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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    UN bid to boost air safety backed after downing of Malaysia Airlines flight

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com UN move to improve air safety welcomed Hong Kong's aviation community has welcomed moves by the UN to improve safety in the skies after a passenger jet ... missiles capable of reaching high altitudes. David McMillan, chairman of the ICAO task force working on reforms, said: "These recommendations will help to ensure the safety of civilian ...

  2. News - China - BROADCASTING

    China's pirate radio stations threaten passenger jet safety: Xinhua

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:04pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Output could disrupt air traffic control signals, according to experts quoted by state media Pirate radio stations pose 'threat to aviation safety ... aircraft had to take off or land, the pilots could lose contact with the control tower, threatening safety, the report said, quoting unnamed industry experts. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - CARS

    GM China's licence plate texting app raises safety, privacy concerns

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by James Griffiths

    ... if the person on the receiving end doesn't want to get messages from creepy guys while she's driving to work. Privacy concerns aside, the app raises a rather obvious safety issue by giving ... 220,000 road traffic deaths every year, according to Bloomberg Global Road Safety. Former GM chairman Dan Ackerman has spoken out against using a phone while driving. "To me, there's ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety ... to their children’s health and safety, and in particular, the safety of their infants’ foods,” it added. Insurer Ping An said Suning’s policy is the first of its kind in China. Concerns about the safety ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    GM foods in limbo in China as safety certificates expire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Rice-tasting events continue as developers await nod for commercial sales GM foods in limbo as papers expire Safety certificates for the only homegrown ... that four corn strains were expected to gain the safety certificates in three to five years and one could get the go-ahead for commercial planting. "As consumption of meat has climbed ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law needed to ensure tree safety

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law needed to ensure tree safety Shock and grief followed the latest tree accident- the fourth fatality in six years- in which a heavily pregnant woman died on Thursday. ... the government still has no idea how many private trees pose a danger to public safety. This has much to do with its half-hearted response to the first high-profile accident, in which a female university ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com City Airways grounded due to safety concerns Safety concerns and worries over lax aircraft maintenance forced the grounding of a Hong ... concerned about passenger safety following a report that revealed that City Airways has not been following proper procedures during maintenance on their planes," Santi Pawai, the director ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    20,000 Yazidis flee to safety

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Camp Bajid Kandala West increases efforts to save the thousands still trapped; Iraq says some buried alive 20,000 Yazidis flee from mountain siege to safety Thousands of displaced Iraqis who had been besieged on a mountain by jihadists escaped to safety yesterday while Western powers ramped up efforts to save those still stranded with air drops. Three days after US ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WORK SAFETY

    Decade-old work safety laws 'need urgent review' amid reports of lax standards

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:40pm by MICHELLE TOH

    ... safety laws 'need urgent review' The government must carry out an extensive review of work safety laws that have not been updated for over a decade, a support group for victims of industrial accidents says. The group has received reports from workers that safety inspections sometimes only take place on an annual basis, or every 18 months, while the perception among many ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR steps up escalator safety campaign

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Passengers advised to follow the rules or risk a painful commute MTR steps up escalator safety campaign While MTR station escalators may seem benign, accidents can and do happen when passengers fail to pay attention or follow simple safety procedures. The MTR Corporation recorded 435 escalator accidents in the first half of this year. ...




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