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  1. High price of gold

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and possibly their lives for a gold medal? Dr Robert Voy, former chief medical officer for the US Olympic Committee, wrote in 1991: 'There's simply too much money involved in international sports today. People don't pay to watch losers and corporations don't sponsor teams that can't bring home the gold.' ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    Silicosis suit could crush S.Africa’s gold mining sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Thousands of ex-gold miners suffering from silicosis have launched a class action suit in South Africa, in what could prove the final nail in the coffin of the country’s battered but vital mining sector. Already buckling under huge operational costs and seemingly endless labour unrest, some 30 gold mine operators were last month slapped ...

  3. Gold

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many of life's luxuries- caviar, pearls and even chocolate- have made their way into the beauty arena, so it was only a matter of time before gold made its appearance. Donna Karan this month launches a Gold collection of eau de parfum spray and an eau de parfum roller ball, a body lotion and a deodorant spray (right). The collection was inspired by the metal, although it did ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com At least 5 wanted to spare families the cost of keeping them alive, from HK$2,500 a month Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die At least five patients who needed breathing equipment at home to keep them alive have opted to die in the past year to spare their families the financial burden of renting or buying the apparatus, says a group ...

  5. Little pots of gold

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elle Kwan healthpost@scmp.com Yogurt has been around for millennia, but it's seen a global boom in recent times. Statistics from data research company Euromonitor International show that retail sales of probiotic goods hit US$21 billion in 2009, desp ...

  6. This week we test: sunscreen

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the thickest clouds. Skinfood GoldKiwi Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ (HK$175/50g) The creamy sunscreen doesn't spread easily but sinks in fast. It contains gold kiwi, a fruit which has more vitamin ... and easily absorbed- a little goes a long way, which is a good thing at this price. The natural ingredients are a big plus. Shiseido Anessa UV Perfect Sunscreen SPF 50+++ (HK$230/60ml) This runny, ...

  7. Magazines - Faces - Precious ingredients

    Added value

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... (HK$1,500), Algotherm Precious Pearls with Caviar (HK$650), Kinka Gold Capsular EX (HK$1,579), Borghese Spa Whitening Plus Collagen Platinum Boosting Program (HK$1,750/four pieces), Sassou Goldwaver Gold Revital Mask (HK$980), La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift (HK$4,150). jewellery scale: c plus collection. Styling: Vanessa Torstensson. Photo: Red Dog Studio   Proving their worth in more ...

  8. Games trip pure gold for cancer battlers

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to know that you guys are what I'm trying to be,' adding that Mr Yu's medal was more meaningful than an Olympic gold. 'I know what it means to the people who gave it to me and what he had to go through to get this. So, to me, something like this is worth a lot more than a gold medal in the Games.' He was given two tickets for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. ...

  9. Shandong drug makers fined for price-fixing

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Two pharmaceutical companies have been fined a total of more than seven million yuan (HK$8.57 million) for price-fixing, the first time the country's ... ingredient and driving up the cost of making a blood pressure medicine that is included on the government's national drug list for sale at a retail price of eight fen a tablet. The case came ...

  10. Transplant patients going for gold

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan in Wuhan Inaugural games hope to attract pledges from organ donors The mainland's first Transplant Games kick off today in Wuhan, with 194 people who have received new organs contesting 15 different sporting events. Over the three-day compe ...




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