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  1. Pampered pooches join humans in 'doga' classes

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy At a yoga studio in Sheung Wan, a small group of students and their instructor, Suzette Ackermann, are giving new meaning to 'downward facing dog', a yoga pose based on a natural stretch by a dog. For an hour-long session, these s ...

  2. SCMP sweeps board at Amnesty awards for human rights reporting

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans The South China Morning Post all but swept the board in the English-language newspaper section of the Human Rights Press Awards yesterday. Paul Mooney took the two top features prizes, plus three special merits. One winning article focused on the disappearance of mainland lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Senior reporter Verna Yu won a general news prize for her coverage ...

  3. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Washington's senior diplomat in Hong Kong yesterday expressed US concerns over deteriorating human rights on the mainland, and sought to counter critics who see a 'sinister impulse' behind American interest in the issue. US Consul General Stephen Young described a 'negative trend' and said it was the subject not just of formal discussions between leaders ...

  4. The science of human capital

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Walker Challenging days lie ahead again. Who should worry the most? Many would say human resources (HR) managers and their bosses. In some respects, they have the most to gain and the most to lose. And this book is written for them, and anyone else with an informed interest in HR. Many deem the practice as both a science and an art, but in this thought-provoking work, ...

  5. Design with a human touch

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Technology with a human touch has very much been the trend for luxury homes, with leading brands such as TOTO and Kohler offering stylish products. An ultra-modern design trend called 'superhuman' is now becoming popular. 'By continuing to learn from science and nature, and by working ever harder to solve the problems we face, we as a human race and part ...

  6. The human capital of tomorrow

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that they might be interested in joining. 'Expo participants should also ask about career prospects, such as exchange programmes on the mainland or overseas, mentorship and training programmes,' says Poon, who is also deputy president for Greater China of CPA Australia. Poon says for professional service firms such as Ernst & Young, human capital commands the highest level ...

  7. Interest in rope skipping jumps after medal haul

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Rope skipping is a good way to keep fit. It is something that can be done in any open space. The sport has become increasingly popular since the Hong Kong team won several medals at the Rope Skipping World Championships in Britain last summer. ...

  8. Cautionary lesson in human rights

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... That flexibility need not be a bad thing, given the nature of the course, which contains elements of science, the humanities and liberal arts, and its aim- to ensure that students develop an understanding ... them to be mindful of Hong Kong's core values, enshrined in the Basic Law, the Bill of Rights, and two human rights conventions which Hong Kong has long since signed and ratified- one ...

  9. Human rights on the decline, US official says

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Teddy Ng A senior US official says the human rights situation on the mainland has worsened, and dialogue between American and Chinese officials this week had not left him much more comforted. 'In recent months, we've seen a serious backslide in human rights,' Michael Posner, assistant US secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labour, ...

  10. Of human mini-bondage

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... body charged with protecting the public's financial interests in this matter is immune from public pressure. But it is hard to believe that silence from Lehman minibond holders would have ...




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