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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ... on and keen to learn. I’m very excited,” Watkins said. The HKRFU has a pool of seven elite referees contracted on the equivalent of a semi-professional basis. Five are involved in the union’s academy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1584368/hugh-watkins-raises-bar-refs
  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Shirley Zhao and Jeffie Lam

    ... issue in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Yvonne Leung Lai-kwok, president of the University of Hong Kong’s students union, said she felt Occupy organisers should have started the sit-in before Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584360/we-wont-stop-occupy-central-benny-tai-says-era-civil-disobedience
  3. Business - Economy - REPORT

    Japan overtakes Hong Kong in competitiveness rankings

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:43am by Reuters

    ... China climbed one position to 28th, Russia jumped 11 to 53rd spot and India slid 11 to 71st, becoming the least competitive BRIC economy, 14 places behind Brazil. European Union states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584291/japan-overtakes-hong-kong-competitiveness-rankings
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong zoo animals 'need laws to protect their psychological welfare'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... such as a physical attack," Whitfort said. "The fact that the animal is not able to behave in a way normal for its species is not considered cruelty." The European Union has directives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583962/animal-welfare-laws-lag-behind
  5. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... the Swiss have refrained from imposing direct sanctions on Russia, and companies are not directly affected by Russia's retaliatory ban on European Union foodstuffs. Even so, Switzerland has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583993/stalling-economy-highlights-tricky-swiss-balancing-act
  6. Business - Economy

    AmCham in China echoes EU gripes over opaque laws unfairly applied

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:22pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... In August, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China voiced concern over the antitrust investigations, saying China was using strong-arm tactics and appeared to be unfairly targeting foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584051/amcham-china-echoes-eu-gripes-over-opaque-laws-unfairly-applied
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Success at Incheon likely to encourage more Chinese to play in Hong Kong Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby Winning a gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games is crucial if rugby is to fully break into the local community, says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Pieter Schats. "It is essential we win a gold medal at the Asian Games, for nothing attracts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1583941/asian-games-gold-crucial-expansion-rugby-hong-kong
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamists holding UN peacekeepers hostage set high price for their release

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... and that compensation be paid for members killed in fighting, the head of Fiji's army said yesterday. Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga said negotiations had been stepped up between the al-Qaeda-linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583899/islamists-holding-un-peacekeepers-hostage-set-high-price-their-release
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    History of Nato-Russia relations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Relations between Nato and its former cold war foe Russia have been difficult and often strained since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of its equivalent Warsaw Pact military alliance in 1991. Below are some key bones of contention: EASTERN ENLARGEMENT (1999 and 2004): Russia described as "an historic error" Nato's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583997/history-nato-russia-relations
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... there were 54 such marriages on the county's books but no new unions had been registered since the new policy took effect. The payments only apply to couples registering after the policy's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese

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