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  1. Lifestyle

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

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

    ... Elaine Yau Elaine.yau@scmp.com Homeowners at dozens of estates are fighting what they perceive as bid-rigging between estate management and contractors, writes Elaine Yau Crime storeys As with any organisation, meetings of building owners committees can turn very acrimonious when divergent personalities and interests clash. Rarely, however, do these disagreements result in death ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1569318/property-owners-fight-bid-rigging-between-estate-management-and
  2. 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

    ... Independent Film Festival, which was shut down by Chinese authorities on Saturday, shocking the international film world. Heads of some of the world’s leading film festivals and organisations ... a drama revolving around a young man with Asperger syndrome dealing with Hong Kong urban life, was one of the festival’s opening films. Organiser Li Xianting told media that he and the office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581712/will-happen-hong-kong-inside-shutdown-beijings-independent-film
  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Recycled clothes shaping up as the next fashion trend

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by GDN

    ... to statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The figures translate to about 10kg of clothes per person in 2013, up from 6.7kg 10 years earlier. That may not sound like a lot ... to polyester made from petroleum. The prospect of clothes recycling makes fast fashion seem a lesser environmental crime. From a sustainability perspective, the Swedish cotton recycling scores ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1574296/recycled-clothes-shaping-next-fashion-trend
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Teacher development policies need to be more ambitious

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... educators, but efforts are needed to invigorate it. If schools simply go through the routine of organising staff development days every year without invoking the spirit of professional development, or just organise them for cosmetic purposes, the days will be a waste of public money. Furthermore, if quality professional development programmes are in short supply, cynicism will set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1581686/teacher-development-policies-need-be-more-ambitious
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Hardcore punk festival Alive 4 shows the alternative scene is growing in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Richard Lord

    ... and has since grown, partly because the organisers have reached out to acts from the city's other ethnic minorities, and because it features a style of music that tends to attract fanatics. It began when co-organisers Min Gurung and Labin Gurung, who had been in a rock band together in both Nepal and Hong Kong, found that they could no longer play regularly due to family commitments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1581073/hardcore-punk-festival-alive-4-shows-alternative-scene-growing-hong
  6. Lifestyle

    Legco archivists say law must be enacted to preserve public documents

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:04pm by Elaine Yau

    ... to the public (the information will be available from September), Legco is at the forefront of a drive to improve accountability in government. The records of public organisations, from government ... the loss or destruction of data to the GRS. The government's Code on Access to Information is not legally binding, which means civil servants and public organisations often refuse requests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581695/legco-archivists-say-archives-law-must-be-enacted-preserve-public
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - GAMING

    Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:28am by ALAN YU

    ... Kong Esports has organised contests for local universities, however, and this weekend's tournament includes finals for collegiate events. "We realise that teenagers can sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1581451/hong-kong-gamers-line-rich-pickings
  8. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobooks: Fiction by James Kidd

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by James Kidd

    ... is one of the great names in modern crime fiction. While her "Inspector Wexford" series will ensure her name will survive, The Girl Next Door is just one of her many standalone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1579140/e-audiobooks-fiction-james-kidd
  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    The enduring appeal of Scandinavian furniture

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:11pm by Peta Tomlinson

    ... tones, pastels like green, blue or pink, and the occasional splash of yellow or red, seems to work well with a contemporary interior, for homes and offices alike. The style is also organised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1581425/enduring-appeal-scandinavian-furniture
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ENTERTAINMENT

    Director and actor Richard Attenborough dies aged 90

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 06:14am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Arts (Bafta) said on Sunday. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former Bafta president, Lord Attenborough,” the organisation said. “A titan of British ... the organisation said. Attenborough, who appeared in films such as Brighton Roc k, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park, in a career spanning six decades, died on Sunday lunchtime, his son told the BBC. “His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1580495/director-and-actor-richard-attenborough-dies-aged-90-bbc

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