Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Monday, October 5, 2015   

Just use those brains because if you don't the zombies will
A group of people who ate human brains became immune to several deadly diseases, scientists said.

Happy to pound the jobs beat
Those in their 50s or 60s remain active nowadays. While some in this age group may choose to lead a carefree retirement, others continue to enjoy a new career.

NASA technology becomes wearable art
Passing by the NASA Ames Human Systems Integration Division in Mountain View, California, thoughts took flight to a dichroic glass pendant which my daughter bought for me at her university's jewelry bazaar about 10 years ago.

Angel serves up meals of love
Food Angel has appointed Nan Fung Group chief executive Antony Leung Kam-chung as its chairman.

Looking for prosperity? Just try Guangzhou
There is a saying that "through the combination of the Baiyun Mountain and Pearl River, Guangzhou will prosper for the next 500 years."

Winning lineup for prize team
K Wah Group and Galaxy Entertainment chairman Lui Che-woo has set up a Prize for World Civilization, with the launch ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

Michael Chugani
Last week, the Mission Covenant Church Sister Annie's Kindergarten and Nursery advertised in the media for a "Caucasian" English teacher. I was shocked to see such a racist advertisement by a church kindergarten. A Facebook user posted a photograph of it. Many Facebook users who saw it criticized the church, which apologized and removed the advertisement. I hope the Sister Annie's Kindergarten and Nursery doesn't teach its students that "Caucasian" means white because that is not totally correct. Historically, some experts had described "Caucasians" as light-skinned people from Northern Europe as well as darker-skinned people from North Africa and parts of India. Nowadays, the word "Caucasian" is used mostly in North America for white people of European origin. But "Caucasian" also means a person from the Caucasus, which is the region at the border of Europe and Asia.

Prices may not be right as inflation guide
What is Janet Yellen waiting for before raising the federal funds rate? Employment is strong and there are signs that wages are rising too. Does she want to see consumer prices rise before making the call?

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