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  1. Satellite captures oil spills, bringing calls for more hi-tech surveillance

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government should make use of more advanced technology to detect and monitor oil spills in the seas around Hong Kong, a scientist at Chinese University has advised. The call came after researchers from the university's Institute of ...

  2. Improve pneumonia surveillance, hospitals told

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The Ministry of Health has asked hospitals to file written reports on pneumonia cases in an attempt to ensure early identification of bird flu and other infectious diseases. Ministry spokesman Mao Qunan said there had been no human cases linked to the latest bird flu outbreak among birds in Qinghai. But he said surveillance of pneumonia cases with unknown causes ...

  3. Hi-tech surveillance to target traffic congestion

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Beijing is banking on technology to help ease chronic traffic congestion ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games. The technology involves a network of communications systems collectively known as Intelligent Transport Systems, Xinhua said. Once in plac ...

  4. Centre sees lower risk from toxic plasticisers

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as apart of routine testing. The stepped-up surveillance started after several popular drinks and food products from Taiwan were found to contain DEHP in May. But a centre spokesman said ... samples had been tested by the centre for plasticisers. Of these, 49 contained unacceptable levels. Under routine surveillance, samples are taken at import, wholesale and retail levels and tested ...

  5. Blind spots hampering traffic watch

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Patsy Moy

    ... that was out of the control room's surveillance. The scaffolding left all four eastbound lanes blocked for nearly 19 hours. Mr Su told RTHK's City Forum that 400 cameras had been installed so far across the city. 'A lot of places remain out of our surveillance. We have to rely on policemen and our department staff to inform us about the traffic situation at some blind spots ...

  6. Answers sought on subway death

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but cannot get access to surveillance-camera recordings of activity on the platform that day. Meng also wants plexiglas safety shields installed at all station platforms. 'Apart from pursuing ... death led to the installation of glass platform shields.' Meng has demanded that the Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corporation, which runs the network, show her surveillance ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But the protection for trees and human lives goes beyond putting in place a new regime. The office has a more active role to play. With better care and vigilant surveillance, accidents can be avoided. ...

  8. Unfit bus drivers a 'time bomb' on roads

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... step up surveillance of the health of drivers. Research has shown that professional bus drivers are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A study by the Occupational Safety and Health ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... and Environmental Hygiene Department has been conducting routine surveillance for cadmium and other heavy metals in foods collected from import, wholesale and retail levels. Quiz yourself on cadmium below. ...

  10. Mine owners arrested over 'cover-up'

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vice-director and other workers suspected of being involved in covering up the deaths. Other mine officials are said to be under police surveillance. Police say the mine owners plotted to arrange ...




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