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  1. 'Mozart of Maths' tells parents not to push gifted kids

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Parents should not force gifted children to skip grades or focus too much on academic achievement as it could hinder their social, emotional ... as having 'solved an impressive number of important problems in mathematics'. Tao said in his blog that one should not only evaluate the achievements of a gifted child by measuring ...

  2. Maths for the gifted

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education is launching a mathematics programme targeting the territory's brightest primary students. Working in partnership with the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, the programme announced this week is expected to be launched on a pilot basis at Lock Tao Secondary School in Sha Tin along with a few ...

  3. Shaolin Temple abbot in hot water over gift of golden robe

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The mainland's most flamboyant Buddhist abbot, Shi Yongxin, is under fire after accepting a robe made with gold thread worth an estimated 160,000 yuan (HK$181,700). The acceptance of the robe, which is made of high-quality silk using an an ...

  4. Gifts for the dead

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland is planning to outlaw the burning of paper offerings for the deceased because the tradition is 'superstitious' and gifts for the departed such as mistresses and sedans are 'vulgar and obscene'. Do you agree? Write to us ...

  5. $100m gift for Baptist University

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A self-made millionaire has donated $100 million to Baptist University, matching the record for the largest private donation made to a local tertiary institute. The gift will help realise the university's plans to build a Chinese medicine hospital and a school for the creative arts. Koo Ming-kown, chief financial officer and founder of Nam Tai Electronics, ...

  6. The Dragon's Gift: Buddhist Art from Bhutan

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong hosts a presentation by Stephen Little (right), director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, on the development and contents of a travelling exhibition that includes 150 works of religious Buddhist thangkas and sculp ...

  7. Generous gift gives philosophy department food for thought

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... we have been doing in this department over the past 20 years.' The donor, Edwin Cheng Shing-lung, made his gift on account of the department's long tradition, Professor Cheung said. ... had benefited from the blossoming gift culture kick-started by the likes of Li Ka-shing, a windfall of that magnitude came as a complete surprise, Professor Cheung said. 'In the last few ...

  8. $3.2m gift to help speed mosque's expansion

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Construction will ease crowding at 21-year-old Kowloon site Renovation work on the Kowloon Mosque has been given a kick-start by a $3.2 million donation from the Kuwaiti consulate, which cleared the way for the construction of expanded prayer ...

  9. Lesson for parents on fast-track kids

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... development. It has been well established that gifted children can excel further with special care. Not surprisingly, parents may be worried that a prodigy may be held back when placed in a standard ... The pressure-cooker education system here makes all-work-and-no-play the norm for many pupils. Being labelled as gifted means even greater pressure to achieve. While parents pushing for recognition ...

  10. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Pope meets with Benedict in historic lunch

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with Benedict, so the two used a different kneeler in the pews and prayed side-by-side. Francis also brought a gift to Benedict, an icon of the Madonna, and told him that it's known ...




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