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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    NeoDemocrats call for end to multi-entry permits for Shenzhen residents

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by AMY NIP AND CALVIN LIU

    ... political group, the NeoDemocrats, wants to scrap multiple-entry permits for Shenzhen permanent residents in order to lower the demand placed on public resources from visitors. Yam said that since May, he had received seven complaints about a public pool situated minutes away from Sheung Shui MTR station. He described the facility as quite small, with only a leisure pool featuring rides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562956/neodemocrats-call-end-multi-entry-permits-shenzhen-residents
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Elderly get help to prevent suicides

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... are left alone." There also tends to be a lack of knowledge among the elderly in terms of mental and emotional health, Ng said. Yiu was not even aware she could seek medical help for her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560646/elderly-get-help-prevent-suicides
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... 50 per cent of respondents were also anxious about their health, while more than 20 per cent feared their lifespan would be unusually long. The average estimate of cash needed to support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557039/40pc-hongkongers-would-consider-retiring-elsewhere-survey-finds
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the index. Other areas of dissatisfaction included opportunities for development, public spending on education and the rule of law, each of which was down by about 5 per cent from the first ... base of 100. Respondents rated their mental health as better- up by about 10 per cent- and perceived a drop in youth crime. Their views of economic conditions, participation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Council last November, but it has not yet to be established more than half a year down the road. Suggested services include more public provision of extracurricular activities and career advice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Everyday Sexism website a global hit, much to British founder Laura Bates' surprise

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... a colleague's casual comment to unreported rapes. Many tell of assault, threats of violence and verbal abuse in public places. Others report seemingly innocuous behaviour and comments. One woman tells ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557017/everyday-sexism-website-global-hit-much-british-founder-laura-bates
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds join march against Occupy Central

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Hundreds march against Occupy A group that marched through Causeway Bay yesterday in protest against Occupy Central claims to have collected 5,000 signatures from the public- but its petition has been rejected by a fellow pro-Beijing group. The Voice of Loving Hong Kong claims more than 2,500 joined its march yesterday from Paterson Street, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553520/hundreds-join-march-against-occupy-central
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chinese students in Hong Kong unhappier than South Asian classmates: study

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Survey indicates link between neglect of spiritual health and dissatisfaction with life, says education institute Chinese students in Hong Kong are more ... said the survey underscored the negative effects of the neglect of spiritual health in Hong Kong, and it’s relationship with life dissatisfaction among Chinese youth in the city. She said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529329/chinese-students-hong-kong-unhappier-south-asian-classmates-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    CY Leung’s wife Regina hits out at ‘cold-blooded’ coverage of daughter’s plight

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 08:45pm by Ada Lee, Stuart Lau and Tony Cheung

    ... and that she thought it was a poor PR stunt. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying had earlier urged the public to give his daughter space. Choy argued that it was the chief executive who was exploiting his ... response was inappropriate. "She doesn't have to shout insults in public," he said. Journalists Association chairwoman Sham Yee-lan said Regina Leung should realise the news value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546743/chief-executives-wife-regina-leung-hits-out-media-over-coverage
  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... after 2007. The good news is that the researchers- sociologists and public health experts from the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine- seem convinced ... the suicide rate had been falling in the years before the recession, according to data from the World Health Organisation. That trend reversed after the meltdown- the suicide rate rose 6.5 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530990/financial-meltdown-2007-blamed-13000-suicides-north-america-and-europe

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