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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Staff and Agencies

    ... In nine out of 10 cases, the wealthier the parents, the less attention is paid to the children U.S. consultant Mark Zimny, who is being sued by a tycoon for failing to get his son into Harvard university   I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time Republican governor Chris Christie, who is being blamed for Mitt Romney's White House defeat   The players are heroes. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tycoons' court cases are a bit rich

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... from former Harvard visiting assistant professor Mark Zimny, now an education consultant. The money was apparently handed to the consultant to grease "the admission wheels" of a prestigious US university, preferably Harvard, for their two sons. Why not just donate the money directly to Harvard? Well, Zimny, according to an Associated Press report, allegedly claimed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Museum ivory protest misses the mark Copies of some literary classics now carry what is called a "trigger warning" in some US universities, to alert readers their sensibilities may be offended by racist and sexist references. Perhaps government organisers of an exhibition of antiques made from rhinoceros and elephant parts at the Museum of Art ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Teachers best placed to judge their students' performance

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by LETTERS

    ... are assessed by their subject teachers and marks count towards the examination results. SBA makes the assessment more comprehensive as different modes of SBA can assess those learning outcomes ... different mark ranges. To ensure the fairness and reliability of the SBA results and the comparability of SBA scores across schools, the authority, in accordance with best international practice, ...

  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Aussie unbowed

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:25am by Nicole Elliott

    ... volatility has slumped, but sooner or later a push up to 96.2 US cents is on the cards. That would mark the recovery of half of last year's losses when worries about mining exports to China ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Contested presidential vote a test of the strength of Indonesian democracy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:32pm by MARK THOMPSON

    ... Mark Thompson Mark Thompson says Widodo's win is good news for country and region Contested presidential vote a test of Indonesian democracy The announcement on Tuesday evening ... Professor Mark R. Thompson is director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at the City University of Hong Kong ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mahjong calamity

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... of US$74.98, adding US$1.6 billion to Mark Zuckerberg's fortune. This now stands at US$33.3 billion, making him richer than Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. "He's just ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by STAFF

    ... by Israel. It has recently also been celebrated in several Arab and Muslim countries. Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah is scheduled to deliver a speech in Beirut to mark the day.   Cosplayers ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Trees just the start for axe swinging needed at West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:21am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... was first mooted. Hong Kong University has two new ones and they are right up to mark. I went to a piano recital at one of them recently. More are coming. There was a time when the West Kowloon ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    MH17 downing underscores world's dilemma of how to deal with Putin

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:47pm by Paul Letters

    ... depends on each country's political biases and economic priorities. One hundred and ninety-three lives have weighed heavily on the mind of Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, yet he refused ... criticising fellow EU members- which plays to his domestic audience- for being too soft for too long. Cameron gets low marks for speaking out against China's human rights record or standing up ...




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