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  1. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Manchester City set for more Silva service

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Spain playmaker signs new five-year contract to stay with Premier League champions David Silva has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, the English Premier League champions announced on Tuesday. Spain playmaker Silva, who has won two Premier League titles with City, is now set to stay with the northwest side until the end ...

  2. Magazines - Style - FRONT ROW

    Independent watchmakers are all the rage among watch collectors

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Story Vivian Chen Special breed of watchmakers have found a niche market and these brands focus on quality ahead of quantity, writes Vivian Chen Independent minds The world of independent watchmakers is a far cry from mainstream manufacturers. Independent watchmakers create timepieces from scratch- hand-polishing them with simple tools, such as files and screwdrivers, with an annual ...

  3. Sport - Soccer

    Predators circle City for honours in new campaign

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Manuel Pellegrini's side face a battle to retain their Premier League crown with United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in good shape Predators circle City for honours in new campaign With Manchester United resurgent and big-name signings at Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, Manchester City will face a battle to hold onto their Premier League crown ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - NEW HOMES

    New home prices jump 19pc in Tianjin but fall in 7 other cities

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:50pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Tianjin prices soar 19pc but other major cities see falls Tianjin led gainers in new home prices among the top mainland cities last month. Prices in the northern port city jumped 19.24 per cent from June. Meanwhile, prices fell in seven of the 10 major cities tracked by the SCMP-Creda index, as a downturn continued despite the relaxation ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society meets to decide president Ambrose Lam's fate

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JOYCE NG AND PATSY MOY

    ... the city's judicial independence. The unprecedented vote drew the attention of the state-run Global Times, which published an editorial last Saturday saying it was "ridiculous" to topple ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sad city: More than half of Hongkongers under 40 say they are unhappy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Study of 10 regions in Asia is sad reflection on the city HK's unhappy youth nothing to laugh about More than half of Hong Kong adults aged below 40 say ... people aged under 40 in Hong Kong, Macau, Zhongshan city in Guangdong province and Ningxia autonomous region on the mainland, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Japan. Each ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FILM

    Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival plans Hong Kong edition

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Kong's cinematic history made the city the right choice as a partner in Asia to showcase American independent films. Metroplex senior programme manager Bede Cheng Tze-wang said he hoped the series would inspire a young audience amid a growing independent film culture in Hong Kong and mainland China. "[The mini festival] will further stimulate the creativity of young local ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Nine years after inception, InDPanda chugs Along

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:27pm by ALEC CHEUNG

    ... any more." Hung co-founded InDPanda with Henry Chan to bring more independent films to cinema-goers in the city. For the past nine years, Hung has programmed a variety of festivals under ... Alec Cheung alec.cheung@scmp.com Festival's short history grows longer The 10th anniversary of InDPanda, one of the city's major short film festivals, was almost its last. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai City advisers call runway report 'wishful thinking' Government advisers yesterday expressed scepticism over the Airport Authority's environmental report on its proposed third runway, saying it was full of highly speculative assumptions and "wishful thinking". The concerns came from members of a subcommittee of the Advisory ...




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