Top ranking a poisoned chalice
I refer to the report ("Populist policies 'threaten HK's reign as freest economy'", January 11).Monday, 21 January, 2013, 3:35am 2 comments
Shelf space over comfort at supermarkets
Any would-be cashier in a supermarket and other retail outlet needs to speak English to get the job. But it's not a stringent test because if they can say, "Do you need a bag?" they will get the job.
This is not the only sign of poor management practices.9 Dec 2012 - 3:06am
The government should subsidise pupils with severe hearing impairments to ensure they receive a proper education, a concern group says.
The Association for the Rights of Hearing Impaired Students said maintenance of the external devices they wear after having cochlear implants could cost as much as HK$60,000, and is calling on the government to shoulder some of the costs.12 Nov 2012 - 5:31am
Wong Po-ling, a 56-year-old who has had an implantable hearing device in her right ear since June, was all smiles as she listed its merits.
'I can now hear most sounds at work and during day-to-day activities,' Ms Wong, who works as a supermarket cashier, said.26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Carol Pang Wai-yung is a star. The 17-year-old Form Six student excels at everything she takes up: she is an ex-Hong Kong rhythmic gymnastics team member, a Grade Eight violinist, and has a scholarship at a prestigious university.
She is blessed with talents but has struggled hard because of her disability - she is severely hearing-impaired.22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
AND you thought those tacky K-Tel advertisements on the telly were bad? It could be far worse. You could subscribe to the British Sunday magazine that runs advertisements for products like 'the incredible Whisper XL'.6 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
ONE in five children in Hongkong suffers an infection of the middle ear which, in the worst cases, can lead to severe, permanent hearing disability.
But long-term damage can be avoided if parents and teachers know what to look for and heed early warning signs, according to a leading audiologist and a US professor of hearing disabilities.2 May 1993 - 12:00am