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  1. News - China - MACAU

    90pc don't trust Macau leader, says 'referendum'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:54am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... referendum, conducted from August 24 to Sunday, came after Chui won the one-horse race with 380 votes from the 400-strong election committee. Sou said the result also proved that Chui's win would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583949/90pc-dont-trust-macau-leader-says-referendum
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Many challenges for Macau leader It's not much of an election if it is a one-horse race. Credibility is further undermined when the ballot is confined to only 400 of 624,000 citizens. As awkward as it is, this is how Macau picks its chief executive. The poll on Sunday took less than an hour to complete, sealing the city's fate for another five years under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584012/after-easy-re-election-macau-leader-now-faces-many
  3. Sport - Racing

    Time 'heels' Zac's wounds: Purton ready and raring to defend title

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:44pm

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey Zac Purton had to cut short what was building as a very successful Japan stint after injuring a heel, but the Australian has been giving his body a full workout at morning trackwork and has told fans he wil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1583791/zac-purton-ready-and-raring-defend-his-title
  4. Sport - Racing

    Dan Excel getting act together for Cox Plate bid

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:37pm

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer John Moore maps out 'unconventional' trial and race programme for his tough Group One star Hong Kong’s Cox Plate aspirant, Dan Excel, will step out for the most serious test of his Australian campaign in a Randwick barrier trial on Wednesday as he prepares for a September 28 return to racing. The Singapore International Airlines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1583725/dan-excel-getting-act-together-cox-plate-bid
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Parents must stop treating education as an arms race

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:28am by Kelly Yang

    ... as an arms race: more is not better For those parents experiencing severe stress about the start of a new school year (30 per cent of parents, according to one recent study), I want to let you ... their children's academic abilities, something's not quite right. Tutoring is not supposed to be a never-ending arms race to book more classes and buy more lessons. Tutoring is optional, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583528/parents-must-stop-treating-education-arms-race
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    How mental toughness gives athletes the edge

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... being mentally tough requires. She competes in triathlons and international adventure races, which are multiday events covering 350 kilometres of mountain biking, kayaking, rope work, running ... with it that makes or breaks you." Ultra runner Andre Blumberg also knows a thing or two about suffering. Next week, Blumberg, 44, will run a 321-kilometre race around Lake Tahoe in the US. He hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1582977/how-mental-toughness-gives-athletes-edge
  7. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Marathon runner Gary Lew

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... regularly clocks up 80 to 100 kilometres a week. Lew aims for two good races a year "to get a good time", while the other races are for fun. For this marathon master, that still means ... a point where [the tightness] is gone, and you're ready to go again. Why have you decided to run so many marathons? If I have a race coming up, I'm more disciplined about working harder. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1582976/marathon-runner-gary-lew
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... need majority approval from a 1,200-strong nominating committee, which would be based on the election committee that decided the 2012 race. Most of its members will be returned by as few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Christy Yiu quits nursing job to pursue Olympic dream in Rio

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:11pm by Richard Castka

    ... and concentrate more on effective training, as my long term goal is to qualify for the Olympic marathon." Giorgi, who watched the race with Murao, said: "Christy has a very good work ethic ... standard." Yiu said Murao had arranged for her to run in two races in Japan later this year, and should she perform well he would target a marathon in the new year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1583155/christy-yiu-quits-nursing-job-pursue-olympic-dream-rio
  10. Sport - Tennis

    Rain postponement gives Roger Federer a lucky break at US Open

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... for Federer Five-time champion Roger Federer sat out a two-hour break for torrential rain to race into the US Open fourth round on a stormy, humid New York day, which saw David Ferrer crash to defeat. Second-seeded Federer, the champion between 2004-2008, came back from a set down to defeat Spain's Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 by racing away with 20 of the last 24 games of the match, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1583131/rain-postponement-gives-roger-federer-lucky-break-us-open

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