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  1. Bill to end sports board approved

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Legislative Council yesterday passed a long-delayed bill to disband the Sports Development Board. It will be replaced by the Sports Commission, a move that will give ... and sports associations and spending too much on administration. The commission will comprise 70 representatives from the sports community, while the board had only 15 members, Secretary for Home ...

  2. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Planning board should reject Hopewell's Wan Chai project

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Howard Winn

    ... is due to be heard by the Town Planning Board this Friday, though we understand Hopewell has asked for it to be deferred. As we've noted before, the proposed alterations have aroused considerable anger among local residents since this matter was assumed to have been settled in 2008 as a result of a deal brokered by Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor when she was secretary for development ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How Monopoly came to dominate board games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord life@scmp.com As Monopoly hits two milestones, Richard Lord explores how the beloved board game has evolved from its unlikely origins Happy landings More than 275 million sets sold in 43 languages and 111 countries, with more than a billion players: Monopoly, it's fair to say, is pretty popular. And the world's favourite board game celebrates a double ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shift from three to four-year degree programme cited as scores for seven Hong Kong universities dipped across the board Local universities fall in global ... Hong Kong universities lagged in citations per faculty, with HKU ranked 230th, compared to NUS at 185th. Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho, acting vice-president for research and development ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - LAND USE

    Hong Kong developers eye green belt land for flats as government plans rezoning

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:01pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... on a green belt site in the district. The developer has applied to the Town Planning Board to rezone two sites at Shan Tong Road from green belt to residential use. The sites cover an area of 614,205 ... overdevelopment. "But now that we are facing a lack of land supply, we have to face reality," he said. "The board should be flexible in approving residential developments on a green belt ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:43am by Erin Hale, Aleksander Solum

    ... and Western diplomats. Foreign and local NGOs play a crucial role guiding development strategy and leading discussions about land redevelopment in the small communist nation, whose civil society ... of Home Affairs. The same decree also states that the work of domestic non-profit groups should be limited to providing “support” in the fields of agriculture, education, public health, sport ...

  7. Job cuts feared in sports revamp

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Legislators have raised concerns about possible job cuts, the future investment of resources and the re-deployment of experienced managers once the Sports Development Board is replaced ... could mean losing experienced staff, whose redeployment may see them being offered less favourable terms. 'While a lot of staff within the Sports Development Board receive exorbitant pay, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Development chief's wife was intent on seeing pupils punished, court hears

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Minister's wife 'wanted to see pupils punished' The family who sued the development minister and his wife for defaming them said the minister's wife seemed intent on seeing that the family was punished, a court heard yesterday. Businessman Carl Lu and his twin 20-year-old children Jonathan and Caitlin are suing Development ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Wife of development chief Paul Chan kept sending emails defaming teenage pupils, court hears

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com First day of civil trial sees Paul Chan and his wife accused of repeatedly making false claims that their daughter’s schoolmates cheated Development chief ‘defamed pupils’ The development minister and his wife were in court yesterday to face allegations that they defamed two of their daughter's schoolmates by accusing them of getting away ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - ORGANISATION

    Asian Games: Competition will maintain its 'regional flavour'

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sheikh Ahmad. But Asia's top sports official acknowledged costs were becoming prohibitive and called on future candidates to link their bids to development of the city. He pointed to Incheon ... the regional flavour' Kabbadi and sepak takraw will continue to be part of the Asian Games to retain a distinctive "Asian flavour"- and the number of sports won't be cut, said ...




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