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  1. Tamar podium proposal chokes free flow of air

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... threat to the quality of the air we breathe ('Developers want to build Tamar complex on huge podium', May 15). An air ventilation assessment commissioned in response to the Sars crisis in 2003 by Team Clean- headed by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen himself- concluded that if you want ventilation at ground level, you need to allow air to move freely. A podium, which would block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549259/tamar-podium-proposal-chokes-free-flow-air
  2. Elderly should not have to endure cage-home conditions

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... acceptable. The air inside these dwellings is stuffy because of poor ventilation. This is not healthy, as germs can easily spread. It is worse for cage dwellers who are over 65. They have weaker ... They contributed so much to this society and they should not have to live in these conditions. They deserve to be treated with dignity and be able to leave these cage homes. Crystal Leung, Yuen Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724100/elderly-should-not-have-endure-cage-home-conditions
  3. Letters

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... counteracting the cooling effect of the bus's air-conditioning system, causing a ludicrous self-perpetuating problem? Is such a bizarre bus design the result of immutable laws of physics ... of curiosity, this boss might sit in the spurned row, and would soon find out why. The seats there are hotbeds of discomfort, being blasted by waves of heat from the bus's rear engine ventilation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976151/letters
  4. More vehicles escape idling ban

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Army Tai Po Multi-service Centre for Senior Citizens, and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. 'It is necessary to maintain ventilation inside the vehicle cabin with the air conditioner, ... consultations on board, can apply for the exemption. The changes are the first since the ban, aimed at cutting air pollution, took effect in December, much watered-down from the original version after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003047/more-vehicles-escape-idling-ban
  5. Plan for 'high-risk pool' to take heat off health insurers

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The government is considering subsidising a separate insurance pool to cover Hongkongers at high risk of medical problems or those with pre-existing conditions who sign up ... an arrangement known as co-payments. But coverage for high-risk people, such as the elderly, obese and smokers, or those with pre-existing conditions has been a stumbling block between the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720725/plan-high-risk-pool-take-heat-health-insurers
  6. Guangdong debate on illegal labour heats up

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... and Cambodia. The reason is that they will work for less pay and endure worse working conditions. Xinhua reported that last year Guangdong police had uncovered 13 cases of illegally hired foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721954/guangdong-debate-illegal-labour-heats
  7. Cramped, cold and underground- the meagre existence of Beijing's 'rat tribe'

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... said basements were usually equipped with ventilation and central heating, but his tenants had voted against central heating because it could cost them up to 100 yuan extra a month. Liu lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737624/cramped-cold-and-underground-meagre-existence-beijings-rat-tribe
  8. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of personal risk factors. 'People in Sham Shui Po live very near the road and in low-ventilation areas. Their health is poorer and so more vulnerable to air pollution,' he said. ... Mary Ann Benitez Residents in deprived areas of Hong Kong stand a higher risk of dying from the effects of air pollution, a study has found. The report, published in this month's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652122/deprived-areas-pose-greater-risk-death-air-pollution
  9. Stopping causes of illness better policy than imposing 'health tax'

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could highlight the danger signs and how to combat the onset of the condition. High-risk individuals could be identified and counselled and encouraged to have yearly check-ups. A diabetic diagnosed early is less of a burden to the public health system. Pollution is certainly the cause of many ailments, yet the government has refused to take positive steps to combat air pollution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631511/stopping-causes-illness-better-policy-imposing-health-tax
  10. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Apple, Hon Hai improve labour conditions at key mainland plants

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Three biggest iPhone and iPad mainland plants have improved working conditions after a series of suicides and accidents, US audit finds Apple, Hon Hai doing ... sweatshop conditions in factories worldwide. Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice-president of operations, has described the association's audit as a way for the company "to drive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1021245/apple-hon-hai-improve-labour-conditions-key-mainland-plants

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