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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Ajay Singh

    ... Ajay Singh From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author The opening line of The Accidental Apprentice, the third and latest novel by Vikas Swarup, reads: "In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate." Through the world of corporate business, Swarup tells the coming-of-age story of the novel's narrator- a 21st-century version ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Body upgrades nearing reality, but only for the rich, 'Sapiens' author says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian 'Sapiens' author says access to physical and mental enhancements to widen rich-poor gap Body upgrades nearing reality Through the power of technology, humans are set to upgrade ourselves and surmount evolution. Ultimately, we can become entirely new beings that set the stage for a post-human future. The scenario has played out in science fiction, but the prospect ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Natural-born killer brings grieving author back to life

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Guy Haydon

    ... Guy Haydon Natural-born killer brings grieving author back to life H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Jonathan Cape Death runs like a tangled thread throughout the pages of Helen Macdonald's gripping new book, H is for Hawk, which blends her brutally honest, sometimes tortured account of dealing with grief and- in a deliberate decision to take on a challenge- her fascinating ...

  4. Lifestyle

    New manager hopes to grow the HK literary festival

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kate Whitehead

    ... year's festival. She was tasked with going to the airport to meet the Scandinavian authors who were the highlight of last November's event and showing them to their hotel. Talking to authors ... the authors into coming- all that takes time to build up." Time is something she doesn't have vast amounts of right now. She hit the ground running and began sending out invitations ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - LINGUISTICS

    Book review: Authorisms, by Paul Dickson

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... Steven Poole Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers by Paul Dickson Bloomsbury 3 stars Steven Poole For language fanciers it is a potentially vertiginous thought that every single word must ... be a dictionary. And the vast majority of coiners are unknown to lexicographical history. So Paul Dickson has narrowed the field to coinages by authors. Writers have a special relationship with language- ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Sistine Chapel Choir makes its Hong Kong debut but misses mainland

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... the Vatican and Beijing have long been strained. The latter severed ties with the Holy See in 1951 and does not recognise its authority over Catholics on the mainland. The Sistine Chapel Choir, which ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Morgan Freeman is often cast as the voice of authority, and 'Lucy' is no different

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by James Mottram

    ... he's so frequently cast as the voice of authority. His latest film, Lucy, begins with Freeman's character, neurology expert Professor Norman, explaining the human brain- espousing ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art collective's pink tears draw attention to Johannesburg's run down buildings

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by GDN

    ... water or electricity. "Every citizen is supposed to have a constitutional right to housing, and safety is a real issue downtown," Arboleda says. "If the authorities were serious ... building, Shakespeare House, but persuaded the police to let the other artists leave. (They have remained anonymous for fear of legal repercussions.) Arboleda says the authorities were considering ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - TRENDS

    Book review: The Future Declassified, by Mathew Burrows

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Julian Ryall

    ... is misplaced. The Future, Declassified is an ambitious book that ranges across regions, races and regimes, and expands on the most recent Global Trends report of which Burrows is the principal author ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Taking the fight to liver disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by David Wilson

    ... on the performance status of the patient, liver functions and extent of tumours. The previous Barcelona Clinic liver cancer system had four stages. Researchers at HKU and Queen Mary Hospital studied 3,856 cases treated at the Pok Fu Lam hospital from 1995 to 2008 to form the study which now recommends more aggressive surgical treatment for patients with advanced, multiple or more complex tumours. ...




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