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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerator proposal goes to Legco for funding

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by Howard Winn

    ... previously, health concerns remain. In Europe, where there are hundreds of incinerators, several doctors' associations (which included environmental chemists and toxicologists) in 2008 wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1546110/incinerator-proposal-goes-legco-funding
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... waste (MSW). It is no doubt true that modern incinerators have substantially reduced emission levels. But this is not to say, as Au claims, that they do not pose a risk to public health. Indeed there have been numerous papers written on incinerators and their impact on public health. There is still significant concern over this issue. In Europe, where there are hundreds of incinerators, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519784/elvis-au-yet-convince-case-incinerator-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... the result of a study, announced last week, of air quality in 1,600 cities by the World Health Organisation. The ranking is on the basis of annual average concentrations of PM2.5 particulates, which ... in the Financial Times recently found that the majority wanted to work in IT (34 per cent) followed by engineering (18 per cent). Next came police work, health care, architecture, law, hospitality, social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510850/beijing-does-not-have-most-polluted-air-world
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Legco advisers to tobacco groups should declare their interest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:37am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn In 2005, China signed the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Hong Kong and Macau became indirect parties to the convention. One of the key guidelines is that governing bodies "should ensure that interaction with the tobacco industry on matters related to tobacco control or public health is accountable and transparent". So it is disappointing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1469897/legco-advisers-tobacco-groups-should-declare-their-interest
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC action to put hunger strikers out of their misery

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... communities, as well as other non-government organisations committed to improving women's health.   Back-office jobs galore JP Morgan's annual shareholder letter is an interesting indication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1474467/hsbc-action-put-hunger-strikers-out-their-misery
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China's 'airpocalypse' good news for commodities

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:05am by Howard Winn

    ... Health Organisation have conducted studies, which show that if you cover surfaces with copper this will kill about 99 per cent of all bacteria as a result of the metal's electrical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1458012/chinas-airpocalypse-good-news-commodities
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government's approach to pollution a breath of a fresh air

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 01:25am by Howard Winn

    ... the latest science on air pollution becomes incorporated into policymaking, and increasing know-how in managing and monitoring air quality. At the same time the public health aspect of air quality ... health officials knew this, the Environment Bureau knew this. But little was done about it because vested interests in the various industries were able to restrict progress. So it was politics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1408017/governments-approach-pollution-breath-fresh-air
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it possible to be a good CEO and a good mother?

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Howard Winn

    ... and of course noise problems. Swelling the numbers on this jaunt were Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok, Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1439604/it-possible-be-good-ceo-and-good-mother
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The dark economic thoughts of Charlene Chu

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by Howard Winn

    ... at least to employees, that only 33 per cent of companies in the region think that improving the emotional/mental health of employees is a priority when developing health and productivity ... overwhelm them and interrupt business performance." said Rajeshree Parekh, Towers Watson's Asia-Pacific director for global health and group benefits. "Stress has a strong link ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1420953/dark-economic-thoughts-charlene-chu
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... on social welfare, and HK$52 billion on health care, and so on. This has to be whittled down through a process of one-off payments and huge spending on infrastructure. Hong Kong is possibly unique ... this year and HK$89 billion next year. Spending on social welfare in 2010-11 was HK$38 billion and HK$55.5 billion in the current fiscal year, while health care rose from HK$36.7 billion to HK$67.4 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435875/its-infrastructure-not-aged-thats-costing-us

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