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  1. Schools need clear rules on smog dangers

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with as a matter of urgency. The existing guidelines call on schools to reduce outdoor activities for students when the API exceeds 200. This is unrealistic, as the level is set too high. Medical experts ... The government guidelines to schools on how to react to high pollution days are outdated and inadequate. There is a need for teachers and parents to be given more accurate and meaningful ...

  2. Construction samples from wrecked schools go under microscope

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland's product quality watchdog yesterday said it was collecting samples of construction material from collapsed schools as evidence for investigation. ... of construction materials used in collapsed schools and vowed to track down those responsible for substandard material. 'There are clear instructions that if we suspect there are quality problems ...

  3. Schools demand more advice on how to handle dirty-air days

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... considered them. But medical experts last week called for new guidelines to be issued to schools as a stop-gap measure because the current threshold of 200 on the air pollution index was far too ... Liz Heron School principals are calling on the government to supply localised monitoring of air around their grounds and for more substantive advice to be provided on days of high ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Subvention for ESF must be raised I am writing as a local parent to urge support for increased government subvention for the English Schools Foundation (ESF). We must all recognise the importance of English-medium schools for local students who cannot otherwise afford or gain access to international schools. While other Asian nations and the mainland are gearing up ...

  5. Medicating the oceans

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck I bet you never think about the fish when you flush your toilet. But studies have shown that a range of drugs and chemicals used by humans ends up travelling through the sewer system and into the sea, where it affects marine life. A team of ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Kong's schools are victims of rote-learning and an oppressive exam system. These are problems that should be dealt with while language skills in English and Chinese need to be addressed. ... donations. We should also be willing to give building materials and medical equipment. Cheung Yuet-ching, Tseung Kwan O   Taking advantage of customers I refer to the letter from Michael Sanders ...

  7. Idea of conservation must grow at school

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... YP intern Dianne Pancho King George V School, in Ho Man Tin, conducted a Green Week by reducing a different resource on each day during the week. The activity, organised at the end of last month by the school's green team, which is known as 10%, expanded on last year's one-day event. Students were encouraged not to use different resources, including printing, air ...

  8. Medical advice due today

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... A team of medical experts will today make recommendations to senior mainland officials about how to track down the animal sources of future outbreaks of Sars and other diseases. The proposals, which stem from a one-week inquiry in Guangdong and Beijing, will focus on ways to control the spread of infectious diseases at wild animal markets on the mainland, which are infamous ...

  9. New blow for Lantau school in noise row

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Lantau International School has been told again to quieten down. Its supervisor lost a legal challenge yesterday against a noise abatement notice issued after a neighbour complained. The lawyer representing the school, Haldanes partner Christopher Morley, said the school supervisor Serge Berthier respected the judgment but noted it was difficult ...

  10. School leads the way in recycling

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh If your school is looking for a green project, consider collecting plastic waste and turning it into usable materials. You can do this with the help of Yan Oi Tong EcoPark ... into recyclable materials. Last year, YOT Wong Suk Fong Memorial Secondary School took part in such an initiative under the YOT Plastic Resources Acquisition Partnership Scheme. The whole school- from ...




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