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  1. US$44.4m settlement over San Francisco Bay oil spill

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the largest marine oil spills in California. The Cosco Busan spewed more than 200,000 litres of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay when it hit part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge amid heavy fog ... to South Korea's Hanjin Shipping and there was no direct connection to China Ocean Shipping (Group), the mainland's largest shipping company. Oil from the spill affected more than 160 ...

  2. U.S. oil firm faces Bohai spill claims

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com American oil company ConocoPhillips China may soon face compensation claims from mainland marine authorities over oil spills in the Bohai Sea. As part of a joint venture with the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Co-operation, the company operated two production platforms responsible for a series of oil spills since June. Authorities will sue ...

  3. Experts urge criminal suit for U.S. firm

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Mainland legal experts say criminal charges should be levied against United States oil giant ConocoPhillips over the oil spills in the Bohai ... to meet an official deadline to seal the leaks and clean up oil spills. While environmentalists have hailed the shutdown as the SOA's boldest step since the detection of the spills in early ...

  4. Hopes low for any Bohai payout

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Mainland legal experts say it is highly unlikely that fish farmers and others affected by recent oil spills in the Bohai Sea will receive suitable, ... of independence may deal the fatal blow to any hopes of crafting a compensation package comparable to that provided after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. BP agreed to set up a US$20 ...

  5. Loudmouth on mobile phone spills the [triad] plot

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Talking too loudly on your mobile phone can land you in jail, especially when you are a suspected triad member. A plain-clothes officer was patrolling in Hung Hom early on Wednesday when he overheard a man barking orders into his mobile. He w ...

  6. Top court allows death penalty in 'gutter oil' cases

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The Supreme People's Court says it is ready to hand down death sentences to serious offenders in 'gutter oil' cases in a bid to crack down on the rampant use of recycled cooking oil by restaurants and food processors. A notice issued jointly by the top court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security ...

  7. Let public defend their own interests

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shown support for public interest litigation on a trial basis, are not necessarily smooth sailing for litigants. Since the oil spill in the Bohai Sea in June, many lawyers have tried to lodge lawsuits on behalf of affected fishermen against Conoco Philips and China National Offshore Oil Corp, but not one case has been formally accepted by mainland courts. The State Oceanic ...

  8. 'Prince of white flower' oil loses appeal

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui 'Prince of white flower oil' Stephen Gan Fock-wai lost his last bid to overturn his conviction for molesting a cabbie in 2007 after the Court of Final Appeal ruled yesterday that he knew his touching of the driver's thigh was not welcomed. Neville Sarony, acting for the former Pak Fah Yeow International chief executive, 46, was seeking leave to appeal ...

  9. Fire-cupping in Shenzhen burns woman

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A woman is in serious condition at Prince of Wales hospital with burns to the face and body after a fire-cupping treatment she received in Shenzhen went wrong. A friend of hers said alcohol, used as a fuel to heat the cups in the procedure, accidently spilled onto the victim. The woman went to the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint to seek help. ...

  10. Essential sun oils

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aromatherapy specialist Decleor launches a new sun care range this season. The Aroma Sun range has aromatherapy at its core, with ingredients based on the essential oils of rosa damascena, Roman camomile and geranium, which increase the cells' natural defences against UV rays. Luffa oil and tyrosine derivative, an activating plant complex, reinforces the skin's natural ...




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