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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., August 31, 2014

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by STAFF

    ... Alex Salmond Scotland's pro-independence leader won the final televised debate against his pro-union rival, Alastair Darling. Salmond (pictured) was proclaimed the winner after ... into the system; he had merely taken advantage of a grey area.   Hong Kong's rugby sevens teams It was a sterling Sunday for both the men's and women's rugby sevens teams. The men won ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How would Adam Smith and David Hume have voted in Scottish referendum?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... some of the greatest Scotsmen might have voted. The Acts of Union of 1707, which united Scotland and England, greatly influenced the political and economic thinking of two of Scotland's greatest thinkers, David Hume and Adam Smith. Both fervently supported the union. In the following passage from The Wealth of Nations, Smith explained how the union's open markets caused ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... of 10 Downing Street in 1993   I've never had [a game against South Africa] that you walk off and say 'that was pretty straightforward' All Blacks rugby captain Richie McCaw ahead ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rugby Sevens fans deserve a better deal

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... of popular demand that reaction to a simultaneous 20 per cent price rise from HK$1,250 to HK$1,500 was relatively mild. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union maintained the reduced allocation this year, ... community nurtured by the union. Even so, the allocation to rugby clubs falls short of demand. The union can defend its priorities, even from a community perspective, because participation ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    What’s to become of the real game of rugby?

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... international, and here is where it grew strong, and now it’s getting stronger. Yes, I know, you’re tired of hearing about the Olympics and Rio and Sevens and what it will do for rugby; me too, tired ... to "Sevens as an Olympic sport" euphoria. But what’s to become of the real game of rugby? Fifteens is real rugby, not some poor relation and I worry the International Rugby Board is not thinking ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After Scotland, who will be next to hold a referendum on independence?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:49pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... for independence if given half a chance. The European Free Alliance counts "40 progressive nationalist, regionalist and autonomous parties throughout the European Union". The Basques, who ... kilometres of landlocked territory- motto "We want to remain what we are"- gets to be an independent country and a founder member of the European Union, who can deny the others? The demands ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by STAFF

    ... It's tough on politicians. It seems like anything could be an official act now Lawyer Patrick O'Donnell on the conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell for corruption   I think we'd be looking at a looser union, perhaps a kind of federal union Graham Walker from Queen's University in Belfast on the implications of the Scottish independence vote ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scottish exercise of democracy becomes anti-democracy fodder in Chinese press

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:05pm by Chang Ping

    ... is typical. In one editorial, it said the Scottish independence referendum had pushed the union to the cliff's edge: if Scotland became independent, David Cameron would go down in history ... Scottish independence would bring many challenges, both for the new country and the union. And this has provided the Chinese media with ammunition for an attack. The confusion now, the uncertainty ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scots' desire for change cannot be ignored

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:51pm by Niall Fraser

    ... political foe of all- hope and a desire to do things differently. Out came the stick of no currency union, a financial services sector laid waste and "rapidly depleting'' oil ... weakness of being a one-legged stool. None of this negates the possibility that "better together" might just scrape home and save a 307-year-old union by securing a "No" vote. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by STAFF

    ... and addresses the US Congress- amid concern over Russian-backed separatist activities in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian lawmakers have just ratified a landmark pact with the European Union which brings ...




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