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  1. Cut in alcohol duty raises student binge drinking concerns

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Binge drinking among university students could become even more of a problem because of the cut in tax on alcohol, an academic has warned. Sian Griffiths, professor ... of more alcohol-related problems,' she said. Students mainly drink beer, with increased preference for wine and spirits in their second year at university. They drink for celebration, ...

  2. Drinking on campus

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Barry Lau Chun-hung had his first taste of alcohol as a freshman at university. Final-year students took him to a karaoke lounge to celebrate the end of orientation camp. Feeling thirsty, Barry picked up a can of beer as there was nothing non-alcoholic to drink. He found the beer a bit bitter, but grew to like the taste. Gradually those few sips developed into half ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Drunk or drug driving totally unacceptable I am very concerned about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Recently, a young woman was run over by a motorist who was charged with drug driving. This horrific accident has raised awareness of the issue. According to recent surveys, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is on the rise. ...

  4. 40pc of young say drug abuse unacceptable

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... young people aged between 10 and 24 interviewed between March 31 and April 20, 38 per cent said drug abuse was the worst misdemeanour. Some 32 per cent picked smoking and 24.6 per cent said fighting. The study also showed 22.6 per cent of respondents had surfed pornography websites in the past six months and 39.5 per cent had drunk alcohol. Among them, 35 per cent were under 18. Some ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... a person's ability to think, speak, and see things as they really are. Students engaging in underage drinking risk negatively affecting their studies. Furthermore, people who abuse alcohol can do ... countries, while there is no restriction on alcohol sales and private consumption. The likes of Canada, meanwhile, have important restrictions on sales, and in the United States the official legal ...

  6. News - China

    Students in tears after 'abusive' Beijing dance teacher fired

    Posted May 01st 2013, 08:52am by Amy Li

    ... their favourite teacher.  The Beijing dance teacher abused her students verbally and physically , which was captured on tape, and now she was leaving,  reported Beijing Evening News on Tuesday. ... sharing site Youku, the clip drew national media attention and angry remarks from teachers and students alike. A video showing a dance instructor physically and verbally abusing her students ...

  7. Driver blames mouthwash for alcohol reading

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The driver of a school bus that hit a 50-year-old man at 7.30am in Cloud View Road, North Point, blamed an alcohol-based mouthwash he used before starting work at 6.30am for causing him to fail a breath test at the scene. Police gave the man, 55, a verbal warning after a second test at a police station returned an alcohol reading below the legal limit. The victim ...

  8. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Video of abusive 'Beijing dance teacher' goes viral

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 02:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... A video showing a dance instructor physically and verbally abusing her students in a studio went viral on mainland social media over the weekend. The clip, which was first posted online via video sharing site Youku, shows a female dance teacher striking students with a cane, kicking them in the torso and slapping and shoving their heads. Titled “Video: Beijing dance teacher ...

  9. Family wanted for TV show

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher Dewolf British TV producers want to send some really bad children to Hong Kong. The producers of the show The World's Strictest Parents are looking for a local family to take in the troubled teens. The hour-long documentary follows two teenagers, who may be delinquents, alcoholics or drug abusers, as they are sent to live with a conservative family ...

  10. Shanghai teacher sacked for 'sex abuse'

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and frightened.' There is no mainland law governing 'raping boys', and Zhang could face charges related to sexual misconduct or abuse. ...




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