ladies' room without ...

  9. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... as this not invest more in the rich-world privilege of cleaner air? While fostering programmes to reduce regional pollution in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong has been appallingly slow about jumping ... choices on the mainland. Or imagine if Hong Kong had ever had clean-air standards in line with those of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development members- if so, the bridge would have ...


    Limited effectiveness of US-led air strikes emphasises ground weakness

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Baghdad Limited capacity of US-led air attacks highlights lack of ground forces Extremists hampered, not stopped After two months, the US-led aerial campaign in Iraq ... in taking new territory from an Iraqi army that still buckles in the face of the militants. In neighbouring Syria, days of air strikes have been unable to stop militants on the verge of capturing ...




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