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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Russia’s brand of tough love just what Hong Kong need

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 07:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... missing out on next year’s World Cup. The two-test series against Russia – November 8 at King’s Park and November 15 at Hong Kong Football Club – will be a good examination for Hong Kong ... If Hong Kong win the two-test series against the Russians they can expect to move up a couple of notches in the IRB world rankings Until the IRB changes its rules and brings in a home-and-away ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Selectors opt for mix of veteran nouse and new blood for Russia tests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 09:24pm

    ... SCMP Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Wednesday announced its extended 33-man training squad for the two home tests against Russia next month. Hong Kong will play the world-ranked 20th European team in a two-test series – November 8 (King’s Park) and 15 (Hong Kong Football Club) – with both matches kicking off at 18:00. The second test match at HKFC will be part ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Russia can take Hong Kong to the next level, says Dai Rees

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 09:09pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... team will come to play two international tests against Hong Kong next month – November 8 and 15. "We played Belgium last December in two tests and were lucky enough to push our world ... result of the home-and-away final round of the qualifying play-offs. "We have been working with the IRB on the northern series, which occurs in the November test window, and we've been ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCK MARKET

    Testing for Hong Kong-Shanghai stock markets ‘through train’ to resume

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:23pm by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Hopes rise for launch of Hong Kong-Shanghai equity trading system Through-train tests set to resume The Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges ... by the Shanghai Stock Exchange of the resumption of the tests following a time-out last week, according to two sources at local securities firms. The two exchanges have been testing the trading system ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Standardised tests don't tell the whole story, but do provide valuable data

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:31am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Tests don't tell the whole story My son lost all of his motivation to work hard at school this week. His class was subjected to a series of standardised tests and I feel these put too much pressure on a child of eight. The experience has affected his confidence and his enjoyment of school. Are these tests really necessary? Any kind of test can ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Italy fares worst as 25 major euro zone banks fail ECB health test

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt Analysts warn that capital shortfall fixes won't guarantee more bank lending to boost economy Italy fares worst as 25 banks fail ECB health test Twenty-five ... failing the test, according to the European Banking Authority, which coordinated the stress test with the ECB. The EBA said three Greek banks, three Cypriots, two from both Belgium and Slovenia, ...

  7. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Time to put economy to new reform index test

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 07:46am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei GDP numbers are no longer enough to gauge performance- or officials Time to put economy to new reform index test Last Tuesday, the mainland reported that its economy grew at its slowest pace in more than five years. The third-quarter result of 7.3 per cent raised new concerns over the country's economic prospects and prompted more forecasts that growth would ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Lee Chong Wei suspected to have failed dope test

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 12:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Lee suspected to have failed dope test: reports A Malaysian athlete, widely reported to be badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei, will find out the results of a second doping test next month after a first test came back positive, the country's sports minister said on Saturday. Malaysian sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin told a newspaper ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Practice, not theory, will be true test of legal reforms

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial True test awaits legal reforms The law must be upheld equally if social justice is to prevail. Attempts by officials to interfere with it and pervert it can undermine ... it against corruption. In this respect, he will be seen to have consolidated his power. The theory is fine. The test will be putting it into practice and restoring public's faith in the system. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com In a local first, clean modern generators would replace old motors to power the iconic vessels Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive The iconic ... to test the water scrubber, said the filter system alone could reduce pollution by 90 per cent. The HK$300 million fund was set up in 2011 to help transport operators test green technologies. So ...




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