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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    'Super Bowl of Rugby' suffering in a stone-age stadium

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... bothered. Long-time band member Bruce Johnston was smitten by the experience and called the event the "Super Bowl of rugby." That may have been true at one point, but not anymore. ... of reasons but primary amongst them is safety. However, after a frightening crush of humanity on Saturday, I am told union officials took matters into their own hands - and out of stadium ...

  2. Even in the digital battle All Blacks are dominating Wallabies

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo There's a lot more to marketing rugby these days than advertising, media relations or sponsorships, says Hong Kong-based Kiwi Jeremy Woolf, a social media and digital specialist. 'Today's rugby customer interacts with their team via Twitter, Facebook and You Tube. With more than 3.4 million Hongkongers on Facebook- almost as many people as the population ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    Former USSR internet domain a haven for cyber-criminals

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:51am by AP

    ... Raphael Satter Former Soviet Union domain name has become a major haven for hackers and cyber-criminals The 'evil empire' is alive and living in cyberspace The Soviet Union ... of malicious websites hosted across the Soviet Union's old domain doubled in 2011 and doubled again in 2012, surpassing even the vast number of renegade sites on.ru and its newer Cyrillic-language ...

  4. Ping pong poser holds key to free trip for Lions rugby test against South Africa

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. While this year's Sevens might have been and gone, you won't be able to avoid thinking about rugby if you go ... or online at www.scmp.com/rugby. Full details can also be found on the site. Note: if you enter by texting, the Post will charge HK$1 for each text message, and your own carrier may apply a charge, ...

  5. Union grouping urges 7pc pay rise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The Confederation of Trade Unions found 65 per cent of the 350 workers it interviewed by telephone had wages frozen last year. The remainder had an average pay rise of about 2.7 per cent, outpaced by the November inflation rate of 2.9 per cent. The group urges a 7 per cent pay increase this year, allowing workers to share the fruits of economic development. ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... great weekend at the Sevens Again we have seen a great Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event. I would like to thank all the hard-working amateurs who are the backbone of this great event- the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the world's best rugby supporters, that is, the city's rugby clubs. I am also grateful to the Hong Kong police for showing their professionalism and patience ...

  7. Union wants 6pc pay rise for bus drivers

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A union representing three bus companies has urged that workers get a 6 per cent pay rise after a survey showed 59 to 65.9 per cent of respondents hoped for a 4 to 6 per cent rise this year. The Confederation of Trade Unions Bus Unions Alliance interviewed 2,600 workers from KMB, New World First Bus and Citybus. The survey found 72.7 to 81.3 per cent of respondents ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The tragic tale of the telephone's real inventor, Antonio Meucci

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Angelo Paratico

    ... the telephone, for a total of US$6 to buy medications. Not yet resigned to his bad luck, Meucci took his notebooks with all his experiments and a new prototype of telephone to Western Union telegraph ... a company with Western Union. Meucci sued, and the court case drew considerable public sympathy for the poor Italian immigrant who could barely speak English. But the judge ruled in favour of Bell, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book review: To Save Everything, Click Here, by Evgeny Morozov

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... trump card: "As someone who grew up in the final years of the Soviet Union, even I remember the penchant that Soviet managers had for gamification: students were shipped to the fields ...

  10. Official's porn surfing sparks union concern

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A civil service union has called for clearer guidelines about government staff going online for private affairs during working hours. The call followed a report ... yesterday. Federation of Civil Service Union chairman Leung Chau-ting said it was sometimes difficult to define abusive use. 'Say, we occasionally go to online forums, Facebook, or check ...




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