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  1. Lifestyle

    We test the city's 24-hour party credentials

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Hong Kong's credentials as Asia's city that neversleepsare put to the test as Charley Lanyon embarks on a 24-hour arts and entertainment ... to the Academy for Performing Arts to catch the matinee performance of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, thinking the famously slow and dialogue-driven drama will prove the ultimate test of my ...

  2. 25pc of Primary Three fail English test

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... the basic competency level in English in the first comprehensive test carried out across Hong Kong. A total of 75,000 students in 724 schools were tested in mathematics, Chinese and English. Results ... Authority in July, was launched to help schools identify areas for improvement. Students were tested on their writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in both English and Chinese. The maths ...

  3. Stress test

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kelly Yang It's the start of a new school year and as the excited, the scared and the indifferent all climb back on the school bus, I wonder if this is the year our city will fix our education. Education is the top priority for many Hong Kong parents ...

  4. Youths from low-income families perform worse in well-being test

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Youths living in the New Territories and those whose parents are on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scored lower on a personal well-being test than their counterparts, a recent survey by the Chinese YMCA showed. The survey, conducted this year among 1,583 children from Primary Five to Form Four, also found that students tend to become dispirited and have fewer ...

  5. Online recruiting for screening test

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Police have expanded the search for new recruits to cyberspace by allowing people to book in advance for a screening test to be held on Saturday. More than 2,500 are expected to turn up for the recruitment exercise at police headquarters in Wan Chai. The event, starting at 10am, will be open to Form Five and Form Seven graduates, and those interested in joining ...

  6. City bracing for disruption during torch relay test run

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and minibuses services will be diverted or operate at reduced frequency during the test run. Albert Su Yau-on, principal transport officer in the Transport Department, warned of serious traffic ...

  7. Instructors protest at driving-test anomaly

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... waiting queues for tests for driving buses. About 30 other vehicles trailed the protesters. Organisers had asked permission for a 100-vehicle protest but the police approved only 20 vehicles. ... instructors. The coalition is protesting against being told last month that their clients would have to wait five months for a bus-driving test. In comparison, students of the driving schools had only ...

  8. High-fliers put physics to test

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... MICHELLE CHAN More than 1,300 secondary school students put their physics knowledge to the test in a competition aimed at enhancing young people's creativity through science. The Inter-secondary School Straw Airplane Competition, in its 10th year, was organised by the Physics and Materials Science Society of the Students' Union at City University of Hong Kong last week. More ...

  9. DBS, Ying Wa face tough test

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong school basketball champions will take on their regional rivals in the second Reebok Asia Cup today and tomorrow at the Southorn Sports Centre in Wan Chai. The competition will feature 11 matches, and test high school champions from South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and China. Hong Kong will be represented by Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) and Ying Wa College. ...

  10. A true test for the Canucks

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun Canadians really do love their ice hockey. With the country's Winter Olympic men's team a favourite for the gold, the crafty Canucks at their Chamber of Commerce have convinced Wan Chai bars Amici and Mes Amis to broadcast the Canadian team's games live in the watering hole. The first match was last night against Italy, but the true test of true ...




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