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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former Wall Street trader sets up centre to teach kids the value of money

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:05pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Instead of settling into domesticity, however, she has leveraged her professional expertise into a sideline by setting up Pinnacle Learning Centre, which teaches financial literacy to children ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com A former Wall Street trader hasset up a learning centre that teaches youngsters to appreciate the value of money, writes Elaine Yau Saving graces Since her ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    London's love for skyscrapers reaches new heights

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by GUARDIAN

    ... will overshadow the Cheesegrater as the tallest building in the financial district. The Cheesegrater, at 122 Leadenhall Street, is directly across the road from the Lloyd's building, the Grade ... on Leadenhall were scrapped after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. But Stirk says the buildings had "their DNA and an evolutionary path" in common. "They share ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Word of mouth: Language-recognition software takes off

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by Jamie Carter

    ... in the financial sector, alerts compliance teams to possibly fraudulent conversations on trading floors. Fonetic knows 79 languages and has a financial industry-specific lexicon that's taken five ... a major next step for the accuracy of natural language processing, and while it's been designed for data-rich places like banks and call centres, there's no reason why it couldn't ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the law is changing divorce in Hong Kong- the 'graveyard of marriages'

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... has gained a reputation as the place to go for financially weaker spouses- almost always wives- to file for divorce. Compared to places such as the mainland, Malaysia and the Philippines, where the majority of assets are routinely granted to the financially stronger party- almost always the husband- divorce proceedings in Hong Kong are more transparent and fair, as well as being ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... developed their medical services industries. After the Asian financial crisis, for example, Thailand's government directed its tourism officials to market the country as a hot destination ... on a plane. Countries that make the cut India: Surprisingly, the country is among the world's leading cardiac centres. Not only does it offer some of the lowest costs for heart surgery but some ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe- a quest for nature of reality

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by NICK SALLNOW-SMITH

    ... on the evils of inequality and capitalism. Much early reaction was ecstatic with delight. Left-of- centre liberals seized on "scientific" proof that capitalism was ruinous for society if left ... explain. Human-centric perspectives of the cosmos have inhibited progress in understanding it since it was presumed the earth was at its centre. Tegmark's position is that even now our view ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Women and children left vulnerable as Hong Kong's divorce rate rises

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... to the feminisation of poverty... women are more prone to poverty because of their family status Si-si Liu, Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres Ah Lai is just one of thousands of women in Hong Kong who ... Kong commissioned by the Central Policy Unit. Some reasons behind the rising divorce rate are common to all modern societies: women are better educated and more financially independent than ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    DJ Steve Aoki has a lot of new projects on his plate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 10:53pm by LAT

    ... father's Benihana fortune- estimated to have been worth as much as US$100 million- by the elder Aoki's insistence that his six children attain success without his financial help. Still, ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Settling in

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... On Centre, 188 Lockhart Road, tel: 2396 6917). The two sculptures (from HK$370 to HK$500) were from Tint Living while the vase (HK$1,450) and set of four glasses (HK$1,500) were sourced from I.D. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Artist Cai Guoqiang gets more bang for his bucks

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 10:53pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... in his chronology work, Timeline: a 1996 photo of Cai against the World Trade Centre, explosive smoke issuing from a device in his hands, part of his "Century With Mushroom Clouds" ...




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