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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Department uses 6.5 tonnes of ivory to test best method of its disposal

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 10:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to see if it could be used in cement. The information, released by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on Wednesday, explains the shortfall in figures when the government announced last month that it would be burning 28 tonnes of stockpiled ivory but withholding 1.6 tonnes of tusks for science and educational purposes. The department said that it had also donated 1.7 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Autistic children 'held back' by Hong Kong's rigid education system

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by ADA LEE AND LO WEI

    ... schooling. Both the Education Bureau and the Social Welfare Department rejected its funding applications. An Education Bureau spokesman said the funding request was not rejected because it offered ... Ada Lee and Lo Wei One per cent of pupils may be affected and they need more help to reach potential, say educators Autistic children 'held back by rigid system' A lack ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Internships to ease strain on Hong Kong's accident and emergency departments

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Staff shortages and increase in patients have left A&E departments struggling to meet targets Interns to ease pressure on emergency doctors Public hospital emergency departments are trying to attract more new graduates to combat a shortage of doctors. The shortage, compounded by an increase in both the number of patients treated and procedures offered, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Planning Board ruling: Prime campus site to stay as educational use

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:48pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Town Planning Board makes decision to keep site for education instead of selling it for housing after government's change of heart Campus rezoning sees U-turns all around The Town Planning Board has called for officials to communicate better on land rezoning after a U-turn which means a former campus in Kowloon Tong will be kept for education ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung's policy address delivers the goods in most departments

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by Philip Yeung

    ... the government for minority citizens as never before. The policy address was about the problems of the present and the challenges of the future. Education is about the future. My only quarrel with the extra funding for higher education proposed by the chief executive is that it doesn't go far enough. It is the right prescription with the wrong dosage. There are currently some 28,000 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Departing exam chief George Pook's plea to parents on education reforms

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Departing head of exams authority says parents and students must have realistic expectations Education reforms 'will need time' Parents and students must stop seeing a university place as the only route to success if reforms to the city's education system are to succeed, a key architect of the new Diploma of Secondary Education ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Highways Department under fire over extra HK$430m in highway costs

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 07:09pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was omitted from the tender's bill of quantities, which required an additional HK$32.8 million to resolve. The Highways Department was also not informed of a consultant's request to review the piling design, which later led to a delay in construction work. The auditor also found the department had not sufficiently consulted affected parties before deciding to use a piece of private ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news in brief

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:16am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Lingnan University in expansion mode Lingnan University has set up a department of applied psychology, roping in psychologists originally from the department of sociology and social policy. Besides teaching, the department will conduct research on occupational health psychology, human-computer interactions, cross-cultural psychology ...

  9. News - World

    CIA tortured prisoners and lied to US Justice Department, Senate report says

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:13pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington CIA tortured prisoners and lied about it to US Justice Department so it could get legal cover, according to Senate investigation of the spy agency Black ... other conclusions, which were obtained by McClatchy-Tribune, include: The CIA used interrogation methods that were not approved by the Justice Department or CIA headquarters; The agency impeded ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Sex education reform must be part of focus on 'real life' education

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Sex education reform must be part of focus on 'real life' education It is heartbreaking to hear of girls being diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases after having unprotected sex, and that some students have been humiliated publicly owing to their sexual orientation. These lamentable events have been attributed to insufficient sex education ...




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