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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com With more help at hand, fewer inmates reoffend The number of convicted criminals reoffending within two years of their release from jail has fallen by almost 10 per cent since 2000. The recidivism rate fell from 39.9 per cent in 2000 to 31 per cent in 2010. A Correctional Services Department (CSD) spokeswoman said the downward trend could ...

  2. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Instagram appears blocked in China as photos of ‘occupied’ Hong Kong circulate

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... pro-democracy protest circulated widely. Users in the mainland said they could not access the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook on Sunday. The Instagram website could not be accessed on servers ... to a growing list of foreign websites blocked on the mainland. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been blocked for years. Almost all of Google’s online services have been blocked since June. Japanese ...

  3. News - China - MEDIA

    Detained Shanghai editor admits to news site's bribery-extortion scheme

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:08pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... including Liu Dong, president of 21cbh.com and his editor-in-chief, Zhou Bin, were detained last month, along with executives from two public relations firms- Shanghai-based Roya Investment Services ... are banned from releasing any information to the public that could influence the price, even if it is to correct misleading reports, Xinhua said. "These companies would pay all they could ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japanese business confidence improves first time in two quarters

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:33pm by Reuters

    ... sign that parts of the economy are stabilising. However, sentiment for the services sector worsened more than expected, suggesting some companies are still struggling to shake off the impact ... to plus 13 in September, the BOJ’s closely-watched quarterly “tankan” survey showed yesterday. The mood among big service-sector firms worsened by 6 points to plus 13 in September, the survey ...

  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Property fallout looms

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by CITI RESEARCH

    ... and furniture gaining 16 per cent, whereas floor space sold in the January-July period declined by 7.6 per cent year on year. Unless the correction in the property sector is temporary, the spillover ...

  6. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    PM John Key set to win New Zealand vote despite ‘dirty tricks’ allegations

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:42am by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... and popularity before it started. “My guess is the National Party... will get it.” Political analyst Colin James, who has correctly predicted which party would head the New Zealand government in 14 ... who claimed New Zealand’s intelligence service was involved in mass surveillance but did not produce concrete evidence. “Having had so much thrown at him, and been confronted by so many ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Rush hour transport troubles for workers as protesters occupy commuter routes

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 07:11am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... franchised bus operator, said: “As coordinated by the Transport Department, 38 KMB routes have been suspended from service, including 16 harbour crossing routes and 13 routes observing Kowloon ... some station entrances have been closed. “Normal train service is maintained this morning. However, some entrances at Central and Causeway Bay stations are still temporarily closed,” the MTR ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Photos show the toll of prison and age on pop legend Phil Spector

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 07:59pm by AP

    ... year. Another photo is dated July 24, 2013. A California Department of Corrections spokeswoman said the October picture was taken when the former music producer was moved to the prison ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Challenge outsourcing constitutionally to defend cleaners' rights

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by LETTERS

    ... there is likely a good case to challenge outsourcing constitutionally. Basic Law Article 100 guarantees to civil servants still in service after July 1, 1997 continued employment, including pay and conditions of service no less favourable than before. Being constitutional cases, time limits for ordinary litigation would not apply. Clearly, outsourcing cleaners' permanent jobs to cheap ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - PETS

    Proper turtle care needs knowledge and dedication

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:15am by KATRINA YAU

    ... and are commonly sold in pet shops in the city. Veterinarian Paul Essey, from Hong Kong Vet Services  adds that it is essential for potential owners to identify the species. "Different species should ...




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