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  1. 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 th ...

  2. Australian in Great Wall hike for cancer research

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. Anne-Louise McWilliam wanted to do something to honour her sister who died from cancer, so the mother of two joined a walk on the Great Wall of China. She took part in a six-day hike, which began on September 23, and negotiated more than 70km of steep ascents and descents with 20 Australian compatriots who ...

  3. Healthy hike

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators are expected to receive a 15 per cent pay rise and a HK$470,000 golden handshake. Is this fair, given that wage increases next year are expected to be around 4.5 per cent for most Hongkongers? Write to us. ...

  4. Pay hike

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hospital Authority is to give a pay rise to more than 4,700 nurses and other medical workers. Do you agree with the largest nurses' union that this will fail to stop the exodus of more experienced staff? Write to us. ...

  5. Take a hike- for charity

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... With Andrew Sun, Additional reporting by Jasmine Wang If the fallout from last weekend's marathon left you weary of pounding the pavement, then consider a hike- to benefit a hospice. On Sunday morning at the Pat Sin Leng Country Park, the 14th annual Hike for Hospice will raise funds for the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, an organisation that provides support ...

  6. Obstetrics crisis looms as premium hike bites

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors say they cannot afford the rising cost of medical insurance Some obstetricians will soon stop delivering babies to avoid rocketing insurance costs, the profession has warned. The premium paid by the city's obstetricians to the Medica ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... 30 countries, says race organiser Steve Brammar. The first race in 2011 had 250 participants. But not everyone runs; leisure hiking is also on the rise. Local hiking tour company Walk Hong ... in the world so it is no wonder that people want to get out and enjoy it," says Keith Noyes, race director of King of the Hills, a series of off-road races held since 1984. Hiking and trail ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... of about 200 metres that’s closed and as a result you can’t take insurance on it and the AFCD won’t give you a permit. It’s a shame they never repaired that section. People still hike it all the time – I’d take friends on a day hike there, but it’s different taking a race through it. So the race course takes the direct way up Tai Mo Shan instead and we don’t go by the waterfall. ...

  9. Hot tips

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Nell Raven

    ... of close-knit, synthetic material that covers ears and neck. Clothes are the best way of protecting the skin, so cover up. If you're hiking, cover up and make sure you drink lots of water before, during and after the hike. Any exposed skin should be liberally smeared with sun cream. Reapply every two hours. Experts recommend SPF 15 for everyday activities, such as going to the office ...

  10. Magazines - Faces - MEN'S SUNCARE

    Special agents

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Range of ingredients combine to protect against ultraviolet rays and pollution, writes Victoria Ip Range of ingredients combine to protect against ultraviolet rays and pollution Summer has made her presence felt and getting a sun-kissed glow s ...




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