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  1. HK union hails 'momentous day'

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) hailed the International Olympic Committee's decision to include sevens as an Olympic sport, calling it a 'momentous day for the sport in Asia'. Trevor Gregory, HKRFU chairman, welcomed the decision to bring rugby back into the Olympic fold - starting from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro - and said Hong Kong should ...

  2. Lawyers hail detention law

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Lawyers have hailed a new draft law governing detention centres as a step in the right direction. But much more needed to be done to fix the mainland's troubled detention system, they said. Detention centres, which are operated by the police, are different from police cells and jails. The draft regulation, released on Monday for public comment, spelled out ...

  3. Macau shuts door again as Hu hails security law

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Fox Yi Hu in Macau and Ng Kang-chung Three more Hong Kong activists were barred from Macau yesterday, where President Hu Jintao lauded the enactment of a controversial national security law and stressed the importance of harmony and s ...

  4. Partnership rules hailed as a lure for foreign funds

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Tax breaks now available to China investment funds that are structured as partnerships offer a 'breakthrough' that could unlock a flood of new capital into the mainland, financial consultancy Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu forecasts. On D ...

  5. Hail the size of beans hits Lantau, Tsuen Wan

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said the hail was caused by a thunderstorm moving eastward from the mouth of the Pearl River between 1am and 1.30am. It said it received two to three reports of hail in Tsuen Wan, Ma Wan and Tung Chung. The storm lasted only a few minutes, sending down hail the size of soya beans, people reported. Gary Tsang, who lives in north Tsing Yi, said the hail came at about 1.30am ...

  6. Engineers, businessmen hail rail link

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Paggie Leung

    ... Anita Lam and Paggie Leung International engineers and businessmen yesterday hailed the significance of a high-speed rail link in Hong Kong, ahead of a symposium on the subject. Terry Hill, head of global transport at engineering giant Arup- and a guest speaker at today's symposium- said Hong Kong could not afford to be cut off from the national high-speed rail network. ...

  7. Moore hails Aussie's 'ride of a lifetime'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Winning trainer John Moore recalled the legendary tactical moves of his father's heyday as Australia's greatest-ever jockey after Darren Beadman brilliantly stole the HK$16 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin yesterday. ...

  8. Hall hails jockeys' leader Prebble for 'fantastic ride' on Danzulu

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer David Hall showered the praise on jockeys' championship leader Brett Prebble after Danzulu landed a breathtaking final-stride win. Sean Woods' debutant Athenium had gone to a clear lead in the Class Three 1,400m seventh event ...

  9. ESF hails success in switch to IB diploma

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Leaders of the English Schools Foundation are hailing its switch to the International Baccalaureate Diploma a success after nearly two-thirds of the first group of pupils scored 30 points or more in the new exam. But they have pledged to improve provision of alternative qualifications for less academically oriented pupils after more than 8 per cent failed to secure ...

  10. Greens hail rule giving watchdog more clout

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A long-anticipated regulation aimed at tackling the mainland's pollution woes at their roots and expanding the power of environmental watchdogs was approved yesterday. The move was hailed by environmentalists as a breakthrough in reversing problems which have become a main source of dissatisfaction and unrest. It was the first time the social ...




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