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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. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planning board shrinks zones for village houses in country-park enclaves

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:27pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... long been deserted," he said. "I can't see why we have to plan for a large development there." In Hoi Ha, within the Sai Kung West Country Park, the Town Planning Board ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai Park enclave housing zones reduced The Town Planning Board has approved cuts of up to 59 per cent to land reserved for small houses in three country ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Sport raises housing stakes in Brazil

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... "Hosting two of the world's major sporting events within the space of two years has increased the need to improve infrastructure and the evidence is there for all to see in Brazil's major ... cent this year, and 2.1 per cent in 2015. "We estimate these sporting mega events to add, at best, 0.2 percentage points [pp] to real GDP growth in 2014, and less than 0.1 pp on average ...

  4. News - World - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Security tightened on US-bound flights amid fears of bombs being smuggled on board

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... that terror groups are developing new explosives to circumvent airport security, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced unspecified steps that would be carried out in “coming days,” ... not experience significant disruption,” a spokesman told the BBC. US counter-terrorism experts in recent months have said there is cause for concern that extremists have developed new tactics to avoid ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... cultural development," said one board member. The law specifies the board should have eight to 15 non-government members, of whom at least five must work in the cultural field. Including ... big," said the board member. Although the Home Affairs Bureau, which oversees cultural development in the city, says the government has the authority to grant exceptions to the six-year rule ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Asian game ‘is improving across the board’

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:29pm by John Carney

    ... John Carney Wallaby great George Smith has been seriously impressed with regional development of the sport after three years in Japan 'It's improving across the board ... more than anyone can pass judgment. He took time out from playing with BGC Dragons at the GFI HKFC Tens at Sports Road to give his views on how the game is developing. Once I got on the field, ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Policy slant towards housing 'infringing the rights of developers'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Yvonne Liu

    ... the planning board rejected the application. The board cited a shortage of residential land in saying approval of a commercial development would set a bad precedent for potential redevelopment ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Policy slant 'infringing the rights of developers' Private property rights are being infringed by the government's planning skewed towards ...

  8. Business - Money - REGULATION

    HKEx 'open' to new boards idea

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Services Development Council suggested last week that HKEx follow the example of London in developing more new boards tailor-made for the needs of diverse investors and companies, including those ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKEx 'open' to new boards idea Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is "open-minded" about a top government advisory body's suggestion ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Brokers and fund managers back special listing boards

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... standards of corporate governance and protect minority shareholder rights." The Financial Services Development Council last week proposed the creation of several listing boards, including one ... for special listing boards Brokers and fund managers generally support a proposal by a top government advisory body to introduce new listing boards to cater to different companies and investors, ...




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