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  1. Club sends special team to Shanghai

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Fulfilling visit for Hong Kong players A team of nine intellectually disabled golfers from Hong Kong has arrived in Shanghai to take part in the 10-day 2007 Special Olympics ... is a low-intensity sport that can be played by people with Down's Syndrome. Funded by the Jockey Club, the Hong Kong Special Olympics squad provides coaching and training for intellectually disabled ...

  2. Stalls to make way for Gap store

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The owners of two newspaper stalls that have served Mong Kok for decades say they are being forced out to make way for an entrance for the disabled ... a store entrance for the disabled was installed just behind their stalls. The pair, who have been given a stay of execution while they challenge the Food and Environmental Hygiene ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their own merit. I would like to see the MPF Authority make this a mandatory provision for all approved fund managers handling such funds. Alan Johnson, Lantau Disabled get good deal Although there is not enough wheelchair access for the disabled, the city treats them with enough consideration. As we all know, the Equal Opportunities Commission helps us remedy discrimination issues, including any ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for disabled drivers attracts the highest fine. This brings us nicely to today's picture which shows a government car- AM 138- illegally parked in Landale Street, Wan Chai, in a space reserved for disabled drivers. Our initial thought was that working for a lame-duck government doesn't entitle you to park in a space reserved for the disabled, but maybe that's being too unkind. ...

  5. Global survey reveals regional differences

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... was conducted by HSBC in conjunction with Oxford University's Institute of Ageing. It also found that Hongkongers worried about illness, disability, not making enough money, and about their retirement more than their counterparts on the mainland or Taiwan. At least 60 per cent of respondents in Hong Kong said they feared disability or illness in their old age. This is compared to just ...

  6. UPS staff deliver goodwill

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the company and their morale,' Chen notes. The 2011 GVM focused on showing care to individuals with disabilities by engaging them in various activities. The GVM kicked off with the Fu Hong Society, a non-profit organisation providing services to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. More than 50 UPS volunteers joined the Handmade Plants Workshop and made potted ...

  7. Hard road ahead in making HK accessible

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a reminder that large parts of the city remain effectively off-limits to those with physical disabilities. For them, there are many places in Hong Kong that remain at best inconvenient and at worst inaccessible. Hong Kong can expect keen scrutiny of its efforts to tackle such issues under the recently adopted United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Disabled- once it is ratified by China, ...

  8. Gobi challenge like a walk in the park

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... since March, mostly on Lantau Island. She will be raising funds for disabled mainland children. Chak took leave from his job as a solicitor to prepare for the race and has been making regular ... they were good places for running. Dela Riva will be raising funds for the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation to pay for a project in north-west China helping disabled children and those who care ...

  9. Pothole case highlights buck-passing mentality

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of such matters in the past year, from installation of ramps for the disabled at public buildings to protection of trees to illegal waste dumping in the New Territories. The Ombudsman has highlighted ...

  10. A winning strategy

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and websites I discovered have become useful insights into what the future holds for the disabled. I've become more aware of where tram tracks run. If the bus overshoots my stop, I now know what to do. Being disabled is a learning process. There's all manner of help available to make life easier, but it can come at a financial and personal cost. While the government and companies ...




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