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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Monrovia Food supplies stop as Liberian army restricts travel from the country's badly affected north to try to halt the spread of deadly epidemic Ebola-hit ... I have 25 people to feed in my house.” Miatta Sharif, also from Bopolu, said: “We agree measures have to be put in place to contain the virus, but at the same time we don’t have to die from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570771/ebola-hit-liberia-fears-starvation-quarantine-blocks-food-supplies
  2. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Yunnan quake survivors in desperate wait for food and medical supplies

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 07:00pm by Li Jing

    ... claimed 398 lives- damaged many roads, hindering rescue efforts and delivery of supplies to some of the worst-hit areas. Watch: Rescuers race to find survivors after 400 die in China quake By 2pm, ... and Unicef sent staff and relief supplies to the quake zone yesterday. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee would process funding proposals from local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566342/rescuers-race-find-survivors-yunnan-quake-death-toll-mounts
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has found. The study comes after a fire in a North Point building filled with guest houses left 25 injured in December. ... that governs guest houses. "We estimate that there are at least 2,000 unlicensed guest houses in operation and this equates to about 20,000 rooms," research assistant Kimberly Fung Wan-yin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... on who controls the region's dwindling water supplies, say security analysts in London and Baghdad. Rivers, canals, dams, sewage and desalination plants are now all military targets in the semi-arid region, which regularly experiences extreme water shortages, says Michael Stephen, of the Royal United Services Institute think tank in Qatar. "Control of water supplies gives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts
  5. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Police firing range targeted for possible housing near Kwu Tung new town

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... is targeted for housing Development officials are considering relocating several police facilities, including a large firing range, to make space for more housing close to a proposed new town in North ... into a housing development, citing the difficulty of relocating a tiny firing range nearby. While the uses of the sites, if vacated, are yet to be decided, a government source said housing would be one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559399/police-firing-range-targeted-possible-housing-near-kwu-tung-new-town
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Land application list scrapped in bid to control supply

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE LIU AND JOYCE NG

    ... Yvonne Liu and Joyce Ng Government takes over full control of city's land supply from developers by ditching the application system operated since 1999 Land application list scrapped The government has taken over total control of land supply from developers by scrapping the application list system. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced the end of the system, which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1163971/government-scraps-land-application-list-take-control-land-supply
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public housing to account for 60pc of new flat supply

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to account for 60pc of new flat supply Public housing will take up 60 per cent of new residential supply in the next decade, from the current 50-50 share with private flats. The marked change ... take a more active role and do more in providing public housing." Cheung said the ratio of public to private housing in new supply in the next 10 years would be 60 per cent to 40 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1290786/public-housing-account-60pc-new-flat-supply
  8. News - World - NICARAGUA

    Nicaraguans told to eat iguanas as drought threatens food supplies

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:20pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Poor told to eat iguanas as drought takes toll Nicaraguans struggling to afford meat as the country suffers its worst drought in 32 years should consider raising and eating iguanas, a government land management expert has suggested. "Breeding iguanas brings two benefits," said Guillermo Membreno. "Not only does it supply dietary protein, it also offers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574322/nicaraguans-told-eat-iguanas-drought-threatens-food-supplies
  9. News - Hong Kong

    SCMP Debate: Do you think CY Leung's measures to boost housing supply will be effective?

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Do you think Leung Chun-ying’s measures to boost land and housing supply will be effective? How can the government convince the public that it is not bowing to pressure from property ... and long-term measures to boost land supply for housing. Some short- to medium-term measures are more certain and effective, such as increasing development density at unleased or unallocated residential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142621/scmp-debate-do-you-think-cy-leungs-measures-boost-housing-supply-will
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung's housing will require focus on land supply, backer says

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by OLGA WONG AND JOYCE NG

    ... the supply of public housing." There are expectations that removing the controls will make possible the long-awaited redevelopment of the 45-year-old Wah Fu Estate in Pok Fu Lam, as the Housing ... TO HIT HOUSING TARGET? Leung Chun-ying's ambitious housing targets risk being missed if the government does not prioritise building up land reserves, a key supporter of the chief executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1130497/cy-leungs-housing-will-require-focus-land-supply-backer-says

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