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  1. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Edwards on a high after Grand Slam

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott There were 74,000 fans packed into Cardiff as Wales clinched their Six Nations grand slam last month. And to hear Gareth Edwards tell it, every one of them was singing ... Wales' title was the fact that their form came as such a surprise. After a dismal World Cup last year, many pundits expected the Welsh to simply make up the numbers come Six Nations time. ...

  2. Asian Sixes series bites the dust without a ball being bowled

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... test nations such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc, being unwilling to send representative sides. The iSixes was launched with much fanfare last month in Singapore. It was to be played ... Alvin Sallay Opposition from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) was the prime reason for the collapse of next month's inaugural iSixes World Series event in Singapore, according to Hong ...

  3. Funding boost for Asian Five Nations

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... US$1 million every year for the Asian Five Nations and its related divisional tournaments. At the launch, attended by Japanese winger Daisuke Ohata, the top try-scorer in international rugby, it was announced that the IRB will give an annual grant of US$500,000 to promote the game regionally and help develop the top tier Asian Five Nations (A5N) championship on the lines of the European Six ...

  4. Beijing prepared to sacrifice Olympics for national security, says US rights group

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Beijing is prepared to sacrifice the Olympic Games to counter threats to national security, a US-based human rights group leader has said. John Kamm, executive director of the Dui ... to endanger the country's sovereignty or territorial integrity. 'They will sacrifice the Olympics to preserve national security,' Mr Kamm said. 'The government is adopting a hard ...

  5. Six stars shine brightest in a triumph of tradition

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... But at the National Indoor Stadium yesterday, heavyweight politics stepped aside for the stars on the mat. The six Chinese gymnasts, who powered their way to the men's team title in front of a full house of 20,000 people, gave the host nation its deepest emotional moment since Friday's opening ceremony. Some fans could have wished for a closer competition, but the Chinese athletes simply did ...

  6. Author, 12, goes for gold to send children in poor nations to school

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... the release of her semi-autobiographical Skating for Gold- published as one of the five Kids4Kids children's books to benefit Room to Read- the Renaissance College Primary Six student has been ... child in a developing nation to school for a year. But the best sales pitch is from Jocelyn herself. 'Please come and meet me at the open air market in Pok Fu Lam this Sunday (10am-5pm). ...

  7. Six degrees

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... of American neo-Nazism, is a major financial contributor to the neo-fascist Aryan Nations... The Aryan Nations are an offshoot of the Christian Identity movement, which was linked by the press ...

  8. 89pc in poll say Games helped nation

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Almost nine out of 10 Hongkongers believe China's image has improved following the Olympics, according to an opinion poll. The Chinese University survey also indicated soaring national pride, with five in six of the 809 respondents saying they felt proud of Beijing for hosting the Games. The survey found that 89.5 per cent of people believed China's image ...

  9. GDP growth of 10pc for nation unlikely, says top economist

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would rise by 10.1 per cent. 'We formerly hoped China's economic expansion in 2008 could exceed 10 per cent. It would be a world record [since the second world war] for a nation to maintain six consecutive years' growth at higher than 10 per cent. But now the chance is very low,' Professor Wang said. He said even if the 10 per cent goal was achieved, a 1.9-point ...

  10. Nation set to show off top-secret aircraft

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Military prepares to unveil 16 advanced planes at Air Show China today The nation is set to display its latest military aircraft for the first time as part of a showcase of its ... International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The J-10, the star of the show making its first public appearance, will perform six minutes of high-skill aerial acrobatics. Building the J-10 fighter ...




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