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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant found guilty of scalding maid with boiling water

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:54pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman guilty of harming helper A former civil servant has been convicted of pouring scalding hot water over a Bangladeshi maid who suffered burns on her chest. ... as a result of a variety of ailments. But Judge Pang Chung-ping found that although pouring the cup of hot water onto Begum Raksona might have caused Au a moment of pain, that did not make the assault ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583001/ex-civil-servant-found-guilty-burning-maid-scalding-hot-water
  2. 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
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - FEATURE

    Ganga management

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Delhi, Minister of Water Resources Uma Bharti said four ministries were working together, along with scientists and engineers, to draw up a plan. Moreover, Mishra says, meetings have taken place ... daily in the River Ganges. Mishra, the latest in a long line of Brahmin priests in Varanasi, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, takes a dip early in the morning and carries river water back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1589301/ganga-management
  4. 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
  5. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    CNOOC's 'Paracels Islands' rig makes major deepwater gas field discovery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Teddy Ng

    ... by the CNOOC 981 rig that led to a deterioration in ties between China and Vietnam in May. Beijing had deployed the rig to waters near the Paracel Islands, which are claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi. ... and gas resources in the South China Sea. The rig, which cost six billion yuan (HK$7.56 billion) to build, has been operating in the South China Sea since May 2012. Dr Kang Lin, from China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593502/cnoocs-paracels-islands-rig-makes-major-deepwater-gas-field-discovery
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... resourced West African health care systems have been overrun. The World Health Organisation has warned that the epidemic was spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths ... government has committed around US$100 million to tackle the outbreak by providing protective equipment for health care workers, food, water, medical and hygiene equipment. The US military said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  7. Comment - Letters

    Preservationists must accept extinction as a natural occurrence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... they lock up land, sea and mineral resources, prohibit development and oppose water conservation. And now, in a vain attempt to preserve the climate of the recent past, they are crippling our energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1591791/preservationists-must-accept-extinction-natural-occurrence
  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    CRP shares rise after it books HK$2b of impairments on coal mining assets

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:35am by Eric Ng

    ... after HK$2 b charge Shares of China Resources Power Holdings, whose board has been accused by minority shareholders of breaching its fiduciary duties by causing the company to enter ... conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) on Monday posted a 13.8 per cent rise in net profit to HK$6.06 billion for the first six months. An analyst who attended a briefing by the management said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1576620/crp-posts-h1-profit-rise-takes-hk2-billion-coal-charge
  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hongkongers urged to spend a minute less in shower to save 10 litres of water a day

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the world, including Singapore and London. "We would need to develop more water resources while cutting our water consumption so that we can be in a better position to tackle any uncertainties ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A minute less in the shower can save 10 litres of fresh water a day, development chief says Residents urged to tap into water saving habits Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515060/hongkongers-urged-spend-minute-less-shower-save-10-litres-water-day
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Dental training hospital used contaminated water Hong Kong's dental teaching hospital may have given patients "heavily contaminated" water ... by the University of Hong Kong and popular for its low-cost treatment, showed one of its five clinics had been tainted with bacteria. It used the fouled water for four months this year, until it found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show

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