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  1. Pulling back from the edge

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenage drug abusers get a second chance at Christian Zhen Sheng College on Lantau Island, according to the school's principal, Chan Siu-cheuk. But it is no place to relax as spartan conditions, rigorous discipline and a sense of responsibility combine to force them back on track. ...

  2. Catholics say drug tests will stigmatise students

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Catholic Church has warned that the government's plan for random voluntary drug testing in schools risks stigmatising the teenagers who are chosen. Vicar general ... Church and other groups have other thoughts, we would like to listen to them. We hope they can offer advice on other efficient ways to help tackle drug abuse among the young,' Mr Chen said. ...

  3. Family wanted for TV show

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... to take in the troubled teens. The hour-long documentary follows two teenagers, who may be delinquents, alcoholics or drug abusers, as they are sent to live with a conservative family ... producer. Crampton is hoping to find an English-speaking Chinese family with teenage children. Filming lasts eight days. 'From what I understand, education plays a really important part in Hong ...

  4. Tsang urges young drug addicts to read Bible

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christian, wrote in his weblog of his experiences meeting a group of young drug abusers during a recent visit to a rehabilitation centre on Green Island, off the northwestern tip of Hong Kong Island. ... years of completing it. 'I also had a sharing session with [the young drug abusers]. Everybody encounters difficulties that are hard to overcome,' the chief executive said. 'I ...

  5. Student drug tests will be delayed

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... is like doing tests on drivers to combat drink driving. We will not just do drug tests on students suspected of being drug abusers. Any student might be tested and no student ... Agnes Lam Random drug tests on students in Tai Po under a voluntary scheme proposed by the government will not occur until December at the earliest because more preparation is needed ...

  6. Wider interests at stake in drug charity's school bid

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Youth drug abuse has been in the headlines a lot recently, largely because of spirited debate about the government's plan for a trial of random drug-testing in Tai Po schools. The controversy has overshadowed an equally contentious issue- a government-backed attempt by a private drug treatment school to occupy a vacant public secondary school at Mui Wo on Lantau Island against ...

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    Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... penalty is death, are often abused. Lee Ping "will be charged under the blasphemy law only after this commission confirms that he was involved in a serious violation", Gulfraz said. ...

  8. New centre aims to put students on a meaningful path

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... is critical because it helps students establish a reliable moral compass, according to Mr Cheung. This would guide them to make suitable choices when encountering issues such as drug abuse, peer ... Raymond Ma Teenagers confused by mass media, fathers and mothers who spend more time at work than with their children or the elderly facing the prospect of death. These all fall within ...

  9. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Pope canonises second Filipino saint

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Vatican City and Manila

    ... Filipino faithful are particularly devoted to Calungsod, who as a teenager went with some Spanish Jesuit missionaries to Guam in 1668 to convert the Chamorro people. He was killed when the natives ... impressive faith would inspire young Filipinos away from dangerous vices like illegal drugs. "Some of our young need to learn from his touching life," Radovan said. "They curse ...

  10. Church abusing its privileged position as caretaker of Kowloon landmark

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... That local Catholic and Anglican church leaders should accuse ordinary Hong Kong people of being selfish is stunning in view of the ruthless manner in which both churches pursue their own ends. They ignore the broader interests of the community at large w ...




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