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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Living near an airport could increase risk of strokes and heart disease

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:09pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service US and UK studies find people living near airports more likely to suffer stroke, coronary and cardiovascular disease People who live close to an airport ... policy decisions need to take account of possible effects of environmental noise on cardiovascular health.” The US study was carried out by scientists at the Harvard school of public health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1327836/living-near-airport-could-increase-risk-strokes-and-heart-disease
  2. Business - Economy

    What does the US government shutdown mean for the global economy?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:30pm by Guardian News Service

    ... stressed last month when it decided to continue buying US$85billion a month worth of bonds, instead of tapering QE. A major wobble, throwing the spotlight back onto the health of the US public ... in mid-October. What about the rest of the world? Any prolonged shutdown would rapidly start to hit US consumer spending, as hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are furloughed; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1322755/what-does-us-government-shutdown-mean-global-economy
  3. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326335/british-cabinet-kept-dark-over-vast-spying-programmes
  4. News - China

    Growing trend of Hollywood’s ‘artistic surrender’ to please China

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:05pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Kow-towing to China has become a reflex for US film studios in search of a piece of the booming - and lucrative - Chinese market In Hollywood, the screenwriter ... a movie that, at the very least, is not offensive to the Chinese public?” said Peter Shiao, chair of the US-China Film Summit and founder and CEO of the Los Angeles-based Orb Media Group. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1250448/growing-trend-hollywoods-artistic-surrender-please-china
  5. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political beliefs - using only public “like” updates, according to a study of online privacy. The research into 58,000 Facebook users in the US found that sensitive personal characteristics about people can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189145/be-careful-what-you-facebook-users-reveal-secrets-study-shows
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... is a “public square” much more vast than Tiananmen Square. And you can’t send in the tanks to crush the netizens. NATHAN GARDELS: There have been some high profile cyberattacks traced to China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1233654/digital-world-must-eventually-defeat-dictators-schmidt-cohen
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Tsang issues warning on budget protest Public services may eventually be affected if an expected filibuster of the budget lasts too long, Financial ... for the public sector while the bill is debated would run out by June, Tsang said. "At the beginning of June, some departments will face difficulty. I am sure legislators are as concerned as we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1471150/finance-chief-warns-lengthy-budget-filibuster-will-harm-public
  8. News - World

    Iran passes new bill that lets men marry adopted daughters

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:37pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Human rights activists say approved bill, making girls vulnerable to the ruling from age 13, ‘legalises paedophilia’ Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter - including while she is as young as 13 years. Activists have expressed alarm that the bill, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318964/iran-passes-new-bill-lets-men-marry-adopted-daughters
  9. News - World

    Spain considers saying adios to the siesta

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Spanish campaigners push for end to timezone anomaly, claiming it would boost productivity and improve civil society It’s 10.30am, and Fernando, a civil servant in his late 40s, sits down to a cafe con leche, the sports pages and a cigarette in Madrid’s Plaza del Rey. At work since 9am, he is taking his routine morning break. It’s a ritual you see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318935/spain-considers-saying-adios-siesta
  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    All honour and public service, plus the cash to go with them

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:34am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam HKEx has given its non-executive directors a hefty pay increase despite rising costs and the poor performance of the company's shares All honour and public service, plus the cash to go with them Who says taking up government appointments is all about honour and public service. For the directors of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, it is more than that. Take its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1443145/all-honour-and-public-service-plus-cash-go-them

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