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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Great Recession that started in 2007 is blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe Suicide toll of financial meltdown The Great Recession ... on Wednesday in the British Journal of Psychiatry, reveals that in the US, the suicide rate was rising even before the subprime loan crisis sent global financial markets into a tailspin. But data from ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Alias hid fugitive past of American linked to agency at centre of probe

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Ex-fugitive using alias on website The American boss of a maid employment agency that is under government scrutiny has admitted he goes by two names. On his firm's website, he uses the name Steve Austin Conway, but the US ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Three in four parents against gay rights, finds poll by conservative Christian group

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The survey was called into question by a gay-advocacy group which said the society might have used biased questions to get the result it wanted. The society's Centre for Life and Ethics Studies ... the moment, many parents still see traditional marriage as very important," the centre's research officer, Michael Chan Wing-ho, said. "But we also see a trend of younger parents ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    2008 financial crisis led to surge in suicides, international study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com 5,000 more globally killed themselves in wake of lay-offs, study finds 2008 crisis 'led to surge in suicides' The 2008 global financial crisis ... expected, according to the research, released yesterday by medical and educational institutions from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the UK. Paul Yip Siu-fai, of the University of Hong Kong's Centre ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Controversial solicitor is no Lam to the slaughter

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Controversial solicitor is no Lam to the slaughter Law Society president Ambrose Lam San-keung has found himself at the centre of controversy for his endorsement of Beijing's white paper on "one country, two systems", but this is not the first time his remarks have drawn fire. Lam, a solicitor since 1988, succeeded Dieter Yih Lai-tak ...

  6. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Teenager's death sheds light on brutal discipline at military-style camps for internet addicts

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 08:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... the centre of its licence due to its “chaotic administration”. Other students at the institute told the radio programme that trainers frequently resorted to corporal punishment. Students were often ... the centre that they resorted to throwing “rescue notes” from the windows. Copies of some of the notes found by parents included phrases like “I want to go home, please call my mum”, and “Please save ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:49am by Phila Siu

    ... financial services and real-estate sectors," he said. He added that the actual manpower figures for 2005, provided by the Census and Statistics Department, were compiled according ...

  8. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Are you addicted to your smartphone? You may need professional help...

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... by Experian, a global information services company. Adrian Wang, a psychiatrist at the upmarket Gleneagles Medical Centre, said digital addiction should be classified as a psychiatric disorder. ... treatment centres for young internet addicts. Mainland China already has an estimated 300 internet addiction centres, according to a report on state broadcaster CCTV's website in February. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... no plans to set up a designated fund as cash was available elsewhere. “Cantonese opera now has its own development fund while other items can be financially supported by the Lord Wilson Heritage ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by KC NG

    ... on the debtor's home or workplace time and again. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, who represents the financial services sector, shared Mo's views on protecting victims. A securities firm had complained ...




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