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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... likes what he sees. “There are some quality referees in Hong Kong who need a little fine-tuning and individual analysis on game management, but in the key areas I’ve found they are very switched ... I invited Alain. We created a programme that was referee-specific, involving four workshops covering the scrum, tackle/ruck/maul, game management and dealing with foul play/communication,” Watkins ...

  2. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Link between Chinese exports and US job losses isn’t cut and dried

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:48am by PATRICK LOW

    ... the job benefits. The import numbers used for the study rely on gross flows rather than looking at where value is added in geographical terms. The quest for a positive-sum game built ... of the present paper. Relations between China and the US should not be viewed as a zero-sum game that only decides how to divide the cake. The quest for a positive-sum game built on co-operation ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Peng Shuai storms into semi-finals of US Open

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:21am

    ... on to lose that game to go down 3-0. “It was a little bit tough,” Bencic said later, “but I think it was awesome tournament for me.” Peng next plays 10th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.   Wozniacki moved ... suggested she should quit the game after heart surgery as a 12-year-old, and she later considered quitting on her own in 2006 after injuries and bad results caused her ranking to slip. She ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for another five years. But the safe victory belies the challenges ahead. While Chui continues to benefit from the robust economic growth buoyed by an influx of mainland tourists and strong gaming ... needs to be done. Apart from diversifying the economy and making better use of the gaming taxes for infrastructural investment, Chui has to redouble efforts at government restructuring, produce ...

  5. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... year after 15 of his charges accused him and his staff of slapping, kicking and beating them with bamboo sticks during training in the run-up to the London Olympics. The women said they had ...

  6. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile lures bulls amid profit turnaround bets

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... according to the average estimate by analysts. Profit would be little changed next year before climbing 5.1 per cent to 114.1 billion yuan in 2016, estimates showed. Net income fell 7.8 per cent ...

  7. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... to shrink after 2016, according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development data, barriers thrown up to women like Kim are threatening to slow growth and further swell household debt. ...

  8. Sport - Golf

    Rookie clinches wild-card pick for Ryder Cup

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:05am by AP, Reuters

    ... of the best short games in the world and is a brilliant putter, making him a key player in Europe's wins in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012. His second place showing at the RBC Heritage in April ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Success at Incheon likely to encourage more Chinese to play in Hong Kong Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby Winning a gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games is crucial if rugby is to fully break into the local community, says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Pieter Schats. "It is essential we win a gold medal at the Asian Games, for nothing attracts ...

  10. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Game on for Scottish independence campaign after surge in polls

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:32pm by BLOOM

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh More Scots back independence, polls find Scotland's prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks received a boost yesterday when a second opinion poll showed the "Yes" camp within touching dist ...




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