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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... at Rice University in the United States believes we can do better. "Imagine a digital textbook where because I'm a different person and learn differently, my book is different from your ... fundamentally rethinking what the educational experience should be in a world of digital tools. To do this means involving individuals with skills traditionally left out of the textbook business. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Subsidy set for mainland path Hong Kong students who have been admitted to the first year of undergraduate programmes at mainland higher education ... and historical sociology. He is the first scholar from a non-American university to have won the award. He's publication Paths Toward the Modern Fiscal State, which compares the history of modern ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education briefs

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by Linda Yeung

    ... to qualify for the certificate. The IBCC is an educational framework tailor-made for students aged between 16 and 19 who wish to engage in career-related learning while providing them with both IB ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Indian film singer Yesudas to perform in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Hari Kumar

    ... a dozen languages and won more than 40 annual awards given by various states in India. But his greatest achievement is his longevity: over five decades, Yesudas has scored hit songs in various ... at a concert on September 6 at Youth Square in Chai Wan. Born in 1940, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Yesudas has sung most of his songs for the films made in the state's language, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - CENTRAL ASIA

    Book review: Siberia, by Janet M. Hartley

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... to the United States in 1867. The expansion of the Russian empire came at the expense of the region's indigenous population, who were convinced through beatings, rapes and killings to pay tribute ... for prisoners and exiles. The state did indeed use banishment to Siberia as a punishment but it wasn't until the early 20th century that exiles accounted for a prominent portion of its population. ...

  6. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Scientists teach ping-pong robots to master spin

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and the United States could catch up at any time. She said some of the technology used in their ping-pong robots was already being used in the production lines of some Chinese factories, doing precision ... be just two years away from the first serious showdown between a robot and a top-flight ping-pong player with a mainland breakthrough in high-speed vision in robots. Scientists with a state ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... of Cantonese among local schools is causing concern- and some resentment- among Hongkongers. While educators are split about the efficacy of adopting Putonghua as the medium of instruction, some ... Hongkongensis), about 70 per cent of the city's 569 local primary schools and 40 per cent of its 514 secondary schools use Putonghua for Chinese-language lessons, although the Education Bureau says ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education briefs

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Linda Yeung

    ... with Arizona State University to make an undergraduate education available with a heavy discount to 135,000 US employees who work at least 20 hours a week, the Associated Press reports. Workers ... at a British university in June and August. The students are Doris Lam Man-sze from St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School, Queenie Ngan Kwan-yi from St Mark's ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    World Wide Web dream are being lost in a maze of apps

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by GUARDIAN

    ... That promise was something Leadbeater and others believed would be realised. In 2008, he published We-Think: Mass Innovation, Not Mass Production. At the same time in the United States, fellow web ... the global spread of misogyny, the hate crime of revenge porn, corporate and state surveillance, bullying, racism and the life-ruining, time-wasting, digital servitude of deleting spam. We can all ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Comfort zone

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... was bought years ago in the United States. The floor rug (HK$18,000) was from Yarns. Emery added cushions (HK$650 each) from Inside (Prince’s Building, Central, tel: 2537 6298), a cashmere throw ... in the dining room. The modern wall-to-wall bespoke unit provides easy access to daily items but, with the antique interior, adds a quirky personal touch to rented accommodation.     ...




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