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  • Aug 28, 2014
  • Updated: 12:08am

Donald Asprey

Teachers work too hard, teach too little

Secondary school teachers work an average of 68.9 hours a week, or 13.8 hours a day in a five-day work week, a study has found.

Friday, 25 May, 2007, 12:00am

Young man's bad manners draw fire in 'Bus Uncle' sequel on Web

A worthy sequel to the 'Bus Uncle' episode has made its way onto the video sharing website YouTube.

'Bus Four Eyes bullies 82-year-old man', which features a bespectacled young man refusing to give one of his two seats to an elderly man and then calling police, has attracted 369,665 hits since its premiere on March 22.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Junior straw poll goes the distance

Students from Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Secondary School soared above fellow contestants to win a regional straw aeroplane competition last weekend.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Bottoms up

Students from the HKTA Yuen Yuen Institute No2 Secondary School and their submersible robot, Yuen Yuen 2, celebrate success at the finals in the secondary school category of the Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2007, organised by City University and WWF. CityU and its drone Penguin were crowned champions in the universities and colleges division.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Stanley stallholders head for the exits

Disgruntled tenants of Stanley Waterfront Mart will abandon their stores next weekend after the government refused to waive their rents amid ongoing construction and unfinished facilities.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Dream on pal

Alex Mays, 11 (left) plays school bully Barry Foster and Sam Keogh, nine, is Frank the 'daydreamer' in a theatre production to mark 200 years since Britain abolished slavery. The play raised funds for AsiaActs, the regional arm of the International Campaign Against Child Trafficking.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

United challenge puts life into maths

Increased co-operation between universities and schools is key to sparking interest among youth in maths and science, the dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at City University has said.

10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Traffic gripes increase 5.5pc

Traffic complaints rose 5.5 per cent in the second quarter of the year, fuelled by gripes about poor service on public transport and weak law enforcement.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Hundreds evacuated from faulty Tung Chung train

An MTR train travelling on the Tung Chung Line had to be evacuated yesterday afternoon amid the smell of smoke due to signal failure.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Long queues, boredom and inconvenience

But most travellers agree it is only a small price to pay for security in the skies

Travellers touching down at Chek Lap Kok from Britain yesterday morning complained of long queues, boredom and inconvenience, but most accepted that the heightened security measures were necessary.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am