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  1. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... of heavy metals involved, they posed no threat to public health as they were released at a high elevation and quickly dissipated in the air and water. Traditionally, fireworks were set off to ward ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of health plus other major public health bigwigs and advocates. It sounds like a recipe for hideous boredom, but, far from it, the dinner is congenial and totally fascinating, with the chief bag ... (Arup was paid US$6 million for an entirely unnecessary exercise which had already been done by the World Health Organisation). This, together with various internal discussions dragged ...

  3. Cross-harbour swim should not be revived until water is much cleaner

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... swim is premature. Officials should not endanger the health and well-being of the public. The race should not be reintroduced until reliable health experts can reassure the public ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... no worse place on earth for light pollution. University of Hong Kong researchers were shocked by findings that showed brightness levels so excessive that health and wildlife could be harmed. Above ... has there been so extensive a study of light pollution and it is good that the work has been carried out in our city. The findings are reason for public debate on whether it is time to replace ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Florentijn Hofman, Rubber Duck artist, is man of principles

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... seriously. For instance, he has strict rules about how his "baby" is to be handled while on display in Victoria Harbour. "First, it must always be shown to the general public ... (Mental Health) Foundation, a charity devoted to helping people with mental illness. Hofman is no stranger to corporations pressuring him to market the duck. The sculpture made its debut ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are limited in Hong Kong while the shortage of health care staff in public hospitals remains. How can we accept more mainland expectant mothers wanting to give birth here? It adds to the workload ... here, dollar for dollar, compared with on the mainland. The most effective way to stop mainland mothers overtaxing the public health care system is to simply remove the first reason. Make ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their classes'. The real point is that there is no safe cigarette, and public health officials have not endorsed any brand or type of cigarette as safer than another. Smokers should not assume that light cigarettes are safe or safer than other brands or will help them quit smoking. If smokers are concerned about the health effects of smoking, the only action endorsed by the public health community ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... phones. However, research has now linked their use to a possible cancer risk. The research is intended to cause public alarm, and I think health issues must be considered. For example, some people ... and ruin our internationally admired cityscape. The tragedy is that no one knew about this building, as no details were given. There was never any public consultation. It was only recently brought ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2012

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the terminus and pier shows the need for the government to listen to the views of the public when it puts forward such proposals. The concern group Our Bus Terminal launched initiatives to raise public ... example is Estonia. The country suffered dire economic consequences after the 2008 financial crisis. It implemented sweeping reforms, which included cutting public sector wages and raising ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... car, parked in Nathan Road near Dundas Street. Woman contracts EV 71 The Centre for Health Protection warned the public to maintain good hygiene after confirming a woman, 24, had been infected ... at the Sands Macao Hotel, in suspected food poisonings, the Centre for Health Protection said. Five men and six women developed symptoms of gastroenteritis after the meals, which included seafood ...




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