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  1. Soccer gives homeless men a new goal

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok They may have spent most of their lives looking for shelter and jobs, but when they are on the soccer pitch they feel at home. After sleeping on the streets for 20 years, striker Choi Yu-kwong said the revival of his childhood passion for th ...

  2. Student soccer contest to red-card poverty

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Students at Canadian International School are hoping to help kick poverty into touch this evening with a fund-raiser to boost awareness of the plight of the city's homeless. Kick-Off Poverty's marathon five-hour programme includes a sponsored football tournament involving Dawn Team, a local team of homeless players. A mock-up of a cage home will show visitors how ...

  3. Homeless team regain dignity as they eye World Cup title

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Shieh John Fat is not an understated man. The 38-year-old Hong Kong native loses his temper easily. He sports a flashy metal stud in his ear and regales with stories of the millions he made in business and his life as a high-roller in casinos from M ...

  4. Tackling poverty

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has promised to set up a commission to tackle poverty. The decision is a marked departure from his long-standing policy. Will such a commission really work? Write to us, share your views. ...

  5. First Person

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... have a contingency plan, and on May 26 and 27 we are staging an event- the Kick-Off Poverty Charity Tournament- to raise money. Any team or company can participate if they pay HK$15,000. ... and ended up homeless in Hong Kong. Now he has a job and is going back to study design in the evenings. He is back in society. For more details on the Kick-off Poverty Tournament on May 26 and 27 ...

  6. Afghan team ban bad for HK's image

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Vietnam. What these nations have in common is that rates of poverty are high. Afghanistan has the added problem of being considered a haven for terrorists. If these were the only factors ...

  7. First priority

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... estimated that 80per cent of China's retired athletes suffer unemployment, poverty or health problems from overtraining. So what's behind the Chinese state's fixation on gold? ...

  8. Soccer superstar sets up school

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... player of the year, is one of the world's best known sports figures. He has been appointed as the UN goodwill ambassador to help to reduce poverty. The children's cartoon Ronaldinho ... in the selection and recruitment of professional staff. The initiative shows the power of sport to help achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals, a set of targets to slash poverty and other ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SPORTS

    How City's billionaire buyer proved a game changer

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Guy Haydon

    ... the highest paid, earns £198,000 a week. "It is difficult to accept that in a world where so many people live in poverty … one sheikh should have personal billions and spend one of them ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    With all this doping, I no longer know what cheating means

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... figured his way out of poverty was to take performance-enhancers, I can understand it. I don't excuse it but I understand it. Cause and effect here. Thousands of poor kids in Latin America ...




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