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Can Air Conditioning Make You Sick?

2013-11-11

In a 2004 study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the office AC was found to be a big contributing factor to the sick-building syndrome (SBS). SBS is related to the situation when people develop certain symptoms when they are in the building, but the symptoms disappear as soon as they are outside. It was discovered by Dr. Dan Teculescu of …

REMINDER! INVESTMENT VISA TALK at centre o, NOVEMBER 13th – by Stephen Barnes

2013-11-11

On November 13th, Stephen Barnes, a renowned guru among  Hong Kong visa consultants, will host a talk at centre o.  Stephen will focus on the guidelines for getting an INVESTMENT VISA in Hong Kong and specifically  – doing it without any professional help. In addition, Stephen will touch on briefly on the VISIT and EMPLOYMENT visas, as well as advise …

Getting an Employment Visa: Mutual Responsibility Or A One Man Show?

2013-11-08

Most employers in Hong Kong understand that getting an employment visa is a two-way street and as a rule assist their foreign employees with the visa they require to work in Hong Kong. However, at times you may hear a cold reply – “sort it out yourself” or “getting a visa is your responsibility” This is not a great way …

2013-11-07

Looking for young talent? Need a fresh perspective for your project? Get an intern from Hong Kong or overseas. Rent a Gwailo! What happens when overseas experience meets local expertise? A former expat intern and an innovative Hong Kong business owner developed an innovative solution for local companies known as Rent a Gwailo. Together we know all the good, the …

LOVE TO SHARE TOY COLLECTION PROGRAMME

2013-11-06

Sometimes doing the right thing is really easy. And this is the case with Love To Share Toy Collection Programme, organized by YMCA Hong Kong and Hong Kong Post Office. Fourteen posts across the city have been set up for toy collection. The toys collected will then go to YMCA “Toy Bank” and will be given out to children under …

INVESTMENT VISA TALK at centre o, NOVEMBER 13th – by Stephen Barnes

2013-11-06

On November 13th, Stephen Barnes, a renowned guru among  Hong Kong visa consultants, will host a talk at centre o.  Stephen will focus on the guidelines for getting an INVESTMENT VISA in Hong Kong and specifically  – doing it without any professional help. In addition, Stephen will touch on briefly on the VISIT and EMPLOYMENT visas, as well as advise …

OFFICE PLANTS PART II: Choosing the One…

2013-11-05

So what do you look for in a perfect office plant? Since you have an office, we assume that you have a busy schedule. And running around with a lamp or a bottle of purified water may not be on your daily agenda. So, point # one – Your office plant must be easy to keep. Check out:  Spider Plant This …

OFFICE PLANTS PART I: Obvious and Hidden Benefits

2013-11-05

Your office can benefit from green companions. And no, we do not mean aliens) We mean plants. The positive effects of having them in your office have been discussed numerous times and now we actually have proof, thanks to the study, conducted by Virginia Lohr and her colleagues at the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University. According …

HONG KONG OPTICAL FAIR NOVEMBER 6-8, 2013

2013-11-04

As one of the biggest optical fairs in Asia, Hong Kong Optical Fair provides an effective platform for business networking and comprehensive product offerings. In 2012, the fair was attended by 629 exhibitors from 22 countries and over 12, 000 buyers from 98 countries and regions. This year, new records may be set. There are three new sections at the …

A Working Lunch with ABNET at McCawley’s Peninsula (Nanshan, Shenzhen)

2013-11-01

Josephine went in and enjoyed a working lunch this week with ABNET – Asia Business Network – a new networking organization, solely committed to catering to small and medium sized enterprises in Asia. ABNET is setting up in Asia and targeting business owners and managers, who take their business networking seriously – so do not expect weekend trips to museums …