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  1. Mainland soccer craze spreads like bird flu... to Shenyang farmer's football-mad roosters, whose aim is true

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a soccer ball in front of two of her roosters three months ago. Since then, the birds have been playing with it every day, even aiming the ball before a kick, according to a China Daily report. ... to veterinarian Eric Lai. 'People say things like 'bird brain' because there is a widespread belief that all birds are stupid- this is a myth,' Dr Lai said. 'Some birds like ...

  2. A shot in the arm for a good cause

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... with Norma Connolly The prize for the wackiest- but extremely practical- donation to Operation Santa Claus this year must go to UBS, for its 500 flu shots. With Sars and bird flu scares in recent years, flu shots had been in short supply so the bank bought plenty, but found there wasn't much demand. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals snapped them up to vaccinate elderly patients. ...

  3. Angry Birds gets knocked off top perch

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP Cadet Gavin Yeung Angry Birds, the ever-popular mobile game application by Finnish-based Rovio, has finally been knocked off its No 1 position for iPad free games in the international iTunes app store by the Chinese-designed Dr Stanley's House 2. Designed by James Li, a Beijing-based developer and Adobe China employee, the game is a detective-mystery-adventure game. ...

  4. McDonald's bites back into market

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The bird flu outbreak and recent scares over the safety of beef have also made people more conscious of the need for 'green' food. ...

  5. Sowing seeds of sport will nurture HK stars

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diets, lack of exercise is a bigger threat than the better known dangers of infectious diseases like Sars and bird flu. We already face obstacles in convincing more people to exercise- ...

  6. Bird's Nest opens for business

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... debut in an IAAF-sanctioned race walk test event tomorrow. The National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest for its pillowed lattice-work structure, looked a grand purpose-built stage ...

  7. The magnificent seven: An early-bird guide to Cup contenders' form

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ramonti: Excellent third to The Duke in the Mile last year when trained in Italy and Europe's best older miler in 2007 for Godolphin, winning three Group 1s and twice second over 1,600m. Unsuccessful in both attempts beyond a mile- not been tried sin ...

  8. The Sprint: An early-bird guide to the form

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Absolute Champion: Crowned the world's best sprinter after a record-breaking victory margin of 41/4 lengths in this race last year (lowered own track record, one since eclipsed three times!). Added a local Group 1 at the distance (less impressively) ...

  9. The Mile: An early-bird guide to the form

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kongo Rikishio: Consistent and regular participant in Japan's major races; mostly campaigned over 2,000m as a three-year-old and four-year-old for one win at Group 2 level. Improved this year when dropping back to 1,600m and leading. Employed similar ...

  10. The Vase: An early-bird guide to the form

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dylan Thomas: The world's highest-rated active turf horse; Europe's Horse of the Year and Leading Older Horse of 2007; also the highest-rated horse ever to appear in Hong Kong; six Group 1 successes, including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe ...




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