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  1. News - World

    How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 11:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place. ... kronor (HK$9.7 million) prize money. And judging from past experience, anything can happen. Sometimes they donate it to charity or scientific research, but that is by no means universal. Lars ...

  2. News - China Insider - VIDEO GAMING

    Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... one of the biggest prize in video gaming history. The victory helped the members of the Newbee team, whose name means “f**king awesome” in Chinese, secure US$1 million each in prize money. The tournament of multiplayer online battle game Dota 2 was hosted by video games publisher Valve Corporation. The total prize pool of US$10.9 million, up from last year’s US$2.9 million, is the largest ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    US students scoop US$75,000 prize money for Titan Arm robotic design

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... attached to a backpack, which can carry an additional 18kg. Either way, Titan Arm's cost-efficient design has won the team accolades and at least US$75,000 in prize money. "They built ...

  4. News - Asia - Animals

    Malaysia's serama chicken breed, a prized pet, is spreading its wings

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kampung Pandan, Malaysia Tiny serama chickens fetch big money and make new friends worldwide Prancing from poultry to prized pets Marching imperiously ... several thousand dollars for a prize bird. "There are people who want to buy my bird. But I am not selling it. It is part of my family," Mohamad Hatta said. Believed to be a cross ...

  5. News - World - SWEDEN

    Three Americans win Nobel Prize for economics

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 08:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Stockholm Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller win Nobel Prize for asset price forecast research Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel Prize for economics on Monday for developing methods to study trends in stock, bond and housing markets. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that through ...

  6. News - World - GAMING

    Online gaming professionals compete for rich prizes in world arenas

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... hundreds of thousands of euros a year," said Laurent, pointing to prize money or sponsorship deals. Before integrating a professional team, the best of the best are often spotted on game ... Agence France-Presse in Paris League of Legends stars musttrain hard as they chase rich prizes Online pros who are at the top of their game They train hard, have their own fans, sponsors ...

  7. News - World - NOBEL PRIZE

    Americans, German win Nobel Prize for medicine for cell transport research

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Stockholm Trio awarded medicine prize for cell work Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won this year’s Nobel Prize ... at 1am at his home in California by the chairman of the prize committee and was still suffering from jetlag after returning from a trip to Germany the night before. “I wasn’t thinking too ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MUSIC

    Hong Kong conductor Woo Pak-tuen takes second prize in global contest

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com HK conductor takes second in global contest Hongkonger Woo Pak-tuen outperformed more than 40 rivals but ultimately had to settle for second prize ... the Spring River, a compulsory piece, and another piece determined by drawing lots. Xue eventually won over the judges, who voted unanimously for him to receive first prize. As the winner, he ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    'Generation Y' workers prize money and benefits in jobs, survey finds

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Survey finds that Generation Y, those born between 1981 and 1994, also expect close mentoring and fast feedback from colleagues Cash comesfirst whenyoung lookfor work As employees, Hong Kong's twenty-somethings are ...

  10. News - China - ART

    Chinese amateur wins world’s richest photography prize

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the age of six. Dubai’s young crown prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, who set up the HIPA awards with total prize money of US$389,000, is himself a keen photographer. Next ... Construction entrepreneur Zhou Fuyang, 54, won the US$120,000 top prize in the annual Hamdan International Photography Awards (HIPA) in Dubai. “I took this photograph in the home of the mayor ...




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