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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public ignorance, not trans-fats, the real problem with our daily diets

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:51pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... ignorance among the general public about what constitutes a healthy diet A ban would certainly be a step in the right direction for public health, but it would just be another example of governments being unable to see the forest for the trees. The truth is that any ban on trans-fats would be just another public distraction, while the bigger issue is set aside or ignored. That big issue ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong schools get it all wrong on sex and dating

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... You can indeed fall in love, or at least get into a wrong relationship, at any time. So what Master Chung wrote is a bit of a non sequitur. To prove his case, he wrote in a school publication ... came to my attention recently and frankly, I was shocked. They came from the opposite poles of the cultural-political spectrum. One concerns a certain headmaster at a Tuen Mun secondary school ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Head of English Schools Foundation urges targeted reallocation of its HK$283 million subsidy government is about to withdraw 'Spend ESF cash on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a part in the demise of the flats plan. Given the shortage of schools to cater for legitimate special needs, it is to be hoped that public sentiment does not weigh unduly against the Education ... SCMP Editorial Schools or homes, it's a tough choice Even the supposed havens from development, our country parks, are not safe from the probing search to identify land to meet Hong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Rare victory for government as district council approves project despite concerns over impact 1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light A public housing ... on Hiu Ming Street got the go-ahead despite local opposition to the government's plans to rezone areas in other districts for public flats. Earlier, councillors in districts including Kwai ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End red-carpet treatment for Hong Kong international schools

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:27am by Philip Yeung

    ... as displaced students flock to international schools. When it comes to public education, Hong Kong stands indicted for the sorry state of local schools. What, then, is the government to do? For one thing, civil servants should be forbidden to send their children to international schools. They have no business elbowing out expatriate children. Besides, public servants need to be emotionally ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    School of hard woks: Ex-restaurant magnate works hard to rebuild catering business

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:22pm by Elaine Yau

    ... three adults (including his grandmother) and six children squeezed into a tiny public housing flat. Chan's parents struggled to support the family; so when Chan reached Primary Six, he ... by the time he was in Form Two, he became a distributor himself and made enough to set up as a money-lender in school. His best customers, he says, were students with triad links who seemed constantly ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    High-achieving international school, Nord Anglia, to open campus in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Boosting children's self-confidence and nurturing independent learning habits are the key aims of high-performance international school, writes Linda Yeung Not by the book Since coming to Hong Kong in January, Brian Cooklin has been busy making selections. The principal of Nord Anglia International School has been swamped with more than 1,000 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Old boys relive their school days at exhibition

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... relive their school days at exhibition Old boys, former teachers and current students of Hong Kong's oldest public school, Queen's College, gathered yesterday to mark the opening ... publication in the city, carrying education and school news along with students' literary contributions. Old boy Dr York Chow Yat-Ngok, attending the launch yesterday, said he had been a reader ...

  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Public anger in Beijing as authorities fail to post the highest smog alert

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:12am by Teddy Ng, Li Jing

    ... to construction, barbecues and fireworks. But Beijing has been under public pressure to issue the highest alert- red- which calls for measures such as closing schools to minimise the impact on health. ... Teddy Ng and Li Jing Beijingers see red over inadequate smog alerts Public anger continued to rise in Beijing yesterday at the city government's failure to issue a top-level smog ...




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