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  1. Kerry Kennedy

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai CHILD OF THE TIMES My father [Robert Kennedy] was the attorney general of the United States [1961 to 1964] during the height of the civil rights movement. There were many people ... and eat food. That had a strong influence on me. I'm the seventh child. Coming that far down the line in a family also gives you a keen awareness of human rights at a young age. I had ...

  2. Hu opens Special Olympics, pledges to help handicapped

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... people,' Mr Hu told the chairman of the Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver, and the organisation's founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. 'We will as always pay attention to and support ... at the event. Mr Schwarzenegger, who was associated with the event through his wife's family, took a four-day break from a special legislative session he had called to tackle California's ...

  3. Double tragedy as ex-schoolmates die in fall

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Leung, described as a successful man who lived with his family in the New Territories, was an engineer with a steady girlfriend, the source said. 'Our investigation found that he had no reason to commit suicide,' the source said. A relative said Leung, the oldest son in a family of six, turned down a scholarship to further his studies in Australia and returned home ...

  4. Home-alone cases 'underestimated'

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... left home alone is wider and far more dangerous than officially reported. The warning came after a four-year-old boy left unattended at home fell from his family's second-floor flat in Kennedy Town on Monday. The boy was last night still in a critical condition in hospital. The Against Child Abuse group yesterday released the results of a survey indicating that about a quarter ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - SOCIETY

    Spate of murder cases shocks Hong Kong: 'What has the world come to?'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 01:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... SCMP.com poll, a majority of readers believed the recent spate of murder cases within families signalled a crisis in Hong Kong family values. Here's what's being said on social media: ... online lives are taking them away from their families and from affection.” @pybobo (Chinese): “The [Tai Kok Tsui suspect] came from a middle-class background…parenting and communication problems ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Charity helps adoptive families and adoptees in Asia

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla familypost@scmp.com A local charityis providing much-needed support for adoptive families by helpingthem connect with eachother, writes Liana Cafolla Gratefully accepted When ... family relocated to Hong Kong four years ago, she soon became an active member of Adoptive Families of Hong Kong (AFHK), the only charity in Asia that connects adoptive families, adoptees ...

  7. The man bosses feared

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jimmy Hoffa is one of the most famous union leaders who ever lived. Born in 1913, Hoffa was forced to drop out of school during the Great Depression to help earn money for the family. He ... bosses feared him. Eventually, the president of the time, John F. Kennedy, decided he had become too powerful. The authorities mounted an investigation and discovered Hoffa was connected ...

  8. Charting a road map for smoother co-parenting

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... existing custody and access arrangements under family law. The new model emphasises the continuing responsibilities of both parents towards their children, rather than their parental rights. ... are on an equal footing in terms of making decisions about their children. While this shift is perceived as a positive move, women's groups and various professionals that work to prevent family ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Indians rethink reluctance to adopt

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... and assets "in the family". As someone once explained to me, an adopted child is an "outsider" and it's unthinkable for family property to go to someone with different blood ... but at least it's a start. In the big cities, educated and upper-middle-class couples are clearly overcoming entrenched notions of caste and creed to look outside their extended family. In rural ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: cherish the older generation

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by LAU YUK-KING

    ... in my family at that time, no one took on my role of taking her to church on Sundays. Her sudden death made me realise how important my companionship was for her. Going to church was her only ... fifties, and it left us regretting that we had not treasured our time with him. I vowed to cherish the time spent with family members. But in my effort to keep a work-family balance, I later ...




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