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  1. News - World - Flight MH370

    Support grows for new aviation safety measures in face of lasting MH370 mystery

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:06pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse in Kuala Lumpur The stubborn mystery of flight MH370’s whereabouts has paralysed efforts to diagnose what went wrong, prompting calls for new safety nets to ensure ... to consider mandating real-time satellite tracking. Before MH370, this “wasn’t seen as a priority,” said Ken Hylander, president of the US-based Flight Safety Foundation. “Clearly this thought process ...

  2. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Shadow of safety scandal still looms over top pork firm

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com WH Group has stepped up its food quality inspection since 2011 lean meat powder scare Shadow of safety scandal still looms over top pork firm Food safety ... safety in a country already overwhelmed by fake and substandard products. The firm is in a transition period to increase hog production and processing capacity in the US Clenbuterol is a banned ...

  3. Expert review of safety checks after collapse

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The government will bring in an outside expert to assess its safety checks on dangerous buildings following a coroner's verdict on last year's fatal ... and structural engineers to be present at initial inspections; and that it issue building-repair orders for problem structures without first sending an advisory letter. Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu ...

  4. News - Asia - LAOS

    Experts renew quake fears over Xayaburi dam on Mekong River in Laos

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:12pm by Tom Fawthrop

    ... director, Knut Sierotzki, recently said "all relevant guidelines from ICOLD were followed by the design engineer to ensure the safety of such a large hydraulic structure". Critics say ... He said: "If the fault at the dam site becomes active … there is no chance for seismic engineering to take care of that." He also said construction should "never have ...

  5. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China's drug safety worries FDA

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US regulator seeking to increase staff to carry out more inspections of mainland drug firms China's drug safety worries FDA Improvements are needed in the production of drug ingredients in China to erase the safety risks faced by American consumers, a US regulator said. While the Food and Drug Administration attempts to ensure medicines imported from ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Bridge worker's death avoidable, says help group

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU AND ADA LEE

    ... Joanna Chiu and Ada Lee Call for work site safety bar to be raised A group that helps industrial accident victims has criticised the government for loose safety standards on construction sites, after a worker building the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge died in an accident. The tragedy on Thursday could have been avoided if the Labour Department had enforced more stringent safety ...

  7. News - China - Flight MH370

    Families of MH370 passengers walk out of glitch-ridden Malaysia Airlines video conference

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:24pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Department's instructions to the flight. The relatives have asked for the contact numbers of engineers from the airline, British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat and the US National Transportation Safety Board, which are involved in the investigation. Malaysian technicians sent to speak to the relatives were not giving satisfactory answers, they said. ...

  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    US to bolster inspections of China drug production facilities amid safety concerns

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:57am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Increased export volume spurs enhanced US Food and Drug Administration safety inspections of pharmaceutical production plants in China The US Food and Drug Administration is increasing its oversight of Chinese manufacturers of pharmaceutical ingredients to improve the safety of the US drug supply chain, the director of the agency’s China office, Christopher ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Food safety journal retracts article on 'cancer effect' of GM corn

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:50pm by NYT

    ... in France, had done other studies challenging the safety of genetically engineered foods, some of which had also been questioned. In his letter to Siralini, Wallace Hayes, the editor-in-chief ... The New York Times Concern cited that the number of rats in study was too small and they were prone to cancer Journal retracts article on 'cancer effect' of GM corn A food safety ...

  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    New safety steps at World Cup stadium following the death of another worker

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:25am by Associated Press in Sao Paolo

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paolo Contractors installing seating at Brazil's Itaquerao stadium have increased safety measures after local labour officials stopped construction following the death of a worker Local organisers of the soccer World Cup are adding safety features where a worker died in the stadium planned to host the tournament’s opening match, hoping to quickly reverse ...




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