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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs more public water sports facilities

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... Paul Zimmerman Paul Zimmerman says Hong Kong needs someone to champion development of public facilities to cope with the growing interest in recreational marine and water sports activities ... and funding for piers and public boat storage facilities- and a clear indication of who in government will be responsible for supporting these new sea-based operations. For a long time, Hong ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cross your legs! Occupy Central organisers worry about toilet facilities for 10,000

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Joyce Ng

    ... they may just leave if they can't go to the loo." Tai said the movement would need time to prepare, and would have to assess whether the public was sympathetic to its cause. There are two public toilets near Chater Road, where a rehearsal for Occupy was led by students in July: one in the car park of the old Star Ferry Pier, and the other near Bank Street. Another seven ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Malibu Parents say Malibu facility is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals and that big money interests are suppressing the truth School accused of toxic cover-up ... a public, three-school campus where students scored high SAT scores, staged plays, rode horses and played soccer and water polo. Some parents and teachers, and at least one official, believe ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RECREATION

    Private clubs agree to extend public access to facilities

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong Seven associations meet Home Affairs call to share facilities to obtain renewal on land leases Private clubs promise to offer more public time Some private clubs which have had their land leases renewed for another 15 years have promised to open their facilities to the public for up to a combined 3,320 hours per month, the home affairs chief said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSULTATION

    Caverns for public facilities could free up land for homes

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Three pilot schemes to move public facilities into hillsides could help quest for sites to ease city's housing crisis, says development chief Caverns could free up extra land for homes Three sites could be freed for homes by moving public facilities now on the land into caverns, the government proposed yesterday. But a critic of the scheme said ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Public schools lack funds to implement digital teaching methods

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:38am by Carrie Chan

    ... Kong to offer the same degree of digital learning, despite the perceived benefits of learning at one's own pace. For example, the teachers and 300 students at Shan Tsui Public School ... connection." Most students at the school are from low-income local families or mainland families who live over the border. Their homes are often equipped with poor computer and internet facilities ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Health authority orders China's public hospitals to stop expanding

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... after opening more wards and upgrading facilities, public hospitals tended to be more "profit-driven" and would charge higher fees in order to pay their debts incurred during ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Health authority blames growth for rising bills, but hospitals say they chase business to survive Public hospitals told to put brakes on rapid expansion ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH SCIENCE

    China orders hunt for facilities illegally producing genetically modified food

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:44pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... food in parts of China has prompted the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)to order officials to track down possible testing facilities. In a document published yesterday, the ministry asked ... But the ministry acknowledged yesterday that the “illegal spread of GM food in certain areas”, which it said has sparked off public debate. Under pressure from rapidly increasing food consumption, Beijing ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Public kept in dark on using private club facilities, Ombudsman says

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ombudsman says the government has failed to promote the use of sports facilities Public kept in dark on access to private clubs The Ombudsman has criticised the government for failing to monitor public access to private club facilities. Under private recreational leases that began in 1884, organisations are granted land free or a nominal rent to establish ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Performance of health care facilities needs to be optimised to meet demand

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:23pm by KAREN PROSSER

    ... Karen Prosser property.post@scmp.com The government needs solutions to address an ageing population, increased demand and a fledgling community care system HK must optimise facilities to manage key challenges A rapidly ageing population, increased demand and a community care system that has still to fully emerge are just three of the factors placing Hong Kong's public ...




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