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  1. Happy hours

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... Jo Baker Welcome to the 'playpen'- a chic party pad that reflects a couple's sense of fun. When Edmund Chan and Alison Tam started working on ideas for their newly purchased ... including a striped design he felt was too corporate. The frosted effect was achieved by applying an adhesive layer to standard glass. 4 In the master bedroom, the custom-made bed and side shelves ...

  2. Inquiry as firemen dies after two hours in rubble

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Phyllis Tsang The Fire Services Department is investigating why it took more than two hours to find and pull out a veteran fireman who died after being trapped ... but the control officer lost contact with Yeung and Ng at 10.45am. Ng was found unconscious on the floor at 10.58am, but Yeung was not found until more than an hour later at 12.10pm- lying with his legs ...

  3. New standards make modern buildings safer, says professor

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... They have blamed the destruction on shoddy construction and say developers may have cut corners. But a retired architecture professor says a recent change in construction standards may have saved ... widely in the construction industry here in Sichuan until after 2000.' Other industry insiders blame the quality of construction work. 'It's hard to fathom, from the simple ...

  4. Enforcement of higher building standards urged

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the standards work'. But while the United Nations had tried to bring in experts from around the world to share their experiences on improving building standards with mainland authorities, Mr Malik said the ultimate task of monitoring those standards belonged to local authorities. 'We share our experiences, monitor what we do in our own programmes, and work with local institutions... ...

  5. All government hospitals to cut doctors' hours

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors at some busy hospitals have had their work week cut to 65 hours under a pilot programme and, because of its success, the Hospital Authority will soon extend the scheme ... hours of work a week to 65 hours or less. The cuts have been achieved by reducing the number of night shifts and patient admissions. The steering committee on the reform has issued a 172-page ...

  6. We risk our lives for poor pay and long hours, say firemen

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Joshua But Firefighters work long hours on a fine line between life and death, yet are paid less than junior government staff, says a fireman who claims he cheated death ... for better pay when there was a tragedy. Two of his colleagues died in Sunday's blaze in Mong Kok. 'Our working hours are the longest of any firefighters in the world but our salaries ...

  7. Girl pulled out alive after almost 54 hours

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... through reinforced concrete to free the girl after nearly four hours of work. Greeted by thunderous clapping, the girl was placed on a stretcher before being taken to Yushu Stadium, where many ... afternoon, almost 54 hours after the devastating earthquake struck the remote region. The amazing rescue, completed at 1.48pm, was a tonic for dozens of rescue workers, doctors and journalists from ...

  8. Standard bearer sticks to the official script

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... chief executive. The two go back a long way, having worked together at Citibank before Mr Davies left and eventually lured Mr Sullivan to Standard Chartered. But there had been no noses put out ... for Shell before moving to Citibank. His job involved stints around the globe, from Singapore to Chicago. He joined Standard Chartered in 1994. Before moving to Hong Kong three months ago, he worked ...

  9. Warehouse fire burns for 4 hours

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong It took four hours for more than 100 firefighters to put out a blaze at a warehouse in Kwai Chung yesterday. Smoke and the smell of chemicals filled the streets below after ... and resin- a chemical often used in inks, adhesives, synthetic plastics and pharmaceuticals. The goods made the firemen's work difficult, said the divisional officer of the Fire Services' ...

  10. Blaze rages for seven hours at City Hall

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... started at 1am and raged for seven hours, spreading dense smoke through corridors, a restaurant and other function rooms in the lower block. Eighteen fire engines and two ambulances were sent to the scene. It took 70 firefighters two hours to get the blaze under control and five hours to extinguish the flames. The air-conditioning plant room on the second floor of the lower block was badly ...




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