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  1. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 10:09pm by Reuters

    ... the taxpayer subsidy of around A$50 million (HK$361 million) a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday. The race, which has been run in the city's Albert Park since ... Melbourne and Victoria as the sporting and events capital of the world Denis Naphine Race organiser Ron Walker had negotiated a new deal for when the current contract runs out after next year's ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Tony Blair has failed abysmally in his role as Middle East peace envoy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... Tony Blair has failed abysmally in role as Mideast peace envoy The fundamental problems between Gaza and Israel stem from the creation of the state of Israel without a true understanding of the different groups or tribes in that geographical area. When this happened, there was little or no consultation or consideration of the strong differences between the Israeli and Arab races ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Zero-risk chief executive election model will increase political division 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 ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Relatively low turnout mars Sisi's victory in Egyptian presidential race

    Posted May 29th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Ex-army chief to become Egypt's president after several years of tumult Sisi's election 'victory for stability' With nearly all ballots counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victor ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SKYRUNNING

    The sky's the limit for Stevie Kremer

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:45pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... mountaineer Marino Giacometti dreamed of blurring the lines between mountaineering and running. He dreamed of races where runners would rise, meet the sky, then return- not in a day, but in a few ... body for the obscure sport holds 200 races around the world, crowns a men's and women's world champion each year and vies to become an Olympic sport. Hong Kong is the latest venue ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Why it's always a good idea to bank on a long shot in Hong Kong's staying races

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Be wary of favourites as Blazing Speed's upset in Champions & Chater follows wins by Dominant and Bubble Chic in 2,400m races Bank on a long shot in staying races The only surprise about a surprise in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup is that it was considered a surprise, given the race's history. We have just three races at 2,400 metres ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Reform is an opportunity beyond risk

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... now enshrined in the Basic Law, Deng Xiaoping himself realised the intrinsic differences between capitalist Hong Kong and communist China and envisioned "horse racing as before; dancing ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Max Verstappen, 16, will be youngest Formula One driver

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:12am by AFP

    ... by Spain’s Jaime Alguersuari, who was 19 when he made his debut in 1990. He won the world go-karting championship last year and has won eight out of 27 races since graduating to Formula Three. ...

  9. News - World - NICARAGUA

    20 Nicaraguan miners rescued, 5 still missing two days after collapse

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 07:03pm by AFP, Reuters, AP

    ... Agencies in Bonanza Another five are still missing at an unlicensedpit after a cave-incaused by torrential rains Rescuers pull 20 from collapsed gold mine Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock yesterday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine after the rescue of 20 of their colleagues. First lady Rosario Murillo, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘This is a sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:50pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... “Unless a shockingly hopeful surprise emerges out of the nominating committee, I suspect that many Hongkongers will see the race as a contest between two slightly different flavours of vanilla ...




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