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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tin Shui Wai theatre group gets in on the act of healing

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... times since 2009. Founded that year by the Hong Kong branch of the NGO International Social Service, it is made up mainly of housewives, retirees and low-income workers who have gone through ... of International Social Service Hong Kong, says she started the troupe because of her love of theatre and musicals. She never expected the group would turn out to be so helpful for people in pain. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620067/tin-shui-wai-theatre-group-get-act-healing
  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

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

    ... "Segregation was previously introduced, apparently, with no security advice attached to it and no security reason attached to it." The Department of Parliamentary Services said the rules had been ...

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

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

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

    ... a UK-based former social worker who worked for the International Social Service said publicity in 1959 drew great interest from potential adoptive parents in Britain. "Towards the end ...

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

    Generation O: Hongkongers increasingly 'overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed'

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Hekstra said yesterday. "The malaise is especially evident in Hong Kong." The poll was conducted online for insurer Sun Life Financial by market-research firm Ipsos in August and last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617225/hongkongers-are-overworked-overstressed-and-overwhelmed
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Jockey Club staff under fire for 'trying to refuse entry to blind man with guide dog'

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Hazel Parry

    ... to their stations." Under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance it is an offence for someone to refuse services or entry to a blind person accompanied by a guide dog at any place open to the public. Scott said she had complained to the Equal Opportunities Commission, who said they would look into the case. Alfred Li Yim-hung, chief executive of the Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Services, which trains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613964/jockey-club-staff-under-fire-trying-refuse-entry-blind-man-guide-dog
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... retiring elsewhere Forty per cent of Hongkongers would consider leaving the city when they retire, believing they would be financially better off elsewhere, a survey has found. And one scholar says ... Financial Group. Researchers polled 508 people aged 20 to 55 in April on their attitude to retirement. Respondents gave an average rating of 5.5 out of 10 to the question of whether they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557039/40pc-hongkongers-would-consider-retiring-elsewhere-survey-finds
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530990/financial-meltdown-2007-blamed-13000-suicides-north-america-and-europe
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disabled groups defying the odds to dance to a different tune

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... from friends and family. "I've become an advocate for the disabled now," she said, adding that Korea's financial support for disabled people and their carers were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589490/disabled-groups-defying-odds-dance-different-tune
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... and new Correctional Services Department figures show that last year, it was 99.5 days. As of June, the penal population was 8,906, made up of 7,249 inmates- those in prisons, drug treatment ... the Correctional Services Department see the consequences of [actions of] the judiciary or immigration but I don't think they necessarily know why," he said. "Each part tends to know only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586883/prison-population-hits-record-low-theyre-spending-more-time-remand
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com With more help at hand, fewer inmates reoffend The number of convicted criminals reoffending within two years of their release from jail has fallen by almost 10 per cent since 2000. The recidivism rate fell from 39.9 per cent in 2000 to 31 per cent in 2010. A Correctional Services Department (CSD) spokeswoman said the downward trend could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help

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