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  1. The dangerous, secret life of plants

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... heal. The Poison Diaries is a carefully written novel. Jessamine is a bit of a watery character at times, but Wood's style keeps you hooked until the secrets are all revealed. ...

  2. Exotic plants spreading 'green death' in Australia

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Exotic weeds are slowly choking Australia to death and costing the nation A$4 billion (HK$23.4 billion) a year in lost agricultural output, a government-funded report says. While the environmental impact of introduced animals such a ...

  3. First person

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As told to Chandra Wong Cheung Kwok-wai, 44, is a senior country parks officer with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Mr Cheung turned his love of plants into a career and has been a botanist with the department for 12 years. The off ...

  4. Hong Kong's lawn bowls contenders

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Bowls Championships took place on January 2. After receiving the flag from Timothy Fok, president of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, the lawn bowls team headed to the competition in Christchurch, New Zealand. Lawn bowls is traditionally played on a 36-metre-square rectangular green of carefully-levelled and trimmed grass. Simply put, the object of the game ...

  5. Bottomless decadence at pink liquid picnic on the lawn

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Jessica Lam Normally they frown if you set foot on The Repulse Bay's front lawn, but on Friday night, champagne house Moet & ... hesitant even to sit on the ground, were drunk enough that they did not care if they were sprawled on dirt and grass. The meek may inherit the earth but the privileged pass out on it. ...

  6. What's in it? Hydroquinone

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz What's it used in? Fragrances, hair dyes, skin-bleaching and anti-ageing products. What does it do? In cosmetics, it's used to bleach skin colour. It is also used to develop photographs and as a raw material in herbicides and dyes ...

  7. War on weeds

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... than 27,000 introduced plant species in Australia, the vast majority of them used in gardens. Environmentalists say new plant species being imported should be carefully screened and only those ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 21,000 in three-year wait for specialist care More than 21,000 patients had waited three years before receiving specialist treatment at the city's ... of patients queueing for specialist care actually dropped from 2012, despite 680,000 more patients seeking care. Dr Alexander Chiu, the authority’s chief manager for quality and standards, said ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Shanghai arrests 160 gang suspects involved in citywide health care scam

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:48pm by Reuters

    ... Corruption is rife in China’s health care system, hit by a scarcity of doctors, while bribery pushes up the cost of care and creates tension between health care workers and patients. Providing affordable, accessible health care is one of the key platforms of President Xi Jinping’s new government, with China’s health care bill set to hit US$1 trillion by 2020, according to a report from ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... Professor John Leong Chi-yan Insiders from the health sector share their insights in a new fortnightly column To maintain quality of care, two heads are better than one Having retired from ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting ...




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