Rational ref: diving an art or cheating

Liverpool's Luis Suarez has a reputation for going to ground easily. Photo: AP

To dive or not to dive, that is the question professional players have to ponder, particularly when prowling the penalty area. Diving, which match officials call simulation, is pretending to be fouled in an attempt to deceive the referee to gain a favourable decision.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 12:22pm

E-learning future seen at seminar

La Salle College celebrated its 80th anniversary with an education symposium focused on mobile and e-learning.

Keynote speakers Jim Lengel from the City University of New York and Kenneth Chen Wei-on, the undersecretary for education, were among those invited to share their views on how mobile learning and devices like cellphones and iPads have been adopted by schools.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Greasing the wheels

Giving a whole new meaning to the term 'speed-dating', Double Happiness Dating and Sideways Driving Club are jointly holding events at the virtual racing centre in Central.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Clean bill of health soon just a touch screen away

Eight years ago, Dr Jeff Goldsmith presented health care executives with a fictional scenario in which a man awakes one morning in 2013 and puts his hand on a touch pad.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Playing boss can be rewarding

The Hong Kong Management Game provides a realistic, computer-simulated business environment in which teams try to outsmart each other with well-developed business strategies.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Standard Bearers

With increasing brand consciousness among guests and the public, hotel managers should learn how to lead a brand-building campaign, says Professor Lee Kam-hon, director of the school of hotel and tourism management at Chinese University (CUHK).

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

He's a daddy's boy

We had some great entries from readers dressing up like their dads, but it was Philippe Hari de Manny, 10, from Kennedy School, and his recreation of his dad's tennis pose and fun poster, that really caught the judges' attention. Philippe wins a flight simulation from Flight Experience.

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Co-operation is name of the game

The Hong Kong Management Game aims to teach general management skills to teams who interact in a realistic business environment.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am

Universities break panel benchmark to win HK$378m in research funding plan

Universities have won HK$378 million in the fifth round of a funding programme aimed at developing world-class research, with a record five projects reaching its challenging benchmark.

19 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Dream come true

The human brain could be called the ultimate virtual-reality machine. After all, with a little imagination, your mind can transport you to a tropical beach or mountaintop. Alas, such a pleasantly distracted state is hard to sustain unless you enlist an engaging trigger such as a book, a movie or psychotropic drugs.

16 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Tough game even for veteran professionals

Just because you have years of corporate work experience - or are an avid fan of the Simbusi game - it doesn't mean you stand a better chance of winning the Hong Kong Management Game, says the designer of the computer simulation.

8 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Simulating experience in a business environment

Challenging annual competition is the way forward for learning and training

In the summer of 2007, a group of four friends, who had just graduated from secondary school, signed up for the Hong Kong Management Association's (HKMA) annual business competition after stumbling across an advertisement.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Business insight and common sense is key

Competitors should worry about their opponents and not try to compete with the computer, says organiser

Participants of business simulation games, where players create and manage their own imaginary companies, all too often make the mistake of assuming the secret to winning lies in figuring out a generic strategy that can demystify the complexity of the software.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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6 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Simulations reflect business realities

Challenges encountered by players becoming more sophisticated as commerce evolves

Business simulation games are more pertinent now than ever as the commercial environment grows more complex and requires more diverse skills.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am