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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. 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 ...

  7. 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- ...

  8. Hong Kong stays on high alert

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez With Hong Kong confirming yet more cases of imported swine flu, the question is not if, but when, locally contracted cases will start to occur. Despite tightened port health measures, health authorities conceded on May 19 that 'it is only a matter of time before the first local human swine flu case emerges in Hong Kong'. With at least 13,000 ...

  9. Rough justice

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is up, or leave Hong Kong- has made the positions of helpers untenable. The government has insisted that the 21-year-old policy works in preventing helpers from job-hopping ... for two weeks or for the remainder of their limit of stay, whichever was earlier. Permission to change employment in Hong Kong after a contract has been prematurely terminated may be given ...

  10. Hong Kong watching for disease, not 'crying wolf'

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... While Hong Kong is taking precautions against a Sars outbreak, it would be 'crying wolf' to respond with every possible safety measure to the single new case found in Singapore, ... stepped-up Sars screening for travellers arriving in Hong Kong from Singapore, and told laboratories, hospitals and clinics in the private and public sectors to be on the alert in case ...




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