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  1. Exhaust test process fixed after criticism

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Transport Department has tightened procedures for testing diesel exhaust emissions after intervention by the director of audit. In a report last month, the director, Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun, criticised the department for allowing motorists to perform parts of the test themselves. Mr Tang yesterday accompanied members of the Legislative Council's Public Accounts ...

  2. Private lab blames Sars scare on hospital

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The private lab at the centre of this week's Sars scare defended itself yesterday, saying that a test result which mistakenly showed a woman had the disease should never have been made public. Albert Yu Cheung-hoi, chairman and chief executive officer of Hong Kong DNA Chips, said that the private Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital which commissioned the tests on a 34-year-old ...

  3. Attempt to identify ill dolphin

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... treatment and tests, her health has improved. Staff said yesterday that she was now able to swim with little support. 'The dolphin is taking her medication and is eating well,' said Derek Spielman, Ocean Park's chief veterinarian. 'We have sent out her skin biopsies for identification today.' An earlier blood test had already shown an improvement in the dolphin's ...

  4. Sars-buster a success, say experts

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... in international journals.' The institute and the University of Hong Kong (HKU), which tested the 'Sars-buster' system in a mock-up hospital room from mid-June to mid-July, found ... of the test to the Hospital Authority, which is building isolation facilities at nine public hospitals. The institute and the HKU spent more than $500,000 building a mock-up hospital ward to test ...

  5. Return of trucks likely to increase congestion

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... trapped in traffic jams on the way to test centres. They did not have to travel across the harbour for the exams, but encountered congestion in their own district. Under the government's traffic contingency plan, the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority arranged for the students to sit the test at different centres. 'Our priority is to ensure that the students ...

  6. Patrols are stepped up in dengue fever battle

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... and skin rashes before going to a doctor on Tuesday last week. A Department of Health spokeswoman said that more blood tests were being carried out on the patient to find out what type of dengue fever he had. Meanwhile, the department is testing a blood sample from his wife. It will also continue medical checks on people who have come into contact with the patient. At the two sites, ...

  7. Watchdog warns of fast-food health woes

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Typical local fast-food fare can cause obesity, constipation and osteoporosis, a Consumer Council survey has found. The council tested the nutritional value of 15 Chinese and western ... in these meals could also cause osteoporosis. The council urged restaurants to serve foods high in dietary fibre, such as vegetables, fruits and cereals. Meanwhile, the council tested 12 battery chargers ...

  8. Fish meal for saved dolphin

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... A blood test and an X-ray will be carried out today to determine if the dolphin has lung problems because she was unable to keep her balance while swimming yesterday, Ocean Park spokeswoman Vivian Lee Ling-fung said. Ultra-sound tests will also be carried out to establish whether any of her internal organs are damaged. The Ocean Park marine rescue team transported the dolphin ...

  9. Hundreds reach for the sky, but first have to show they can reach 2.08m

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to pass the 'reach test' and raise their arms to 2.08 metres to indicate their ability to access overhead lockers. And all this for a HK$14,000 monthly salary for flight staff- including ... previous job at Hong Kong Disneyland if Virgin Atlantic did not hire her. Job seekers also sat an English written test and were interviewed. ...

  10. Vegetarian foodstuffs contain animal DNA

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... egg or milk might have been used in them, the Consumer Council has found. Of 18 food samples tested- which included mushroom balls and imitation chicken, sausages and pepper steak- 14 ... or milk,' he said. 'This would better help vegetarians decide whether the product fits their diet.' The tests found a dozen of the 18 food products had chicken genes, nine had cattle DNA, ...




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