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  1. No power, no drinking water, and little help

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... no electricity and no drinking water. I had once thought quaint the name of their gated community- Riverside Village, in Pasig City, Metro Manila. The implications of the name only became clear this weekend when the Pasig River swiftly and catastrophically burst its banks. As of yesterday afternoon, the ground floor of their home was still flooded with two metres of murky, foul water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693830/no-power-no-drinking-water-and-little-help
  2. Water to drink- but at a price

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for it can be found in Hong Kong, a 10-hour bus ride from the village at the head of the Dongjiang, the river from which the city draws its water. Under measures imposed since 1985, most of the economic activity in the area has been shut down to preserve the purity of the water supplied to Hong Kong and cities in Guangdong. Now, apart from the children and left-behind old folk, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674342/water-drink-price
  3. We should be concerned about the quality of HK's tap water

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of trihalomethanes at my flat are still below the World Health Organisation maximum limits, the levels exceed US secondary drinking water guidelines by three times. I would like to know if the Water Supplies ... WHO drinking water guidelines, which, upon comparison, are less stringent than the secondary drinking water guidelines that are utilised in most developed countries. T. Schmidt, Mid-Levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686955/we-should-be-concerned-about-quality-hks-tap-water
  4. Water is precious

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year because the water they drink is dirty. I think this is a terrible problem, and we should be doing much more to combat it. It seems to me that things in this world are just getting worse ... is a costly business and private companies are not charities. They want profits. Having to pay for essential services, such as water, often means people will go without it or drink dirty water simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687141/water-precious
  5. Why is water so crucial to health?

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Vincy asks: Why is it so important to drink water and how much do we need every day? Wynnie says: Water is the elixir of life, yet research shows that a lot of people regularly ... This falls short of the recommendation from the Food Standards Agency in the UK, which says that people living in moderate climates should drink at least six to eight glasses of water or other fluid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695014/why-water-so-crucial-health
  6. The toothy truth about sports drinks

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... cola-type drinks, with energy drinks and bottled lemonades causing the most harm. Tips to keep your teeth strong: Drink water or low-fat milk between meals. These help to preserve tooth enamel ... the drink is in contact with your teeth. Of course, this means the teeth at the back of your mouth are still bathed in a pool of sugary and acidic liquid, so try to rinse your mouth with water after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700396/toothy-truth-about-sports-drinks
  7. Not a drop to drink

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... water. They don't need a lot of water, because they don't sweat much. But when they do drink, they drink a lot! Camels can drink 100 litres of water in one go. Camels are herbivores. ... lower levels of oxygen in their bodies than humans can. This means they can reach food other birds cannot. Like many sea birds, penguins can drink sea water. They have special salt glands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679196/not-drop-drink
  8. Sports, energy drinks fail acid test

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... the most harm. To prevent tooth erosion, drink responsibly: Choose water or low-fat milk as drinks in between meals. These help to preserve tooth enamel and prevent damage. Don't hold or swish ... of your mouth are still bathed in a pool of sugary and acidic liquid. So try to rinse your mouth with water after drinking or eating anything acidic, which includes oranges and lemons. You can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683048/sports-energy-drinks-fail-acid-test
  9. Woman arrested over son's toxic drink

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... the handbag while the grandfather was not looking. 'When his grandfather returned, the boy shouted, saying that he wanted to drink water, and then he vomited,' a police source said. ... Clifford Lo A woman was arrested yesterday after her three-year-old son drank a colourless toxic chemical, possibly mistaking it for water. The boy, identified only as Shek, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676808/woman-arrested-over-sons-toxic-drink
  10. 9 regions in drink-driving hall of shame

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Ministry of Public Security yesterday named nine provinces and regions with the worst drink-driving records, with some reporting that four out of every 10 drivers checked ... The ministry said traffic police had caught 17,078 people for various offences in the first 10 days of a nationwide crackdown on drink-driving, and 2,403 of these failed a breathalyser test. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690672/9-regions-drink-driving-hall-shame

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