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  1. Authorities 'struggling to enforce' smoking ban

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... received complaints about restaurant owners telling non-smokers to eat somewhere else if they could not stand second-hand smoke. 'This is outrageous... Restaurant operators should be held ...

  2. Kicking the habit

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Director of Audit has called for a shake-up in treatment programmes for drug abusers to curb the sharp rise in the use of psychotropic drugs. Is enough being done to help addicts quit? Write to us. ...

  3. Survey reveals students' online habits

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung More than 40 per cent of 1,719 primary and secondary students believe they are not responsible for what they do online, a survey by the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention reveals. The study, which focused on people aged between ni ...

  4. Campaign against spitting just a drop in the bucket

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... campaigns have failed to eradicate the bad habits. Ms Zhang said many people flouted the ban and too few law enforcement staff were cracking down. Quoting a survey last year of more than 10,000 residents, she said spitting and littering were cited as the two most offensive and widespread habits the city government needed to tackle. She said more trash boxes with clear warnings about fines ...

  5. Woman dies after eating wild mushrooms

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection warned the public not to eat wild mushrooms- in Hong Kong or overseas- following the death of a woman, 43, who ate the fungus picked from a park in South Africa on December 27. She developed abdominal pain, diarrhoea and a headache on a flight to Hong Kong, and was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital where she died of multiple organ failure. ...

  6. Public servants' theft, negligence eats up HK$2m

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Government accounts reveal losses Losses caused by thefts, embezzlement or negligence by civil servants totalled HK$1.98 million during the 2006-2007 financial year, government accounts have revealed. Of that, police racked up HK$294,221 wort ...

  7. Men appeal jail term for killing dogs to eat

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Four villagers ordered to jail for killing two dogs in preparation for eating them did not deserve such harsh treatment, a court heard yesterday. The villagers- Lau Lap-kei, ... throat, as in the Fanling case, and the far slower process of drowning. He noted that the suspects had not been charged with cruelty, but with the illegal slaughter of a dog for food. The eating ...

  8. Being gay is no cause for mitigation, court hears

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A sauna manager was told by a magistrate yesterday that being gay could not be taken as a mitigating factor when being sentenced on vice charges. Eda Loh Lai-kuen made the comment in Eastern Court after hearing about the difficult life of Sam ...

  9. Suspect eats rat poison

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tommy Lewis A woman suspected of killing a friend was last night admitted to hospital after consuming rat poison. Police were hoping to learn from the suspect, surnamed Ling, 31, how her friend, a 33-year-old woman surnamed Ng, died. About 11.30am, the su ...

  10. Case of flesh-eating fly triggers warning to public on hygiene

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Wounds and orifices of elderly or ill prone to infestation by larvae The public were urged to guard against flesh-eating flies last night after confirmation of an attack on a 78-year-old woman living in a home for the elderly in Sha Tin. The woman is now in a stable condition, according to the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health. The centre said she ...




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