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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Charities harness excesses of the Sevens to tackle poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline How rugby can help fight poverty The money spent at the Sevens over the weekend, where corporate boxes cost upwards of half a million dollars, is simply mind-boggling. But for one local charity, harnessing the event's excesses brings much-needed funds to alleviate poverty in Hong Kong. Mission Possible raises millions for four local charities each year ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Sevens and ‘Mission Possible’ team up to tackle poverty

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:57pm

    ... SCMP Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has once again teamed up with the Peter Bennett Foundation and other sponsors to help raise funds and awareness for “Mission Possible” – the campaign that combats Hong Kong social issues relating to the you ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Support Brazil, Dilma Rousseff tells nation in recorded speech

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:43am by APSPT

    ... to the sharp drops in poverty that Brazil has seen in the past decade under Workers' Party leadership. Rousseff said that "for any nation, organising a Cup is like taking part in a tough- ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Why I just can't get behind anything Fifa are involved in

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:34am by Peter Simpson

    ... Brazilians live hand to mouth in poverty-stricken, crime- ridden communities. Yet who can blame the favelas for rising up against what they see as a huge vanity project for their leaders and crooked ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP

    Brazil lack star quality, says 1970 legend Jairzinho

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 08:32pm

    ... factory in a northern Rio favela (slum) known as "Gaza strip". Twice a week, he coaches youngsters who dream of escaping poverty via football. "I have been trying to put something ... are only interested in poverty when it comes to getting votes." In all, 285 youngsters come to the centre, which is in an area where drug issues are hard to avoid. One is 16-year-old Angolan ...

  6. Sport - Racing - COMMENT

    Why horse racing in Hong Kong is a different beast entirely

    Posted May 01st 2014, 08:10pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... with one tooth wearing newspapers for shoes? They may look like they are on the poverty line, but there is every chance they are a millionaire. Such are the quirks of the local punters. In the end ...


    Brazil's party long overdue on international stage

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 10:08pm by Tim Noonan

    ... with stunning natural beauty, but cursed with endemic corruption and systemic poverty. Still, Brazilians are understandably eager to show the world the great strides made in their economy and national ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    The declining state of Hong Kong horse names- and the true meaning of Llaregyb

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 06:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... is in fact the fear of poverty, an ironic name for a horse in this part of the world given that owning a horse requires membership to the Hong Kong Jockey Club. And there’s no fear of poverty ...

  9. Sport - Soccer

    Portugal great Eusebio, 71, dies after heart attack

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 09:01pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Lisbon Tributes pour in for the country's most gifted striker, who made his mark at 1966 World Cup Portugal great Eusebio, 71, dies after heart attack Eusebio, the Portuguese football star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, has died aged 71, his longtime club ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Dominicans live up to the promise

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... of the DR you think of baseball or maybe poverty. According to the World Bank, 20 per cent of this Caribbean country lives in poverty, while 10 per cent lives in extreme poverty. But for anybody who ... crusaders claim performance-enhancing drugs could kill you, so can poverty. Pious morality seems a bourgeois luxury. Just as basketball has been a ticket out of urban poverty for legions of minority ...




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