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  1. Rivals call a truce on Sars research

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Chinese University also announced that Sars was caused by a paramyxovirus, which was discounted when University of Hong Kong virologists revealed the culprit to be a novel coronavirus. Chinese ...

  2. Novel careers at HK libraries

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Public libraries hold a special place in the heart of the Hong Kong community, where over four million regular users borrow more than 58 million items a year. As part of the human interface for the system's variety of services, Glendy Lee ...

  3. Novel approach to nurturing creative authors of tomorrow

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau Hong Kong has long been maligned for a dearth of literary talent, its best-seller lists often topped by investment self-help books or memoirs penned by starlets sharing their musings on show business. But the emergence of two master's prog ...

  4. Everyone should pick up a novel

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students do not like to read books and novels, but they flock to the cinemas to watch movies. I think there are some ways to motivate students to read. First, schools could incorporate reading into activities which students are interested in. Students could be asked to stage dramas after reading novels. Writing the scripts would give them more exposure to literature. Another way ...

  5. Novel approach

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... Primary Four to Five, they should be allowed to choose their own favourite books. Many parents believe that only famous literature, novels and non-fiction are worth reading, and object ...

  6. More novel fund-raising ideas for Operation Santa Claus

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Schools around Hong Kong are thinking up new ways to help the charity, writes Kelly Chan This year, seven more schools are organising activities to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus (OSC). They are: City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Diocesan Boys& ...

  7. Dramatic novel brings today's history to life

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Students from Island School have spent a week going back in time, dramatising Ian Serralier's novel The Silver Sword about a family torn apart by Hitler's ... with the people involved,' said Geoff Readman, head of drama at Island School. The drama has been all the more useful as many ESF Primary Six children are reading the novel as part of their current ...

  8. Dropout, 12, on road to stardom with first novel

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... her first novel eight months after dropping out of school. Gu Likun has not been attending school in Chengdu since November. She decided to drop out so she could stay at home with her mother, journalist Gu Longyuan, and begin work on her first novel, A Tale of a Magician, published this week. 'The current education system is no good for my daughter at all,' Gu said. 'I ...

  9. Fond memories linger despite wrinkles in time

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Annie Ho familypost@scmp.com In my quest to introduce the best quality storybooks to my children, I've rediscovered some favourite book titles from my childhood. Now I have amassed a humble collection of books I read and loved years ago. My parents d ...

  10. Ballet school adopts novel fitness scheme

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung A local ballet school has developed new dancing exercises for children to improve their physical fitness and dancing ability. Invented by physiotherapist Priscilla Lam and Vivian Kwok, principal of Vivian Kwok School of Ballet, the 10 new set ...




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