Issue: October 07, 2015   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015   

Onus on contractors in lead-water report
Main contractors of public housing projects should be responsible for monitoring plumbing work, purchasing soldering materials and testing water for heavy metal content including lead, says a panel set up by the Housing Authority in the wake of shock finds at estates.

The bomb squad had to carry out two controlled detonations on a World War II bomb found at a construction site near Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam late last night.

Patients stricken with a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection may be cured by being fed with fecal bacteria through the nose or gut if conventional antibiotics don't work, says the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Medicine.

Fund launch set to boost recycling
Recycling companies can apply for help from a HK$1 billion recycling fund set up to reduce landfill pressure.

Minorities avoid translation services
Frontline interpretation services for ethnic minorities lack practicality and have barely been used, according to lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung.

Island of taste a well-salted place
The 2015 Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation were announced a few weeks ago. The awards began in 2000 to recognize and encourage private and public-private projects aimed at heritage restoration.

Authority has no power to penalize TVB, court told
The Communications Authority is neither independent nor impartial and should not be in a position to penalize anti-competitive conduct, the High Court was told yesterday.

Tycoon welcomes seventh grandchild with $15m lai see
Tycoon "Uncle Four" Lee Shau-kee has a seventh grandchild.

Will Dylan fans be down in the dumps?
"I need a dump truck mama to unload my head," Bob Dylan sang on 1965's raucous From A Buick 6.

Chamber wins top economist
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has hired a handsome young senior economist after the retirement of David O'Rear, who has served as the chief economist for more than a decade.

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