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  1. Looking for a level playing field

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... While Iran's national side does battle at the World Cup in Germany, their female counterparts are taking giant strides at home to break down cultural and religious barriers, writes Steven Knipp If non-sports lovers think the European game of soccer i ...

  2. Protesters' behaviour sullies their message

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The behaviour of protesters who have tried to sabotage the Olympic Games torch relay can only be condemned. Whatever point they were trying to make has been lost by the reckless ... lost out. Far from being the display of free speech that some observers contended them to be, the actions of Tibetan activists were, instead, a show of the loutish side of the protest movement. ...

  3. Ho moves up after HK-led protest upheld

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A successful protest brought forward by Hong Kong, which resulted in the opening race in the men's Mistral being abandoned, and an errant Frenchman saw Ho Chi-ho move up two places in the overall standings yesterday. The results of the first race in the 11-race series were declared null and void by organisers after a three-pronged protest spearheaded ...

  4. Parents take pay protest to Beijing

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Peter Goff in Beijing Parents of players from a Super League team in Liaoning have come to Beijing for a week-long protest, claiming the club owes 1.6 million yuan in back pay. Twelve parents of players from Liaoning FC marched into the offices of the Chinese Football Association and demanded the authorities force the club to pay outstanding salaries and bonuses. The Super ...

  5. Protest pair call for 'elitism' to be driven off HK's fairways

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The city was branded an elitist golfing area by two protesters outside the Hong Kong Golf Club yesterday during the third round of the Omega Hong Kong Open. As defending ... We are here today at the Omega Hong Kong Open to protest about the elitist state of golf in Hong Kong,' said Mr Pearce. Iain Valentine, chief executive of the Hong Kong Golf Association, ...

  6. Making a point

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An activist has placed large plastic balls in parks to protest at what he sees as too many regulations. Should the authorities lighten up and relax park rules, such as the ban on ball games and dogs? Write to us ...

  7. On the attack

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Democratic Party stages a protest outside a Jockey Club betting centre in Sham Shui Po after the club said it was interested in offering bets on NBA games. Anti-gambling groups feared more youngsters might be encouraged to bet. ...

  8. Fans cry foul after player banned

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Wuhan Guanggu fans have staged a protest in the Hubei capital claiming corruption in the sport. Wuhan were furious after defender Li Weifeng was banned for eight matches following an incident in an away game against Beijing Guoan on Wednesday. Li had stepped on an opposition player, who retaliated and was sent off. Li was allowed to play on. But following a protest ...

  9. It's party time, even for zombies!

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... church Members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for holding anti-homosexuality protests at military funerals, got the surprise of their life recently when they were faced by a horde of zombies. During a church rally in the US state of Washington, a large group of rival demonstrators dressed as zombies showed up to protest against Westboro. Using Facebook, organisers ...

  10. Coach drivers seek HK$6m from employer

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Twelve coach drivers protested to the Labour Department against Sincere International Travel Service yesterday, saying they were owed HK$6 million. On behalf of the company's 34 drivers, they said the firm had forced them to pay parking fees up front, then refused to repay them for seven years. The company's executive director rejected the claims. ...




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