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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Herbal medicine robberies offer crime gangs high rewards

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Herbal medicine stores offer gangs rich pickings The Vancouver area's many high-end Chinese herbal medicine stores have provided rich pickings for criminal gangs. There have been at least three herbal crime sprees in the past five years, including the current rash of thefts in Richmond. Tung Yun Tong Herbal, the target of the most recent thefts this month, was also ...

  2. HKU gets $30m to fund disease research

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... medicine, promised to safeguard academic freedom and the free flow of information, despite the heavy government funding. The pair spoke during the signing ceremony of the $500 million Research Fund ...

  3. Newspaper fined over ads offering Sars cure

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin The Sun newspaper was slapped with a $6,000 fine yesterday for publishing an advertisement promoting a herbal drink as a prevention against Sars. Magistrate Eddie Yip Chor-man, sitting in the Eastern Court, imposed the fine after the newspaper group pleaded guilty to publishing an advertisement likely to lead to the use of a medicine on May 9 last year. ...

  4. Withdrawals clear way for HK to play in world event

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A last-minute withdrawal by Mexico and Taiwan has resulted in Hong Kong being invited to take part in the World Softball Championship in Christchurch, New Zealand, from January 29-February 8. 'The Asian qualifier was delayed because of t ...

  5. Extra $68m requested for Sars bed project

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Granted $287m to build isolation wards, the Hospital Authority says it needs more money to cover renovation costs The Hospital Authority has asked for an extra $68 million to finish building Sars isolation beds at six major hospitals. Des ...

  6. Sick Sars widow in plea to 'kind father' Tung

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Dead doctor's wife writes to chief executive after Fund for Heroes rejects payout The ailing widow of the first doctor to die of Sars is writing to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to appeal against the rejection of her application to the gover ...

  7. 'Mr great guy' Back in the fray

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Seven years ago, Dr Ko Wing-man said he was definitely not interested in returning to public service. He had quit his senior post with the Hospital Authority a year earlier, in the wake of the mishandling of the 2003 Sars crisis, an ...

  8. Pioneering Sars tracker in running for top prize

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A computer system designed by the government to track down Sars patients last year is a finalist in the world-renowned Stockholm Challenge, which honours pioneering projects worldwide. It will be revealed on Friday whether the system that helped ...

  9. City braces for flood of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Authorities will assign extra staff to border crossings and beef up health checks to prepare for an expected deluge of visitors during the mainland's week-long May Day holiday next week. Mainland visitors are expected to flood into Hong K ...

  10. 'My son was a hero going to his death'

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor The quiet bravery Yvonne Yik Yee-fong's son showed as he faced his inevitable death does little to ease her pain Ho Wang-tat died of Sars on April 25 last year. He was 28. He had been living in Block E of Amoy Gardens- where 329 people ...




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