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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Minnows vow to achieve impossible on a shoestring

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 09:27pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa Minnows vow to achieve impossible on a shoestring While the "Big Four" dispense millions of dollars with gay abandon in their quest for silverware, the district teams will try to survive in the new Premier League on very tight budgets. Playing under the name of their own district, Yuen Long, Tai Po and Wong Tai Sin will be happy to just avoid the drop at the end ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Getting stuck in a lift killed my sex drive': Man wins HK$260,000 compensation

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com A businessman whose sex drive plunged after he was trapped in a lift for 20 minutes was awarded HK$260,000 compensation in the District Court yesterday. Johnny Kong Lin-fat was diagnosed with an adjustment disorder after a lift malfunctioned in Chang Pao Ching Building on Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, on March 13, 2008. He sued the building's ...

  3. News - World - AVIATION

    Norman Foster co-design picked for US$9.2 billion Mexico City airport

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City British architect is co-designer of winning idea for US$9.2 billion gateway to quadruple capacity Foster flies high with Mexican airport plan British architect Norman Foster and Mexico's Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for Mexico City's new US$9.2 billion airport, which is expected to quadruple current capacity to 120 ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Pan-democrats must consider cost to society of political reform veto

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by LETTERS

    ... Up till now, all voters could only vote for district councillors and legislators in the geographical constituencies, whose role was that of a watchdog of our government. This is the first ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Ecotourism could have a negative impact on Lantau's environment

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... interesting geological sites, is located in Sai Kung and Tai Po districts, both of which are on the other side of Hong Kong from Lantau. There is interesting geology on Lantau as well, but it's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... than imposed from the top. The approach does not always work, though. For instance, a redevelopment project in the run-down district of To Kwa Wan collapsed on Monday after it failed to meet ...

  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shanghai kindergarten punished for playing Japanese war song at graduation

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:23pm by Kathy Gao

    ... department of Zhabei district in Shanghai confirmed this in a statement on Thursday evening. The school suspended the responsible directors from their duties after a clip of the ceremony recently ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Actor Shia LaBeouf avoids jail after admitting disorderly conduct charge

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:08pm by AP

    ... spat at an officer's feet. He faced charges including a misdemeanour trespassing offence and some non-criminal violations, disorderly conduct among them. Assistant District Attorney Alyssa ...

  9. Property - International - SOUTH AFRICA

    Building fuels office glut in South Africa's financial hub

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... for properties under construction in Sandton, Africa's biggest financial district. More than 257,300 sq metres of commercial real estate were planned there in June, 73 per cent more than a year ... ahead of demand. Developers are struggling to fill the buildings that have been completed and the pace of the district's expansion also is keeping a lid on rents. The vacancy rate ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools fear new classes won't last

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Policy to move cross-border children away from North District set to cause problems elsewhere Schools fear new classes won't last A government policy to relieve mounting pressure on North District schools from cross-border pupils- mostly children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents- may have created a headache for other districts ...




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