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  1. Beijing unites in rescue efforts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the mud beneath the Huangguantun bridge over the G4 national highway in Fangshan district. The unidentified victims were believed to have been passengers of cars that became stranded the night ...

  2. Brave nation starts to recover

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it struck in 2005. Yet the grit and determination of the people and companies of Japan, combined with the support of the nation's friends around the world, have brought early signs ... of the national economic situation on June 14, a firm indication that the worst disruption caused by the earthquake has already been overcome. The first improvement in four months suggests ...

  3. Nation starts to question its addiction to additives

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with melamine or feeding pigs clenbuterol, was a crime. 'So far we have not seen one case of a food safety accident caused by food additives,' said Yan Weixing, the director of the National ... cyclamate. 'The food safety problem is an integrity problem,' Wu said. 'Ractopamine [a banned feed additive that makes pigs produce leaner meat] is allowed in the United States, Japan ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Nations praised for acting faster this time around

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... said. 'Lessons have been learned and hopefully simulations can be built into everyday work so that these won't be forgotten.' The United Nations Development Programme's ...

  6. United effort needed for quake victims

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... especially as winter is approaching. The world has been quick to react. The United Nations has sent an emergency relief team. The European Union, the US and other governments have pledged funds. ... suffered, but the Pakistani area bore the brunt of the destruction. No wonder Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf described the quake as a 'test for the nation'. An international rescue ...

  7. Nursing shortage looms at homes for the elderly

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Public and private hospitals struggling to fill their nursing rosters have another competitor for their staff: homes for the elderly. The homes are in the market for 1,000 nurses and say that even with a new nursing program ...

  8. Recruitment drive to leave a shortfall of 1,000 nurses

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A HK$200 million package to recruit 1,600 nurses will still leave public hospitals 1,000 short of the number required to maintain services. The Hospital Authority, announcing the move yesterday, said it would take another three years to make up the staff ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Inferno prompts state of emergency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that has destroyed 64 homes advanced on a tiny community at the doorstep of a national park. Firefighters scrambled Wednesday to head off the so-called Ponderosa fire, which had scorched 9,700 hectares, before it reached the outskirts of Mineral, a community of less than 200 people just south of Lassen National Volcanic Park. Authorities prepared to evacuate Mineral as flames roared 25 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quake survivors will recover but nation must improve emergency relief

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Lessons from natural disasters Wen Jiabao, known as the people's premier for his empathy with victims of disasters and other misfortunes, expressed confidence that victims of China's latest earthquake would overcome the disaster e ...




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