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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Yosemite phones flooded by global callers asking about hantavirus

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune at Yosemite National Park The national park has fielded calls from all over globe from people who have stayed at tent cabins deemed the source of rodent-borne illness Yosemite visitors flood hotline over virus fears The calls from concerned tourists have been coming in from as far away as China. Ever since an emergency line was set up on Tuesday at the Yosemite ...

  2. Hotline flooded since tobacco duty raised 50pc in budget

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The decision to raise the tobacco duty in the budget to discourage people from smoking seems to have had an immediate effect- a hotline that helps people kick the habit has been flooded with inquiries. By 4pm yesterday there had been 403 inquiries to the Department of Health's hotline- 1833 183. It received 322 calls on Thursday, against a daily average ...

  3. Flood of flu patients forces cuts to hospital services

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... With resources stretched, authorities fear extra demand over Easter holiday For weeks, public hospitals have been flooded with flu sufferers, forcing a reduction in non-emergency services. Now, the Hospital Authority is worried conditions could get worse, especially with Easter approaching. Liu Shao-haei, the authority's chief manager for infection, emergencies ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The Hong Kong Observatory sure has a lot of weather  warnings: for typhoons, rainstorms, thunderstorms, flooding, landslips, monsoons, frost, fire, cold weather, very hot weather, what have you. Most recently we had that Black Rain day on May 22- the first since 2010- when school was called off and the stock market opened only ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... among those without the syndrome. Man arrested over hospital flood Police arrested a 41-year-old man who broke two sprinkler heads at Tuen Mun Hospital, flooding the emergency ward on the second ... A spokesman said the ward was flooded ankle-deep. Vets put down rescued deer A barking deer was put down about an hour after being rescued by firemen from a drainage channel in Yau Kom Tau, Tsuen Wan. ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    One million Pakistani children miss out on polio vaccination

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Pakistani children were left out of a polio vaccination drive which ended this week, officials said, as unrest and flooding limited access and some parents viewed the campaign as a Western ... because of access issues, unrest in southwestern Baluchistan province and flooding in many parts of southern Sindh province. They added that many parents in militancy-hit northwestern Khyber ...

  7. Pinnacle the milk tea tree

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... offers are flooding in and he aims to use his success to promote Hong Kong-style milk tea. 'Nowadays speed is more important than quality for many restaurants, I hope more people will sit ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Wrong diagnosis in editorial's prescription for doctor shortage

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... they are tied to their jobs by restrictive visa conditions, much like domestic helpers. This is different, of course, if you actually envisage flooding Hong Kong with so many foreign-trained doctors ...

  9. Field mice back on menu in Guangdong

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in flood-hit Hunan. The Guangzhou-based Information Times reported yesterday that trucks loaded with mice from Hunan were seen arriving in Guangzhou by night and the mice were being sold ... been overrun by 2 billion field mice driven from their nests by floods last week and many merchants spotted a business opportunity. Mice dealers from Hunan reportedly told a reporter ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Blanket coverage for a lung-burning issue

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 02:51am by Keith Zhai

    ... a Beijing native who lamented on her microblog that after having lived in the city for more than 50 years she was considering leaving. “A flood of emigration and every other type of temptation has been ...




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