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  1. Students turn to sperm donation as a means to raise funds

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... by some as a viable way to earn some cash. More than 2,000 students from Guangzhou universities made deposits at the provincial sperm bank last year after it raised the 'subsidy' ... their intention.' The young man from the prosperous Guangdong city of Chaozhou said many of his classmates changed mobile phones nearly every semester, and most of their gadgets cost more than 2,000 yuan. ...

  2. Barred teacher to try journalism

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A teacher who defended himself after leaving his students behind during the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan said he would turn to journalism after the local education bureau revoked his teaching qualification. Fan Meizhong said yesterday that a rep ...

  3. Train your mind to get good grades

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A book by a Sha Tin College teacher offers practical tips to help students enjoy learning, writes Elaine Yau Nothing annoys history and politics teacher Verity Aylward more than seeing her students lose interest in learning because of excessive exams and ...

  4. Principal urges police to be lenient with students arrested for making explosive

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Police have been urged to be lenient with three teenagers who were arrested over the weekend for possessing a powerful explosive. Wong Chung-leung, principal of Heung To Middle School in Kowloon Tong, said yesterday that the three students felt guilty and regretted their wrongdoing. He stressed they made the explosive powder out of curiosity and had promised not to make ...

  5. 'Temporary' dormitory in use for five years before blaze

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The mainland's leading fine arts college admitted yesterday that it had housed unofficial students and junior staff for at least five years in a substandard dormitory that was not subject to statutory safety checks. The sheet-metal dormitor ...

  6. Graft probe urged over mock exam paper

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Kobi Chan Former security secretary Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has called for the corruption watchdog to investigate how a tutorial centre was able to issue a mock exam question that was almost identical to the real one. A celebrity tutor handed ...

  7. A humble reminder of wisdom and light

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Gordon

    ... Peter Gordon Amid all the recent reports of redundancies, bankruptcies and disappearing billions, something more hopeful might be called for, especially at this time of year. A few weeks ago, I attended an anniversary celebration for Mu Kuang English Scho ...

  8. Principal says lay-offs 'were generous'

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Steven Kim claims Korean International School did not fire teachers but offered them four months' notice instead The war of words over staff lay-offs at the Korean International School continued this week, with its principal insis ...

  9. Repairman burned in air-conditioner blast

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... to 40 per cent burns of his body. The man sustained serious burns to his head, upper body and arms when the air-conditioning system he was checking blew apart. 'The explosion was powerful. The compressor unit of the system broke into pieces and metal fragments flew as far as 30 metres away, landing outside the school,' senior fire officer Chu Wai-man said. He said no one else ...

  10. Students gain skills to count cost of disaster

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... a volcanic eruption in the Philippines or a typhoon that lashes Indonesia, natural or man-made disasters can have a devastating impact on the insurance industry. For example, the total insurance loss ... with advanced actuarial skills to carry out the necessary advanced calculations. 'Insurance companies are looking for more technical people to cope with disasters that can affect their companies ...




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