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  1. Bikini atomic test is still a grave wonder, 50 years on

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... test was carried out in the US state of New Mexico. Just 169 people were displaced from the islands of Bikini Atoll, part of the US-administered Marshall Islands, to allow the test to go ahead. ... residents have died of health problems caused by nuclear tests carried out by the US between 1946 and 1958. Also affected by Bravo were hundreds of Japanese fishermen who were not told of the test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446383/bikini-atomic-test-still-grave-wonder-50-years
  2. Quality control

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government to make product testing a new 'pillar' of the economy have come at an opportune time. The pillar in question - one of six listed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen late last year in response to the declining economy - refers to product testing and certification in general. But the initial focus will be on development of quality testing and certification ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679877/quality-control
  3. letters

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Schools no place for drug testing The government has introduced a drug-testing scheme in local schools. I disagree with this policy. I believe drug testing is not only a waste of resources, it can also create other social problems. When a school in the United States introduced drug tests, it found students used chemicals to cheat the system. These chemicals were easy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702780/letters
  4. We must tackle Hong Kong's lax vehicle emissions standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... emissions regulations and a smog test system to ensure compliance is one of the best solutions for reducing vehicle emissions in Hong Kong. Since 2000, the Transport Department has required most petrol and liquefied petroleum gas vehicles to have their exhaust emissions tested during the 'road worthiness inspection'. And since 2006, most diesel vehicles have had to install ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716053/we-must-tackle-hong-kongs-lax-vehicle-emissions-standards
  5. letters

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Three cheers to vocabulary tests My classmates and I have to do a vocabulary test every Monday. The tests are based on what we learned the week before, such as new words, idioms and phases. The test enables us to improve our vocabulary. Many of us find it difficult, though, because the pass rate has been set at 70 per cent. Anyone who fails the test will have to retake it. Some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738263/letters
  6. In Brief

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the financing on Friday. Tests after vibrations in Wan Chai Tests are being carried out at about 10 buildings around an Urban Renewal Authority construction site in Wan Chai after residents ... including one in Tai Wong Street East. Four tests will be carried out a day until Monday. Piling work at the authority's construction site at Lee Tung Street, about 100 metres from the building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738642/brief
  7. In Brief

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an A330-300 plane flying from Tokyo to Hong Kong last Thursday. However, Dragonair said the part had been removed during maintenance because it was damaged. Disney to test fireworks for noise concerns Disney will conduct more fireworks tests between August 3 and 15 following Environmental Protection Department's request for enhanced monitoring on noise and air pollution. The Advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510134/brief
  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government, through what it did before the handover, successfully divided groups and created conflicts on all fronts. Edmond Wong Man-lok, Ho Man Tin Test privacy There has been some debate about proposed drug tests in school. It is important that students have the right attitude towards these tests. To ensure this happens, parents and social workers should be the first people to be told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687065/letters
  9. Sino-US summit will fail to undo years of mistrust

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... a couple of hours before Gates' meeting with Hu on Tuesday, the mainland staged a public test flight of its new stealth fighter. He told reporters that the mainland's civilian leadership, including Hu, appeared surprised about the test when he asked about it. It raised intense speculation in the overseas media over whether Hu had been informed of the test and whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735922/sino-us-summit-will-fail-undo-years-mistrust
  10. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... had had blood tests at the provincial children's hospital so far, Xinhua reported yesterday. The children admitted to hospital for lead poisoning yesterday were mentioned in a press ... of lead had been found in the blood of patients taken to the provincial hospital, with test findings in some blood samples exceeding 400 milligrams per litre. However, the county government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734995/anhui-children-fall-ill-lead-poisoning

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