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  1. Parents unsure about drug tests

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than a third of parents would not support voluntary drug tests in schools until they learned more about the scheme, according to a survey conducted last week ... participate. One respondent said forcing such tests on children was a violation of their privacy, and another respondent feared his children would be expelled if they were found to be drug users. ...

  2. KMB may join rival in driver breath tests

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam KMB is studying whether to conduct alcohol breath tests on its drivers before work- a practice that bus captains at rival New World First Bus strongly opposed. Under a regulation that New World and subsidiary Citybus introduced on Tuesday, drivers would be fined or even sacked should tests show they had six or more micrograms of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of breath. ...

  3. Truck driver is first to be charged after random breath test

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A truck driver became the first person charged with drink-driving under a law that became effective yesterday, allowing police to perform random breath tests on drivers. Tests ... and his five passengers. He was more than four times over the legal alcohol limit. Three other private car drivers were arrested during random roadside breath tests when slight levels of alcohol ...

  4. Companies to test green fuel next year

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam New World First Ferry will use three ferries to test cleaner but more expensive diesel in a trial scheme to begin in the new year. The company's director and general manager, John Hui Chiu-yin, wants the government to subsidise the extra costs incurred. Under the scheme, diesel with ultra-low sulfur content will also be tested by two other companies, Star Ferry ...

  5. Tests on fish show illegal carcinogen

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Two fresh fish samples were found to contain the cancer-causing chemical malachite green in the latest round of tests. Among 15 samples of fish and fish products tested, live green grouper and mud carp meat were found to contain the banned agent. The grouper, from the Kwun Tong Wholesale Fish Market, had 3.7 micrograms per kilogram and the carp, from the Western ...

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    Hong Kong patent lawyers get boost from China

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 11:50am by Anita Lam

    ... per cent a year ago. “In the past, only a handful of our local patent lawyers passed the practical test on the mainland, but now it’s getting easier,” said Lewis Luk, president of the Hong ... The State Intellectual Property Office said it is set to grant two million patents a year by 2015. In the past, only a handful of our local patent lawyers passed the practical test on the mainland, ...

  7. Dismay at dawdling on regulating minibus drivers

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and a new set of data recorders aimed at catching speeding motorists was about to be tested after an earlier trial was a failure. 'The issues have been discussed over the past 10 years, and you ... would rise to 60 per cent over the next two years as 1,040 came up for replacement. Meanwhile, a second batch of black box data recorders was to be tested in 10 minibuses from next month after ...

  8. Big fall in accidents, drivers drinking

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The number of drink-driving cases has almost halved and traffic accidents have also shown a significant drop since random breath tests were introduced early this year. Speaking a day before the random tests completed their third month, a senior traffic officer said it seemed the tougher enforcement and related publicity were doing their job. By Wednesday police had ...

  9. Police pledge to revisit breathalyser rules

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Police will overhaul guidelines for conducting breath-alcohol tests on suspected drink-drivers- despite insisting that the officer who breath-tested a high-profile businessman, ... require a person to provide a blood or a urine specimen only when he had a reasonable excuse for failing to provide a breath sample, or when a preliminary breath test indicated the person's ...

  10. Car drivers worst drink-drive offenders

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than three-quarters of the 48 drink-drivers arrested in random police breath-test operations have been drivers of private cars, while 16 per cent have been cargo van drivers, a Legislative Council paper has revealed. Most of the 26 who pleaded guilty were disqualified from driving for three months to a year. Police also reported a 36.6 per cent year-on-year ...




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