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  1. News - World

    Ferguson protests highlight growing US suburban underclass

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 12:24am by BLOOM

    ... that the poor population is growing twice as fast in US suburbs as in city centres. From Miami to Denver, resurgent downtowns have blossomed even as their recession-weary outskirts struggle with soaring ... white community that's now about two-thirds black, highlights that dynamic. Coinciding with the decline in white population is a rapid rise in poverty since 2000, a period that includes ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle-aged women being overlooked in the workplace

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says women in their 40s and 50s have been overlooked in the workforce as part of the solution to an ageing population problem Stuck in middle The government appears to be taking the issue of our ageing population seriously, with Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah making it a focus of his latest budget report. Policy debate seems to concentrate ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says no to payments for retirement scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Phila Siu

    ... and that is encouraging," she said, citing a report by the Institute of Education. She said the issue had to be dealt with carefully because the working population would start to fall after 2018, and on top of an ageing population this would mean fewer people contributing to the pension scheme but more taking money out of it. Au Yeung Kwun-tung, the alliance's organiser, said the additional tax ...

  4. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Vertical gardens breathe new life into densely populated Asian cities

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... a prototype, and thus began the greening of some of the most densely populated urban areas on earth. Since his original design was unveiled at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris in 1988, ... It is important for designers and planners to be thinking about that." To house populations without consuming agricultural land, cities need to become more dense, Hassell said. WOHA's signature ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public opinion to be sought on city's ageing population crisis

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to be sought on ageing crisis Solutions to the city's ageing- population crisis will be up for discussion this month as the public's views are sought on how to replenish the shrinking ... close to the government say. It is estimated that by 2041 one in three Hongkongers will be elderly. Ahead of the public consultation, the government's population advisers decided ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... researchers has warned that the chronic shortage of doctors to meet increasing demand for medical services in an ageing population would not be resolved in the medium term. And that is after taking ...

  7. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Bupa eyes Hong Kong's ageing population with purchase of Fortis unit Quality

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... HK's ageing population with deal Health-care provider Bupa's purchase of Hong Kong's largest private health-care chain, Quality HealthCare Medical Services, paves the way for the British firm to profit from rising demand for clinical services as the city's population rapidly ages. The US$355 million deal, announced yesterday, is being financed by Bupa's internal ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the proposal "a "lesser evil", but said questions remained about air quality and protection of the Tung Chung River. The latest blueprint proposes boosting the population of Tung Chung ... on existing land in the area. The new site in the east will be built up with high-density developments and a new population of 117,000, with plot ratios raised on both residential and commercial ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Let young single Singaporeans buy state-built homes, says billionaire

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Let young singles buy public flats, billionaire says Billionaire Bhupendra Kumar Modi, who became a Singapore citizen last year, is urging his adopted nation to end a ban on young unmarried people owning state-built homes because it ...

  10. News - World - WILDLIFE

    South Africa may send rhinos abroad to beat poachers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... vet Markus Hofmeyr said. The latest census from Kruger shows it has between 8,400 and 9,600 white rhinos. Despite the poaching, the population has stabilised with an annual mortality rate, ... of the world's poorest countries, where poachers are lured by the promise of quick money. Botswana in particular may be an ideal base because it has vast areas of sparsely populated and inaccessible ...




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