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  1. News - Hong Kong - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Academic's free educational materials to battle racism

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... lessons about the cultural make-up of the city. But she noted the city's improved attitude in recent years, for example with the introduction of the Racial Discrimination Ordinance in 2009. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Internet radio takes off in the city

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:59am by Elaine Yau

    ... obstacle, Yu says, is convincing the government that they are a credible media channel. Talkonly.net is another outfit set up by a teenager. The founder, who runs his own IT company, was in Form ... own IT company and another host provides the space for our studio, so we can minimise operating costs," says Netbugs. Being an internet operation gives stations like RagaZine greater ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Move and Play exhibition at Science Museum

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... daughter Francesca on a recent sweltering hot day. As the name suggests, it is an interactive show encouraging children and parents to challenge their co-ordination and physical skills on 20 ... an opportunity to test how accurately you shoot at goal, to test foot-eye co-ordination, or to act as a goalkeeper in lifelike virtual reality settings. There is a good mix of old-fashioned activities ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    The costs of settling a case under the trade law

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by EUGENE LOW

    ... the Trade Descriptions Ordinance? The ordinance was amended on July 19 last year to better protect consumers from unfair trade practices. Among the changes, a new civil compliance-based mechanism was introduced. Under this mechanism, traders suspected of committing an offence under the ordinance may offer an undertaking to the enforcement authorities- customs and the Communications Authority- ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com PLA scientists are helping the company synthesise a chemical solution that would change colour in the presence of the deadly virus A Shenzhen-based company has developed a field test kit that can quickly identify the Ebola virus, People’s Daily reports, as China is trying a range of countermeasures against the possible spread of the deadly ...

  6. Anger as ESF closes internet forums ahead of vote on ordinance

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... parents who say management may be trying to stifle dissent ahead of a crucial meeting next week to vote on a new ordinance. The three discussion forums were officially removed from the website ... was 'standard practice', he said. There had also been incidents where the foundation had difficulty removing 'offensive, even obscene' remarks quickly as technical staff at the company ...

  7. Penalties under MPF ordinance toughened

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A bill to increase the maximum penalty for employers who commit offences under the Mandatory Provident Fund ordinance was passed by the Legislative Council yesterday. An employer ... for a first offence under the ordinance is a HK$100,000 fine and six months' jail. That rises to HK$200,000 and 12 months' jail for subsequent offences. Lawmakers also voted for an amendment ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Internet radio stations are taking off in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:33am

    ... media channel. Talkonly.net  is another outfit set up by a teenager. The founder, who runs his own IT company, was in Form Three when he created the technology-focused station in 2000. “I set up ... an amateur radio station is the rental of computer servers. But we are using the servers at my own IT company and another host provides the space for our studio, so we can minimise operating costs,” ...

  9. Business - Money - IPO

    Alibaba surges past Facebook in storming stockmarket debut

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:28am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Alibaba surges past Facebook in market debut Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba surpassed Facebook by market capitalisation on its first day as a public company right ... on Friday. The Chinese e-commerce company, which began the day with a value of US$228.5 billion, now trails only Google, Apple and Microsoft in size among US-traded technology companies. Facebook ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Investors give Alibaba a huge vote of confidence

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Alibaba gets huge vote of confidence No company projects China's growth story quite like Alibaba. When investors finally got a chance to buy into it through ... is already the world's largest internet commerce company. China's 300 million online shoppers still account for less than half the country's 618 million internet users. Half a billion ...




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