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  1. Emergency jabs planned to halt suspected H5N1

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Guangdong will embark on an emergency poultry vaccination programme following a suspected outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in a Guangzhou village that prompted ... for the festival market are safe,' Yu Yedong, director of the Guangdong Animal Vaccination Centre, said. Local authorities stepped up prevention and control efforts following a suspected outbreak last ...

  2. No end in sight for severe energy shortages

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... shortage will likely continue until 2006. The energy market is largely state-owned and experts have suggested that the mainland should consider opening the market to private investment to speed up ...

  3. Critical time for the power sector

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the power market is run. The challenge for the country's leaders will be to smooth out supply and demand in the short term and to extricate the government from the industry completely ... a prominent role in new projects could put them on a more solid economic footing, as well as set the stage for the government's eventual and necessary withdrawal from the market. Power shortages ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Inferno prompts state of emergency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Red Bluff, California Inferno prompts state of emergency California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties after a wildfire ... in the US West, including a blaze that destroyed dozens of homes this week in Washington state and another that threatened a town in Southern California. Brown's state-of-emergency declaration, ...

  5. Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the plant. But anti-nuclear activists accuse the government of overconfidence and say it underestimates the potential impact of a nuclear disaster. The government agreed to revise its emergency plan for Daya Bay after the Fukushima crisis in Japan last year. ...

  6. Power shortage adds fuel to fire

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to secure energy supplies. Although the mainland linked energy prices to the international market, the government was afraid of fully freeing prices due to worries over inflation and how it would ... companies and power producers, which are facing higher costs but cannot charge fair prices in the domestic market. Some manufacturers halted production this summer because electricity producers ...

  7. Comment

    Letters Question, August 13, 2012

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cut-price help. Should the health minister increase the HK$100 fee for emergency ward consultations in public hospitals in an effort to deter people who do not require emergency treatment and thereby cut waiting time? ...

  8. Peak residents' traffic worries over hospital

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peak Road. 'Traffic jams could delay the movement of emergency vehicles,' said Central and Western district councillor Joseph Chan, who is helping the petitioners. 'It ... would remain unchanged. Also, there was no accident and emergency department and only limited traffic for transfers to other hospitals. The hospital was not required to submit a traffic impact ...

  9. Officials activate emergency plan as Megi approaches

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, He Huifeng and Clifford Lo Hong Kong activated its emergency response system to prepare for a near or direct hit by Severe Typhoon Megi, even as latest projections showed ... for Security Lai Tung-kwok said the government activated the emergency response system designed to handle events that pose direct threats to life and property. 'If Megi hits Hong Kong directly, ...

  10. Ministerial edict warns of nuclear emergencies

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The Ministry of Health has issued an edict for local governments to step up preparations in case of nuclear emergencies, because of the rising number of nuclear facilities ... targets of terrorist attacks, but it said one of the reasons for better preparation for nuclear emergencies was that 'the threat of global terrorism is a reality'. 'Some countries ...




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