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  1. HK teams to play for money for first time

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin A men's tournament offering prize money for the first time in Hong Kong will be held later this month at King's Park. The Consulate General of Pakistan and Pakistan ... pools. The tournament will offer total prize money of HK$42,000 with the top two teams from each pool competing in the semi-finals. A plate competition for the bottom four teams will also ...

  2. Nina Wang hoped to win Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum hoped to win a Nobel Peace Prize for trying to broker talks between the Dalai Lama and Beijing, a court hearing rival claims to her multibillion-dollar ... spiritual leader and Beijing to the bargaining table. 'She hoped that she would receive a recommendation for the Nobel Peace Prize,' he told the Court of First Instance. 'To my ...

  3. Positive attitude helps prize winner seize opportunities

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... acquisitions. Yet, when asked what it is about the job that inspires that passion in her, money isn't even mentioned. Her job requires her to travel to any part of the mainland or Taiwan, looking ...

  4. Nobel prize goes to HK scientist

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... will receive half the prize money, about US$700,000, while his US counterparts will split the rest. '[Kao's] groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres ... the technology underpins the information superhighway and makes the internet possible. For his pivotal contribution, he became the first Hong Kong scientist to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics ...

  5. Shaheen right on the money in historic win

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Shaheen snatched the Perrier-Jinnai tournament at King's Park yesterday after coming back from a goal down to beat SSSC 2-1 in the final. Leong Lap-man and Lee Kwok-hung scored for the side who have now won Hong Kong's first-ever tournament offering prize money. Shaheen won HK$15,000. 'We had to work really hard because we were down a goal after a few ...

  6. five Ws

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... company Bofors. He was also an engineer and innovator. He amassed a large amount of money and in his will he stated that it should be used to award prizes in five categories- Physics, Chemistry, ... Susan Ramsay Who Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was elected in November 2008, 12 days before the nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the fourth US ...

  7. More than half support proposal to raise funds by issuing bonds

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung More than half of the business and opinion leaders in Hong Kong polled in a survey have called on the government to issue bonds to raise money for spending. Fifty-five per cent of 1,000 respondents in the SCMP/TNS survey supported the move, echoing the views of a growing number of local economists, amid a debate within government ranks on whether it should issue bonds ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... co-operation and hope. Yet awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to him only 10 months into his presidency is a serious mistake. If indeed US policy has reversed and rhetoric changed, substantive results have ... of the award initiated a new wave of criticism from the leadership of the Republican Party. In reality- not in symbolism- the peace prize does more harm than good. Would it be acceptable to a sceptical ...

  9. Home prices keep rising despite tighter loan curbs

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Housing prices in 70 mainland cities continued to grow last month, showing tighter restrictions on second-home mortgages had yet to make an impact on the property market. Home prices rose 0.7 per cent in October following a 0.7 per cent gain in ...

  10. StanChart marks anniversary with HK$150 note StanChart to issue HK$150 banknote

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The world's first 150-dollar denomination banknote will be issued by one of Hong Kong's three note-issuing banks to celebrate its 150-year history in the city. Standard Chartered Bank yesterday announced that it would offer one mill ...




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