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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Scientist swimming against the tide: Dr Samuel Hung

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Dr Samuel Hung is clear on his mission: the dolphins come first. And that means speaking out against officials for failing to protect them Scientist swimming ... Kong waters. Hung dismisses such talk. Each year the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department offers a grant worth more than HK$1 million for Chinese white dolphin conservation ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australian swimmer sues lawyers over pre-nuptial agreement

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 02:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian swimming great Grant Hackett is suing his lawyers over a costly pre-nuptial agreement after his marriage ended with a drunken rampage, reports ... said, according to News Limited newspapers. “The Plaintiff’s loss is continuing.” The newspapers said Hackett’s personal fortune was estimated at some A$8 million (US$8.3 million) and he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    The dangers of open water swimming in triathlons and how to minimise the risks

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by DR MICHAEL TSE

    ... Triathlon-sanctioned events held between 2006 and 2008. The events had nearly one million competitors. Thirteen deaths occurred while swimming, and one occurred while cycling. Rhythm is key to getting relaxed ... Dr Michael Tse life@scmp.com Open water swimming is the most dangerous of the triathlon disciplines. Dr Michael Tse offers advice to reduce the risks Splash course The arrival of summer ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Keep lifeguards' dispute out of public swimming pools

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Sympathy and patience fade as soon as people find themselves being used as hostages in negotiations. The public is entitled to quality swimming facilities and service. The new HK$800 million pool ... they are unimportant. It would therefore seem irresponsible of them to knowingly walk away from duty. Regrettably, this was what happened with a group of staff at the state-of-the-art swimming pool in Victoria ...

  5. Relax in style at luxurious 'playgrounds'

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... gallery, wine cellars and a cigar room. Some clubhouses even have rooms for pets. The clubhouse at Ocean Shores in Tseung Kwan O covers 350,000 sqft and has 10 swimming pools, while Caribbean Coast ... Towers in Tin Shui Wai, with one million sqft and 210,000 sqft of clubhouse space respectively. Park Island's claims to fame are its zoo, banquet room and bowling alley, while Central Park ...

  6. Long time no sea

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Open-water swimming races are few and far between in Hong Kong, but local devotees want to change all that, writes Charmaine Carvalho For a community of islanders, Hongkongers do relatively little open-water swimming. There is a mere handful of days each year when full-time athletes and amateurs leave the confines of the pool to race across local waters. But as competitive ...

  7. News - World - Russia-US relations

    Moscow accuses US of abducting Russian MP’s son over US$1 million credit card hacking fraud

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:07am

    ... Department said on Monday that Seleznev, 30, was detained at the weekend and charged with hacking into US retail computer systems in a scheme that cost banks over US$1.1 million in losses. He faces ... charged in a scheme that stole millions of dollars by hacking into online bank accounts. ...

  8. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:56pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... recently donated HK$93 million worth of stocks to the employees of his company Kingsoft. In an internal e-mail distributed to Kingsoft employees on July 7, company chairman Lei said that Kingsoft’s board of directors had agreed to award him four million company shares, worth a total of about 74.28 million yuan (HK$ 93 million), based on his past three years of work. According to a report ...

  9. News - World - HISTORY

    Ikea paid millions to Romania's communist secret police in 1980s

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by The Guardian

    ... of that decade was worth about £10 million (HK$133 million in today's money) a year. According to the documents, the Securitate used a special foreign trade company called ICE Dunarea to skim money ... the aim of receiving foreign currency through over-billing the payments made in the contract between ICE Tehnoforestexport with Ikea of Sweden, valued at 97 million Swedish crowns." The note ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa’s Zuma accused of spending millions of taxpayer dollars

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... the president of South Africa, faces calls for his resignation after an anti-corruption watchdog found 246 million rand (HK$177.53 million) of taxpayers' money had turned his private home ... that in the name of security, government built for the president and his family a visitors centre, cattle kraal and chicken run, swimming pool and amphitheatre. The president and his family clearly ...




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