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  1. Calm your brainwaves, and stress ebbs away

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com Silva Relaxation Free Rating 9/10 Listening to what sounds like a demented woodpecker for 15 minutes for relaxation does seem unlikely, but with this app, it works. Example: one Saturday, we had a dinner invitation, but ...

  2. Universities fear English tests not adequate

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Test scores alone may be insufficient evidence of a student's proficiency in English, a panel discussion on the language requirements for university admissions heard. 'We are increasingly wary of tests that do not include a personal interaction component,' said Dr Kristin Williams, assistant vice-president for graduate and special enrolment management ...

  3. 30,000 sign up for last Form Five exam

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... announced a series of measures yesterday aimed at improving the quality of public exams. One of them is a HK$3.6 million oral-recording system for A-level listening tests for Chinese Language ...

  4. Students say good riddance to exams

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students at Chinese University will no longer have to sit exams for most required subjects from the next academic year. That's when degree courses will be lengthened from three years to four. The revised programme will introduce all students to Chine ...

  5. Students from mainland boost exam numbers

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the SAT Reasoning Test in Hong Kong soared from 7,300 in 2007 to 22,000 in 2009, with more than 90 per cent of them mainlanders. For the Advanced Placement Exam- also now offered on the mainland- ... in China,' he said. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority has been authorised by the board since 2007 to offer SAT, a non-curriculum exam that tests general knowledge in reading, maths ...

  6. HK maths whizz impressed by prodigious memory of twins

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Maths whizz Horatio Boedihardo commended the prodigious 10-year-old twins he is teaching. Hongkonger Boedihardo was at 17 one of Oxford's youngest PhD students when he started his maths doctorate in 2008, and is brother of child prodigy Ma ...

  7. Few signs of inner turmoil

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... arranged a doctor's appointment. A blood test showed that Lee had low levels of both haemoglobin (red blood cells) and serum ferritin, which is a protein in the body that binds to iron. She ... sent for faecal blood testing came back positive. This warranted a colonoscopy to check the colon and rectum. Lee had to follow a liquid diet for a day before the procedure, drinking only clear ...

  8. Recruiters mine your mind

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau Kit-wai Psychometric tests are becoming popular among recruiters who want to know more about job applicants, especially information that resumes and portfolios don't reveal. 'Psychological tests, if properly designed, validated and administered, will provide an assessment of the person much more objectively than an interview can,' says Harry Hui, industrial ...

  9. Report into police exam raises more questions

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reported on by the media and discussed by legislators were also poorly answered. If there was a concerted attempt to revise the examinations so as to test greater critical thinking ...

  10. Gene lab banned over test for sex

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Doctors believe that some women are abusing a genetic test offered by DiagCor Bioscience which can identify the sex of a baby and its chances of developing a severe sex-linked genetic disorder. Parents who have a family history of a severe genetic disorder use this test to determine the chances of the fetus developing a severe genetic disease. DiagCor in Kowloon Bay is the only ...




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