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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    New York hospital pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills A major New York hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical centre over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused street dealers, narcotics prosecutors said. Anthony D'Alessandro pleaded ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Officials' offspring lament lack of lai see

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 10:24am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Children of government cadres complain the number of red envelopes handed out this Lunar New Year has shown a marked decline as President Xi Jinping's anti-graft drive bites Staff at a counselling centre for elementary school children in Beijing have been busy comforting the sons and daughters of Chinese officials this Lunar New Year ...

  3. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    'New economy' shares drop on doubts over mainland transition

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by BLOOM

    ... research. Shen, who preferred new economy shares last year, now favours old economy stocks, in part because they are cheaper and the mainland's growth rate is stabilising. The manufacturing ... Bloomberg in Singapore and Shanghai After strong gains, technology, health and consumer shares are losing their lustre on doubts that Beijing can achieve an economic transition 'New ...

  4. Sport - Racing - OVERVIEW

    Soaring to new heights: golden season a success story for the ages

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and an epoch of belief, a yin without a yang. The 2013-14 season had only one side to it and it was almost faultless. The “most remarkable and notable season in our 130-year history”,  said Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges on Sunday. A meeting was lost for the first time in five years to Typhoon Usagi in September but it was comfortably accommodated elsewhere ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance ... infringement of basic rights. The government should heed the committee's urging to study the details of the scheme and launch another consultation next year. ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago July 4 gun violence eclipses New York, Detroit combined; 14 dead

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:55pm by AP

    ... and New York combined, which had a total of 46 shooting incidents, 10 of which were fatal. "Going into the holiday weekend we had a plan, including putting hundreds more officers ... with the weekend shootings, Chicago police are on pace with last year for shootings involving officers, with 33 so far this year, compared with 35 at the same time last year, according to McCarthy. ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Positive sentiment bodes well for upcoming launches of new homes

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:59pm by Peggy Sito

    ... The recent rebound in Hong Kong residential property prices and successful sales at new projects will release more pent-up demand in the market and benefit developers with upcoming launches, ... of 123.66 in March last year. The move capped a cumulative gain of 1.78 per cent since the beginning of the year and 3.42 per cent from the intrayear low of 117.18 in March, Barclays said. But sales ...

  8. Business - Companies - HOTELS

    Wharf's new mainland hotel brand keeps it in the Polo family

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Niccolo, named after Marco Polo's father, will seek new growth through management of luxury hotels in Wharf's flagship mainland complexes Wharf's new brand keeps it in the family Almost 30 years after launching its Marco Polo brand, Wharf is taking its hotel management business to the next level by launching a luxury brand ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New fashion trends point towards 'social superhero' designs

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by SARAH KARACS

    ... an increasing awareness of social problems will be reflected on next year's catwalks. New trends, described as "social superhero" and "data divination", were among the emerging ... a trend specialist at global fashion research company WGSN, said: "We are approaching a new era of ethically responsible design and action. We can see this working its way into the social ...

  10. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com No room for error at new airport When it opens next month, the airport in Hechi in southern Guangxi province should prove a nail-biting landing for arriving ... year. The airport will be a transit stop on the sole air route between Chongqing and Haikou in Hainan province. It might also add a flight from Guangzhou in the future, local media reported. ...




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