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  1. Security standards come under fire

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... He said a minimum 16-hour training standard was a welcome move but criticised the time taken to get guards trained and accredited. 'Many of the people who come to the security industry ... The industry wants regulations streamlined to crack down on Hong Kong's growing ranks of untrained guards More than half of the estimated 200,000 security guards working in Hong Kong ...

  2. Institute on a mission to raise industry standards

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... are given opportunities to work at the bank. 'The top 10 per cent of performers get a final-round job interview with Standard Chartered.' The institute opened its first premises in April, ... the institute has received good feedback from the market. 'Apart from banking clients, we also work with hotels and corporations. But our biggest client is still Standard Chartered,' Ms Wong ...

  3. Synergis sets the standard for sector

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... The result has been 'improved overall work productivity and efficiency'. Mr Fan adds: 'We have a reputation for challenging and surpassing industry standards, and setting new ... on the Hong Kong stock exchange secured the prestigious title of Overall Winner in the FAME Awards for Synergis Management Services. The newly re-branded arm of the Hsin Chong Group set the standards ...

  4. An hour a day keeps illiteracy at bay

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... (NLS) introduced into English primary schools in 1998. Hong Kong is not alone in being concerned about declining literacy standards, real or otherwise. In England, the NLS was developed ... to lift standards of reading, writing, spelling and grammar. Warner and Ellis were invited to Hong Kong earlier this year by the British Council to spread the word about the strategy. ...

  5. Safety fears halt work at two 'sub-standard' Prince of Wales labs

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the Chinese University's assistant professor of microbiology, said they were confident of the labs' safety standards both because of upgrading work and the fact that staff were sufficiently ... Laboratories at the Prince of Wales Hospital have stopped cultivating the Sars virus after it was revealed they have not met international standards for handling the risky procedure, which ...

  6. Guangdong to curb extra work hours

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guangdong labour authorities have warned employers not to force their staff to work long hours, Shenzhen News Net reported yesterday. The warning comes as factory owners try to make up ... them work outside office hours. Employees could work no more than three hours' overtime a day even if they agreed, the report said. Monthly overtime was capped at 36 hours. The report said ...

  7. About-face on plan to cut voting hours

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... their votes due to their long working hours. The Democrats vowed to help a truck driver file a judicial review if the plan went ahead. Human rights experts were also quick to criticise the new voting ... will fill 400 seats on 18 district councils. The row began on Monday when the commission announced polling hours would be slashed by three hours in order to cut costs, speed the vote count and limit ...

  8. People power at work in voting hours U-turn

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a restriction on the right to vote. It is true that such voting hours exist in other parts of the world. But here in Hong Kong the working day can be long, even on a Sunday when the elections will take ... three hours earlier than usual was largely due to public pressure. This reform, which went almost unnoticed in April, suddenly prompted strong opposition when the final guidelines ...

  9. Shanghai firms to stop work in peak hours to save power

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the working day in order to guarantee households enough electricity. The order followed breakdowns at two city power plants. Workers had already repaired a generating unit at the Wujing plant, which ...

  10. Cheers, beers and mud in your eye

    Posted Dec 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... La Terrasse Decor: Soft tones in the bar and restaurant. Terrace can be booked for private parties Happy Hour: 6.30pm-9pm. Four canapes with first drink order Standard beer: Heineken $45 ... with outdoor seating on the street Happy Hour: 3pm-9pm; bottled beer $20. Ladies Night: Wednesday and Saturday; two-for-one mini Moet $100 Standard beer: Heineken $45 Signature drinks: Seabreeze, ...




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