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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - DINOSAURS

    Triceratops ancestor a turkey-sized plant eater that roamed in herds

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Triceratops ancestor a turkey-sized plant eater The forerunner of dinosaurs like three-horned triceratops was a bird-hipped creature the size of a turkey that lived in herds in South America and liked to munch on ferns. Laquintasaura venezuelae, named after the country in which it was discovered, lived 201 million years ago in the earliest Jurassic ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Preparations for Rio Olympics going much better, says IOC's John Coates

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Games chief, who in April branded Brazil's Games organisation as the worst ever, says work is much much better Rio going much better, says Coates Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Size gets monkey off his back

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Laidback trainer ends frustrating 37-race losing streak with a much-needed double from still-green Keep-A-Pin and genuine Fulfil A Wish Size gets monkey off his back Champion trainer John Size emerged from a rare and frustrating run of outs with a double yesterday but took it all with his usual laidback aplomb. Before Keep-A-Pin (Douglas ...

  4. Rock-solid Glorious Days leads the way for Size at trials

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com John Size unleashed four of his seemingly inexhaustible production line of progressive gallopers in Friday's three dirt trials at Sha Tin, headlined ... for third was Earl Of Leitrim, another Size charge, who was a solid fourth on debut last month. The four-year-old had won two from three in England and got back and stormed home behind upset winner ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    We're not cutting expenses, says finance chief John Tsang

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Departments were asked to reduce spending growth by 1pc because of a slow economy and the cost of new services, John Tsang explains We're not cutting ... chief says. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah made the remarks in a blog entry yesterday. Bureaus have been asked to make the 1 per cent cut to existing programmes over two years starting ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung village house project is defiling country park, say residents

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Sai Kung residents say project along stream is destroying habitat of wild animals and does not blend into one of the city's most scenic areas New Village houses 'defile country park' While debate continues over building housing on country park land, people at Sai Kung say the construction of village houses within the Sai Kung ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    St John's Cathedral to remember 1914-18 war, appeal for peace in modern conflicts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Service to recall conflict of 1914-18; appeal for peace in Mideast, Ukraine Cathedral deplores war, old and new St John's Cathedral will use the centenary year of the beginning of the first world war to call for a curb on the violence that is paralysing Gaza, Israel and Ukraine. The Reverend John Chynchen, chaplain of St John's, will open ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Now comes the tough part for Aomen

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com A quick back-up and the conditions to suit play big part in four-year-old's win, but Size fears rating hike might stop his progress Now comes the tough part for Aomen Champion trainer John Size had a plan for Aomen going into the Peninsula Golden Jubilee Challenge Cup (1,650m) and a three-length victory in the annual all-weather feature ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Review: Excuse me, where is the market?

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... John Batten Excuse me, where is the market? Red Elation Gallery Like a bounty on a criminal's head, the one-off grant of HK$120,000 offered to street vendors by the Food ... a compelling story about Hong Kong's vibrant street culture. John Batten ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican move on immigrants backfires on John Boehner

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Bid to break deadlock over humanitarian crisis leaves leader in battle with own side as tea party right-wingers demand much tougher action Republicans split over border security plans A bill to fund US border security has backfired on Republican leader John Boehner, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile the "tea party" ...




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