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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Canberra drops plan to segregate veiled women A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Australia's Parliament House due to security concerns was abandoned yesterday after an outcry. The backdown followed a decision on October 2 by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Middle-aged singles get public rental housing priority

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Middle-aged singles get housing priority Middle-aged singles will be given priority over young people in public rental housing applications under a revised points system announced yesterday. ... to middle-aged single applicants, giving them a better chance than young people who have been joining the queue in rising numbers over recent years. At the end of June, there were 255,800 families ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Generation O: Hongkongers increasingly 'overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed'

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... suggested the ingrained culture of devoting one's entire life to working to earn as much money as possible was one of the reasons Hongkongers were so stressed out. Young people were aspiring ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... family and friends. To address the significant decline of young people's mental health this year, they also recommended mental health education in schools to teach students proper stress ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters get ready to make dash for Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the race next year for contestants aged 12 to 15. The 2.2-kilometre Youth Dash will take place on January 25, the day of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. "Many young running ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... if a young boy had been put into detention, when they came out, the school would do their very best to kick them out. They weren't legally allowed to kick them out but they would make life very ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... fewer mainlanders overstaying their visas and more non-custodial sentences being passed, especially on young, first-time offenders. A departmental spokeswoman said it was hard to explain ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An engineer's fiery passion for robots

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans

    ... An engineer's fiery passion for robots Doraemon, the robotic cartoon cat from Japan, was the early inspiration for a young Rex Sham Pui-sum and the reason he got into robotics. On the day he discovered ... three-year Incu-Tech programme, an incubation programme for young scientists that teaches them business skills and provides them with office space. By the end of June, the non-profit body's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Corporate charity helps kids find their own paths

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... or low-income families, public relations manager Erica Ko Wai-chun said. A year ago, the firm set up the Path to Adulthood- UAT Youth Cultivation Scheme to do even more to help the young people of Hong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by ANNEMARIE EVANS

    ... says. Yin Kong village, at a mere 300 years old, is positively young in comparison to other surrounding communities, says Hau. Further along the row of houses from his own home, Hau and others ...




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