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  1. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Evacuation at Wan Chai Tower after fire discovered in lift machine room

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:29pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Some 100 people evacuated and 13 lift passengers briefly trapped during lunchtime incident About 100 people were evacuated from the Wan Chai Tower at 1pm today after a fire broke out in a rooftop lift machine room of the 2 ...

  2. Confidence in health secretary up

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for over a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... was confirmed as the first person in Hong Kong with the swine flu strain. Public confidence in Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen rose by six percentage points, to 50 per cent, and his performance ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of children smoking on the street has become commonplace in Hong Kong. It is disheartening to see our young generation falling victim to a habit that consumes their health and money. Something must ...

  4. Health checks a hit at Senior Fair

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... populations in the world, so the need is great,' says project manager Jacqueline Choo. The fair has attracted more than 100 exhibitors, both commercial and non-profit. The health checks ...

  5. City Digest

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... committing three offences, health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said, after a public protest that the initial proposal that licences be revoked was too harsh a penalty. ... admitted. Tissue tests have confirmed the boy, who had a good health history and had not travelled recently, was infected with the contagious intestinal bug enterovirus, the first fatal case ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is the future trend for Hong Kong since the majority of people support the prohibition of smoking in public areas. The government's fixed-penalty project suggests that the legislation process ... of the worst public pavements in the world. They are cluttered and congested, and subject to regular, expensive and failed attempts to resurface and repair them. There is a laissez-faire approach ...

  7. At the forefront of change

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and environment,' he says. Yet another fast-expanding sector is public health. Enrolment in the Master of Public Health programme at the University of Hong Kong rose from eight a decade ago to about 100 this year. Janice Johnston, deputy head in education at HKU's Li Ka-shing Faculty of Medicine's School of Public Health, says that about 40 per cent of their students are working ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... for the cultural district's open space include real grass? And will the children be allowed to play on it? Harbour smelling like roses? Dream on It's getting better all the time. Public Eye ... if you've seen the Environmental Protection Department's TV message, known as an announcement of public interest. Television stations are forced to run these APIs for free. The one about our ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... minibus is not only uncomfortable, but also damaging to my health. I have sent an e-mail to both the Health Department's tobacco regulation branch and the Transport Department, but also want to make a public statement because I feel my legal rights have been trampled on. I hope someone can stop minibus drivers from smoking on their buses. However, if not, I would like to know by what ...

  10. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Setting the building collapse record straight Can you hear clapping? That's us, Public Eye. We're applauding the government's ... allowance for the poor? You wouldn't believe the exhausting hours our bureaucrats spend in their chauffeured cars agonising over these tough choices. But Public Eye would like to set one thing ...




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