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  1. Going the distance

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... exercise,' says Mr So. 'Ever since the annual physical test was scrapped by the Hong Kong Police Force two years ago, not many policemen are very keen on keeping their bodies in top form. ... For anyone who has ever watched swarms of triumphant athletes cross the finish line at the annual Standard Chartered Marathon on TV and dreamed of running one themselves, a new Hong Kong programme ...

  2. Striving to nurture lifelong learning

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... for what they may have missed during their school years at the Open University, which also offers various courses for specific professions such as the Hong Kong Police Force and Cathay Pacific's in-flight personnel. 'All the policemen in Hong Kong are students of the Open University,' Professor Leong said. The course for police officers features modules on criminal law, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Elaine Yau

    ... and whatever, it lessened their workload." Hong Kong's throwaway culture is an added bonus. Fung says he often gets calls from people wanting rid of old belongings when they refurbish or move ... was converted into a canteen by the University of Hong Kong. "Before the conversion, I found boxes of funny documents from the 1950s that recorded why students got demerits or switched to another ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Savour the future: how to make a plant patty that tastes just like beef

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:40pm by Elaine Yau

    ... call it veggie burger, meat eaters will think it doesn't taste any good... It's just meat made in a better way," he says. Tastings for select Hong Kong media show that his ... a driving force for open-access scientific publishing. Brown is certainly hoping that his company's plant-based "meat" will disrupt the livestock industry.     The seed is sowed: when ...

  5. The warrior art that soothes the spirit

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and Chinese classics like the I Ching. Many people think it's just a revitalising sport for the elderly,' said Mr Wei, chairman of the Hong Kong Tai Chi Plum Blossom Praying Mantis Boxing ... pull off a volley of feints to mislead him. It's all about strategies,' said Mr Wei, who opened his first wushu schools in Guangzhou in the early 1980s, and moved to Hong Kong in 1990 ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Call for incentives to help farmers stay on the land and boost Hong Kong's self-suffiency

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:42pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Rapidly vanishing farms have heightened concern about Hong Kong's over-reliance on food imports. It's time to give market gardeners a boost, writes ... are increasingly stacked against farming in Hong Kong. Available land is scarce, leases tend to be short-term, and there is little government support. Still, Wong, a retired civil servant, and three of his ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    It's our right, say New Territories leaders fighting to keep small-house policy

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Elaine Yau

    ... was the first group to voice support for the handover," Leung says. "We are an important force in stabilising Hong Kong." elaine.yau@scmp.com ... I engage in whatever work that is lucrative, though nothing illegal." He returned to Hong Kong in the 1980s and started a business exporting goldfish and bloodworms which, he says, brought ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDIA

    House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:17pm by Elaine Yau

    ... an independent news portal, especially in Hong Kong's highly politicised environment. Yet within a week, another news site, Hong Kong Citizens' Media, sprang up to deliver financial news ... the main revenue stream. Still, that hasn't deterred several Hong Kong media veterans, including former Sing Tao chief executive Lo Wing-hung, from setting up independent news portals. Yuen ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former DJ writes book about his experiences living with mentally ill brother

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... "He lost concentration and became forgetful. He would have hallucinations and hear things. He used to lose his ID in Macau and get sent back to Hong Kong by police. No one in the family knew ... Yiu-tung, flew into a violent rage and began hitting their father, so police were called to their home in North Point to bring the situation under control. It wasn't the first time something ...

  10. Coming soon to a club near you

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The proposal for random drug tests at discos and in schools has caused uproar, Elaine Yau investigates As a way to combat the rising drug abuse among Hong Kong's teenagers, the Action ... by statistics. Recent figures showed there were 1,226 regular drug abusers under the age of 21 in Hong Kong in the first quarter of this year, 15.2 per cent more than last year. 'Many teenagers also ...




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