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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Apple's Tim Cook comes out as gay and hopes acknowledgement will help others

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:28am by AP

    ... come to realise that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important," he wrote. Three days ago, Cook challenged his home state of Alabama to better ensure the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Alabama is among the US states that do not recognise same-sex marriage; nor does it offer legal protections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1628671/apples-tim-cook-comes-out-gay-and-hopes-acknowledgement-will-help-others
  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    United States government urged to ask people about their state of happiness

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Gauge happiness, US told A panel of experts thinks the US government should be more in touch with Americans' feelings. By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters tha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375709/united-states-government-urged-ask-people-about-their-state-happiness
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Rule of law more important to Hongkongers than democracy: poll

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... of "an erosion of the rule of law" and "going down a slippery slope towards a state of lawlessness" after protesters vowed to ignore court injunctions against their occupation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1628474/rule-law-more-important-hongkongers-democracy-poll
  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... of extremist organisation Islamic State. The ruling was condemned by human rights and race discrimination groups, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked that it be reconsidered. Race discrimination ... this month that burqa-clad protesters were planning to disrupt parliament. No protest took place. Australia has been on edge since the rise of Islamic State, with the government tightening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620740/australian-parliament-drops-plan-segregate-veil-wearers-public-gallery
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... of the period, applicants were being turned away because of the lack of children coming through for adoption," she said. In the United States, at least 500 children were adopted through the Hong ... "I would have liked to have known my birth mother, who she was and what she is doing now." Sussex was 2½ years old when a British family adopted her and moved to the United Kingdom. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619565/people-adopted-babies-decades-ago-reaching-out-hong-kong-birth
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    More than 20 homeless people lose shelter under flyover in Yau Ma Tei

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... rubbish storage site on Prince Edward Road West to the space beneath the flyover, in order to "beautify" both areas. The society criticised the government for not stating clearly what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621610/more-20-homeless-people-lose-shelter-under-flyover-yau-ma-tei
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Free Seas aims to improve awareness of the impact of pollution, especially plastics, via education and other campaigns. Baillet said the message was getting through to his children. "My kids are five and seven, and they're the ones telling me which bin I need to put the rubbish in," he said. "They correct me all the time. Clearly, education about the environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620064/around-lantau-5-days-pair-get-set-charity-swim
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Mak dismissed as a factor pressure from the new curriculum of the Diploma of Secondary Education, as it was introduced two years ago, while the unemployment rate, another potential source ... family and friends. To address the significant decline of young people's mental health this year, they also recommended mental health education in schools to teach students proper stress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616447/decline-mental-health-hong-kong-youth-distressing-says-expert
  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    Silicon Valley's latest job perk? Egg freezing

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:38pm by AP

    ... on their career or education first, the "leaning in" that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg champions. It can cost more than US$10,000. The number of egg freezing patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617075/silicone-valleys-latest-job-perk-egg-freezing
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    This civil engineer's got the answers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... as part of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations- the United Nations of engineering, as Chu calls it. Students of engineering can ask him anything they like, and he will either answer ... afterwards." His email exchanges have also helped Hong Kong mothers whose children may be interested in engineering as a career. Chu believes the city provides a healthy educational environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585282/civil-engineers-got-answers

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