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  1. Lifestyle - Health - WE RUN HK

    We Run HK: Jonny Lai, Standard Chartered HK Marathon entrant

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 07:08pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... I will run for an hour on most days. Closer to a competition, I'll set myself a running schedule and run for three hours up to six days per week. Since I work shifts, I use all my free time ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon started in 1997 with 1,000 runners and has grown into a running festival, with 73,000 people expected to take part ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - WOMEN'S HALF MARATHON

    Jane Richards finally sees victory after 20 years

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:17pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... said an ecstatic Richards, who finished in one hour, 26 minutes and five seconds. "I won an 800-metre track race when I was 12, but not since then." Runner-up Karen Hung Shee-yeung ... and I thought to myself, 'I'm going to have to work this year'," said Sproston. "I didn't catch her until 18 kilometres in- she's very strong." Harrow said ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are expected to exchange views on bilateral relations and major regional issues of common concern. The dialogue started in 2008.   Labour Advisory Board meets on working hours The Labour Advisory Board discusses a government report on legislating working hours. Activists from the Confederation of Trade Unions plan to rally outside the conference to protest against a warning by an employers' ...

  4. Cutting working hours the next step

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the legislation has affected Hong Kong's workforce. Authorities have to make every effort to ensure it is being respected, while moving on to the promised next stage, standard working hours. Business ... people in Hong Kong work what would be considered unreasonably long hours elsewhere in the world. Improving conditions is as important as ensuring that a reasonable minimum hourly rate is paid. ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    Japan's Orix eyeing Standard Chartered's PrimeCredit unit

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by BLOOM

    ... acquisitive financial firm, is considering bidding for Standard Chartered's consumer credit unit in Hong Kong, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Orix may team up with another investor to buy PrimeCredit, said one of the people, asking not to be identified because the information is private. London-based Standard Chartered wants to sell the unit for about US$700 million, almost ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    School of hard woks: Ex-restaurant magnate works hard to rebuild catering business

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:22pm by Elaine Yau

    ... hair and fatigue evident on his face. But then, he has been logging 15-hour workdays, every day, year after year. "I've only had four rest days over the past four years. Every day, I wake up at seven, start on paperwork for my business at 7.30am, go to my food stall at 10am and work until 10pm. [From washing dishes and cooking to serving customers], I do everything ...

  7. Candidates opposed to regulating hours in workplace are not worth supporting

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... far. Even mainland legislation offers workers better protection. Their standard working week is an eight-hour shift, five days a week. Workers may work longer hours on overtime, ... I would have surely turned out. Seventeen candidates came from an organisation called 'cater17.org', and all of them oppose legislation controlling working hours. In my opinion, hours ...

  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    HIV baby free of virus after being treated within hours of birth

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Baby is second to receive treatment and remain virus-free A baby treated for HIV within hours of birth is free of the virus nearly a year later, ... by phone from the conference. “The way it works is you test and you treat before you know the results because it takes several days to get the results”, explained Bryson, a consultant on the case. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 17, 2013

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... there could be a consensus in the workplace over statutory working hours legislation. Employers feel that if such a law was passed, it would lead to an increase in the running costs of the company ... took power. Whatever may be said about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, our previous chief executive, he did some very good work bringing people to the negotiating table on several contentious issues. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... faster, the working hours getting longer, and the inflation and property prices getting higher, the competition will only become more acute." Yu is more optimistic. He says as long as all ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com In the last of a three-part series on competition in Hong Kong's education system, some parents say that pushing children too hard doesn't work ...




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