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  1. No breakdown yet of spending to promote 'Olympism' in HK

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Nick Gentle

    ... ahead of the Equestrian Olympics and Paralympics. The money was distributed among government bureaus and agencies for a 'city dress-up' before the Games. About HK$35 million went towards establishing two sites at Victoria Park and Sha Tin Park, where people can watch equestrian events on giant screens in real time, and HK$25 million was set aside for the torch relay in May ...

  2. Short straw dims New Year glow

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the Kowloon City ferry pier. A lucky 23,888 fireworks formed the display, which was watched by 250,000 people lining both sides of Victoria Harbour and featured the character for ox. The crowd ... numbered 27 on the city's behalf in the Taoist ceremony at the Che Kung temple. A fortune-teller at the temple who read the stick said it showed the city could not isolate itself from ...

  3. More HK cases of flu resistant to Tamiflu

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Cases of Tamiflu-resistant influenza are increasing in Hong Kong as they have been in the United States, early on in the peak flu season, the city's top disease ... The flu has also stricken world tennis women's No1, Serbia's Jelena Jankovic, who had to withdraw from the JP Group Classic tournament at Victoria Park. The dominant circulating strains ...

  4. Arroyo has time for Mickey but not for us, say workers

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

    ... Mouse and have dinner with the city's movers and shakers. Mrs Arroyo arrived in a private jet late on Saturday from the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum leaders' summit ... and Kakai, and three grandchildren, Mikaela Gloria, Eva Angelique and Eva Victoria. Flanked by minders and bodyguards, the Arroyos were given VIP treatment at the park and did not have to queue up. ...

  5. Farmers' spokesman detained at airport

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and would join the Rice Festival and trade-related WTO issues that had an adverse impact on farmers. The Rice Festival, which starts today at Victoria Park, will include a food fair based ... of the city in case of an emergency. ...

  6. Anti-smoking bill

    Posted Oct 19th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... public swimming pools, the Wetland Park and bars open to all age groups. Smoking areas to be designated in large parks and playgrounds, such as Victoria and Kowloon parks, of?not more than 1 per ... November 1: Ban on tobacco ads at hawker stalls THE COST HK $5.3b University of Hong Kong estimate of the total annual cost of active and passive smoking in the city 6,920 Annual number of deaths ...

  7. In fear of another outbreak

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... restrictions on the import of live chickens. Last Saturday, a chicken trader dived into Victoria Harbour in protest and, earlier this week, a band of poultry sellers tried to break a police cordon ... and the time they would normally expect to make a killing. But health chief York Chow Yat-ngok said the city could not risk a flu outbreak, not this winter when the threat regionally ...

  8. Baby bungle blame game

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... occurred, despite Hong Kong having 'the world's best mortuary system', in the words of Dr Chow? The city's mortuaries- run by either the Hospital Authority or the Department ... has an annual budget of HK$30 billion. The former executive director of public health and aged-care services in Victoria, Australia, took up his post on March 1, 2006, at an annual salary ...



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