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  1. Reaching out to 'hidden' elders

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... As Hongkong Electric's 'CAREnival for the Elderly' programme enters its third year, 300 mature volunteers have been recruited to reach out to their peers who live alone with little access to social services. The volunteers, who are members ...

  2. Mainland parents 'can contribute'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Hong Kong's ' one-dimensional' school culture should adapt to the diverse backgrounds of students studying here, an academic said this week. After hosting a Hong Kong Institute of Education seminar promoting home-school partnerships for cross-boundary and newly-arrived students, Celeste Yuen Yuet-mui said educators' mindsets had to change. ...

  3. Profile: James Lau

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The redevelopment of dilapidated private residences requires well-honed engineering skills that can get to the root of structural problems. James Lau, managing director of James Lau and Associates, considers himself better prepared to tackle renovation work after a decade-long career covering a wide range of engineering projects. I followed a family tradition by becoming a structural ...

  4. Lau can reach the top: coach

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Former British squash champion Stephen Meads says teenager Dick Lau Siu-wai has what it takes to become Hong Kong's first world-class men's player. Meads was in Hong Kong for two weeks recently to help the Hong Kong team prepare for the Asian Championships (June 19-26) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 'Dick can be the first Hong Kong player to reach ...

  5. Film studies: stereotypes

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... middling, the director often ditching the N!xau plotline to focus on the amorous adventures of Carina Lau Ka-ling and Cecilia Yip Tung. Needless to say, they did not venture outside their own race ...

  6. Tales from the troops: 15 years of PLA in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A journalist once tried to trick People's Liberation Army troops in Hong Kong into accepting a cash bribe- but failed. This is among anecdotes related by the PLA in an article about the garrison's experiences during its 15 years in Hong Kong. Another tells how an anti-communist activist was prevented from distributing 'reactionary' ...

  7. For some, the rules don't apply

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the New Territories. Heung Yee Kuk boss Lau Wong-fat's boys showed their true colours with their huge, threatening demonstration against her. One hundred years after the 1911 revolution, ... funding approval from the Legislative Council! So now we are told to look at a 10-year time horizon for enforcing the law on Lau's voters. The whole situations stinks and calls out ...

  8. Spend more on poor, says adviser

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the mainland connect with the rest of the world, said Professor Lau Siu-kai, head of the Central Policy Unit, which advises the chief executive. Giving his take on the city's future ahead of Sunday's chief executive election, Lau suggested an incremental rise in the cap on public spending on services at 20 per cent of gross domestic product. 'The 20 per cent reference is not very ...

  9. Magazines - Style

    Women thrive on passion to fuel professional goals

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... organisations," Reynolds says. "I have developed a healthy disregard for the impossible." Likewise, Vivian Lau has found that it often pays to defy authority to pursue a passion. The chief ... to pursue, and no resting on laurels." For Lau, education played a key role in shaping her success. "The sweetest spot of education was when I found the joy of learning in the [penultimate] ...

  10. National lessons 'pose difficulties for ethnic groups'

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Ethnic minority and special-needs groups joined yesterday's march against the proposed national education curriculum. There are roughly 14,000 ethnic minority students in the city who could be made to attend lessons designed to engender national pride in China, not counting those in international schools, which are exempt. One Hong Kong-born ...




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