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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Crew jailed in Philippines for illegal fishing

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... according to Herminia Caabay, legal officer for a council that helps the western province of Palawan protect its natural resources. The fishermen were still on trial for possession of protected ... by the United Nations in 1993, is in a part of the Sulu Sea claimed only by the Philippines. It requires long sailing in Philippine waters to reach. The Chinese boat ran aground less than three months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567202/crew-jailed-philippines-illegal-fishing
  2. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Lippo pays HK$369m to lift stake in Hongkong Chinese to more than 65pc

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:42pm by Ray Chan

    ... a mix of internal resources and banking facilities, with final settlement on Friday. In midday, HKC shares were up 2.1 per cent to HK$1.94, while Lippo shares rose 2.4 per cent to HK$4.75. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1577700/lippo-pays-hk369m-lift-stake-hongkong-chinese-more-65pc
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must focus on saving water, to help save lives

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... but how we can stop using so much of our freshwater resources. Judging by the way we let it run down the drain, saving water is not a big concern for most Hongkongers. Our annual per capita water ... in setting up the Water Resources Education Centre on Sai Yee Street in busy Mong Kok. Students and members of community centres and non-governmental organisations can learn a lot there. When ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1454206/hong-kong-must-focus-saving-water-help-save-lives
  4. News - China - CHARITY

    China's health authorities jump on 'ice bucket challenge' charity bandwagon

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... for the care of patients with rare diseases. The challenge requires a person to tip a bucket of ice water over his or her head, usually after filming a short message of support for a certain cause. ... It was responding to a nomination by CCTV presenter Zhang Quanling, who poured ice water over her head then invited her broadcasting company, the entertainment programme host He Jiong, as well as the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578374/chinas-health-authorities-jump-ice-bucket-challenge-charity-bandwagon
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 2, 2014

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by LETTERS

    ... precious water resources. Juanita Pitt, Repulse Bay ... it is always the taxpaying public that bears the cost of wasted resources and lost opportunities. If someone can prove beyond reasonable doubt that Hong Kong would need to handle significantly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1564586/letters-editor-august-2-2014
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Spadenose shark found by swimmer at Hung Shing Yeh beach, prompting warnings for swimmers to stay out of the water Lamma beaches open after death of baby ... not go into the water," while signs warned that people disobeying the orders could face prosecution. Despite the warning several families at Hung Shing Yeh were splashing in water near ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574904/shark-sightings-prompt-shutdown-beaches-lamma-island
  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says no to payments for retirement scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Phila Siu

    ... proposed a means test so that limited resources went to those most in need. "Is there a need to give away limited resources to everyone, no matter whether they are rich or poor?" She said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577269/hong-kong-general-chamber-commerce-say-no-payments-retirement-scheme
  8. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Medical academy to offer training in disaster response

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... including rescuing victims, treating patients, diverting commuters, protecting public safety, moving resources and communicating with the public. He expected the leaders of bureaus including food ... who are trained to mobilise resources from different departments. They should also be trained on how to manage information in order to be transparent while avoiding panic. The academy is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577154/medical-academy-offer-training-disaster-response
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Wan Chai art studio offers eco-friendly handicraft classes

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by Nora Tong

    ... their teachers that the earth's resources are being used up," she says. "So I use examples from daily life to illustrate the concept. For example, we used cardboard as the raw material ... was to construct a vase and a pencil holder using a net and a plastic water bottle, decorating them with a buttons and ribbons. Dicky's favourite piece of work features marine creatures such as crabs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1571397/wan-chai-art-studio-offers-eco-friendly-handicraft
  10. Magazines - Style - SECONDS

    Luxury resorts make extra effort to go green

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Rachael Oakes-Ash

    ... walnut for furniture and local red marble in the bathrooms. Textiles are chemical-free natural cotton fibre, as are the water paints for interior walls. A power plant sits at the back ... with an impressive solar panel system, the resort produces 100 per cent of its own energy for heating and cooling. Excess water on the property is also collected and recycled for irrigation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562759/luxury-resorts-make-extra-effort-go-green

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