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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Investigation reveals appalling living conditions of asylum seekers

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Post investigation reveals the appalling living conditions endured by hundreds of asylum seekers on makeshift camps in New Territories No water, no dignity, nowhere else to go When an asylum seeker was rushed to hospital after drinking contaminated water, the degrading conditions in which he was forced to live were exposed. His makeshift home ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Eric Kot and Jan Lamb's stage debut promises to be wild

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... on condition of strict coherence to Japanese playwright Koki Mitani's original script, Lamb and Kot are long celebrated for their outlandish, improvisatory approach to comedy. Although ... through and through," says Kot. "To work under others' permission and to follow the script is madness. I think one of our biggest challenges after having done everything from movies ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former DJ writes book about his experiences living with mentally ill brother

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... like this had happened. "Ever since he was diagnosed [with early psychosis] at the end of secondary school, his condition had been unstable. When I was in Form Six, he struck my parents, ... to work that morning. As I was hitching up my trousers, there was a loud bang. "I thought he might have thrown the fridge or bookcase out the window. But it was my brother. The police were ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Hard work and humility the key, says Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 07:46am

    ... “I’m happy. We’re in the final. We’ll see what we can do with one day less recovery time [compared to Germany] and after penalties. “But we’ll give everything: humility, hard work, 100 per ... Dutch spot-kicks. Van Gaal worked with Romero during the player’s four-year stint at AZ Alkmaar. “I taught Romero to stop penalties, so that hurts,” van Gaal joked. Argentina, chasing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alliance convenor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek took credit for others' work, claims his ex-colleague

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Professor Joseph Cheng accused of falsely listing himself as lead author in academic publications Alliance convenor 'took credit for others' work' City University is looking into allegations that pro-democracy scholar Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek took the credit for others' work in articles published in academic journals more than a decade ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Poor diet blamed for rise in metabolic condition

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Poor diet blamed for risein metabolic condition The number of overweight Hongkongers with metabolic syndrome, which greatly increases the risk of stroke, has almost trebled in the last quarter of a century, a health expert says. More than one in four local adults has the condition, which also increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Brazil's psychologist has work cut out after team's mental breakdown

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06am by James Porteous

    ... we’re not at ease off the pitch then things might not happen as we want on it." Hmm. Yeah. Remind us how that worked out again. Brazil have not seemed at ease in the entire tournament. ...

  8. Working holiday scheme a success

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:12pm by KEITH CHAN

    ... Keith Chan The working holiday scheme between Hong Kong and Japan has turned out to be a great success, with the applications received for the first period of this year already exceeding ... larger number of young Hongkongers to seek working holiday visas in the second period. Applications will be accepted between October 6 and 17. Ken Lai, who was granted a working holiday visa ...

  9. News - China - zhou yongkang

    The rise and fall of Zhou Yongkang: From rural Jiangsu to the corridors of power

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 07:37pm by Keith Zhai

    ... as a technician at the Daqing oilfield in Heilongjiang. What is now China's biggest base for refining pretroleum had only been in service a few years before Zhou arrived. He moved on to work in the Liaohe Oilfield and kept rising through the industry's ranks. "Zhou plunged into the work at the oilfield with great zeal," said a person with close ties to the industry who spoke ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    Australia gives go-ahead to Adani's A$16.5b coal project

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, subject to strict conditions to protect groundwater. The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 ... said the conditions imposed on the project would do little to protect the environment from the bigger impact of shipping through the World Heritage-listed reef and burning the huge amounts ...




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