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  1. Where the hell are the Yanks?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... to this event from the world's sole superpower and they have to be a force regardless of the lack of an indigenous rugby culture. If this was the pinochle world championship being held in Ulan ... are going to go where the money is and there is no money in rugby domestically,' said Steve Marcopoto, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. 'There's no feeder ...

  2. Hong Kong push sevens big boys all the way

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong proved they are not out of place in the company of the big boys when they pushed core teams Australia and the United States to the limit at a rainy and windswept Japan Sevens in Tokyo yesterday. Despite losing ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean News, a newspaper affiliated with the administration, reported that the North China Sea branch was preparing to sue ConocoPhillips China for damages over the spills. Rugby union breaks ground for Tin Shui Wai pitch The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for a new HK$10 million rugby pitch in Tin Shui Wai. The ground, complete with artificial ...

  4. Chinese players 'add flair' to HK side

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney No one can talk about the changes that have taken place in recent years in Hong Kong rugby better than Nigel D'Acre. In 1993, D'Acre played in the Hong Kong side who ... different rugby world in Hong Kong. Now a veteran of the team, at 32 years he is the elder statesman in a side where youth is what counts. His astute performances yesterday, however, showed that he ...

  5. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters in Washington

    ... The modernisation effort has drawn criticism from arms control groups. The independent Union of Concerned Scientists said in a report last week the plans were misguided and violated the spirit of Obama’s ...

  6. labour unions

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will suffer b because workers will never be paid fairly c because workers will just move from job to job d because there are not enough workers 2. How can a union work against its members' ... How have unions had a positive effect on standards? a they introduced trade tests b they forced companies to close c they made goods more expensive d they made it easier to get jobs 4. What ...

  7. US and mainland labour unions in historic alliance

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A US labour union and a branch of the mainland's government-backed union have signed a co-operative agreement, said to be the first formal relationship between unions from the two countries. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labour, an arm of the American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organisations (AFL-CIO), signed ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Missouri highway buckles after cargo trains collide at overpass

    Posted May 26th 2013, 01:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chaffee, Missouri Highway buckles after two cargo trains collide Follow @SCMP_News A highway overpass in Missouri collapsed when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after a cargo train collision. Seven people were injured, though none seriously. The bridge collapsed on Saturday after a Union Pacific train hit the side of a Burlington Northern ...

  9. News - World - SECURITY

    US spy agency seeks probe into leaks over Prism surveillance programme

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Agencies in Washington

    ... movements, says Jay Stanley, of the American Civil Liberties Union.   Reuters and Agence France-Presse ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Passengers tell of chaos as 60 hurt in Connecticut commuter train colliision

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... involving a passenger train in the US since a 2008 head-on crash between a Union Pacific freight train and a Los Angeles Metrolink commuter train that killed 25 people. A collision between two ...




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