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  1. Lifestyle

    Crime storeys: property owners battle bid-rigging between estate managers and contractors

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Elaine Yau

    ... things up again," says one resident, who declined to be identified. Such incidents have become distressingly common in the past three years because of loopholes in the Buildings Management ... Tin amounted to some HK$260 million, saddling each flat owner with invoices of up to HK$350,000. Outraged at bills that equalled a down payment on a small flat, three residents formed ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Ambitious plans for construction in north Lantau bring out voices of dissent

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Plans for extensive construction in north Lantau to exploit the Zhuhai-Macau link is stirring dissent among residents and conservationists, writes Elaine Yau A bridge too far ... lives in  Yat Tung Estate with her three children, fears the proposal will lead to rent increases that will drive out neighbourhood shops serving residents in favour of retailers targeting ...

  3. Arts academy aiming to play on a bigger stage

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The establishment of collaborative relationships with international arts groups is one Professor Thompson's many achievements as the head of the academy. One of his initiatives to strengthen links with overseas arts bodies, the trailblazing collaborative venture with Juilliard School in New York in 2007, helped burnish the stature of the academy in the international arena. The three-week master ...

  4. It's a moving experience

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... three years, we have registered a 20 per cent year-on-year increase in the applications,' he said. 'Due to the high demand from mainland applicants, we began to offer a full-time ... the border. Dr Chan said the relaxation of immigration rules in China this year led to a sharp rise in applications from mainland professionals. 'In the past, they could stay for only three ...

  5. New courses provide a culture boost

    Posted Sep 29th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) offers three area studies and four languages for students who will be able to join overseas exchange trips and internship programmes to broaden their horizons. The SMLC was set up after the faculty's reorganisation in July when five new schools were created from 10 departments. The centre offers three area studies- American, European ...

  6. Watch your step

    Posted Nov 09th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The style of the fights has alerted teachers and parents to triad infiltration. While claims about triad links by students are mostly bluffs, youngsters with low awareness are easy prey for gangsters. 'Some of my former classmates had links with triads. They targeted the junior form students. They bought them snacks or gave them cigarettes,' said Jason Wong, a 17-year-old ...

  7. Battle for the heart and soul of CUHK

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... two existing engineering buildings near the main campus are ugly. We plan to build a horseshoe-shaped teaching facility linking them. In between the buildings will be a courtyard,' he ... under the campus master plan. The structures earmarked for demolition are Academic Building One and the now-vacant three blocks of staff quarters in New Asia College. Emily Ng Hiu-chun, ...

  8. To blog or not to blog

    Posted Oct 04th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Of the 739 respondents from 12 secondary schools, more than 70 per cent had used blogs over the past three months. Most blogs are about the author's personal feelings, thoughts and anecdotes ... and displayed in reverse chronological order. A typical blog combines texts, images and links to other blogs. To spice up their entries, some bloggers add photos and audio and video files ...



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