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  1. News - Hong Kong - SARS ANNIVERSARY

    Hong Kong woman tests negative for Sars-like virus

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:13pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A Hong Kong woman who showed respiratory symptoms after a trip to the Middle East have tested negative for a Sars-like virus, the Health Department said on Friday. Preliminary labouratory test results for respiratory specimens from the 37-year-old woman were negative for the novel coronavirus, a department spokesman said. The woman, with good past health, travelled ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Electrical hair straighteners, curlers fail safety tests

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 01:15pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei The Consumer Council on Tuesday warned consumers about  the dangers of burning and electrical accidents while using electrical hair straighteners and curlers – after some failed safety tests. Council vice-chairman Ambrose Ho Pui-him 12 such devices were tested by the council. Five were found to have inadequate insulation. Test results, published in the latest issue ...

  3. Victory for education

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... the needs of students of all the full ability range. And, as with any education reform, the real test will come in the implementation. The big question is whether Hong Kong's school sponsoring bodies, principals, teachers, parents and students are ready to embrace the massive shift from the traditional exam- and test-driven mode of schooling that Hong Kong has been so comfortable with. ...

  4. Democrat job-seekers 'testing' Leung

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Four Democrats yesterday admitted applying for jobs as political assistants, saying they were testing the fairness of the recruitment exercise led by chief ... assistant, Lam Ka-ka. 'We applied for political assistant posts merely to challenge and test the [recruitment] system... but we might have been negligent in not notifying the party,' said ...

  5. Developers face test of financial firepower

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Two large residential sites available for tender within two weeks of each other will divide developers' financial firepower. The sites are above Tai Wai MTR station and at the harbour front in North Point. 'The ...

  6. More cross-border pupils test logistics

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong authorities expect the number of cross-border students to rise more than 40 per cent in September and are discussing transport arrangements with their mainland counterparts. Undersecretary for security Lai ...

  7. Testing the water and causing ripples

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... While none of these acts can be challenged as outrageously incorrect, they have stoked suspicion that Leung has been quietly but deliberately testing the water. 'He is stretching ...

  8. A bridge to a solid career in testing

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hilda Poon Construction-materials testing is a lesser-known but critical component in the process of taking a structure off the blueprint and turning it into bricks-and-mortar reality. Mega-projects such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) involve different kinds of engineering works, including reclamation, bridge building and tunnelling. But in all of these, testing plays ...

  9. After a hard race, tests loom large

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... observers believe he will not enjoy the honeymoon period his predecessors did. Instead, he could have a series of tests and challenges on his hands almost immediately. Leung yesterday called for his ...

  10. Testing times

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jason Wordie Many long-established village areas in the New Territories still have their shu sut, or study halls. These were much more than early village schools. A significant agricultural surplus was essential to support a study hall; subsistence-level ...




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