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  1. Night walkers reach their peak

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui More than 280 students and staff from the University of Hong Kong went on a night hike to have fun and raise funds for Sowers Action. The Joint Hall Fund-raising Night Hiking ... was 'Road to Light'. More than HK$35,000 was raised through the hike and all donations will go to the Sowers Action Young Ambassador programme. This project trains young people as ambassadors ...

  2. Pay hike

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hospital Authority is to give a pay rise to more than 4,700 nurses and other medical workers. Do you agree with the largest nurses' union that this will fail to stop the exodus of more experienced staff? Write to us. ...

  3. Disabled hikers share their inspiring story

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei A hiking trip to Taiwan's Mount Snow left a group of 10 disabled athletes from Hong Kong with some valuable experiences to share. 'I never imagined I could do this,' ... it,' said Dai, who lost his leg in a traffic accident when he was 11. Medication after the accident also damaged his hearing. The team hiked for more than 20 kilometres, ascending from 2,500 ...

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    Public hospitals struggle to cope with ageing population

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fee hike at accident and emergencywards is long overdue Hong Kong citizens who fall sick have a number of options through the Hospital Authority. They can still visit a government-run outpatient clinic and pay HK$100. However, they will probably fail to make an appointment through the phone recording system as the service cannot cope with patient demand. The other option ...

  5. Addict or over it: Todd will soon know

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... on biking and hiking trips but have done nothing on this scale. But you have to start somewhere, some time. I'll either get addicted to this or never want to ride a bike again,' he said. ...

  6. Unions seek 12pc pay rise for foreign helpers

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a month. 'The wage hikes given to us in the past- only four times in 12 years- are not enough to cope with the soaring prices of goods in Hong Kong. We are contributors to the economic ...

  7. liberal studies

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parts of a sentence. There are two types: 1 Co-ordinating conjunctions join two clauses to make one sentence. eg. On Saturday, Tracy went hiking and watched a movie. 2 Subordinating conjunctions ...

  8. Why we can all stop worrying about mainland pay increases

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... coastal provinces have typically increased their minimum wages by between 10 and 20 per cent this year. Even more ominously, many of the poorer inland provinces have hiked their own minimum wage ... year's pay freeze. As a result, the hikes are generally in line with the long-term trend of increasing minimum wages, both in the coastal provinces and inland (see the first two charts). ...

  9. Pension poll

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... in every four Japanese is expected to be 65 and over by 2020. To avoid a public pension meltdown, premiums will have to be hiked or benefits cut- or both. Meanwhile, the government is planning ... a consumption-tax hike?' His plan is to wait for public debates later this year before formulating policy. The biggest losers, however, may be Japan's young, who will have to support the growing ...

  10. Future preparation

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Being too money-minded will surely backfire. For example, when I go hiking with my client, I won't think about selling insurance policies all the time. When we reach the peak, I won't ask him to imagine what would happen if he falls off the cliff. I'm just his hiking buddy, and I enjoy our friendship. Only when the right moment comes will I begin my sales pitch. Having ...




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