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  1. TIDE turns

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... strong, and you can't always do what you, as a chef, want to do.' Ekkebus uses line-caught fish that are usually more expensive, but do not result in wasted by-catch. He also refuses ...

  2. HK activists plan anti-nuclear march

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on March 11, and the resultant tsunami damaged one of the country's nuclear reactors. New readings show a sharp rise in radioactive iodine present in the sea off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear ... for reliable, clean energy is not an easy one. Results of University of Hong Kong research, announced in January, show about 1,200 people in Hong Kong die each year from illnesses triggered by air ...

  3. Turnover surges 45pc for pipe manufacturer

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong-Kong-listed plastic pipes and pipe fittings manufacturer China Liansu Group Holdings announced that its turnover for the year ending December 31 was 7.71 billion yuan (HK$9.17 billion), an impressive rise of 45 per cent over the same period in 2009. Announcing the results, Liansu says its net profit for the period rose to 14.7 per cent, compared with 12.1 per cent a year ...

  4. Time for common sense- not alarm and panic

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that results from exposure to high levels of radiation caused panic buying and hoarding. Fortunately, common sense prevailed after Food and Health Secretary York Chow Yat-ngok pointed out that salt ...

  5. Knee-jerk government the last thing we need

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... large financial and social costs involved. Pressure on Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah to give some of the more than HK$71 billion surplus back to the community in the budget resulted in an allocation of HK$24 billion to MPF accounts. Anger that the measure did not allow people to benefit immediately resulted in that being changed to the HK$6,000 payment to all permanent residents, ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attitude in school. Instead of giving themselves time to cool down when they get to class, they want the air conditioner switched on straight away. As a result, many come down with colds and other ... Ip eschews grass-roots vote', March 21). In the interview conducted on February 10, I said the party had no plan to field candidates for district elections in areas dominated ...

  7. High social cost of buying cheap clothes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lisa Genasci

    ... with enforcement and corruption often allow factories and textile mills to pollute at will. The result is irrationally cheap clothes, to which we are now hooked. Prices of fabric and clothing imported ...

  8. letters

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... might affect their children's academic results. I am a volunteer. I know the work can be tough, but it is worthwhile. There are different kinds of jobs, for example, setting up stalls, ... by the city's rising pollution levels, has been linked to an increase in annual deaths. Research has shown that 70 more people die each year as a result. Professor Anthony Hedley, of the community ...

  9. Nuclear energy isn't worth the risk

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this in perspective. So far the worst nuclear disaster ever was the meltdown of the Chernobyl reactor in Ukraine. As a direct result of that disaster, more than 50 people died, and a further 4,000 are believed to have died of cancer as a result of exposure to radiation. That is a terrifying thought. Now let us think about this. The United States Environmental Protection Agency says every year 17,000 ...

  10. A grain of salt

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in harmful amounts. Potassium iodide tablets are apparently the prescribed method to ward off the thyroid cancer that eventually results, but they are not bountiful at the best of times. Some bright ...




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