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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli Muppets' Oscar the Grouch tells nation to ready for war with Iran

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Jerusalem Israel uses humour to sell war message Israel's answer to the Muppets TV show's pessimist character Oscar the Grouch appears on the cover of an emergency ... or shelter for emergency situations. On the cover, a smiling Moishe Oofnik - the Oscar character in the Israeli version of the US children's show Sesame Street - sticks out of the bin he calls ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chile shows the power of political consensus

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MARIO IGNACIO ARTAZA

    ... principles needed for a competitive economy. In this light, Chile's first full-length Oscar-nominated movie, No, is an example of some of the costs borne by citizens of the world's ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... years, of course I regret it Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski, found guilty of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, in his first interview since spending months in Swiss custody ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Republican race. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will reassess their candidacies if they don't win the primary. Producers build up for Oscar awards The Producers Guild Awards go to their recipients at a Los Angeles ceremony. The awards are one of the most reliable predictors of the Oscars, which are awarded next month, although recent changes in the best picture rules could affect ...

  5. Culture bureau to inspire vision

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... policies in place would be more important than having a physical bureau, said Oscar Ho Hing-kay, programme director of Chinese University's Master of Arts in Cultural Management, and Ma ...

  6. Graft-busters compete for best corruption warning

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... adverts from 21 countries were judged in a ceremony at the Independent Commission Against Corruption's headquarters that featured all the drum rolls and spotlights of an Oscar night ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... per cent of votes in the first round of the presidential election. All the world's a stage for Tony Awards The Tony Awards, the American theatre world's answer to the Oscars ...

  8. Give me five

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... award (n) a prize or payment awarded to someone Example: The Oscar is the world's top film award. laureate (n) a person who is honoured for outstanding achievement Example: In the UK, the Poet Laureate is a writer appointed to write poems for special occasions. prestigious (adj) having a very good reputation Example: Eton College is a prestigious school in England. awareness ...

  9. Patriotism's yardstick

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DREW, Sha Tin Oscar lost With the Oscars now concluded, perhaps it is time for a postmortem examination or two. For example, Peter Jackson's Oscars were clearly well deserved, but why ...

  10. Exchange to list government's $20b bond sale

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... At the exchange's annual general meeting yesterday, directors John Strickland and Oscar Wong were re-elected for another three years. Last night, the government re-appointed Charles Lee Yeh-kwong, Timothy ...




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