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  1. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Drinking culture still plays a big part in game

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:04pm by William Lai

    ... Alcohol-fuelled sessions common with pros in the old days, but less now Drinking culture still plays a big part in game Have you heard about the Parlour trick with 35 pints of lager and a double? Those who have heard the story will invariably recognise the entrenched drinking culture and loutish behaviour among British-influenced soccer communities, including Hong Kong. Ray ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Booze clues: why do we drink the way we do?

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 10:41pm by TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY

    ... into caffeinated mixers. How we expect to feel when we drink can have a huge effect on how we do feel, and some of those expectations can be culturally learned. If we anticipate that wine will relax us ... steps up to the bar I drink, therefore I am ''What noise does Tintin make?" "Pop!" answers my excitable three-year-old nephew, as my father- who prefers ...


    Wine Opinion: Menus tell of a culture taking root

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:20am by DEBRA MEIBURG SARAH HELLER

    ... of Chinese pairing food with wine, saying that Chinese drinking culture is not about pairing, but rather about community and, to paraphrase him, machismo. But Hong Kong wine lovers seem intent ... Debra Meiburg and Sarah Heller life@scmp.com Menus tell of a culture taking root Hong Kong is a metropolis built around trends and the question of whether wine is a passing fad lingers ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese official dies after drinking too much first day on the job

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:29pm

    ... township in the city of Laibin, died from excessive drinking. Seven other officials who drank with him have been fired. According to the website of the official China News Service, Zhong showed up for work on the morning of April 9. At lunch, he began drinking rice wine with other provincial and county-level officials. Zhong’s family that night found him asleep and snoring loudly, but saw ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Even sugar-free soft drinks erode children's teeth

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... Sunory Dutt life@scmp.com Fizzy drinks- the tooth is out there Dr Chu Chun-hung, a clinical associate professor in community and family dentistry at the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) faculty of dentistry, recalls the case of a young boy who drank only soft drinks. The boy had such severe dental erosion that his two front teeth required root canal therapy due ...

  7. News - China Insider - GOVERNMENT

    Suicide, drinking top causes of 'unnatural deaths' among Chinese officials, says report

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:24pm by Amy Li

    ... revealed that 23 of the 54 deceased officials, or 42.6 per cent, were reported to have committed suicide. Drinking and accidents each contributed to nine deaths. Among the 23 officials who ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Promoting wisdom of responsible drinking among city's students

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Promoting wisdom of responsible drinking among our students We can all remember our university days- the enduring friendships made during long nights studying and cramming ... in students, it can sometimes lead to bad choices as they struggle to cope with the pressure. Such choices include a range of activities, but one harmful option is binge drinking. Alcohol consumption ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies discipline 15 for violating drinking rules

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Coach Ewen McKenzie reads the riot act after squad members drank late into the night ahead of test against Ireland Wallabies culled after night of drinking Australia have suspended six players for one match and sanctioned another nine for "breaches of internal team protocols" after a drinking session in the days leading up to last Saturday's test ...

  10. News - Asia

    Culture of obedience scrutinized following Korean ferry disaster

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:53pm by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul Disaster focuses attention on culture of obedience As the scale of the Sewol ferry disaster inexorably expands, the nation faces a difficult question: Did an aspect of Korea's social culture contribute to the high death toll? Some commentators wonder whether the behaviour of high school students aboard- who obeyed dubious orders given by the ship's crew ...




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