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  1. Third plaque approved marking Philippine hero's links to HK

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Dr Jose Rizal, as well as a testimony to the unique part that Hong Kong played in Philippine history,' said Philippine Consul-General Corazon Belmonte-Jover. A spokesman ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong has approved a third historical plaque to mark a site associated with a Philippine revolutionary hero. The marker will be unveiled later this month at the site ...

  2. University research gets down to business

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... university and industrial life that makes our centre a unique feature in Hong Kong'. He said the aim was to help discover new, cost-effective drugs for Asia, especially the mainland, citing ... Mary Ann Benitez The University of Hong Kong is making a bid to join the lucrative pharmaceutical industry in the hope of helping develop cheaper drugs for common diseases, a renowned ...

  3. Our sick city's alarming toll

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... that academics said was unique to Hong Kong. Blaming long working hours and lack of exercise, the report said breathing capacity of men and women in their late 20s and 30s was lower than people in older ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy Three studies show damaging effects of poor lifestyle and environment Hong Kong received a health wake-up call on several fronts yesterday, as researchers ...

  4. Survivors of Sars ready to fight virus again

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Chee-hwa on Hong Kong's handling of the outbreak, which claimed 299 lives. 'When they talked about their experiences they were still very emotional. This is understandable because it was a really unique experience. They had a close shave with death,'' said Professor Young, emeritus professor at the University of Hong Kong's faculty of medicine and a former chairman ...

  5. Health-care system needs overhaul to cope better with crisis, says panel

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... well-informed.' She said a 'unique organisation' such as the proposed centre for health protection would be more suitable to Hong Kong considering the 'open nature of its population ... It proposes creating a centre to take charge of communicable disease control and surveillance in the Pearl River Delta Hong Kong needs a health-care system with 'the capacity ...

  6. Surgeon urges HK to plan for transplants

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Visiting heart pioneer says new procedure can save children's lives An eminent surgeon from Hong Kong has called on the city's health authorities to investigate ... at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He returned to Hong Kong this week at the invitation of the Children's Heart Foundation, after taking part in a landmark heart operation ...

  7. Maid levy opponents warn off minister

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... you will really detonate a constitutional crisis,' he said. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, advised the government against seeking a reinterpretation. 'The present dispute may be limited to a very unique situation and will not generalise into situations that will affect government's powers or the ability of Legco members to put ...

  8. Funds begin to flow through Santa website

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Hong Kong and now in its 21st year, was launched at a ceremony at Ocean Park two weeks ago. Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei, the campaign's honorary patron for the second year, told a cheerful crowd: 'We are blessed to have a rich tradition of giving to charity from enterprises in Hong Kong. It feels good to do good and Operation Santa Claus has a history of doing good. 'The ...

  9. Management role may see a repeat of history

    Posted Oct 09th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Hong Kong's department of community medicine, said Dr Frenk had been 'a pioneer in many of the methodologies in measuring global health and illness burden', and continued to be one of the world's leading authorities on health systems and their management. Dr Frenk said his primary strengths were his 'unique combination' of having been a senior WHO ...

  10. Dig-deep plea as Op Santa begins

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez 'To do some charity to help others is the spirit of Hong Kong people' With hip hop drummers singing 'yes we can', children singing Jingle Bells Rock ... Television Hong Kong Radio 3, could be in for a tough year as it begins its third decade of giving. Hong Kong companies and ordinary folk are again being asked to dig deep into their pockets- ...




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