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  1. Closures of rural schools blamed for bus crashes

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla jiao@scmp.com Analysts and academics are concerned that fewer rural primary schools- which were reduced by half from 2000 to 2010 during an urbanisation push- may be contributing to an increase in school bus accidents. They were s ...

  2. Beijing unites in rescue efforts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and receive free food, drinks, showers and a place to rest. The Beijing subway system had planned to conduct an upgrade on Saturday night that would have stopped service to the busy Line 10 as early ...

  3. Unite in the face of disaster

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of tonnes of emergency supplies are sitting idle awaiting delivery. Large stretches of the countries worst hit by the tsunami- Sri Lanka's eastern seaboard and the west coast of Aceh ... Kong Medical Association also says that it has supplies of medicine ready to donate to affected countries, but most have failed to reply to its offers of help. According to legislator Kwok ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Bopha kills at least 52 in Philippines

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... people in the Philippines yesterday as the strongest storm to hit the country this year wreaked devastation. ABS-CBN television said 43 died in one southern town that was in the direct path ... a government building that she said had been converted into a temporary mortuary in New Bataan town. The military said a landslide destroyed a Philippine Army patrol base in a mountainous area ...

  5. Private homes staff work longer for less

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The quality of private homes for the elderly could not be guaranteed because staff worked much longer hours and were paid less than public homes staff, the Hospitals, Clinics and Nursing Workers Union said yesterday. Private homes staff worked ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Inferno prompts state of emergency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... metres high on the side of Highway 36, the main route into town, and burned through a canyon where firefighters struggled to make a stand. Crews also bulldozed a trench to serve as a last line of defence between the fire and the town as thick smoke and ash choked the air for miles. "All the vegetation is ready to burn. Once the afternoon winds begin to blow up the canyon, you have ...

  7. Nursing crisis in care homes for elderly

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo A chronic shortage of nurses in private homes for the elderly is behind huge waiting lists for places at the facilities, a service group says. At least 400 more nurses are needed in the homes to cope with demand, said Grace Li ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... years ago in Britain, partners with 35 networks around the world - these are churches and community organisations which are united in their purpose to help children at risk. Networks encourage ... option That a tram system would be preferable to a much more costly toy-town monorail for East Kowloon looks like a no-brainer ("Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail", April 29). ...

  9. Climate-change plans can no longer be put off

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... increasing the power of storms both in terms of wind and rainfall. This is a big threat for many low-lying Asian coastal towns and cities. Adapting our towns and cities to this threat may mean ... a quick emergency evacuation plan that everyone knows by heart. In short, co-ordinated, not scattered, efforts will be needed to face the kind of extreme weather threats we are seeing now. Unless ...

  10. Planning is key to cope with disaster

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The sure-footedness of the response does nothing to assuage concerns. So large and populous a country is bound to experience natural and manmade disasters and a well-developed recovery mechanism is in place. But nature can be wild and unpredictable; it has a habit of throwing challenges that had not been previously envisaged. It has done that in Beijing and surrounding areas and if emergency planning had ...




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