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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 January, 2012, 12:00am


Bishop John Tong Hon

It's not often someone from these parts gets the papal seal of approval, but Hong Kong's bishop got it when named one of 22 new cardinals by Pope Benedict on Friday, highlighting the city's significance in the Vatican's push to extend its influence in China. He will become the church's seventh Chinese cardinal and Hong Kong's third after the late John Baptist Wu Cheng-Chung and Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. Tong will be formally appointed next month.

Colin Myler

The former News of the World editor found a new role as editor-in-chief, of the New York Daily News, rival to former boss Rupert Murdoch's New York Post. The 59-year-old is expected to spice up New York's largest-circulation daily. Myler served as executive editor and managing editor of the New York Post from 2001 to 2007, when he was moved to London to clean up the scandal-plagued News of the World, which Murdoch closed last year after further admissions of phone-hacking by journalists.

Michael Clarke

Hailed as his team's driving force in their second-test victory over India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in which he scored an unbeaten 329 runs, the skipper is the toast of Australia's sporting world. With Sachin Tendulkar on 80, one of Clarke's deliveries enticed the 'Little Master' forward to get a thin edge and he was caught by Mike Hussey, once again preventing Tendulkar from claiming his 100th international century. Some commentators compared Clarke to the late Donald Bradman, with one newspaper saying he 'went one better than the Don' by leading from the front with the ball as well as the bat. In cricket, there can be no higher praise.