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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: school-based management brings opportunity and risk

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... Robin Cheung life@scmp.com Key lessons for school managers The policy of school-based management was introduced on the rationale that devolving decision-making powers to schools may result ... school spends tens of millions of dollars every year, it is hoped that such devolution of powers will enhance efficiency. The policy requires the establishment of an incorporated management ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Crime storeys: property owners battle bid-rigging between estate managers and contractors

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Elaine.yau@scmp.com Homeowners at dozens of estates are fighting what they perceive as bid-rigging between estate management and contractors, writes Elaine Yau Crime storeys ... and impartial- and those views did not go down well. Management companies are supposed to oversee the projects. But are they also part of bid-rigging gangs? Andrew Kung, vice-chairman, institute ...

  3. Lifestyle

    New manager hopes to grow the HK literary festival

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead New manager Jessie Cammack has plans to help the HK International Literary Festival grow, writes Kate Whitehead Nurturing instinct Jessie Cammack, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival's new manager, has lived in Hong Kong little more than a year, but already it feels like home. Recently married, she arrived as a trailing spouse and spent the first ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    The dangers of open water swimming in triathlons and how to minimise the risks

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by DR MICHAEL TSE

    ... Dr Michael Tse life@scmp.com Open water swimming is the most dangerous of the triathlon disciplines. Dr Michael Tse offers advice to reduce the risks Splash course The arrival of summer ... in triathlon events worldwide, deaths are relatively rare. Nonetheless, any avoidable risk should be addressed. Triathlon associations worldwide have recently been taking measures to minimise ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Can nail treatments cause cancer?

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 03:11pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... over a short period of up to a few days for the lamps to deliver enough UV-A to raise one's cancer risk. Your hands would have to be under the lamp for about eight minutes per manicure, ... that up to 10 minutes of exposing one's hands to the UV lamp rays could increase the risk of skin cancer. The article cited two women who developed skin cancer on the backs of their hands, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press US study linking the Asian staple of budget eating to an increased risk of heart disease has sparked a passionate South Korean defence Battle lines drawn on the instant ... to some risks for heart disease has provoked feelings of wounded pride, guilt, stubborn resistance, even nationalism among South Koreans. Koreans eat more instant noodles per capita than anyone ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Australian Ballet takes risks to draw young audiences

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Sue Green

    ... and mice that turn into pumpkins", says McAllister. But it also takes risks. Christie says unlike some US companies, where an annual Christmas Nutcracker is essential to the bottom line, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Against the odds

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:25am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... and take bigger risks than other groups, says Professor Gracemary Leung, a chartered clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong, who has worked with pathological ... taking up the sport, aware of the difficulties that lie ahead, despite having quit for six months. "The risk will always be there."   Where to get help Caritas Addicted Gamblers ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: World Order, by Henry Kissinger

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by David Wilson

    ... areas risk being opened to anarchy and to forms of extremism that will spread organically into other regions," Kissinger writes, while drawing a parallel. The Middle East crises unfolding ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Shenzhen Oct-Loft jazz festival brings 30 bands

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by THOMAS BIRD

    ... artist and managing the space, Teng is busy putting the finishing touches to the fourth Oct-Loft Jazz Festival, which starts on October 8. A chart of listing dates, bands and venues reveals ...




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