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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

    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 ...


    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rail delay rocks culture hub plan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by ADA LEE AND VIVIENNE CHOW

    ... Ada Lee and Vivienne Chow Long-awaited West Kowloon arts hub likely to be hit by challenging geological conditions Rail delay rocks culture hub plan Delays in completing the high-speed railway to Guangzhou will hinder the progress of the West Kowloon Cultural District, where the line terminates, although how big an effect it will have remained unclear yesterday. It is understood ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and reluctance to make provision for it beyond recreational cycleways in the New Territories. It is therefore good news for supporters that it might enjoy a higher profile as the West Kowloon Cultural ... fault with the scarcity of bicycle paths and facilities, citing health and air pollution issues. Hopefully, the cultural district will one day be seen as instrumental in winning greater ...

  10. 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 ...




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