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  1. Lifestyle

    Legco archivists say law must be enacted to preserve public documents

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:04pm by Elaine Yau

    ... was also with the GRS, now work out of a building in the Tamar government complex that houses the Legco archives. Fitted with fireproof walls, 24-hour temperature and humidity monitoring systems, ... and Wan Wai-kwok as a pair of sophisticated paper pushers- they are Hong Kong's only two certified archivists. But their work takes in much more, of course, requiring both sleuthing ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former DJ writes book about his experiences living with mentally ill brother

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... to work that morning. As I was hitching up my trousers, there was a loud bang. "I thought he might have thrown the fridge or bookcase out the window. But it was my brother. The police were ... grouped with those who were," Hui says. "He spent eight hours in the centre every day for four years. Until then, I never thought about what he actually did there. I just felt relieved ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Elaine Yau

    ... a penchant for things related to the colonial administration," he says. "I come from a family of civil servants. I used to live in government staff quarters, so things like standard ... working as an architect in Britain. "When I worked on different commercial and residential projects, I had to think of how we could bring the space to life. I developed an interest ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How one Hongkonger is lighting up the night skies, with fireflies

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by Elaine Yau

    ... into contact with snakes on site visits. My field work starts about half an hour after nightfall and lasts until 10pm." It takes an unusual young man to stay in Tai Long village. ... but went on to work as a country park warden and an instructor at the Kadoorie Farm before becoming a teacher. Although relocating to a remote village to work on reviving populations of short-lived ...

  5. Lifestyle

    Local eco-warriors push for more sustainable lifestyles

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:11am by Elaine Yau

    ... sustainability promoter Simon Chau Siu-cheong. Others are also making a difference, although their work may not always feature in the news. We meet three of Hong Kong's green advocates. The city ... construction works also helped. The project, which began in 2010, has secured HK$8 million in support from the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF). "We spent a lot time persuading the ECF ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Why the diagnosis and treatment of autism for adults is often overlooked

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:39am by Elaine Yau

    ... In the end, I sought private treatment. My father pays for my therapy, which costs HK$700 per hour. It includes social skills training and my therapist explains how my speech can make people around me ... by myself. At work, colleagues criticised my poor interpretation and organisation skills, which makes me feel depressed." Tang is taking classes at etiquette school Keepintraining to learn body ...

  7. What are your views on labour exploitation in China?

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... is particularly serious on the mainland, where labour laws are inadequate. Besides, there are no labour unions to help workers fight for their rights. According to newspaper reports, they work long hours ... songs I heard that child labour is a big problem on the mainland. Many teenagers work long hours in sweatshops and are denied an education. They have to put their studies on hold to feed ...

  8. Santa's here

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... beard are all real. Some children pull my moustache to see whether it's real. They're really surprised when [it won't come off],' said Christie. The long flights and working hours have never been a problem for the sprightly father-of-three. 'I work from 11.30am to 8.30pm. On weekdays, I entertain about 200 to 300 groups. On busy days, up to 800 families may ...

  9. HK braces for major changes

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... a series of training programmes to familiarise them with the new subject. As of last month, more than 1,500 teachers had completed more than 60 hours of training in the subject, and an intensive ...

  10. Tests find HK students still lead world in maths, problem-solving

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... age group. His mother, Elsa Wong Wai-yin, said he spent at least two hours a day doing mathematics exercises. Launched in 2001, the World Class Tests were developed by the Department ...




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