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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... the chronic sleepiness of teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement on Monday. And to help fix the problem, the organisation called for US middle and high schools to push back their start ... asleep before 11pm and is best suited to wake up at 8am or later," the AAP statement says. In the 2011-12 school year, 43 per cent of American public high schools started before 8am. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school urged to 'come clean' on blunders

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Dental school urged to 'come clean' on blunders The city's dental teaching hospital has been urged to "come clean" and disclose its blunders after it was revealed that contaminated water was being used to rinse patients' mouths. Both the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun and government officials are being ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public input key to making vibrant harbourfront vision a reality

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Public input key to harbourfront The mission to restore access to Hong Kong's famous harbour to those to whom it belongs- all of us- has proved as long and winding ... and manage 12 sites totalling 37 hectares on newly reclaimed land in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and North Point, a waterfront park in Quarry Bay, a promenade in Kwun Tong and a new public space ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 18, 2014

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... I can understand the huge pressure that they feel. This is partly to do with the amount of overtime they have to do and also the criticism they face from the public and probably even from some ... to remember that the public has high expectations of them and expects them to be impartial when carrying out their duties. The force should deploy more psychologists to help with counselling ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Policy changes needed to ensure people take priority over vehicles on streets

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... there has been a reduction in traffic, air and noise pollution while public space was created. The younger generation had an opportunity to spend some time together to relax, pause and think. This is a form of public engagement, similar to the Magic Carpet events organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As part of the new (MSc) urban design programme, Magic Carpet events were ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... protesters lose momentum and public sympathy, especially from those whose livelihood and children's schooling have been adversely affected. But just when that happens, hardline statements ... unhelpful and counterproductive. I leave aside the controversy over the existence or non-existence of foreign forces. What Leung's public statements mean is that he is adopting Beijing's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Chinese media calls for pro-Occupy celebrities to be banned from mainland

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:19pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... for a blanket ban on such celebrities performing on the mainland – and even for their names to be censored from the internet. “Their behaviour angers the public. Hong Kong people do not agree, mainland ... who gave birth to me and fed me was my mother. Did you [mainland internet users] pay me to go to school? Did you look after me when I was sick? Did you pay my school fees at the Academy ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Policy dead ends in China and the US will spawn greater public discontent

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says in both China and the United States, leaders appear bent on pursuing policies that do little to solve the challenging problems currently confronting society The origins of our discontent Both China and the US seem determ ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... and they can present with eloquence, power and self-confidence." US public schools are also jostling for a slice of the cake. In Michigan, the public Lake Shore High School in the Detroit suburb ... High along with American students. A once-abandoned elementary school has been converted for use as a dormitory. Unlike private schools, US public school districts cannot enrol foreign students ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Protests offer students chance to learn about social issues and history

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:55pm by KARMEL KINGAN

    ... protest movement. International and local schools are treating these events as a "teachable moment" in civics education, humanities, history and media relations. What's more, all the stakeholders- students, parents, educators and administrators- are learning from one another. "As an IB [International Baccalaureate] school, our teachers are expected to keep in mind the IB ...




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