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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Don't bet your life on electronic sports Like most parents, I scream at my kids every day to get them to stop playing computer games and do their homework. ... demographic that just didn't realise how big a business this "watching"- properly called e-sports- and its online audience has become. I just didn't get it. Or I only start ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by STAFF

    ... general visits Indonesia UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon makes a three-country trip to Indonesia, Samoa and New Zealand. The UN chief is set to meet Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and attend the Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations in Bali. Ban will then travel to Samoa to attend the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Li Na, a winner on and off court

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the sport because of severe injuries, the pain is more than physical. Li Na must have struggled a lot before deciding to end her professional tennis career. Confirming her retirement in a microblog ... in a sport that is far too competitive for those who are not in peak condition. For someone who just eight months ago was ranked the world's No 2, the decision must have been difficult. Like NBA ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 17, 2014

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by LETTERS

    ... million. Similar companies around the world have designed a series of activities for e-sports audiences, including some e-sports videos and the 2014 world final for the League of Legends championship in South Korea's Sangam Stadium, which was a venue for the 2002 Fifa World Cup. Video games are influencing the world and playing e-sports is a growing global phenomenon. However, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by STAFF

    ... known as the 17th Asiad. It is the third time that a South Korean city has hosted the games, after Seoul in 1986 and Busan in 2002. There will be 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines during ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    All hail Hong Kong racing's off-season, unmatched around the world

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 07:16pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Last month, legendary American track announcer Tom Durkin evoked memories of Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart as he hung up the binoculars one final time. Durkin, of Arrrrr  and Doremifasollatido  fame, be ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 16, 2014

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... or any other place in Hong Kong. The idea of a man-made beach was originally proposed to serve the needs of the neighbourhood by providing a place for residents to engage in water sports ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... of them use Lasix on the basis they will be under a disadvantage if they don’t,” he said. “It would certainly be better for the sport as a whole if those who don’t allow Lasix in their home ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's stance on 2017 election offers Hong Kong a fair compromise

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:14pm by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Tom Plate says extremism and vapid posturing should be avoided to prevent dangerous conflict With its framework for 2017 election, Beijing offers HK a fair compromise Hong Kong is one of the world's great metropolises, most travellers concur, and China sports the world's largest overall economy, most estimates agree. And so, if anything, when the two got ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Advertising law will stop abuses Nothing sells like celebrity. This is apparently what some advertisers believe. Celebrity branding has indeed become so prevalent that hardly a day goes by without actors, singers and athletes promoting just about anything and everything- cosmetics, fashion, jewellery, electronic gadgets, medication, sports gear and investment ...




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