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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    100 cat calls in 10 hours: New York street harassment video goes viral

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 10:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Video of woman being harassed goes viral A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed ... or "somebody's acknowledging you for being beautiful. You should say thank you more." Called "10 hours of walking in NYC as a woman", the video has been viewed 9.8 million times since ...

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    Apple's Tim Cook comes out as gay and hopes acknowledgement will help others

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:28am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York High-profile CEO hopes the public acknowledgement of his sexuality will help others Apple's Tim Cook comes out as gay Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly ... Outfitters- wrote a piece for Time in which he talked about being an openly gay man for as long as he had been in business and running companies. Hanson is currently the CEO of luxury jewellery brand ...

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    Silicon Valley's latest job perk? Egg freezing

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Facebook and Apple are offering to reimburse workers for fertility-related treatments amid increased competition for top female employees Egg freezing ... at the New York University Fertility Centre rose to about 400 this year from just five in 2005, said Dr Nicole Noyes, a fertility specialist at the centre. She said some big banks were also covering ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Rule of law more important to Hongkongers than democracy: poll

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com While activists continue to occupy roads in the city, a new survey has found that justice is the No 1 core value for 'pragmatic' Hongkongers The rule of law more important than democracy The rule of law has been picked as society's most important core value, with democracy ranked fourth and family bottom in a Chinese University poll. ...

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    Australian study finds that musicians die earlier than general population

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... between five and 10 times greater than the general US population, while suicide rates were between two and seven times higher. Homicide rates were up to eight times greater than the wider ... stars from North America and Europe who became famous between 1956 and 2006. That research found then that the musicians' mortality increased relative to the general population over time ...

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    Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... in choppy seas required a whole new training regime. "Bruce had to ramp up his training from 10km to 35km a week- and we had to make sure he didn't get injured and sick ... kids are five and seven, and they're the ones telling me which bin I need to put the rubbish in," he said. "They correct me all the time. Clearly, education about the environment ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tin Shui Wai theatre group gets in on the act of healing

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the city's poorest areas- appear a rather awkward lot at first sight. The actors move clumsily at times, speak in robotic tones, and sometimes seem confused. But they have performed more than 70 times since 2009. Founded that year by the Hong Kong branch of the NGO International Social Service, it is made up mainly of housewives, retirees and low-income workers who have gone through ...

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

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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Overstressed HK leads region in unhealthy habits A new breed of "overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed" people is emerging in Hong Kong, ... or rely on alcohol as a result." Respondents who admitted not having a healthy or active lifestyle cited reasons including a lack of time due to work, a lack of personal motivation ...

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    Middle-aged singles get public rental housing priority

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

    ... meeting. "We hope the new measures can shorten their waiting time." Under the new rules, the maximum number of flats allocated to single applicants will be increased from 2,000 to 2,200 from next year. The points and quota system already gives applicants increasing scores as they age and gives elderly people priority over all others. The new measure will give extra points ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Children's Reception in Wong Tai Sin, East Kowloon, where she believes there was little stimulation. She said her new parents had to teach her to cry and her speech was impaired. A social ...




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