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  1. Flu scare will keep primary schools shut: education chief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong All primary schools and kindergartens will remain closed and secondary schools will begin their summer breaks earlier, once examinations are finished, the education minister announced yesterday as the city's swine flu count rose to 408, with 60 new cases. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung said: 'After consulting the Department of Health, ...

  2. Pupils with symptoms can take their exams, but sit 'in a corner'

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But an education expert said this recommendation was unrealistic. 'If I had been studying hard for five years, I would sit for the exam no matter how unwell I was feeling,' said Ho Hon-kuen, vice-chairman of Education Convergence and vice-principal of Elegantia College. The authority could assess absent students suffering from severe illness with internal exam results, but only three grades ...

  3. Job and pensions poser as population rises

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He called low education levels a widespread and serious problem. Today's average mainlander had only eight years of education, about the same level as in the United States a century ago. ... said. Zhang Weiqing, director of the State Population and Family Planning Commission, said yesterday the mainland would face three demographic 'peaks' in the next 20 to 30 years. He ...

  4. Group urges more action to prevent swine flu outbreak

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Hon-kuen, vice-chairman of teachers' group Education Convergence, said that while educators supported the government's decision to temporarily close United Christian College (Kowloon East) ... epidemic,' he said. 'But none of them reminded students that they should inform their schools if they return from places with swine flu outbreaks like the United States, Canada and Mexico.' ...

  5. Flu-case school shut for two weeks

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... The other two cases involve two women, aged 18 and 20, who returned from Canada and the United States. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said experience in Japan and the US showed ... Hong Kong kindergartens and primary schools would be closed for two weeks if there was a local case with an unknown source, he said. The 17-year-old Form Five student at United Christian ...


    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US$899 and is available outside the United States via www.hpshopping.com. ... health, advocacy, research and education initiatives for people with cancer. Hewlett-Packard and chipmaker AMD, working closely with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, have developed the HP Special ...

  7. Our city falls short on organ donations

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... compared to 35.1 in Spain, 21.5 in the United States, 10.7 in Britain, 10 in Australia and 4.8 in Singapore. Chinese culture maintains that a body should be fully preserved after death. Education ... Kidneys and livers for transplant are in short supply the world over. The waiting lists in Hong Kong are long, and dozens of people die each year before donors can be found. Educating ...

  8. Reluctance to donate organs can be overcome

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is an international shortage of organs for transplantation. Hong Kong lags far behind other places when it comes to donors, though. In the United States last year, there were 26.6 donors per 1 million ... elsewhere. Education and incentives can change such thinking. The certificates authorities give here pale in comparison to the tax incentives, memorials, counselling sessions, medals and public ...

  9. All schools may still shut for flu, minister says

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Ng Yuk-hang, Austin Chiu and Ng Kang-chung City schools which closed early for the summer break because of swine flu will reopen as normal, the education minister said yesterday. Criteria on whether individual schools will be closed because of an outbreak of A(H1N1) would be similar to closure guidelines for seasonal flu. However, Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung would ...

  10. Maternal instincts

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are seven to eight lines of maternity designs from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia, with new shipments every two weeks.. Prices are reasonable at $300 for a T-shirt, to $600 ... specialises in English titles and teaching materials for children and teenagers. The best part is that the shop sells books from the United States and Britain at the published retail prices converted ...




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