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  1. Beware of a new pandemic

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... it will be too late for most of us. The WHO recognised this more than four years ago, saying in its influenza preparedness plan that 'without a clearing house to balance demand and supply, cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473085/beware-new-pandemic
  2. Elderly crying out for respectable care homes

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 100 public or private senior citizens' centres, 60 per cent of which can house 50 to 200 people, according to Yanglao.com, an elderly care website. The supply-and-demand gap is obvious, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966360/elderly-crying-out-respectable-care-homes
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1061694/golden-time-special-needs-children
  4. ParknShop drops wholesalers

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... them as it did not control them. In future, the supermarket chain would get live fish directly from its suppliers so it could supervise the supply chain more professionally. 'We are now ... fish stalls and destroyed all fish stocks after health officials discovered contagious cholera bacteria in a tank at its store in Pokfulam's Chi Fu Fa Yuen housing estate. It was the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427151/parknshop-drops-wholesalers
  5. Nursing posts open to people who really care

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... current Hong Kong registered nurse and practising certificates. Applicants for the position in the obstetrics unit must also supply a certificate of registration from the Midwives Board. While all ... capabilities and the overall quality of service, the hospital offers in-house seminars and a continuing education programme. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477045/nursing-posts-open-people-who-really-care
  6. Dial 'D' for drugs

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On some housing estates, getting high is as easy as having a pizza delivered, writes Lau Kit-wai As frequent police raids over the past few years made it too risky for them to use clubs ... together,' the former drug user recalls. Although it has been driven out of clubs, the youth drug scene has mushroomed out of sight at private parties, particularly in public housing estates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657473/dial-d-drugs
  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... disappointment over Hong Kong's decision to give up the 'positive non-interventionism' approach. But, can a free market solve our social problems? In terms of housing, the influx of non-locals, especially mainland Chinese, has inflated housing costs significantly. Those flat owners are not interested in coming to Hong Kong to add to our labour force, neither are they interested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998995/letters
  8. Police seize ketamine worth HK$85m in record haul

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... were taken to their homes at the junction of Anchor Street and Tit Shu Street, Mongkok, and Kin Hei House, Kin Ming Estate, Tiu Keng Leng, which were then searched. Given a street value ... of 409kg was seized last year, against the 46kg found in 2004. Ketamine is produced in Asian countries such as India where the drug is not illegal. Supplies for Hong Kong came mainly from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562943/police-seize-ketamine-worth-hk85m-record-haul
  9. Youthful drive to aid the elderly

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... developers, private equity funds and international operators of retirement housing schemes. With one-third of China's population likely to be aged 60 and over by 2050, local and international ... house,' Yao said. She told Pan she would continue to do her job well, but when the time was right she would leave to fulfil her dream. The time came in 2006 when Yao filed an application to go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969984/youthful-drive-aid-elderly
  10. Talkback

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the government maintain the ban on pets in public flats even though it is widely flouted? As one of the people who will be affected by the Housing Department's decision to evict ... accept that pets are a vital part of some people's lives, no matter what their circumstances? Why can't they allow pets in public housing if they are kept clean and healthy and have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424106/talkback

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