Following is the speech by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, at the Hong Kong Institute of Planners Annual Dinner tonight (December 5):
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:
Police are investigating a traffic accident in Ngau Tau Kok this morning (December 6) in which a 45-year-old woman died.
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, will be on vacation from December 11 to December 22.
The Government Property Agency is inviting tenders for separate tenancies of a government canteen at the ground floor, Old Man Kam To Terminal Building, Man Kam To Control Point and a government property at the ground floor, Hoi Hong Buildings Nos. 45 and 47 Tit Shu Street, Tai Kok Tsui, each for a term of three years.
The Transport Department (TD) announced today (December 6) that the new taxi fares will take effect from December 8, 2013 (Sunday). In addition, the existing relaxation of peak-hour and 7am to 7pm no-stopping restrictions on roads with speed limits less than 70 kilometres per hour for taxis will be extended to January 31, 2015.
Colombo has instructed Tamil health officials in Ki’linochchi district to obtain ‘affidavits’ from women who were subjected to a controversial coercive population control in three coastal villages of the district. The women are being approached to sign a document stating that they received subdermal implants on their own request for contraceptive protection. The latest move has come as the women, who were coerced to receive a long-term hormonal birth control implant inserted under the skin of their upper arm, have been complaining of side effects such as blood pressure, weight gain, irregular periods as well as traumatic stress after 2 months of the birth control experiment by the SL State. On 30 November, a 26-year-old woman, who was one of more than 50 victims subjected to contraceptive control, died at Jaffna hospital after a mysterious infection.
Pioneer Corporation (TSE: 6773) announced today the introduction of the DVR-S806-J, the new external DVD writer capable of recording at up to 16x write speed on DVD-R or +R discs*1 and at up to 4x write speed on DVD+R DL (double-layer) discs*2 with substantially low operation noise. The new model will be available in Japan in early September 2004 at an open price with the monthly production of 4,000 units. Pioneer plans to launch this new writer worldwide almost at the same time.
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The reduction of 16,000 open work orders achieved during the month of November continues a year of steady progress that has resulted in closing 285,000 of the 423,000 original open work orders. In addition, NYCHA has completed the work required for another 16,000 work orders, and will close these to accurately reflect the work already finished. Once these 16,000 work orders are closed, NYCHA will have a total backlog of 32,000 work orders. Since the beginning of the year, NYCHA has eliminated more than 2.4 million repair work orders, and nearly 2.1 million new work orders have been created.
Los Angeles and other City Councils vote to regulate E-cigarettes and Vaping products: Blo gourmet e-juice supports them
Regulators are under pressure to regulate this growing industry which is good for everyone.
DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2013 — The American Heart Association has joined the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in supporting the Health eHeart Study, a unique and transformative health research project.
Atlanta, GA - (NewMediaWire) - December 5, 2013 - AchieveIt, a leading provider of execution management and strategic planning software, today announced that Maria Frantz, the company’s vice president of client engagement will deliver a free webinar, “Company Productivity: How to Increase Results and Keep Staff Accountable,” on Wednesday, December 11.
When he heard about the state of CT’s Small ZREC Program a couple of years ago, he decided to jump on it, and called Bonner Electric in Norwich. Duncklee, who stays on top of the latest in energy news both personally and professionally, told Brian Bonner, “I want to do this. Let’s talk about putting solar panels on our building’s roof.” Why would a small businessman be so interested in solar energy and the latest state program? He could see the tangible advantages to his business, such as empowering him to improve his bottom line by taking advantage of the program rebates for energy-saving as well as renewable energy improvements, but it also falls within his clean environment philosophy.
When people suspect they may have a mold problem and decide to have a home tested, there are a number of different types of tests and sampling methods that can be utilized. One of these is the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index, more commonly referred to as ERMI.
Visitors will be taken on an expedition into the Antarctic landscape, where they can watch from a number of viewing platforms as the birds dive and play in their icy environment.
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CloudEntr by Gemalto: Gemalto launches Identity-as-a-Service solution for businesses to make the most of cloud migration
Gemalto’s new Identity-as-a-Service offer, CloudEntr, enables cost-effective and speedy deployment of advanced web-based strong authentication for businesses looking to manage employees’ access identities.
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The annual event, hosted this year by well-known comedian Jimmy Carr, was held at Battersea Park Events Arena in London, with over 1,300 guests, from businesses like BT, Virgin Media and Network Rail.