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  1. The American

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... biopic Control, Anton Corbijn tackled the story of a young rock singer trying to break out of his physical and psychological confines. This time round, the photographer-turned-filmmaker goes ... on processes stripped down to their basics- whether it's waiting (on boats and in cafes), watching (in a town square, through a gun's viewfinder), moving (in a car driven on country roads ...

  2. Out and about

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie 'In Hong Kong they strike a gong and fire the noon-day gun...,' goes playwright Noel Coward's immortal comic song Mad Dogs and Englishmen, written in 1932. Shrouded with urban legend, the noon-day gun has been a feature of local life since the 19th century, courtesy of Jardine, Matheson and Co, one of the city's oldest commercial entities and one ...

  3. Xbox360 Kinect

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Gadget Geezer

    ... sensing game play- Kinect. Instead of placing the sensors inside the controllers, or on a floor mat, the Kinect system uses motion sensors placed under or above your TV to sense your movement, so ... play, instead of waving around a controller. You should be about two metres away from your TV- a little more for multi-player games- so you need a big living room, which isn't always ...

  4. Guitar hero still rocking

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After all, he has been in the music industry for almost 30 years, playing for one of the seminal bands of the 1980s, Guns N' Roses. Guns N' Roses was formed in 1985. Its name is a combination of two of the original band members: Axl Rose, the lead vocalist, and Tracii Guns, the lead guitarist, who was later replaced by Slash. He left the band in 1996 after a highly publicised ...

  5. Mozart and Shostakovich

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... an hour is difficult to manage. Lazarev certainly had us feeling as if we were looking down the barrel of a gun. He controlled his grip on the peaks and troughs by underscoring its spacious ... performers' musicianship and control was one to remember. If there was a niggle, it was that Alexander Lazarev's fussy conducting in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto was distracting; it received ...

  6. Guangdong police seize huge haul of illegal guns

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Guangdong police busted the biggest illegal gun factory in a decade, confiscating more than 113,000 guns bound for the local mafia and well-off clients. Xinhua reported yesterday ... trucks. The raid was the largest by the Guangdong border police in 10 years. Citing a spokesman for the border maritime police, Xinhua said the guns were loaded onto two trucks on the afternoon ...

  7. Young guns, veterans in Sixes field

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Australia and Sri Lanka will take different approaches to winning the Karp Group/PC Jeweller Hong Kong Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club next month. While the Australians will rely on a side packed with young guns to win their first Cup Championship, Sri Lanka have opted for a group of seasoned veterans to lead them to victory. Australia, coached by former international John ...

  8. Big guns given good blow-outs ahead of international races

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... off his upset Sprinters Stakes win in Japan, the trial was also an important guide for punters. Neither of the big guns were asked for maximum effort in the hit-out, but Ultra Fantasy's ...

  9. Son of KMT chief gunned down on campaign trail

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in all senses and shows steady life signs,' the spokeswoman said. Police said the gunman, identified as Lin Cheng-wei, 48, was arrested immediately. 'He pressed the gun against the head ...

  10. Sticking to his guns

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui It seems almost de riguer for films appearing at the Cannes Film Festival to provoke a mass frenzy outside the Palais des Festivals, but Outside the Law drew a very different crowd when it took its bow on the Croisette in May. Hours before t ...




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