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  1. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australian swimming great Grant Hackett heading to rehab

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Five-times Olympic champion addicted to sleeping medicine, says manager Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has flown to the United States to have treatment for an addiction to a sleeping medication, his manager said. Hackett, who won 1,500 metres freestyle gold at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, created headlines in Australia this week after being found topless and disoriented ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australia's swimming great Grant Hackett sues lawyers over prenup

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Hackett sues over 'defective' prenup Australian Olympic champion freestyler Grant Hackett is suing his lawyers over a costly prenuptial agreement after his marriage ended with a drunken rampage, reports said yesterday. Hackett and Candice Alley split in May after five years together. He had trashed his apartment the previous October, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Housing market crash would only add fuel to Occupy Central campaign

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by GRANT CHUM

    ... Grant Chum says with a conflagration over political reform threatening to erupt, officials now have less room to move on the housing front, and the status quo may be the best hope A year ... issue to bring out the fabled silent majority for what would otherwise be a purely political cause. Remember July 2003? Grant Chum is head of Hong Kong equity research at UBS Crash control ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australian swimmer sues lawyers over pre-nuptial agreement

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 02:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian swimming great Grant Hackett is suing his lawyers over a costly pre-nuptial agreement after his marriage ended with a drunken rampage, reports said on Monday. After five years together, Hackett and Candice Alley split in May. He had trashed his apartment the previous October in an alcohol-fuelled blowout, prompting his wife to call ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    I'm comfortable being gay, says Thorpe

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... out as gay attracted a flurry of supportive comments. Olympic and world champion swimmer Grant Hackett said he hoped Thorpe's decision to speak publicly would help him move forward. "He's been through a lot this year with depression and other things and hopefully that can allow him, as a person, to move forward," Hackett said. Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham, who ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport

    Geoff Huegill to face court over cocaine charge

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:05pm by AFP

    ... in the spotlight, after fellow Olympians Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett both recently entered rehab. Thorpe sought help for depression after a mixture of painkillers and anti-depressants left him disoriented on a Sydney street, while Hackett needed help for an addiction to sleeping pills. Speaking about his friend Thorpe earlier this year, Huegill said that in his experience one of the hardest things ...

  7. News - China Insider - LEGAL

    Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:16pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Hunan judge has been suspended and placed under investigation after a court heard that he had married a woman whom he ruled heavily in favour of in a divorce case. Lengshuitan district judge Zhou Xinhua granted the woman almost all the disputed marital assets in a 2008 divorce case. He ruled that she should be granted a house and land and ruled ...

  8. News - China - MEDIA

    China to grant 'more' press passes- but journalists must sign secrecy deal first

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:46pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com State media regulator says 250,000 journalists expected to be granted press certificate, after they sign agreement not to share information Mainland journalists ... and official interviews. Central government departments tend to grant interviews only to reporters who carry the certificate. Under the agreement- which comes in force today- journalists should ...

  9. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Finnish firm granted trading licences for Chinese emissions schemes

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Finnish firm to trade in Chinese carbon schemes Finnish carbon trading firm Greenstream has been granted licences to operate in three of the mainland's pilot emissions schemes, making it the second foreign company to gain entry to what might become the world's largest carbon market. The mainland, the world's biggest emitter of climate-changing ...

  10. Home fans 'will hand China edge'

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... freestyle - the event he made his own at the 1992 (Barcelona) and 1996 (Atlanta) Olympics - where his rival and teammate Grant Hackett will star. 'Of course Hackett will win it. He is an amazing athlete and I have never met another swimmer as mentally tough as Grant. He will become the first male swimmer to win three Olympic gold medals in the 1,500 metres,' predicted ...




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