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  1. Sport - Racing

    Howard Cheng gets two-month suspension over October 12 race

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:27am by Alan Aitken

    ... jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin has been suspended for more than two months after an adjourned stewards' inquiry concluded last night prior to racing at Happy Valley. The inquiry had been adjourned from Sha Tin races on October 12, when the Cheng-ridden Jun Ju came from near the tail of the field to finish fifth behind Ultimate Glory in the Silvermine Bay Handicap. Stewards took ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Spending on North Carolina Senate race looks set to top US$100 million

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Outside donations push up spending on North Carolina contest as Republicans vie for control Senate race that's set to be first to top US$100m mark There is a US election winner, in the money stakes, at least. The Senate race in North Carolina is on track to be the most expensive congressional contest in United States history, likely to surpass ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Moore to capitalise on the return of trophy races

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Moore to capitalise on the return of trophy races Hong Kong's own "cups king" John Moore hasn't had much to play for this season ... with all the dirt racing but, back to the Valley tonight, there are two cups for the Class Three horses and Invictus (Joao Moreira) is ready to break back into the winner's circle. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Occupy Sha Tin: what would cause revolutions in racing?

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 08:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... how our little country should be run.” Whoa there, hold off with the neo-conservative diatribe, or pro-China trolling, this is a racing column – not the real world – and we want to talk about Hong Kong racing’s class divide. There will be no tear gas at the track, yet. Not until the next beaten favourite anyway. A column on Occupy could be semi-warranted – the protests have affected ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - RAT RACE

    Rat Race runners turn into superheroes to raise more than HK$3m for charity

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by DANNY LEE

    ... of superheroes and a US president took to the streets of Central yesterday. But Superman, Captain America and Barack Obama were hardly noticed as they raced among the other fancy-dress entrants in this year's Central Rat Race. Hundreds of white-collar workers swapped their weekday suits for silly outfits in aid of mental health awareness. More than 460 employees from 60 companies turned out ...

  6. News - World - ANALYSIS: HEALTH

    US races to tighten policy on Ebola following second case in Texas

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Areas with large West African communities scramble to adapt generic disaster response plans to disease and learn lessons from Texas U.S. races to tighten Ebola policy The mistakes in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Age no barrier when it comes to taking the plunge in cross-harbour race

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Kevin Kung

    ... the annual Cross Harbour Race. Chow, who turns 12 today, was among the 1,915 participants who swam from Lei Yue Mun Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier to Quarry Bay Park Public Pier yesterday. And although she ... hung onto it to take a short break," said Chow, who trained six days a week, two hours a day for the competition. "This is my third time to join an open water race. Before ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Occupy protests blamed for Toulouse-Racing Metro match being canned

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:35pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Two top European clubs decide not to come to city over safety concerns and unavailability of playing venue Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have claimed a first sporting victim with next month's match between two top French clubs, Toulouse and Racing Metro, cancelled because of the overseas organisers' safety and stadium ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP RICHARD DREW

    Pit Stop: Sochi's chance to make a huge noise as it hosts Russia's F1 race

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:51pm by Richard Drew

    ... the buzz of the games, looking out to the Black Sea beyond, you started to see that this might well make a stunning venue for a Formula One race as well as an Olympic Games. This weekend we get ... skating, curling and ice hockey. The moral aspect of hosting the race there has, as always with F1, been swept under the carpet. The sport does not feel it has the job of punishing Russia for its ...

  10. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Australia to ban race hate preachers

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia to ban 'race hate' preachers Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday said moves were under way to ban "race hate" preachers from entering the country to prevent them peddling "alien and extremist" ideologies. The move was prompted by radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir planning a public lecture ...




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