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Why boarding school may not be best for children aged 14 to 18

Family support during ‘complicated’ high school years is important for teenagers, says David Lovelin, high school principal, Hong Kong International School

27 Nov 2019 - 3:17PM

Family support during ‘complicated’ high school years is important for teenagers, says David Lovelin, high school principal, Hong Kong International School

Why boarding school may not be best for children aged 14 to 18
How do you get into Harvard, Yale, UCLA, and other top US universities?

Grades matter, of course, but diversity and being the right fit is as, if not more, important.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:25PM

Grades matter, of course, but diversity and being the right fit is as, if not more, important.

How do you get into Harvard, Yale, UCLA, and other top US universities?
From the slums of Sao Paulo to the glamour of the World Sevens Series, Brazilian Bianca Dos Santos Silva is running her way to the top

Bianca Dos Santos Silva untouchable as Brazil win qualifier and secure return to women’s series next season.

6 Apr 2019 - 1:11PM

Bianca Dos Santos Silva untouchable as Brazil win qualifier and secure return to women’s series next season.

From the slums of Sao Paulo to the glamour of the World Sevens Series, Brazilian Bianca Dos Santos Silva is running her way to the top
Monaghan hails ‘special’ Hong Kong women after historic performance ends in defeat against Japan

Team progress beyond pool stages of qualifying tournament for first time, but lose to Japan in quarter-finals.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:20PM

Team progress beyond pool stages of qualifying tournament for first time, but lose to Japan in quarter-finals.

Monaghan hails ‘special’ Hong Kong women after historic performance ends in defeat against Japan
Hong Kong Sevens: Philippine Volcanoes face the same challenges as country, says manager Jake Letts

Former player brings team now ranked as third-best in Asia back to Hong Kong for first time since 2012

4 Apr 2019 - 3:27PM

Former player brings team now ranked as third-best in Asia back to Hong Kong for first time since 2012

Hong Kong Sevens: Philippine Volcanoes face the same challenges as country, says manager Jake Letts
‘We can win Hong Kong Sevens’: women’s sevens captain Melody Li makes bold prediction

Slotted in a group with Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, the Hong Kong women have drawn what some call an easy pool

3 Apr 2019 - 9:36PM

Slotted in a group with Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, the Hong Kong women have drawn what some call an easy pool

‘We can win Hong Kong Sevens’: women’s sevens captain Melody Li makes bold prediction
Marshal’s mistake: ‘Stingray’ denied almost certain victory in HK50 West
  • Filipino superstar is given the wrong directions just when it seemed he had the race all sewn up at Shing Mun Reservoir Catchwater
24 Mar 2019 - 12:58AM
  • Filipino superstar is given the wrong directions just when it seemed he had the race all sewn up at Shing Mun Reservoir Catchwater
Marshal’s mistake: ‘Stingray’ denied almost certain victory in HK50 West
Formula E helps University of Hong Kong students design racing car of the future

HKU Racing team gears up for Formula Student competition in July after some tips from DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston during Hong Kong E-Prix

14 Mar 2019 - 3:46PM

HKU Racing team gears up for Formula Student competition in July after some tips from DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston during Hong Kong E-Prix

Formula E helps University of Hong Kong students design racing car of the future
Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne ‘eating black bread’ but won’t crumble under Hong Kong pressure

Defending champion believes ‘it can only get better from here’ after shaky start to season five, and hopes his bad luck is over heading into Hong Kong E-Prix

10 Mar 2019 - 11:26AM

Defending champion believes ‘it can only get better from here’ after shaky start to season five, and hopes his bad luck is over heading into Hong Kong E-Prix

Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne ‘eating black bread’ but won’t crumble under Hong Kong pressure
Formula E: Alejandro Agag wants wet outdoor, dry indoor London E-Prix – ‘that will be unique in racing’

Chairman Alejandro Agag says ‘very cool’ season six finale will be a highlight of the calendar, with NIO driver Oliver Turvey relishing the return of a home race

9 Mar 2019 - 11:10PM

Chairman Alejandro Agag says ‘very cool’ season six finale will be a highlight of the calendar, with NIO driver Oliver Turvey relishing the return of a home race

Formula E: Alejandro Agag wants wet outdoor, dry indoor London E-Prix – ‘that will be unique in racing’
Kazufumi Ose wins thrilling, controversial TransLantau 100 after French rival given wrong directions
  • Japanese runner turns the tables on his French rivals to win in an incredible time of 12:02:39
5 Mar 2019 - 2:16PM
  • Japanese runner turns the tables on his French rivals to win in an incredible time of 12:02:39
Kazufumi Ose wins thrilling, controversial TransLantau 100 after French rival given wrong directions
Hong Kong Marathon: record-breaking Kenyan Barnabas Kiptum so far ahead his rivals never saw him

Second-paced Ethiopian Dawit Wolde says he thought he had won after battling two others to the finish line

18 Feb 2019 - 9:34AM

Second-paced Ethiopian Dawit Wolde says he thought he had won after battling two others to the finish line

Hong Kong Marathon: record-breaking Kenyan Barnabas Kiptum so far ahead his rivals never saw him
Hong Kong Marathon: Christy Yiu makes stunning return from pregnancy hiatus in half marathon

Rio Olympian now sets her sights on qualifying for Tokyo and husband Chan Ka-ho believes she can do it

17 Feb 2019 - 9:48PM

Rio Olympian now sets her sights on qualifying for Tokyo and husband Chan Ka-ho believes she can do it

Hong Kong Marathon: Christy Yiu makes stunning return from pregnancy hiatus in half marathon
Nine Dragons Ultra: US Olympian Magda Boulet takes a commanding lead in women’s contest

Hong Kong’s Jcy Ho finishes the 50 miles in 14 hours, 17 minutes and 52 seconds

2 Feb 2019 - 6:30PM

Hong Kong’s Jcy Ho finishes the 50 miles in 14 hours, 17 minutes and 52 seconds

Nine Dragons Ultra: US Olympian Magda Boulet takes a commanding lead in women’s contest
Nine Dragons Ultra: France’s Julien Chorier holds slender lead over Japan’s Kazufumi Ose after 50-mile leg of race

50 miles were completed on Saturday; 50 kilometres lay ahead on Sunday

2 Feb 2019 - 4:45PM

50 miles were completed on Saturday; 50 kilometres lay ahead on Sunday

Nine Dragons Ultra: France’s Julien Chorier holds slender lead over Japan’s Kazufumi Ose after 50-mile leg of race
Domestic helper battles through knee injury to take first place in Braemar Hill 45km trail race

Fredelyn Alberto continues her good form to win another race, only a week after taking first at the Gurkha Trailblazer

20 Jan 2019 - 9:47PM

Fredelyn Alberto continues her good form to win another race, only a week after taking first at the Gurkha Trailblazer

Domestic helper battles through knee injury to take first place in Braemar Hill 45km trail race
The French agree – Tai Mo Shan Ultra is one of the toughest races in the world
Law Kai-pong battles the elements to win Hong Kong’s toughest race at the Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan 2019

The 31-year-old boat worker completes the gruelling 162km race in 23 hours, 44 minutes and eight seconds, while Li Lai-ting wins the women’s race

7 Jan 2019 - 9:13AM

The 31-year-old boat worker completes the gruelling 162km race in 23 hours, 44 minutes and eight seconds, while Li Lai-ting wins the women’s race

Law Kai-pong battles the elements to win Hong Kong’s toughest race at the Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan 2019
Hong Kong firefighter Wong Ho-chung in red-hot form as he wins Mizuno race at Tai Mei Tuk
Embracing global opportunities

Apart from technology advancement and globalisation, academics and top executives are examining the outlook of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and its impact on the world

28 Jan 2019 - 11:19AM

Apart from technology advancement and globalisation, academics and top executives are examining the outlook of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and its impact on the world

Embracing global opportunities
I want to be the best tennis player in the world, says star in the making Coleman Wong
MBA - beyond the deal

MBA courses worldwide focus more on entrepreneurship, social responsibility and technology applications, among other business skills

27 Nov 2019 - 2:58PM

MBA courses worldwide focus more on entrepreneurship, social responsibility and technology applications, among other business skills

MBA -  beyond the deal
How Vlad Ixel traded his addictions for a career in elite trail running and why he’s scaling back on his new crutch

The Ukrainian is one of Asia’s top runners but only took up the sport at 25

7 Jan 2019 - 11:03AM

The Ukrainian is one of Asia’s top runners but only took up the sport at 25

How Vlad Ixel traded his addictions for a career in elite trail running and why he’s scaling back on his new crutch
Yan Longfei continues to dominate Hong Kong trail running scene ‘without running seriously’ at North Face 50

Chinese runner breaks more records as he easily wins the 50k race at Lantau and plans on competing in Sunday’s Shenzhen International Marathon

15 Dec 2018 - 11:03PM

Chinese runner breaks more records as he easily wins the 50k race at Lantau and plans on competing in Sunday’s Shenzhen International Marathon

Yan Longfei continues to dominate Hong Kong trail running scene ‘without running seriously’ at North Face 50
Trail running brings domestic helpers and bosses together in Lantau Vertical race

Runners with different backgrounds come together in competition at the Lantau Vertical race

9 Dec 2018 - 8:32AM

Runners with different backgrounds come together in competition at the Lantau Vertical race

Trail running brings domestic helpers and bosses together in Lantau Vertical race
Lantau 50: Dr Cheung cements her place as Asia’s top skyrunner as she claims regional title
Lantau 50 Asian Skyrunning Championship: Raul Butaci wins hotly contested men’s race
Oxfam Trailwalker: The final team cross 100km finish line after nearly 48 hours of walking, despite injuries and pain

The Mads cry and embrace each other after two days on Hong Kong’s famous ultramarathon

19 Nov 2018 - 1:16PM

The Mads cry and embrace each other after two days on Hong Kong’s famous ultramarathon

Oxfam Trailwalker: The final team cross 100km finish line after nearly 48 hours of walking, despite injuries and pain
Yan Longfei smashes TransNT record despite treating it like a ‘practice game’ and slowing down for teammate

The 33-year-old enjoys the ‘nice scenery’ while breaking 57km race record by 80 minutes, and even slows down for teammate Deng Guomin

12 Nov 2018 - 12:10PM

The 33-year-old enjoys the ‘nice scenery’ while breaking 57km race record by 80 minutes, and even slows down for teammate Deng Guomin

Yan Longfei smashes TransNT record despite treating it like a ‘practice game’ and slowing down for teammate
TransNT: urination blackout scare for John Ellis but Hong Kong trail running legend rallies to finish fourth

Australian suffers cuts on legs from feinting after urinating in warm-up, and says ‘fortunately I finished … or I would have woken up a little bit wet as well’

12 Nov 2018 - 12:08PM

Australian suffers cuts on legs from feinting after urinating in warm-up, and says ‘fortunately I finished … or I would have woken up a little bit wet as well’

TransNT: urination blackout scare for John Ellis but Hong Kong trail running legend rallies to finish fourth