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  1. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    How to guard against acute conjunctivitis

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by JEFF HUI

    ... Jeff Hui life@scmp.com Keeping a lid on the common eye infection Acute conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye", is one of the most common eye infections, particularly among schoolchildren. Because of its highly contagious nature everyone is ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Innovation rules in hotel and restaurant design

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:17pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... in the corporate world, including Seagram, the once-powerful Canadian liquor distiller known for its adventurous architecture; most famously, it commissioned Mies van der Rohe to build its New York office ... Group's Mira Moon- the trend is led by independent entrepreneurs such as Drawing Room Concepts founder Tony Cheng, who left a career in finance to dive into his true passion: food. In 2012, he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Personal, by Lee Child

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Guy Haydon

    ... Department agent, Casey Nice, in a race against time that takes them to Paris and London, as they try to stop a suspected attack on other world leaders. While asking questions in a tough city ... stacks the odds heavily against Reacher, either standing alone or alongside a trusty female companion and sometime love interest. But he always wins. Being predictable has never been much ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... directorial debut last Saturday. But the police crackdown on China’s largest independent film festival not only ruined the opportunity, it also filled him with fear of what might happen in Hong Kong one day. “They could shut down the festival, snatch your property and beat you up in broad daylight without explaining anything to you,” the 23-year-old independent director told the South ...

  5. Lifestyle

    Crime storeys: property owners battle bid-rigging between estate managers and contractors

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Elaine Yau

    ... Cheuk-ting, who spent four years as an investigator on such cases at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), says bid-rigging gangs often lay the groundwork well in advance. "Some ... it is outside the commission's charter to pursue complaints related to tender rigging in renovation projects unless corruption is suspected. Building maintenance and renovation involves many ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discrimination and intolerance makes having a disability hard in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:46am by Charley Lanyon

    ... contend with a sometimes unfeeling society. On the face of it, those with disabilities are encountering fewer hurdles than before. The Equal Opportunities Commission has received 212 complaints ... Ordinance, advocacy groups believe the regulation is too broadly worded to be effective. In the past five years, about 60 per cent of complaints filed under this ordinance to the commission have been ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    At home, work and play, the robots are coming

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Martin Williams

    ... might become self-aware and rampage against its creators, as it requires a remote human operator to give permission to open fire. Since 2006, an undisclosed number of these sentries have been ... that controlled defence systems and then unleashed them against the human race. For now, RoboBrain is far more basic, and you can visit the website to learn about how it has recently learned how to grasp ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Sustained silent reading can improve literacy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:33am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Why it helps to read in silence My daughter and her kindergarten buddies are adjusting well to Grade One and life in a "big kids' school". They are learning new skills to develop their independence and self-reliance. The most conspicuous changes from kindergarten are that these children no longer have teachers to remind them to wash ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... example of the perils of isolation. Japan had long been independent and self-sustaining, but also isolated, he said. "Just look at the Japanese mobile phone system. It's good in Japan ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - SOUTH ASIA

    Book review: This Divided Island, by Samanth Subramanian

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kit Gillet

    ... in Sri Lanka- in which Tamil rebels fought to create an independent state in the north and east- the counter narratives can be truly exhausting. Ethnic tensions and accusations go back and forth ...




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