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  1. Drive to ease strain on blood supply

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clinical blood supplies on the mainland come mainly from donations. An acute nationwide shortage began to emerge in 2010, when it was widely reported that operations were being delayed due ... the blood shortage in 2010. 'Reciprocal blood donations are a good measure and should be used regularly. They help doctors to nurture the habit of being stringent with blood supplies ...

  2. Use of cocaine surges with easier supply

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was rising in tandem with an increase in supply, said Pong Oi-lan, chairwoman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics Sub-committee on Preventive Education and Publicity. In 2009, 4 per cent of new ...

  3. Decaying bodies prompt fears over water supply

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A huge number of decaying bodies have contaminated waters in Beichuan- one of the worst-hit areas- raising the risk of an epidemic, according to a local health official. Authorities are facing mounting pressure to protect the water sources in the quake region, as the supply of clean drinking water will be crucial to preventing an epidemic. Relief workers ...

  4. New import controls ensure supplies during bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong New controls on poultry imports from Guangdong have been adopted in an effort to stabilise supplies while safeguarding health during a bird flu outbreak in the province. Under ... imports of live poultry and poultry products from the whole province for 21 days. This will still take place if there is an outbreak at one of the 90 registered farms that supply poultry to Hong ...

  5. Supplying an effective and versatile service

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... in the supply of drugs. In western medicine, advanced technology is used to test drugs. The effectiveness of Chinese medicine cannot be measured by modern methods. Many areas of Chinese medicine remain ...

  6. 300kg haul of cocaine found in NT house

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok and Joshua But A village head and his family members in Fanling are being investigated after police found about 300 kilograms of cocaine worth HK$300 million in his house- the largest seizure of the drug in the city in years. Officers from the New Territories South regional crime unit yesterday forced open the three-storey village building in Tai Po Tin village in Ping ...

  7. Italian fashion houses honour Hong Kong retail icons

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. On the sidelines of Fashion Week (which ends today), the Italian textile association Biella hosted a gala on Wednesday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre's Golden Bauhinia Restaurant to single ...

  8. Green T. House

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Zhi Qiang's pig-themed artwork, which Green T. House is exhibiting until May 23. Recommended dishes: The 'Cuttlefish Ribbons in a Purple Attitude' (HK$168, above) consisted ... green tea ice-cream (HK$48) ended the evening. Again, the flavour was unusual- creamier and less bitter than what's available elsewhere. What else? Green T. House comprises a restaurant, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Golden time for special needs children

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... for a place at the government-run early education training centre for special needs children is like the interminable wait for a public housing flat. "In most cases, children get a place when they reach 20 months. But in districts like Yau Tsim Mong, where demand heavily outweighs supply, a child will not get a place until he is three years old. "For special needs children, the time ...

  10. Soho House

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Alice Whately

    ... Where? In a converted warehouse in New York City's so-hip-it-hurts Meatpacking District (Stella McCartney's new shop is just around the corner). Laid back or lively? Part-clubby hangout, part-chi-chi crash pad, this is the fizziest hotel on the ...




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