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  1. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Lions kidney centre gives patients the gift of life, and of living

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Emily Tsang

    ... and free water from her blood twice a week. She is among the 168 patients who receive low-cost treatment from a renal dialysis centre run by the Lions Kidney Educational Centre and Research ... resources. The demand for haemodialysis is great as it is often too costly to come by," Teoh said. The two-storey centre has 40 haemodialysis machines, which provide up to 16,000 therapies ...

  2. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Citic offers to buy Singapore firm

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 03:45pm by Eric Ng

    ... it is envisaged that [Citic] will leverage its business network and resources in the [mainland] to support [United's] business development." Citic, which operates water and wastewater treatment, ... conglomerate, has offered to take a majority stake in Singapore-listed United Envirotech and turn it into its flagship in the water and environmental protection business, in a deal worth up to HK$7.52 ...

  3. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    China Resources Enterprise sinks into losses

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 03:09pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Resources Enterprise (CRE) sank into a HK$71 million loss for the third quarter, compared with a profit of HK$920 million for the same period last year. In a statement to the Hong Kong stock ... in the third quarter, usually a peak sales season. Profit from other beverages, including bottled water brand C'estbon, dropped 5.6 per cent to HK$85 million. "In the short to medium term, ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Donations of bottled water sustain drought-hit families in California

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:54pm by AP

    ... water for state residents whose wells have dried up, while also directing officials to work with counties and local agencies to find solutions for the shortages. The State Water Resources ... Associated Press in East Porterville In drought-hit Central Valley farming region, the wells have run dry Donated water keeps California families going Hundreds of domestic wells ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cities must adapt to climate change, or risk disaster

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 12:52pm by CIARA SHANNON

    ... of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050, with most of the growth expected to take place in Asia. The region will be affected by rising temperatures, water security, sea-level rises, ... and long-term decisions on ways to invest in more resilient infrastructure, revise land use, enhance coordination, update building codes, adjust natural resource management and other practices ...

  6. System Cleaners addresses food safety needs, focuses on quality

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... provider System Cleaners has launched a series of automated equipment that promises optimal food production safety and minimal resource usage. "Ours is a very simple, robust and reliable ... to lower water consumption." System Cleaners specialises in modern, high-quality cleaning solutions for the worldwide food industry, covering everything from satellites and pump stations ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 27, 2014

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by LETTERS

    ... when necessary. We appeal to the public to protect our water resources while enjoying the beautiful scenery in the surrounding area. David Wong, senior engineer/public relations, Water Supplies ... medicine. At that point, Shelley Lee took over to bring matters to fruition. This should set the record right. Helen C. P. Lai Yu, Tai Po   Trying to stop contamination of water I refer ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 57

    Health workers safety at risk after police fire tear gas, says report

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Emily Tsang

    ... of the presence of other outposts, which led to an uneven distribution of manpower and resources. "Due to the early start of the umbrella movement, its change in location and the number of walk-in ... shields, saline, automated external defibrillators and pulse and blood pressure meters. But there was an abundant supply of bottled water, surgical masks and wound management kits. Pang said most ...

  9. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    Japanese firm proposes undersea city of 5,000 people

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:15am by GDN

    ... to a 15km-long spiral path that winds its way to the ocean floor 3-4km below the surface. There, scientists will explore ways to excavate energy resources from the seabed. Officials at Shimizu said ... Desalinated water produced using hydraulic pressure will be pumped into the residential pod. The idea of creating communities in the sea resonates in Japan, where land-based communities are at risk ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Swire Pacific takes venture capital path in green push

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:59am by Eric Ng

    ... that can help reduce the environmental impact of its portfolio of businesses, many of which are "asset-heavy" and "resource-hungry". Last year, Swire bought a 9.3 per cent stake ... develops technology in water treatment that can potentially be used by bottling plants at its beverage and sugar units. The beverage unit accounted for 70.4 per cent of its water consumption last ...




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