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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji threatens Commonwealth Games boycott over rugby sevens exclusion

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:05am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Suva, Fiji Fiji is threatening to boycott this year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games after being told its high-profile rugby sevens side cannot take part, the Pacific ... their Sevens crown. “Our sevens rugby team has proven to the world by winning the World Cup twice that we can win medals at the Commonwealth Games,” Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic ...

  2. Detours: Pushkar Fair

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... Philip Game The world's largest camel fair is an explosion of colour and life, a visual paradise for the more intrepid traveller to northern India. In centuries past, Pushkar, in the state of Rajasthan in northeast India, represented a crossroads on the great caravan trade routes of Asia. By the 16th century, the camel market had grown into an annual event held during ...

  3. Animal attraction

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... You may feel you're chasing your own tail on India's tiger trail, writes Philip Game Tiger is giving us dodge,' says wildlife guide Hem Bahuguna, calling a halt near some telltale paw prints and scrapings. As the engine cools, then stills, we hear only the birds, the soft breeze and the distant chattering of monkeys. From time to time another jeep driver ...

  4. Pilgrims' progress

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... The devout have been making the long trek across the north of Spain for centuries. Philip Game discovers the route's many appeals. Forget the flamenco. What about some stirring reels from a Galician piper? Far from the golden sands of Andalucia and beyond the great plains of Castile, a different Spain awaits along the Atlantic. A land of cloud-wrapped crags, apple orchards ...

  5. Property - International

    Gold Coast hotel market looking up ahead of Commonwealth Games

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 02:09pm by Tom Gibson

    ... and considerable talk about the likely impact hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games will have on one of Australia’s best known holiday destinations. There is no doubt that the Gold Coast hotel market ... Commonwealth Games. This will bring an enormous surplus of new infrastructure to the region. However, as evidenced by other cities that have previously hosted the games, such as Manchester, Melbourne ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    British lawmaker to Beijing: Allow Hong Kong to rejoin Commonwealth

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 06:21am by FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... commits them to 16 core values including democracy and human rights. Member states also retain political and cultural ties and compete in the Commonwealth Games every four years. ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in London Let HK rejoin the Commonwealth: UK lawmaker Beijing should allow Hong Kong to rejoin the Commonwealth, a British lawmaker campaigning for former colonial ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Glasgow snub ‘will make Fiji stronger’

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:11pm by John Carney

    ... John Carney Coach Ben Ryan says dispute over his team’s participation at this year’s Commonwealth Games will give them added motivation in Hong Kong Glasgow snub 'will make Fiji stronger' A row over Fiji's participation at this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games may lead to a boycott, but it will not derail their plans of winning this weekend's HSBC/Cathay ...

  8. News - China Insider - GAMING

    Invaded by the PLA: New strategy game offers an alternate reality history of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 08:34pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Wargame: Red Dragon depicts a war inspired by Hong Kong's handover negotiations A new strategy game that flips history on its head and features ... games developed by French software company Eugen Systems. Watch: Wargame: Red Dragon Launch Trailer The Wargame franchise, which has sold more than 500,000 copies among dedicated fans ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Highlanders’ Baker banned for six weeks over spear tackle

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Otago Highlanders winger Kurt Baker has been slapped with a six-week suspension for a dangerous tackle on Melbourne Rebels’ scrum-half Nick Stirzaker during their Super Rugby match on Friday. The 25-year-old Baker, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist with New Zealand’s sevens team, drove Stirzaker away from a ruck early in the Highlanders’ 33-30 win ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    England have faith in young stars for Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 11:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Coach Simon Amor hopes to break seven year drought in March and eyes Commonwealth Games medal in July England have faith in young stars Jack Clifford, ... The England coach has set his sights on winning the Commonwealth Games gold medal in July as well as breaking a seven-year Cup drought in Hong Kong. Amor, who is putting in place a young squad ...




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