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  1. Executives admit the strain of long hours

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... executives felt stimulated by working such long hours, which often demanded 24-hour attention to projects and tight deadlines. While the 40-hour work week was considered standard previously, ... Written by Raymond Ma Most executives working more than 60 hours a week admit they won't be able to sustain their 'extreme jobs' for more than a year if it cost them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587133/executives-admit-strain-long-hours
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    At home, work and play, the robots are coming

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Martin Williams

    ... even see the individuals; you just see the collective as an entity to itself." Robots are also working with people. Collaborative robots now roam some factories, performing a variety of tasks that are too onerous for humans, who might then be free to perform other duties- or free to seek work elsewhere. These are smaller and cheaper than the large robots that hitherto featured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1596854/home-work-and-play-robots-are-coming
  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Safe stolen from home in third Sai Kung burglary in 24 hours

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Safe stolen from home in third Sai Kung burglary in 24 hours A local businessman yesterday became the latest victim in a spate of break-ins, and the third in the Sai Kung area to fall prey to burglars within 24 hours. Three intruders removed a hidden safe from its fixture inside a wardrobe in the master bedroom of the victim's three-storey house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588891/safe-stolen-home-third-sai-kung-burglary-24-hours
  4. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    China's job market said 'severe', finding work difficult- survey

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainland residents surveyed by central bank lack confidence in employment prospects Job hunters facing 'severe situation' in labour market Many mainland residents may not be as confident as Premier Li Keqiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1596008/chinas-job-market-said-severe-finding-work-difficult-survey
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US army opens gruelling ranger school to women soldiers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of introducing women troops, reflecting new rules in the US military designed to permit them to work in more jobs closer ... restrictions on women in combat argue that female soldiers lack the physical strength to perform the tasks required in a frontline infantry unit. But officers said the standards for the course at Fort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593992/us-army-opens-gruelling-ranger-school-women-soldiers
  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Fighting threatens to scuttle Ukraine ceasefire just hours after its start

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Donetsk Both government and rebel forces blame each other for outbreaks of violence in country's east Fighting threatens to scuttle ceasefire hours after its start A woman ... on the Sea of Azov late on Saturday night, just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko had agreed in a phone call that the truce was holding. Fighting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587403/fighting-threatens-scuttle-ukraine-ceasefire-just-hours-after-its-start
  7. Doctors boycott 'misleading' survey of work hours

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... doctors do not report the data, it is outside our control.' Medical sector legislator Dr Leung Ka-lau will move a motion tomorrow calling for the authority to introduce standard work hours ... the authority said doctors worked an average of 51 hours per week, Leung said, it should set the standard working hours at this figure and compensate for overtime on that basis. Uneven increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740249/doctors-boycott-misleading-survey-work-hours
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with higher standards of professional care and quality services. There is no better example of why China still needs foreign investment. An example of how bureaucracy has stifled private-sector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  9. News - China - FOREIGN AFFAIRS

    Consular services stretched as more Chinese travel and work abroad

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Consular services are straining to adapt to an increasingly complex caseload brought about by more Chinese travelling and working abroad Embassies ... already taken some steps to expand its offshore services. In 2007 it established a centre to draw up work plans for consular protection services. Earlier this month the centre set up an emergency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594220/consular-services-stretched-more-chinese-travel-and-work-abroad
  10. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Manulife to buy Standard Life’s Canadian operations for C$4b

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Manulife Financial Corp has agreed to acquire the Canadian operations of Standard Life for about C$4 billion (HK$28.4 billion) in cash in a deal that significantly ... distributing Standard Life funds in Canada, the United States and Asia, and Standard Life doing the same in the British retail market. “I think this is a good deal for Manulife,” said Morningstar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1584906/manulife-buy-standard-lifes-canadian-operations-c4b

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