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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the law is changing divorce in Hong Kong- the 'graveyard of marriages'

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com In the final of a two-part series on divorce, Charley Lanyon looks at how a recent court ruling on prenuptial agreements is likely to change legal ... was in the Florence Tsang case: in 2011 she was awarded HK$1.22 billion, but in January this year it was reduced by the Court of Appeal to HK$411 million. Thanks to such well-publicised huge payouts, the city ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Women and children left vulnerable as Hong Kong's divorce rate rises

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... women and children from broken marriages especially vulnerable. Divide and fall When Ah Lai finally signed her divorce papers in 2001 she thought it was the end of her abusive marriage. Instead, ... divorce to escape one bad situation, only to find themselves in another dreadful predicament or worse. Census and family court data show the number of divorces in Hong Kong has shot up more than ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEGAL EYE

    Governance ensures smooth transition between generations

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:15pm by WITHERS

    ... and other issues already referred to. It is never clear at the start of such a discussion what the final form of governance will be, but no two families will have the same final document. ... and their beliefs. This will ensure that any final governance document really does reflect the family's own thoughts. A system of governance will only function properly if it is developed, understood ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... in the Portuguese empire. The Province of Goa included Jesuit communities at the Mughal courts of Agra and Lahore, in Ethiopia and the lower Zambezi valley. In the spring of 1626, Palmeiro moved to Macau and spent the final years of his life dealing with the church in Japan and China. The church in Japan was in deep crisis, with the government engaged in ruthless persecution that created thousands ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    MMA champion Alberto Mina is ready for his fight with Shinsho Anzai

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:19pm by Kylie Knott

    ... for at least two to three hours, on an intermittent basis, on the final days of weight cutting. I stay until I've hit my desired weight. I don't eat or drink much over these two days. After ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - THE MIND

    No truth at all in movie Lucy's capacity to thrill

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by MCT

    ... appeal, but there is no scientific evidence to support it." She quotes neurologist Barry Gordon, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in Baltimore, in the United States, who says: ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Film review: Mistaken for Strangers, directed by Tom Berninger

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:58am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Mistaken for Strangers Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger Director: Tom Berninger It took a decade of hard graft for indie rockers The National to attain the wider acclaim their music deserves. When they did finally land a chart topper- 2010's High Violet- the band's driving force and lead singer, Matt Berninger, decided to spread the love by inviting his ...

  8. Lifestyle - Travel

    Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:18pm by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... and "plastic". Cruise companies are working hard to change this image. With craft beers, speedy Wi-fi and apps, celebrity chefs and Broadway shows, cruise lines are increasing their efforts to appeal ... that will appeal to a lot of people, but are must-haves if you want to get a millennial on a cruise ship," says Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief of the website CruiseCritic.com ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Home of the 93rd: Mae Salong

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... while constantly fighting the communists and those who wanted to move them on. Finally, in the 70s, they were granted land around Mae Salong by the Thai government, in return for helping ... as they became more established and less military-minded (it wasn’t until the 80s that the soldiers finally put down their guns for good). Today, walking through the quiet streets of Mae Salong (also ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    e- and audiobook reviews: Fiction

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by James Kidd

    ... journalist, a charismatic Belgian architect called Ventress). Edward and Suzanne have a past: they had an affair which ended some time before. When Edward finally arrives at the colony, he finds ...




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