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  1. News - China

    Hagel to broach topic of cyber threats with Chinese

    Posted May 31st 2013, 11:11am by Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft

    ... Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports ... Hagel said that the US must find ways to work with the Chinese and other countries to develop rules of the road and a better understanding among nations for the use of cyber. “These are issues ...

  2. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong Golf Club has a fascinating past, but future remains cloudy

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 01:17am by James Porteous

    ... and the Hong Kong Open and those two sporting events are sacrosanct. “It is of concern to us, we’d like to have it resolved in our favour, that’s what we’re aiming for, as we want to preserve those ... is inescapable at Hong Kong Golf Club, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, but the present and future weigh on members' minds. Walking the course at the Hong Kong Open, dragonflies zipping ...

  3. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Scott Hend wins Hong Kong Open with victory over Angelo Que in play-off

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 11:02am

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Australian becomes first man from his country to win in Hong Kong since Greg Norman in 1983 Well that wraps it from us after another dramatic Hong Kong Open finish. We always seem to have last-hole drama here and this time it was Scott Hend who came out triumphant. He's just been in speaking to the media, and says he's looking ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Scott Hend becomes first Australian Hong Kong Open winner since 1983

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:26am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the winner's purse was US$230,660- and will open the door for Hend on the lucrative European Tour next month. Meanwhile, drawcard Els, a four-time major winner and struggling with a sore right hip, ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Asian Tour player beats Angelo Que in a play-off to become the first Hong Kong Open champion from his country since Greg Norman in 1983 Hend ends 31-year ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong

    Youngsters get a taste for the game with 'Golf for Schools'

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 11:09pm by Kevin Kung

    ... of shatter-proof plastic and a fibreglass shaft, while the ball is soft and the size of a tennis ball. Targets and mats are also used, and it can be played indoors and outdoors. It's now time for us to expand our base of players to help us produce enough talent to compete in high-level competitions  Ning Li An initial HK$750,000 budget for the "Golf for Schools" programme ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Hong Kong Open

    Why 2002 major winner Rich Beem has no problems with being one of golf's one-hit wonders

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:31pm by James Porteous

    ... not the Hong Kong Open yesterday, but the US PGA Championship in 2002. Beem, who had been selling mobile phones and scraping a living as a club pro in El Paso, Texas, had decided to give the tour ... for, he made the cut in 10. Yesterday, at Fanling, he missed the cut by nine strokes. A little further back, another major champion, South Korea's Y.E. Yang- he also beat Woods at the US ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong Open ticks all the boxes so how come there's no love from sponsors?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 10:54pm by James Porteous

    ... better to ask for matchmaking advice. "I share the views and experience of Aberdeen Asset Management, who sponsor the Scottish Open," he told us. Here's their checklist: ... and unloved, the Hong Kong Open has been unable to find a new partner since 2012 when Swiss bank UBS decided they wanted to "realign their core values more synergistically with other ...

  8. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Marcus Fraser shoots 65 in first tournament for eight months to lead Hong Kong Open

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:19am

    ... first tournament in eight months following surgery on a hand injury, showed no ill effects at the Hong Kong Open as he shot a six-birdie 65 to lead the tournament on-11 One shot further back ... a bit of a rough patch and managed to fight my way through it.  Like I said, tomorrow is another day.  I could come and open up with six straight birdies, who knows.  That would be nice, ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong

    'Big Easy' cruises to the top at Fanling

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 12:10am by Alvin Sallay

    ... plans to win the Hong Kong Open on his first attempt. Starting the day two shots off the pace, Els raced to a two-shot lead at the halfway mark of the US$1.3 million tournament, which ... bid to become the first player to win the Hong Kong Open five times. "It is disappointing not to be able to defend my title because of my illness. Today, I was feeling a little better, ...

  10. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Ernie Els leads Hong Kong Open by two shots after sizzling 65

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 09:47am

    ... with illness Ernie Els stormed into the lead on day two of the Hong Kong Open with a superb 65 on the morning of his 45th birthday, but the celebrations will be on hold for another two days. Defending ... that's it for the day from us, with only one or two groups still out on the course and not in any danger of affecting the top of the leaderboard. Looks like Ernie Els will tee it up with Raphael ...




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