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  1. Sport - Racing

    Specialist to enjoy handicap conditions

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 09:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Specialist to enjoy handicap conditions History shows that Group Three handicaps are often a breakthrough chance for those good enough to run at the elite ... but there are always two or three horses who have just too many guns for him. Today, he comes back to handicap conditions and with barrier one allowing him to get the ideal trail behind the likely leaders, ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    England the pick on handicap despite Germany's quality

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:11pm by Nick Pulford

    ... draws. The underdogs are always tempting in matches that might be close and, with home advantage, England are the pick on the handicap despite Germany's evident quality. The play-offs ... was less strong (five of the eight play-off matches had under 2.5 goals). The pick of the match bets is Sweden on the handicap at home to Portugal. Sweden have won 10 of their last 12 home ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Handicapping now doesn't mean things always go right

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Handicapping now doesn't mean things always go right Whatever happened to the summer re-handicaps? Gone the way of boater hats and faxes it would seem. There was a time when the post-season re-handicap was a major curiosity, a guide to trainers as to which of the stable would get plenty of attention before the early meetings to take ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Man jailed for raping mentally-handicapped woman

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 01:03pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit An unemployed man was sentenced to eight years in jail on Wednesday for raping a mentally handicapped woman in Ap Lei Chau. Cheung Siu-hung, 29, was earlier found guilty by a High Court jury of raping the 22-year-old woman on January 26, last year, in a wet market. Mr Justice Derek Pang Wai-cheong said Cheung’s behaviour was “despicable” and “horrible” because he ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Subsidy to help severely handicapped in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Aim is to assist those living in the community and not having access to expensive machinery Medical equipment subsidy for severely handicapped People who have a severe physical handicap and need to rent medical equipment will receive a year-long subsidy of HK$2,000 to HK$2,500 a month from a trust fund, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Taking an age to get to grips with the handicapping system

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Taking an age to get to grips with handicapping system Dear handicapping department. That's right, it's the handicappers' turn again on behalf of all those who can't quite get to grips with the quirks of the five-pound weight-for-age allowance for Northern Hemisphere three-year-olds for the first half of the year and which ...

  7. Rugby for handicapped students

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung The focus of many sports-loving Hongkongers will be firmly on rugby - and the party atmosphere - at the annual Hong Kong Sevens this week. Thousands of tourists also visit the city for the three-day, seven-a-side competition involving 24 of the ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET NICK PULFORD

    'Six-pointers' in play at top as well as bottom

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:35pm by Nick Pulford

    ... of 40 since the start of last season. Tottenham would rate more than a marginal pick on the handicap but for that doubt over Pochettino's effectiveness in this type of game, while Chelsea ... Ramsey was in the team. The top handicap picks are West Ham at home to Southampton and, more tentatively, QPR at home to Sunderland, while the best shorter-priced home team are Newcastle. ...

  9. Polo-playing gentlemen don't mind being told they have a handicap

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... to wartime British leader Winston Churchill circulated like a mantra. 'A polo handicap is a passport to the world,' the club's director of polo operations, Derek Reid (pictured below, ... Malaysian-Chinese banker Chevy Beh, who has a handicap of three, and Englishman John Fisher (pictured far right), who is also the director of stable operations at the club. 'I'm really enjoying my ...

  10. Disability no handicap

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Four visually impaired students won scholarships for outstanding academic performances. They each received the HK$5,000 Lee Chu Suk Kwan Scholarship on Saturday for overcoming the challenges brought by their disability. Eleven teachers and stude ...




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