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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to wade into the murky waters and try to uncover some gems. They have set up non-profit organisation Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) to offer university students opportunities to learn about how ... foundations are still the only organisations able to raise funds publicly. Lau says this has prevented resources from being channelled to the right places, and many grassroots charities suffer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Creating opportunities takes resources

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai Offering everyone a chance to realise their goals would be preferable to budget sweeteners Creating opportunities takes resources Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah ... in his policy address, and we would like to see the financial secretary allocate sufficient resources towards achieving the goals. Tsang also referred to estimates reached by a working group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436475/creating-opportunities-takes-resources
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Joint US-Philippine exercises start near disputed South China Sea waters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila US, Philippines start joint military exercises Thousands of Philippine and American soldiers began annual war games yesterday near disputed waters in the South China Sea, testing the readiness of the two oldest security allies in the southeast Asian region to respond to any emergency. The Philippines has territorial disputes with China over the South China Sea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604062/joint-us-philippine-exercises-start-near-disputed-south-china-sea-waters
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Station- is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take ... revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, said Jason Crusan, director of Nasa's advanced exploration systems. "But to understand the extent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  6. Comment - Letters

    Comprehensive clean-up strategy needed to tackle marine rubbish

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... Comprehensive strategy needed to tackle marine rubbish Hong Kong's marine rubbish is, for a place of the SAR's technical know-how, wealth and resources, a civic disgrace ... of what purports to be a tourist attraction. Its waters were covered in polystyrene, plastic, dead fish, and other foul flotsam and jetsam. The water stank. It was more like a third-world upriver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1614075/comprehensive-clean-strategy-needed-tackle-marine-rubbish
  7. News - World - ITALY

    Genoa bureaucracy blasted as unprepared for latest flood disaster

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... weaknesses have also been highlighted. "The problem of water security in Italy isn't mainly to do with resources, it's about political will and bureaucracy," Vincenzi said. ... of problems together. You have houses built in the wrong places, inadequate water-channelling systems, poor planning and administration," said Carlo Malgarotto, president of the Liguria regional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614790/genoa-bureaucracy-blasted-unprepared-latest-flood-disaster
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Angie Bucu

    ... heads to the frontline of the battle against marine litter It’s a hot Sunday morning and on Sam Pak Wan beach, near Discovery Bay, the water looks clean and inviting. The vegetation and purple ... of unsullied shorelines. To determine the source of marine rubbish in Hong Kong’s waters and how it is being treated, five rounds of surveys were carried out by consultancy Mott MacDonald over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1616902/coast-effective
  9. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    China Merchants Energy Shipping deal raises hope for Valemax return to Chinese waters

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:32am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com Growing signs of Beijing lifting the ban on the entry of mega ore vessels after Vale signs orders with the China Merchants unit and China Cosco CMES deal raises hope for Valemax return China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) ha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1601286/china-merchants-energy-shipping-deal-raises-hope-valemax-return
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Destructive habits threaten us all

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Destructive habits threaten us all The world's demand for food and natural resources is driving wildlife to extinction. Scientists have found that the number of wild ... that trees are being cut down faster than they regrow, fish are being caught quicker than the oceans can restock, water is being pumped from rivers and aquifers faster than rainfall can replenish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614081/destructive-habits-threaten-us-all

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