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LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – In response to?enquiries from?the?media about the current land compensation system?for resumption of?private land?in the New Territories,?a?spokesman?for the Lands?Department made the following remarks today (July 22):
In handling land compensation matters upon…
LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

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Doctor Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Obstruction Case

Dr. Mahmoud Yassin, 61, of Robinson, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court in Benton for obstructing a criminal health care fraud investigator, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R Wigginton, announced today. Dr. Yassin was sentenced to serve…
Doctor Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Obstruction Case

FBI Statement on Arrest of Columbus Police Detective

COLUMBUS—Kevin R Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), today announced that the FBI recently arrested Stevie Billups, 48, of Columbus, Ohio, a detective with the Columbus Division of Police on a criminal complaint…
FBI Statement on Arrest of Columbus Police Detective

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 54 Months for Distributing Marijuana

MADISON, WI—John W Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jose Luis Castillo-Madrigal, 35, a Mexican citizen living in Beloit, Wisconsin, was sentenced on Friday, July 19, by United States District Judge Barbara Crabb to 54 months in prison…
Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 54 Months for Distributing Marijuana

Epidemiology of neurodegeneration in American-style professional football players

The purpose of this article is to review the history of head injuries in relation to American-style football play, summarize recent research that has linked football head injuries to neurodegeneration, and provide a discussion of the next steps for refining the examination of neurodegeneration…
Epidemiology of neurodegeneration in American-style professional football players

Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

Despite Neospora caninum being a major cause of bovine abortion worldwide, its pathogenesis is not completely understood. Neospora infection stimulates host cell-mediated immune responses, which may be responsible for the placental damage leading to abortion. The aim of the current study was…
Source: Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

Despite Neospora caninum being a major cause of bovine abortion worldwide, its pathogenesis is not completely understood. Neospora infection stimulates host cell-mediated immune responses, which may be responsible for the placental damage leading to abortion. The aim of the current study was…
Source: Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

Despite Neospora caninum being a major cause of bovine abortion worldwide, its pathogenesis is not completely understood. Neospora infection stimulates host cell-mediated immune responses, which may be responsible for the placental damage leading to abortion. The aim of the current study was…
Source: Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

Despite Neospora caninum being a major cause of bovine abortion worldwide, its pathogenesis is not completely understood. Neospora infection stimulates host cell-mediated immune responses, which may be responsible for the placental damage leading to abortion. The aim of the current study was…
Source: Phenotypic characterisation of the cellular immune infiltrate in placentas of cattle following experimental inoculation with Neospora caninum in late gestation

LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – In response to?enquiries from?the?media about the current land compensation system?for resumption of?private land?in the New Territories,?a?spokesman?for the Lands?Department made the following remarks today (July 22):In handling land compensation matters upon resumption…
Source: LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – In response to?enquiries from?the?media about the current land compensation system?for resumption of?private land?in the New Territories,?a?spokesman?for the Lands?Department made the following remarks today (July 22):In handling land compensation matters upon resumption…
Source: LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – In response to?enquiries from?the?media about the current land compensation system?for resumption of?private land?in the New Territories,?a?spokesman?for the Lands?Department made the following remarks today (July 22):In handling land compensation matters upon resumption…
Source: LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – In response to?enquiries from?the?media about the current land compensation system?for resumption of?private land?in the New Territories,?a?spokesman?for the Lands?Department made the following remarks today (July 22):In handling land compensation matters upon resumption…
Source: LandsD responds to media enquiries on compensation system for resumption of private land in New Territories

Twelve Old and Valuable Trees added to Register

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – A total of 12 Old and Valuable Trees (OVTs) have been added to the OVT Register since August 2012, further enhancing protection to the old, large and special trees in Hong Kong, the Tree Management Office (TMO) of the Development Bureau announced today (July…
Twelve Old and Valuable Trees added to Register

Suspected case of Japanese encephalitis under CHP investigation

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (July 22) investigating a suspected case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) affecting a 13-year-old boy, and hence urged the public to take precautions against mosquito-transmitted…
Suspected case of Japanese encephalitis under CHP investigation

One-year outcome of frailty indicators and activities of daily living following the randomised controlled trial; "Continuum of care for frail older people"

Background; The intervention; “Continuum of Care for Frail Older People”, was designed to create an integrated continuum of care from the hospital emergency department through the hospital and back to the older person’s own home. The aim of this study is to evaluate the…
One-year outcome of frailty indicators and activities of daily living following the randomised controlled trial; "Continuum of care for frail older people"

The transmission potential of Rift Valley fever virus among livestock in the Netherlands: a modelling study

Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a zoonotic vector-borne infection and causes a potentially severe disease. Many mammals are susceptible to infection including important livestock species.
Although currently confined to Africa and the near-East, this disease causes concern in countries in…
The transmission potential of Rift Valley fever virus among livestock in the Netherlands: a modelling study

Vibrio cholerae found in fish stall tank water

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (July 22) ordered the temporary closure of a fish stall for thorough disinfection following detection of Vibrio cholerae in a water sample collected from its fish tank.
The fish stall is located on the first…
Vibrio cholerae found in fish stall tank water

High-throughput identification of reference genes for research and clinical RT-qPCR analysis of breast cancer samples

Quantification and normalization of RT-qPCR data critically depends on the expression of so called reference genes. Our goal was to develop a strategy for the selection of reference genes that utilizes microarray data analysis and combines known approaches for gene stability evaluation and to…
High-throughput identification of reference genes for research and clinical RT-qPCR analysis of breast cancer samples

Local influenza activity closely monitored by DH

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (July 22) appealed to members of the public to stay vigilant against seasonal influenza as the latest surveillance data showed that there has been an increase in local influenza activity.
The…
Local influenza activity closely monitored by DH

Structural barriers in the context of opiate substitution treatment in Germany

Opiate substitution treatment (OST) is the most widely used treatment for opioid dependencein Germany with substantial long-term benefits for the patient and for society. Due tolessened restrictive admission criteria, the number of registered OST patients in Germany hasincreased continuously in…
Structural barriers in the context of opiate substitution treatment in Germany

The relationship between depressive symptoms among female workers and job stress and sleep quality

ObjectiveRecently, workers’mental health has become important focus in the field of occupational health management. Depression is a psychiatric illness with a high prevalence.
The association between job stress and depressive symptoms has been demonstrated in many studies. Recently,…
The relationship between depressive symptoms among female workers and job stress and sleep quality

Personalised engraving service relaunched for Vintage Crystal Posting Box Sets

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Hongkong Post today (July 22) announced the relaunch of its personalised engraving service for Vintage Crystal Posting Box Sets for sale at its online shopping mall ShopThruPost (www.shopthrupost.hk) from today to October 15 (Tuesday), while stock lasts.
The exquisite…
Personalised engraving service relaunched for Vintage Crystal Posting Box Sets

Characterisation and analysis of thioredoxin peroxidase as a potential antigen for the serodiagnosis of sarcoptic mange in rabbits by dot-ELISA

Scabies caused by Sarcoptes scabiei is a widespread but a neglected tropical zoonosis. In this study, we characterised a S.
scabiei thioredoxin peroxidase (SsTPx) and evaluated a recombinant SsTPx as a diagnostic antigen in rabbits.

Methods:
The open reading frame of the gene encoding SsTPx-2…
Characterisation and analysis of thioredoxin peroxidase as a potential antigen for the serodiagnosis of sarcoptic mange in rabbits by dot-ELISA

DoJ notes Ombudsman’s suggestion on apology legislation

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – A spokesman for the Department of Justice (DoJ) said today (July 22) that the DoJ notes the Ombudsman’s suggestion concerning the need to consider introducing legislation to enable public agencies to apologise without fear of incurring extra legal…
DoJ notes Ombudsman’s suggestion on apology legislation

Consumer Price Indices for June 2013

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Census and Statistics Department (CSD) released today (July 22) the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for June 2013. According to the Composite CPI, overall consumer prices rose by 4.1% in June 2013 over the same month a year earlier, slightly larger than the…
Consumer Price Indices for June 2013

Altered steering strategies for goal-directed locomotion in stroke

Individuals who have sustained a stroke can manifest altered locomotor steering behaviors when exposed to optic flows expanding from different locations. Whether these alterations persist in the presence of a visible goal and whether they can be explained by the presence of a perceptuo-motor…
Altered steering strategies for goal-directed locomotion in stroke

Comparison of white matter integrity between autism spectrum disorder subjects and typically developing individuals: a meta-analysis of diffusion tensor imaging tractography studies

Aberrant brain connectivity, especially with long-distance underconnectivity, has been recognized as a candidate pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorders. However, a number of diffusion tensor imaging studies investigating people with autism spectrum disorders have yielded inconsistent…
Comparison of white matter integrity between autism spectrum disorder subjects and typically developing individuals: a meta-analysis of diffusion tensor imaging tractography studies

Latest performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors announced

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (July 22) announced the performance results of registered lift and escalator contractors for the past 12 months (i.e. from July 2012 to June 2013).During the period, the EMSD conducted 9 365 inspections of…
Source: Latest performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors announced

Latest performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors announced

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (July 22) announced the performance results of registered lift and escalator contractors for the past 12 months (i.e. from July 2012 to June 2013).During the period, the EMSD conducted 9 365 inspections of…
Source: Latest performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors announced

Latest performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors announced

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (July 22) announced the performance results of registered lift and escalator contractors for the past 12 months (i.e. from July 2012 to June 2013).During the period, the EMSD conducted 9 365 inspections of…
Source: Latest performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors announced

SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session today (July 22) after attending the Legislative Council Panel on Development special meeting:Reporter: What is your response to the accusation that had been made…
Source: SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session today (July 22) after attending the Legislative Council Panel on Development special meeting:Reporter: What is your response to the accusation that had been made…
Source: SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session today (July 22) after attending the Legislative Council Panel on Development special meeting:Reporter: What is your response to the accusation that had been made…
Source: SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session today (July 22) after attending the Legislative Council Panel on Development special meeting:Reporter: What is your response to the accusation that had been made…
Source: SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session today (July 22) after attending the Legislative Council Panel on Development special meeting:Reporter: What is your response to the accusation that had been made…
Source: SDEV speaks to media after attending LegCo Panel on Development special meeting

Secretary for Home Affairs to visit Beijing

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, will depart for a visit to Beijing tomorrow (July 23).While in Beijing, Mr Tsang will take part in the “Meet Under the Flag 2013” jointly organised by 13 youth uniformed groups.The Chief Executive stated in his Policy…
Source: Secretary for Home Affairs to visit Beijing

Secretary for Home Affairs to visit Beijing

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, will depart for a visit to Beijing tomorrow (July 23).While in Beijing, Mr Tsang will take part in the “Meet Under the Flag 2013” jointly organised by 13 youth uniformed groups.The Chief Executive stated in his Policy…
Source: Secretary for Home Affairs to visit Beijing

Speech by CS at opening ceremony of 23rd Annual Asian Youth Orchestra Summer Festival and Rehearsal Camp

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening ceremony of the 23rd Annual Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) Summer Festival and Rehearsal Camp this morning (July 22):
James (Thompson), Richard (Pontzious), distinguished…
Speech by CS at opening ceremony of 23rd Annual Asian Youth Orchestra Summer Festival and Rehearsal Camp

Registration for parents’ seminar on Kindergarten Education

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Education Bureau (EDB) will hold a seminar on August 22 to enhance parents’ understanding of Pre-primary Education and its curriculum objectives, as well as to help them establish a right attitude in nurturing their kids.
An EDB spokesman said today (July…
Registration for parents’ seminar on Kindergarten Education

Appeal for information on missing man in Pat Heung

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Police today (July 22) appealed to the public for information on a man who went missing in Pat Heung.
Quek Chi-shung, Malaysian, aged 33, was found missing after he was last seen at a camp site at Kap Lung yesterday (July 21) evening. Staff of the camp site made a…
Appeal for information on missing man in Pat Heung

GPs’recognition of death in the foreseeable future and diagnosis of a fatal condition: a national survey

Nowadays, palliative care is considered as a care continuum that may start early in the course of the disease. In order to address the evolving needs of patients for palliative care in time, GPs should be aware in good time of the diagnosis and of the imminence of death.
The aim of the study…
GPs’recognition of death in the foreseeable future and diagnosis of a fatal condition: a national survey

Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species

The process of generating raw genome sequence data continues to become cheaper, faster, and more accurate. However, assembly of such data into high-quality, finished genome sequences remains challenging.
Many genome assembly tools are available, but they differ greatly in terms of their…
Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species

Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe to present three traditional Cantonese operas

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe will present three traditional Cantonese opera works, namely “The Tragedy of Two Patriotic Brothers”, “Dik Ching Crashing Through Three Passes” and “The Sounds of Battle”, from August to…
Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe to present three traditional Cantonese operas

Empirical assessment of competitive hybridization and noise in ultra high density canine tiling arrays

In addition to probe sequence characteristics, noise in hybridization array data is thought to be influenced by competitive hybridization between probes tiled at high densities. Empirical evaluation of competitive hybridization and an estimation of what other non-sequence related features might…
Empirical assessment of competitive hybridization and noise in ultra high density canine tiling arrays

Effect of private insurance incentive policy reforms on trends in coronary revascularisation procedures in the private and public health sectors in Western Australia: a cohort study

The Australian federal government introduced private health insurance incentive policy reforms in 2000 that increased the uptake of private health insurance in Australia. There is currently a lack of evidence on the effect of the policy reforms on access to cardiovascular interventions in…
Effect of private insurance incentive policy reforms on trends in coronary revascularisation procedures in the private and public health sectors in Western Australia: a cohort study

Additional two overseas cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome closely monitored by DH

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Department of Health (DH) is today (July 22) closely monitoring two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
According to the WHO, both cases are currently in critical…
Additional two overseas cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome closely monitored by DH

Effect of private insurance incentive policy reforms on trends in coronary revascularisation procedures in the private and public health sectors in Western Australia: a cohort study

The Australian federal government introduced private health insurance incentive policy reforms in 2000 that increased the uptake of private health insurance in Australia. There is currently a lack of evidence on the effect of the policy reforms on access to cardiovascular interventions in…
Source: Effect of private insurance incentive policy reforms on trends in coronary revascularisation procedures in the private and public health sectors in Western Australia: a cohort study

Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species

The process of generating raw genome sequence data continues to become cheaper, faster, and more accurate. However, assembly of such data into high-quality, finished genome sequences remains challenging. Many genome assembly tools are available, but they differ greatly in terms of their…
Source: Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species

Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe to present three traditional Cantonese operas

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe will present three traditional Cantonese opera works, namely “The Tragedy of Two Patriotic Brothers”, “Dik Ching Crashing Through Three Passes” and “The Sounds of Battle”, from August to October.The cast will include Liang…
Source: Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe to present three traditional Cantonese operas