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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ...) proposed to the government to consider subsidising these drugs,” said Yeung, who is honorary clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Hong Kong’s department of medicine. ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    No request too small for Hong Kong's 'personal service providers'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... services that range from taking dogs for walks or recovering deleted files from computers to introducing people to the best red wines available. "There is much untapped manpower in Hong Kong ... trifling matters, citing his experience as a seller of services on Fiverr. "I offered to mail postcards featuring Hong Kong nightscapes to anywhere in the world, and I got buyers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Macau casinos, major Hong Kong companies look at facial recognition

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... in Hong Kong are looking to upgrade their face-recognition surveillance systems, making it easier for staff to know a customer's age, gender and spending habits the moment they walk ... them. Last week, Japanese tech firm NEC launched a new mobile version of its face-recognition platform in Hong Kong which, it claims, is faster and more accurate. Hong Kong is the first market ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UNIVERSITY

    UK boarding schools can also offer a route back to Hong Kong universities

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by Yojana Sharma

    ... for a British university, but many also use it as a route back into Hong Kong's highly competitive universities, a new British Council study has found. Previous research showed that Hong Kong families opted for Britain if they could not get into university in Hong Kong. As in the past, most families applying to boarding schools in Britain use it as a stepping stone to a UK university ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong universities offer courses tailored to the schedules of athletes

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by CHRIS LAU

    ... universities some 20 to 30 years ago. But now we have eight universities. Why can't we work on enhancing the diversity?" asks Cheung. Hong Kong has seen an increasing number of top athletes, ... admitted to the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and Polytechnic University alone, an increase from 33 last year and 11 in 2011. The Hong Kong Sport Institute where the athletes ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Chinese University puts nation's history and culture on curriculum

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:12am by Linda Yeung

    ... Confucianism experts Chien Mu and Tang Junyi, who moved to Hong Kong after 1949. The university has remained a popular base for China research by scholars from around the world. Its library, ... another first-year student, moved to Hong Kong to join her parents following the earthquake in Japan in 2011. After finishing a Putonghua course at the university, she enrolled in the programme ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Let your child fail now to help them succeed in the future, expert tells Hong Kong parents

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Hazel Parry

    ... Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, published by The American Academy of Paediatrics. Speaking by phone from the US ahead of his first visit to Hong Kong for a series ... increased in modern society and it's creating a lot of problems for well-resourced children from middle-class families, even getting in the way of achievement. Of course, Hong Kong is notorious ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - GENDER

    Hong Kong universities lack female leadership, says pro-vice chancellor of Chinese University

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... are another story. With the exception of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, none of the city's universities have had a woman vice-chancellor or president. And across Hong Kong, there are just ... in the top leadership at all. But Hong Kong academics, along with their peers in other countries in East Asia, had something to do with that index. It's ironic that universities - which position ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:17am by Bernice Chan

    ... at the University of Hong Kong who is studying drug addiction. "Young people's first experiences with drugs are with a group of people, with a seasoned person guiding and shaping the other's ... buying us a drink or a meal," she says. Lily embodies a number of the trends that organisations such as Sarda and Caritas Hong Kong have been observing in the past five years- drug users ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Initiative helps Hong Kong students get mainland business experience

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:48am by Shirley Lau

    ... their own retail businesses on a site provided by Fudan University, with students from Hong Kong volunteering to help these companies grow their brands. "This is going to be an exciting project ... SMEs stems from what he sees as a lack of practical working knowledge on both sides. "In Hong Kong, more than 90 per cent of students doing China business studies at university end up ...




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