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  1. Sport - Soccer

    Buoyant Benfica set for Juventus showdown

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Portuguese champs shake off celebration hangover to focus on Europa semi-final Buoyant Benfica set for Juventus showdown Having shaken off the hangover from their title celebrations on Sunday, Portuguese champions Benfica host Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. The Eagles have been driven this season by the bitter ...

  2. Business - Companies - APPLE

    Apple CEO appears in Beijing to celebrate China Mobile sale of iPhones

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 07:00pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com CEO Tim Cook was "incredibly optimistic" about Apple's future in the mainland Apple CEO Tim Cook was at China Mobile’s Beijing store on Friday, kicking off the beginning of an event that saw the state-owned ...

  3. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    For some rural officials, being deemed a poverty-stricken county is a cause for celebration

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Each year, 592 poor counties receive billions of yuan in aid. Making the list can be a cause for celebration, and a reason to keep the status quo How ... on the list to get subsidies, while some poor counties even celebrate publicly when deemed to be a 'poverty-stricken county'," Xinhua cited lawmaker Gu Shengzu as saying. Liu Yongfu, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning curve: what to do when heroes become zeroes

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... and social behaviour. The appeal of sport stars may be far more than just aspirational. Researcher Merrill Melnick noted that sport celebrities have a sphere of influence through the media ...

  5. News - China - Xi Jinping

    Five-year-old pictured with Xi at bun shop becomes local celebrity

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 10:52am by Vanessa Piao

    ... Vanessa Piao vanessa.piao@scmp.com A five-year-old boy from China’s Henan province who was pictured chatting with President Xi Jinping during the top leader’s unexpected visit to a Beijing steamed bun restaurant late December has become a celebrity at his kindergarten, a local newspaper reports.  The boy from the city of Luoyang, Yuan Bao, described Xi as “an amiable grandpa”, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com First ceremony next month; 'conservation celebrity' may be invited to oversee destruction Ivory set for high-profile burning Hong Kong has ... the international trade being banned in 1989. Committee members have suggested that a "conservation celebrity"- British primatologist Jane Goodall is one name mentioned- be invited to officiate ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by STAFF

    ... celebrates Earth Day A total of 191 countries today celebrate Earth Day, which was first started in 1970 by an American senator, Gaylord Nelson, as a way to draw attention to environmental issues ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Celebrity makeovers: the New Year's resolutions that worked

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen vivian.chen@scmp.com Celebrity makeovers of the season A new year has begun so it's time to start a clean slate and turn dreams into solid plans. CitySeen asked some of the city's movers and shakers if they had any New Year's resolutions that they actually stuck to   Harlan Goldstein, head chef/owner of Gold and Strip House I wished for good health ...

  9. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine, Syria and Nigeria in his Easter mass from the Vatican

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 07:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rome Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Syria and Nigeria Celebrating Easter yesterday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace ... that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St Peter's Basilica. Waving flags from the pope's native Argentina as well as from Brazil, Mexico, Britain, Poland ...




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