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  1. Business - Companies - DESIGNS

    Office chair fits spot in era of electronic gadgets

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Office chair fits spot in era of electronic gadgets The intrusion of electronic gadgets such as iPads and smartphones into offices has not only shaped work life, but also workstations. Steelcase, one of the world's biggest and oldest manufacturers of office furniture, has rolled out a new chair it calls the "Gesture", which ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents play important role in kids' fitness

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... released the findings of a city-wide community fitness test and survey that involved more than 8,100 people, of whom about 70 per cent were children aged three to 19. In summary, Hong Kong children ... mass indices rose significantly. One in four adolescents spend three hours or more on screen activities in an average day. Boys who do so have poorer flexibility and cardiovascular fitness than ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY LEAGUE

    Fitness cloud hangs over Slater

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 11:59am by AFP

    ... Slater will be fit for Saturday’s rugby league World Cup final against defending champions New Zealand after naming him in their initial 19-man squad. Slater turned a knee in the quarter-final ... included in the squad, with a final decision on his fitness to be made on game day,” the Kangaroos announced, with Greg Inglis to start in the number one shirt in Slater’s absence. Billy Slater has ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HKEx must not tamper with its sound listing rules

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Albert Cheng

    ... that warns of the dangers of conforming rigidly to one standard. One should never, it says, "cut the feet to fit the shoes". Equally, one should not cut the head to fit any hat. The metaphorical feet and head of the stock exchange are both sound and functional. The last thing we want to do is disfigure them just to fit the "new economy" companies such as Alibaba. Albert ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Social campaign can promote values fit for a modern China

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 06:42pm by STEPHAN MOTHE

    ... Stephan Mothe Stephan Mothe backs cultivation of etiquette and values of China Dream Social campaign can promote values fit for a modern China While breakneck growth and urbanisation have brought the Chinese people unprecedented prosperity, many feel that the values and behaviour accompanying this development have not kept pace. The state's efforts to address this have been ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Folau returns for Waratahs as Sharks, Chiefs face tough Easter derbies

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:23pm by AFP

    ... Nick Phipps and Bernard Foley playing for their eighth straight game together. Lock Flip van der Merwe has been passed fit to face the Waratahs after recovering from an arm injury suffered ... on the fitness of forwards Pek Cowan (leg) and lock Sam Wykes (ribs). In this weekend’s other games, the Western Stormers host the Golden Lions in Cape Town and the Hurricanes take on the Auckland Blues ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Fit and Fab: the making of an ironman

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... athlete, he let his fitness slide in his 20s as his climbed the corporate ladder by leading trading teams in Asia. Then suddenly, he lost his job. With time on his hands, he planned to set up a new ...

  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Officials say move will improve fitness and pass on part of traditional Chinese culture Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province The provincial government in Jiangsu has made kung fu compulsory at primary and middle schools to try to improve children's health and fitness. Some critics have said schools will find it hard ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao

    ... "It would be easier [to implement] as these workers would stay only at the border areas." The official declined to say which projects would be considered. But those that would fit ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t let Hong Kong remain the ‘worst city for cyclists’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... This is despite the global trend of embracing them for being zero-polluting, an inexpensive way to commute and helping improve a community's fitness and health. With climate change and obesity being ... beneficial. A rental scheme and places to lock up bikes would help reduce air pollution and improve community fitness. What better way to start the day than to cycle smugly past rows of drivers fuming ...




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