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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Cultural shift as middle class turns to companies for helpers rather than employing full-time staff Indians outsource servant chores Need someone to pay your bills and pick up your shopping, take an elderly relative to hospital or deliver 26 presents to your girlfriend on her 26th birthday? These are just some of the requests received by Get My Peon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557714/india-outsources-chores-servant-culture-shifts
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve on board of West Kowloon Cultural District

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve cultural hub The board of the West Kowloon Cultural District should be thoroughly reviewed and chaired ... handling hot potatoes such as political reform. Members were also frustrated by the bureaucratic structure of the cultural district and said the composition of the board was aimed more at balancing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556939/call-arts-lovers-only-serve-board-west-kowloon-cultural-district
  3. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Hong Kong Book Fair's International Cultural Village shows a world in microcosm

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Israel, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan granted booths; pro-Palestinian group plans protest Cultural Village shows a world in microcosm To the casual observer, the Book Fair's International Cultural Village attraction is much like the world in microcosm. There are pictures of Mount Everest, wandering Hare Krishna disciples, videos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555419/hong-kong-book-fairs-international-cultural-village-shows-world
  4. Business - THE VIEW

    HSBC seems to find it easier to pay fines than fix corporate culture

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy A US$1.9 billion settlement in the US showed the need for HSBC to fix its inward-looking culture, but so far it seems easier to just pay the fines Too big to learn Since ... changing the underlying business culture that allows these violations to occur. Since its 2012 charges of money laundering and US$1.9 billion fine and settlement last year, HSBC has operated under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1553555/hsbc-seems-find-it-easier-pay-fines-fix-corporate-culture
  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Game marred by culture of denial

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:27pm by William Lai

    ... exquisite entertainment, excitement and excellence, the World Cup has also shown some ugly facets of the beautiful game. The cause arises from a culture of denial that has spread malignantly ... or reduced. But in Beckenbaur's case his 90-day ban from all football-related activity was lifted a day after Suraez's was imposed. This culture of denial has been repeatedly reinforced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1550527/game-marred-culture-denial
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Parents can help their children embrace third-culture identity

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:17pm by LORA LEE

    ... was that this relocation would be permanent. His relief was obvious and reminded me of how all these youngsters must feel about the constant moving, without a place to call home. In Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, authors David Pollock and Ruth Van Reden define a third culture kid (TCKs) as "a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1548806/parents-can-help-their-children-embrace-third-culture
  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Britain's legacy 'missing' on list of 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 07:21pm by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Afternoon tea and Easter holidays, which reflect rich colonial history, make Hong Kong unique among Chinese cities, say academics East-meets-West culture 'missing from heritage list' From moon cakes to fishermen's ballads, the recently issued list of Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage covers myriad facets of culture and history. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547434/intangible-cultural-heritage-list-ignores-hong-kongs-east-meets-west
  8. Magazines - 48hrs

    If I only had … Antony Dickson, Culture Photo Editor

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by Antony Dickson

    ... … the chance to take part in one event this week it would be the Facebook-promoted "Beach Cleanup Bigwavebay" at Big Wave Bay on Hong Kong Island on July 6 from 1.30pm-7.30pm. This one is a little different to other beach clean-ups as it will co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1544292/if-i-only-had-antony-dickson-culture-photo-editor
  9. Comment - Letters

    Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage It is difficult for many people, including most Hongkongers, to understand the significance and values of Pok Fu Lam village, ... Fund, its watch list is "a call to action for cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political and economic change". Pok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1539875/protect-pok-fu-lam-village-preserve-cultural-heritage
  10. Business - Economy - OPINION

    Gambling the trump card for livening up culture

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Gaming sustained opera in the 18th century and may play a vital role as it returns to centre stage Gambling the trump card for livening up culture George Orwell argued ... of opera into a non-profit enterprise changed the art form. Opera's legitimacy as an artistic genre grew rapidly and it became part of the national high culture. But its format was replaced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539899/gambling-trump-card-livening-culture

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