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  1. Six-month ban for HK powerlifter

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the HKADC's head of office, said. Chan was also stripped of first place in the men's open 56kg event at the Hong Kong Powerlifting Championships on April 3. 'He has received a six ... Alvin Sallay Weightlifter Perry Chan Chi-ho has been banned for six months after testing positive for cannabis. He is the first local athlete to be detected since the Hong Kong Anti-Doping ...

  2. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and the Wallabies. The Sixes, although not on a par with the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, is still well-known in cricketing circles and this weekend features some of the best players in the world. These events ... Rayudu and young Australian David Warner in action. We need to support events like the Bledisloe Cup and the Sixes. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union lost millions bringing the All Blacks ...

  3. Injustice, corruption given greater national focus by online reporting, study finds

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... at the number of reports, forum articles and blog posts about various events in the first six months, covering postings by media outlets and individuals alike. It learned the public was using ... province. The second most discussed case was that of a Guangxi tobacco official, whose diary describing sex with women and bribe-taking was leaked online, causing a national outcry. ...

  4. I was tortured daily, says Tibetan in first appearance in six months

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... of severe beatings and claiming that he had been tortured during nearly six months of detention. Tibet experts say the case is another example of the central government's crackdown against ... re-education-through-labour sentence for 'harming national security'. Under this system, people who have committed 'minor offences' can be sent to labour camps for up to three years without ...

  5. Six degrees

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Rachael Barker

    ... individuals and groups who have voiced support for Peltier are Nelson Mandela, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International, the European Parliament, the Dalai Lama ...

  6. Last appeal for Anwar in six-year legal battle

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The last chapter in Anwar Ibrahim's six-year legal battle for freedom starts today when Malaysia's highest court hears his final appeal against ... for Anwar since the trial. The years of imprisonment, a complete blackout in the mainstream media and the disastrous showing of his National Justice Party in the March polls have destroyed his once ...

  7. History-makers Part 4: Nelson Mandela

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... to South Africa. Because of apartheid, South Africa?s national rugby team, the Springboks, were all white- even though there were many great black players. But Mandela supported/opposed them ... protests but then used violence. 3 Apartheid divided people into groups according to age and income. 4 Apartheid started in 1950 and ended in 1991. 5 The national rugby team of South Africa ...

  8. Invictus (DVD)

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... in the country's history, but this about a real-life hero- Mandela- and his inspirational handling of the new nation. Matt Damon shines as Francois Pienaar- the rugby captain who led South Africa to World ... Susan Ramsay Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, is a world icon. He was imprisoned for 27 years, and then upon his release won the nation's first all-race ...

  9. Inspired tale of a real-life hero

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, is a world icon. He was imprisoned for 27 years, and then upon his release won the nation's first all-race ... in the country's history. But perhaps the critics miss the point. This was not about that darkness. This was about a real-life hero- Mandela- and his inspirational handling of the new nation. Matt Damon ...

  10. National pride tempered by lack of human rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New Year is a time for looking forward and back. The nation, having truly emerged as a global power from the financial crisis that engulfed the developed world, can look back on a year ... angry denunciations by Beijing. A broader crackdown against his supporters only raised his status. Looking back further, the nation's leaders 10 years ago promised they would improve ...




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