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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Review: Tong King-sum

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by John Batten

    ... contrasts with Tong's own body. His wife and fellow artist Chiu Wai-yee explains that Tong was "crippled, disabled and short in stature, but he created works of sculpture much taller and heavier than himself". Tong walked with crutches most of his life, but his own physical disabilities never impeded his determination and ability to create highly worked sculptural pieces. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1582973/review-tong-king-sum
  2. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SIMON NG

    ... Simon T M Ng Recent comments from Richard Dawkins highlight a hole in our civil rights protections It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws The prominent Oxford ... I wonder what Dawkins would say about them. The world has a wealth of talented "disabled" people. The famous animal science professor Dr Temple Grandin, who has autism, was once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583135/its-high-time-reasonably-adjust-our-disability-laws
  3. News - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    Recruiting officer for army of givers

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and the army of nearly 2,000 volunteers- including the elderly and disabled- who see some 50 projects through every year. Leung has been nominated for the Spirit of Hong Kong Award for personal ... Power. Sign language has become a key element of her volunteer work, and many of her recruits have disabilities- or different abilities, as she prefers to say. Leung cites the example of one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583093/recruiting-officer-army-givers
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Disabled woman angry over mistreatment by KMB driver

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Driver 'under observation' after 26-year-old suffering from limited mobility is not allowed to leave bus using disabled-access platform Disabled woman angry at treatment by KMB A Kowloon Motor Bus driver is being given customer-service training and will be put under observation after a disabled woman complained to the Equal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583137/disabled-woman-angry-over-mistreatment-kmb-driver
  5. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand police arrest manhunt suspect after two shot dead and a third left critically injured

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:06pm by Agencies in Wellington

    ... on a disability benefit he had returned to his hometown, but was living in a tent after being unable to secure government-assisted accommodation. Lawmaker Winston Peters said in a statement that Tully had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582916/new-zealand-police-arrest-manhunt-suspect-after-two-shot-dead-and-third
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Benefits of building a barrier-free city will outweigh the costs

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 01:21pm by MABEL CHAN

    ... with luggage, the elderly and people with disabilities or, in extreme cases, a wheelchair user on an escalator because the lift is too far away. People also seem to forget that humans do not live in isolation; we are all connected, we all have friends and family, and so disability has only to affect one relative and the issue of equitable access becomes very personal. The year 2041 may sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1582876/benefits-building-barrier-free-city-will-outweigh-costs
  7. News - World - GERMANY

    Germany opens memorial for disabled killed during Holocaust

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Memorial for disabled Benjamin Traub, a sad-eyed German boy born in 1914, was considered a bright child by his parents and called gifted by his teachers. But a schizophrenia diagnosis at the age of 16 put him on a path that would end in a Nazi gas chamber, where he became one of up to 300,000 ill and disabled people, including children, who were murdered under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582353/germany-opens-memorial-disabled-killed-during-holocaust
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Four seasons of a Hong Kong artist

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... to control. Her father translates for her. (Janet Tam, executive director of the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, translated this interview.) Liu's love of art began at an early age ... by the disabled association. Her father interjects to tell how sometimes she enjoys just seeing where the brush will take her and the painting develops organically. "I love Picasso and [Joan] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1581745/four-seasons-hong-kong-artist
  9. News - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    Creating chances … in soccer and in life

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Annemarie Evans

    ... a fencer and quickly earned himself a place in the regional fencing team for the physically disabled. He's emerged as an athlete with huge potential. "Fencing is a bit different from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581837/creating-chances-soccer-and-life
  10. News - World

    Chinese Scots as divided as rest of country over independence

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:41pm by KATHLEEN NUTT

    ... to housing benefit, dubbed the "bedroom tax". The reform reduces payments by 14 per cent to unemployed and disabled claimants living in social housing who have been assessed as having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581832/chinese-scots-divided-rest-country-over-independence

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