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  1. Sport - Racing

    All hail Hong Kong racing's off-season, unmatched around the world

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 07:16pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... one final time. Durkin, of Arrrrr  and Doremifasollatido  fame, bellowed to the crowd, “Long live horse racing, and long live Saratoga!” Sorry Tom, but I’m going to borrow your phrase here. Long live Hong Kong horse racing, and long live the off-season! There are many benefits to Hong Kong racing but the government-mandated break from mid-July to mid-September has to rank right up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1595442/all-hail-hong-kong-racings-season
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese culture fails to make the grade for today's mixed-race children

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang recounts her struggle to instil pride and love of all things Chinese in her daughters Chinese culture fails to make the grade for today's mixed-race children ... usually have a tiger mother at home, enforcing extra Chinese lessons. I don't really worry about my children's identity. Research contradicts the earlier belief that mixed-race children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586018/chinese-culture-fails-make-grade-todays-mixed-race-children
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Missouri violence shows an America still grappling with the tinderbox of race

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Kent Ewing

    ... Kent Ewing Kent Ewing looks at how a black teenager's death reignited the flames America is still grappling with the tinderbox of race Sadly, reports coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, these days read a lot like the stories I grew up with in that US state in the 1960s and 1970s: an act of perceived racial injustice against African Americans is followed by violent protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579313/missouri-violence-shows-america-still-grappling-tinderbox
  5. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... The decision was a no-brainer, really. It would have seemed sanctimonious to, on one hand, stand on a soapbox proclaiming that racing’s equine competitors should be drug free, and then allow a horse ... for all things good and fair in racing being held up to scrutiny – the Rich Tapestry decision gave the club the chance to put theory into practice and words into action. We’re big on gags ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1593245/jockey-club-stance-controversial-drug-lasix-only-choice
  6. Sport - Racing

    Obsessive fans just one of the quirks of Hong Kong racing

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 07:00pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... a timely tribute to Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, but instead she appeared in the parade ring at Sha Tin on Sunday – a rather extreme example of fan culture in Hong Kong racing ... Moreira a little taste of home. It wasn’t a Monica Seles moment, nor was it really that big a deal – it was talked about on Sunday but dismissed as one of the nuances of Hong Kong racing. Still, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1536281/obsessive-fans-just-one-quirks-hong-kong-racing
  7. Comment - Blogs

    Vancouver condo king Bob Rennie on race, real estate and ‘David f***ing Suzuki’

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 12:09pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Canada’s pre-eminent public scientist and environmentalist has had a new title bestowed upon him, to add to his PhD and Order of Canada: “David f***ing Suzuki”. It comes courtesy of Bob Rennie, Vancouver’s “condo king” and the city’s most succes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1535465/vancouver-condo-king-bob-rennie-race-real-estate-and-david-fing-suzuki
  8. Sport - Racing

    Farewell Happy Valley, hello Sha Tin dirt racing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:17pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... to the cheers of the punters, and the production packed up, not to be seen until October. There wasn’t even time for an encore – within minutes of the final race, the forecourt of the grandstand was unrecognisable. The most impressive horse-racing track in the world...with a fizz of excitement that few other sporting venues can ever hope to generate English travel writer Will Hide Sha Tin may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1526894/farewell-happy-valley-until-we-meet-again-october
  9. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong is the world's racing capital, so where is the Belmont Stakes?

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:56pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... in the Belmont on June 7. And yet, the world’s horse racing capital is not able to get swept up in the Belmont Stakes hype like the rest of the world. By law, there is a quota on the number of international races which can be wagered on by the Jockey Club – 15 which don’t clash with Hong Kong racing and 10 on local racedays. And it’s not like the rest of the world, where a punter can hunt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1521294/hong-kong-worlds-racing-capital-so-where-belmont-stakes
  10. Comment - Blogs - CANADA

    No Chinese, Asiatics or Negroes: racist rules of Vancouver pioneer revealed

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 08:36am by Ian Young

    ... will not sell to, agree to sell to, rent to, lease to or permit or allow to occupy the said lands and premises, or any part thereof, any person of the Chinese, Japanese or other Asiatic race or to any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1589161/no-chinese-asiatics-or-negroes-racist-rules-vancouver-pioneer-are

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