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  1. A bad week for...

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Sevens The Hong Kong Sevens has lost its position as top dog. For years, it has offered more points to the champions than the other eight legs of the Sevens World Series but the International Rugby Board has now ruled a level playing field must apply. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said. 'We have lost our status.' Patrick Sullivan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986754/bad-week
  2. Police bashers should be jailed, union says

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phyllis Tsang The Hong Kong Police Inspectors' Association has called for stiffer penalties for thugs who attack police officers, after a former Sevens rugby ... Fijian professional rugby player Paula Maisiri, 32, punched police constable Leung King-sang, 28, in the eye. Maisiri pleaded guilty to assault in Eastern Court on Friday afternoon. Constable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675041/police-bashers-should-be-jailed-union-says
  3. Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday. Alexander de Sola Torgersen, 33, failed to reappear in Eastern Court at noon to continue giving his testimony as an agent working for sports-ticket agency Euroteam. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000749/witness-rugby-sevens-fake-ticket-trial-missing
  4. Rugby player gets jail term for assault

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A Fijian Sevens rugby player who hit a policeman in a March brawl in Wan Chai was given a three-week jail term yesterday, but is unlikely to serve the time unless he returns to Hong Kong. Paula Maisiri, 32, a professional rugby player from Palmerston North, New Zealand, was fined HK$500 by acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai on March 27 after pleading guilty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685366/rugby-player-gets-jail-term-assault
  5. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Last year the European Union tried to guard against spying by the US by inserting a clause into its privacy legislation, but Washington lobbied the EU to drop the clause, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1262474/tighten-law-prevent-snooping-hong-kong-legislators-urge
  6. Rugby Sevens exposure

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens saw no streakers this year but the crowd was treated to public nudity by two drunken fans who had trouble keeping their pants on for April Fool's Day. One was Australian salesman Richard Benson, 23, who stripped naked before deciding to set off his birthday suit by wearing his orange underwear as a tie. The second was British business manager Richard Gill, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587629/rugby-sevens-exposure
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... to the original settlement. The larger sum was given in light of their 41-year marriage and the wife's non-monetary contribution to their union, the judgment said. Otto Poon Lok-to's former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1261759/corporate-veil-cast-aside-uk-court-rules-divorce-settlement
  8. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China to complete draft of climate change law in two years

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... before 2020 and learn from carbon-pricing efforts in South Korea, Australia and the European Union, Xie said. "The carbon price depends on emission-cutting efforts," he said. The EU ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1217821/china-complete-draft-climate-change-law-two-years
  9. Unions demand more protection for taxi drivers

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Taxi unions yesterday demanded better protection for drivers after three cabbies were injured in two separate attacks on Sunday. The financial crisis may drive more passengers to rob taxi drivers for quick cash, the unions said. The tight economy is spreading agitation and anger, and it is easy for people to take out their frustrations on taxi drivers, Kwok Chi-piu, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670218/unions-demand-more-protection-taxi-drivers
  10. Police ask for sentence review in Bokhary case

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... accusations that rich, upper-class people received lenient treatment. A leading barrister said he feared it could destroy public trust in the legal system. Police unions also expressed concern ... on conviction of assaulting a police officer,' a police spokeswoman said yesterday. Police unions said the sentence, in Eastern Court, had caused widespread anger among officers. The Police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721216/police-ask-sentence-review-bokhary-case

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