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  1. New York ballet school taps talent in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard James Havis in New York Put on your dancing shoes- the New York-based Joffrey Ballet School will hold its first Hong Kong auditions next month for its summer tuition programmes. ... for ballet and a separate jazz and contemporary programme available in New York. There are also programmes in Los Angeles and Georgia. Prospective students can register for auditions at the Academy ...

  2. New York beckons for students eager to gain market insights

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on key dimensions of risk management. 'To make the best use of their time in New York, we will expect students to do a good deal of pre-work before they arrive,' Professor Walter said. ... and innovation- are relevant to topical research and will be taught in the great world finance centre of New York where visits to brokerages, hedge funds and other finance firms will be organised. ...

  3. Schools' cellphone ban sends the wrong message, parents say

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York Last year, New York City's education department decided to ban cellphones from public schools. With the full backing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the department ... to make,' New York City councillor Lewis Fidler said at a briefing for the press. 'I send my kid to high school every day with his cellphone in his pocket. It's a safety issue.' ...

  4. Schools reflect saggy sartorial standards

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York If one man's meat is another man's poison, then one man's fashion can be another man's offence. That may explain why saggy trousers have become ... been debating whether to make the style illegal. But in New York City, the fashion is likely to be legal a while longer. The Department of Education, despite its iron-fist policy on other ...

  5. Students head for West Point in exchange

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Peking University will send 10 students in January to the world- renowned United States Military Academy at West Point. The two-week exchange programme, during the forthcoming winter recess, will give them a taste of how the ...

  6. Duo dance their way to New York

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... US programme gives Hong Kong dancers the chance to make their dream come true, writes Jonathan Powell Two Hong Kong dancers lived out a dream when they performed on the New York stage ... hundreds of applicants to travel to New York for the seven-week intensive programme. Lau, who has been dancing since she was five years old, said performing in La Cathedrale Engloutie was a dream ...

  7. New York

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... schools. As a result, the average scores of eighth graders (13- and 14-year-olds) in New York state's reading tests improved only 1 per cent in the past seven years, compared with a 27 per ... in her home district doesn't offer art programmes. And other parents, such as Mr Brown, have turned away from public education and created a boom in private schools. Rong Xiaoqing New York ...

  8. Global citizens off to New York

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Outstanding university undergraduates will have the chance to be global citizens when they fly to United Nations' headquarters in New York tomorrow. The 30-member ... groups, the students will be assigned a research topic. They will have to submit recommendations to the UN officials in New York. 'It will be an intensive week for us,' said Antony Tam ...

  9. Live to learn with passion and have no regrets

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Businessman George Ong Kai-hin vividly remembers the passion that motivated him throughout his four years at the Polytechnic University. 'At times I felt that even sleeping was a waste of time,' he said. Fourteen years after graduating with a first class honours degree, Mr Ong is chief executive officer of AxiSoft (Asia-Pacific) and responsible for 180 employees ...

  10. Fond memories linger despite wrinkles in time

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as an adult until I re-read A Wrinkle in Time. Then I learned about the new book by Rebecca Stead in the young fiction category that had just come out. What prompted me to immediately obtain a copy of When You Reach Me was a book review describing it as a story that 'pays homage to A Wrinkle in Time'. When You Reach Me is about Miranda, an 11-year-old girl living in New York City. ...




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