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    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier University-style council with a maximum of 25 appointed or elected members with a ratio of 2:1 lay and staff members, to be governing body, replacing current foundation and executive committee. The 135-strong foundation could become a ...

  2. Private sector to handle grant-loans review

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A review of the mechanism for working out the grant-loan for undergraduate students has been launched by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA). The agency is tendering for private consultants to design and conduct the one-year review after the Joint Committee on Student Finance backed the move last month. SFAA deputy controller Peter Ho Kui-keung said: 'We ...

  3. Shoppers face 'voluntary' levy on bags

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan and Agnes Lam ParknShop will stop handing out plastic bags automatically today ParknShop will from today stop automatically handing out plastic bags to customers. Shoppers who want a bag will be asked to pay 20 cents for each one. But the levy ...

  4. 'Green' bags should not be taxed, producers say

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Biodegradable bags should escape the planned levy on plastic bags so more people will use them, manufacturers said yesterday. They argued that the government should provide policy support or even financial incentives for the development of ...

  5. Big stores rapped for wasting plastic bags

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Greens groups have criticised Hong Kong's big two supermarket chains for using too many plastic bags after a study revealed that one-quarter of bags were wasted. The Green Student Council interviewed 500 customers to study the use of plastic bags at Wellcome and ParknShop. The group of university students found that 25 per cent of the 1,389 bags given away were unnecessary. ...

  6. Shops might get to keep plastic bag levy

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Retailers might be allowed to pocket a plastic bag levy they collect from shoppers under a revised scheme being considered by the Environmental Protection Department. Environmentalists said this might enable the department to net as many re ...

  7. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Once the symbol of security, bank jobs seem to be losing their appeal for university students. A survey that ranks the popularity of Hong Kong's major ... students this year - despite its plan last year to cut 3,000 local jobs. It was followed by the city government, JPMorgan and Swire. But nearly all other banks fell in popularity this year. Bank ...

  8. Lifelong student of life

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pursue continuous learning and strive to achieve continuous improvement. Be bold to innovate, try new things, and have fun!' These are part of the core values espoused by Dr John Cheh, vice-chair and CEO of Esquel Group, one of the world's bigge ...

  9. Tackling student loans

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The student loans agency is planning to restrict the amount of money that students receive, lower interest rates and extend the repayment period to try to sort out the problem of people not paying back loans. The Student Financial Assistance Agency said the problem of bad debts is increasingly worrying, despite a healthy economy. Up to the last academic year, about 13,000 ...

  10. Students breathe new life into funeral business

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com You don't get a more recession-proof industry than funeral services, and Joyce Yun likes it that way. Yun was among 70 students who completed the city's first course on the business organised by a private company, 7749, which aims to train and bring in new recruits. 'No matter how well-organised a funeral, it is not as important ...




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