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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    British dining tycoon eyes Hong Kong expansion

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... of scale." But trumping any kind of convenience factor, Hong Kong has become incredibly cool over the past few years in Hermer's eyes. "Hong Kong was always a bit staid and defined ... the most anticipated openings in Hong Kong's dining and nightlife scene during the past year, it was the Big British Names. Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Jason Atherton all put down roots ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Pilates and stand-up paddle boarding combine for new workout

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:49pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... to three years, it has only recently arrived on Hong Kong's shores. Jason Clark, founder of PilatesAthlete, is the sole person offering SUPilates courses in the city. Since August, he's ... to their pre-pregnancy state, which was honed through years of training for triathlons and trail running. Just standing on the paddle board or doing the basic Pilates roll up (like a crunch, but with straight ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by James Kidd

    ... is in crisis. Given the apparent omnipresence of the fanged undead in recent years, this feels frankly ludicrous. Things proceed along Twilight-ish lines. The new bloodsuckers fight back, not only ... Ones to dust Dracula wannabes everywhere from Hong Kong to Paris. In Anne Rice, this is the sort of challenge that her glamorous anti-hero Lestat cannot turn down. It is all supremely silly, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercising during pregnancy offers health benefits for mother and baby

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 02:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... activity before and during pregnancy," they wrote. Guidelines from the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend all pregnant women without contraindications ... exercise tend to have a shorter delivery time and quicker recovery after giving birth, plus a lower risk of post-pregnancy obesity, says Emily Ko Ming-lai, a physiotherapist at Hong Kong Sanatorium ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Weighing up the flu jab

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:49pm by RAY NG

    ... years, or attending a kindergarten or child care centre in Hong Kong) and the elderly (aged 65 years or above), who are eligible, can be subsidised for seasonal influenza vaccination from ... for its use; for example, in pregnancy. Perhaps the only reasons not to get a flu shot are a previous reaction to it, or egg allergy. In Hong Kong, vaccine manufacturers have advised that none ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... by inflation over the years and the festival could only do less if that stayed level. In addition to bringing more top acts to Hong Kong, the city could help groom artistic talents by investing in more ... more Arts Festival seeks more funding Hong Kong will host its largest contingent yet from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet and a string of artistic big names in next year's arts ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... financial crisis to encourage ventures in fast-growing fields of innovation from biotech to information technology- a way to diversify and shift Hong Kong away from its reliance on real estate ... Kong was in the midst of recession in the aftermath of the Sars outbreak and the 9/11 attacks. These days, 90 per cent of offices are leased out; over the years its creative microfund scheme ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Call for incentives to help farmers stay on the land and boost Hong Kong's self-suffiency

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:42pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Rapidly vanishing farms have heightened concern about Hong Kong's over-reliance on food imports. It's time to give market gardeners a boost, writes ... in food imports, particularly from the mainland, and raises questions about Hong Kong's sustainability and food security. Thirty years ago, the city produced 70 per cent of its vegetable ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Medical simulation centres teach doctors how to cope with a crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Kate Whitehead

    ... techniques. It has become an important element of health care training over the past decade, but Hong Kong has been slow to embrace it- until now. "We try to mimic a real working situation ... will be the first of its kind for simulation in Hong Kong, and we are speaking to the College of Psychiatrists to see if we can work together to create some crisis situation scenarios for their staff," ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... Robin Cheung life@scmp.com How to nurture a healthier outlook Scanning Hong Kong's schools, one feels sad to see them getting unhealthier by the year. Different sorts of student ... of the integrated education policy, under which special needs students are placed in mainstream schools. Hong Kong has become a regional leader regarding school health promotion On the whole, students ...




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