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  1. Schools reassure public over disgraced priest

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Schools where a disgraced American priest taught after being convicted of a child-related offence reassured the public that no complaints had been received from students or parents about him. Dennis Sewar, 57, resigned as an English teacher at a Hong Kong school after the conviction was disclosed. He had worked for about 10 Hong Kong schools in the past year, ...

  2. Language policy change to 'alter public mindset'

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in the public's mindset. 'It will no longer be a black-and-white division between English- medium and Chinese-medium schools,' he said. 'You will instead be dealing with black, grey ... Will Clem Blurring the distinction between English and Chinese-medium schools may encourage parents to take a more balanced approach to choosing secondary schools, an influential education ...

  3. Observatory to hold course for public

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Observatory is organising a weather observation course for the public next month. Aimed at beginners with at least a junior secondary school education, the course will deal with basic weather observation concepts, methods and equipment. The course will consist of two three-hour sessions, to be held on October 11 and 25 at the Observatory's headquarters, ...

  4. Learning curve

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... a public relations offensive in an attempt to get the message across. This comes against the backdrop of widespread investment in both state and independent boarding schools. Multimillion-pound ... legislation in Britain has put the burden on these schools to prove their worth. The Charities Act 2006 requires independent schools to show that their aims are serving the public benefit- ...

  5. YWCA raps young for bad manners and swearing in public

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The association interviewed 2,376 people aged eight to 26 in March and April about their behaviour at home, at school and in public. Among the questions used to judge whether young people were courteous, ... consider quitting swearing in public. According to a survey conducted by the association, one in four young people often or sometimes swears in public. And about a third never or rarely give up ...

  6. Sculpture brings art closer to public

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Inspired by the upcoming Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong, Public Art Hong Kong invited two of the city's renowned artists to create a horse sculpture called Hooves on the Move. Public Art Hong Kong is non-profit organisation aimed at promoting art in the city. Designed by Hong Kong Art School lecturers Francis Yu Wai-luen and Jaffa Lam Laam, the artwork is now ...

  7. Involve public in managing aid, council orders

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of public money is common on the mainland, with local authorities, particularly those in poorer areas, often taking money earmarked for schools or hospitals to fund other administrative expenses. ... Staff Reporter The State Council has ordered local governments in parts of Sichuan affected by last month's earthquake to invite public representatives to jointly manage relief ...

  8. Nurses, patients returning to public system amid economic downturn

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip More nurses and patients are returning to public hospitals from the private sector, the Hospital Authority says. In the past week, the authority had recruited more than 10 nurses from private hospitals, non-government organisations and from overseas, authority chief manager (nursing) Sylvia Fung Yuk-kuen said. Some had shifted from public hospitals to private ones less ...

  9. Public Eye

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... routinely uses racist slurs to describe Hong Kong's ethnic minorities and shows open contempt for minority children in government schools, who have trouble learning in Chinese. When pressed at a meeting once to do more to help these children cope since they cannot afford international schools the official snapped that they should return to their home countries if they can't cope ...

  10. Public has its own take on events

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They were students- primary and middle school students,' said a resident who identified himself as Li. 'Students are not gangsters. What's really happened is that local police ... school.' Across the mainland, web users have expressed their outrage over the official conclusion in news chat rooms and on online forums. Posters asked why people seeking the truth about ...




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