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  1. in brief

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap Back to nature: Luxury goods company Bally has teamed up with Rainforest Foundation, a non-profit group set up by singer Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, that supports ... stating where it was bought (available only from the five revamped stores). In Hong Kong, 100 of the bags will be available, for $4,990 each. Profits will go to Rainforest Foundation. The Bally ...

  2. Carlyle Group buys language school chain

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs Global private equity giant the Carlyle Group has bought the Wall Street Institute, an Asian English-language school chain, for an undisclosed fee. The group made ... services. Citigroup Private Equity will also be an investor in the company. 'With English as the common language of global business, demand for quality instruction is growing rapidly around ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between The Lines: Language Acquisition

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... ever runs out of serious topics to write about. I attended his talk for educators and it was inspiring to see more than 120 teachers and librarians from international and local schools gather on their day off to hear Krashen speak. Most were familiar with his work and were eager to learn more from him. The foundation of his theory is that "learning" is a conscious effort to try ...

  4. Schools offer food for thought

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some of their best-loved dishes at home. Many cooking schools offer the chance to learn, not only the skills needed to create local specialities, but also dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, the mainland, Japanese and Western specialities. In fact, one can learn to cook pretty much anything at one school or another. Some offer demonstration lessons to give students an overview ...

  5. Students can learn to deal with change

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... MBA programme at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Brett Cunningham, associate director of the University of New South Wales' AGSM Hong Kong MBA programme, offered by the Australian School of Business, says the course teaches students how to manage change effectively. The elective course is taught by members of the university's Sydney-based faculty who are flown ...

  6. Li Ka-shing Foundation buys stake in Spotify

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ka-shing Foundation, his namesake charitable institution, which has previously invested in online social networking giant Facebook and internet television service Joost. A spokesman for the foundation confirmed yesterday that it had taken part in the latest round of financing for Spotify but declined to disclose the financial terms of the transaction. 'We look forward to a deeper ...

  7. News - China - DEALS

    HK$4.7b deal to sell Jimmy Lai's Taiwan unit postponed

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... at Chinatrust Financial Holdings, but he does head its charity foundation. But Kuei said Koo was still closely linked to Chinatrust, as his father controls the company. ...

  8. Business - Companies - MEDIA

    Next Media to push through with Taiwan assets sale

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... in inking the deal." Restrictions should not be imposed on Koo because he holds no official position or shares in Chinatrust, and serves only as chairman of its charitable foundation ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... over the weekend to support two authors who have written books about pandas. Judy Chen Qing, the head of the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, will be promoting her book, Qing and Qing. ... at the Four Seasons Hotel. The going rate for a seat is HK$5,200, which could buy you 10 sets of his three books at Dymocks. Schools ignore recession The word 'recession' doesn't seem ...

  10. School dropout rose from the scrapheap

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Ajay Shamdasani For a high school dropout, Richard Elman has done well for himself. Having failed his O-Levels at the age of 15, he did the pragmatic thing and decided to leave secondary school to start a career working at a scrap metal yard- a job his parents found for him. So began a 50-year career in the commodities business. Good things can come from a seemingly bad ...




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