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  1. Weight of a country's hopes rests on the shoulders of a modern-day Atlas- Cecil Afrika

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay He is aptly named after a continent. And like a modern-day Atlas, Cecil Afrika is carrying the hopes of his country on his shoulders. But South Africa coach Paul Treu says the IRB Sevens World Series top try-scorer is only as good as the rest of the players around him. 'With Cecil, it is all about athletic ability. The guys around him have to do the hard work ...

  2. Hong Kong cabbies cause chaos

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter In Hong Kong on Wednesday night, there was chaos at the airport when taxi drivers blockaded the road. The wild-cat strike was sparked by a security guard sending a customer ... 10pm. Their action held up passengers returning home from the airport, some of whom had just managed to get out of the chaos in Bangkok. Twenty-four people were arrested and police had to resort ...

  3. Back to the stone age as chaos bites

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Some small and medium-sized businesses were forced to resort to 'Stone Age' technology to survive the chaos triggered by the internet shutdown. Some firms resorted ... Association, said it was lucky that the chaos took place during a holiday period. 'The impact should not be very big if the problem does not last for long,' he said, adding that he was now ...

  4. Floods cause chaos

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

    ... by Karen Lee Bracher What happened? Flooding has inundated tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals, causing death and homelessness in a city of 12 million people. Authorities have cut off their electricity and water supply. Where and when did th ...

  5. Taiwan rules out anti-air missiles on disputed islets

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan ruled out redeploying short-range surface-to-air Chaparral and Stinger missiles to defend its sovereignty on some of the islands it controls in the South China Sea. Citing escalating tensions in the region, Taiwanese Deputy Defence Minister Chao Shih-chang said yesterday that it would be inappropriate in the current politically ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... development. K.N. Wai, on behalf of Hong Kong Alternatives Typhoon chaos makes no sense Hong Kong is or should be typhoon proof by now. There are covered walkways and there is an underground railway. We have drains and utilities all in place, so why do we cause chaos by making out that the world is about to end? We no longer live in bamboo and rattan huts. The hillside slopes ...

  7. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the foreseeable future, say at least in five years, the Asia-Pacific region will still be showing every feature of a transitional period, which is characterised by a certain level of chaos,' he said. ...

  8. Champion of the middle way

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to fathom. Bombs were going off in the city all the time, while sectarian murders were happening on a daily basis. The place was in chaos. As culture shocks go, they did not get any bigger than ...

  9. Slice of Life

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... the New Territories became a British possession, the late police magistrate, Cecil Clement, and prominent men donated money for a granite bridge to be built above the pool. A stone tablet, ...

  10. Changing minds

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... argument. Besides, he said, Chinese people on the whole were not well educated and, in the chaos of a revolution, there would be nothing to stop villains and opportunists from taking power. One ...




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