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  1. 'Blade Runner' says three golds possible, calls Beijing Games 'on a different level'

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... to a flying start last night in his 100-metre sprint heat at the National Stadium. The 21-year-old South African, dubbed the 'Blade Runner' because of the prosthetic legs that enable him ... field, separated into two heats, and gave him a huge psychological advantage into tonight's five-runner final. 'I'd like to get three golds and, if I can, break at least one world ...

  2. Fan blade caused Dragonair scare

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... The shutdown of an engine that forced a Dragonair jet to make an emergency return to Beijing was caused by the partial separation of a blade on the engine fan, the airline said yesterday. ... The airline said a bang the passengers heard would 'almost certainly be the result of the fan blade being released and passing through the engine' of the Airbus A330. Dragonair said ...

  3. Blades sent to anti-graft office in hate mail

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are investigating three threatening letters sent to the city's anti-graft agency. The letters, which were identical and contained cutter blades, were received ... according to a police source. There was no indication whether the letters were linked to any particular case. The letters and cutter blades have been sent for forensic examination and the Yau Ma Tei ...

  4. Bamboo Blade (Manga/DVD)

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle A group of girls take up kendo, the age-old sport descended from the samurai in Bamboo Blade. The original manga was written by Masahiro Totsuka with illustrations by Aguri Igarashi. The anime adaptation is done by Anime International Company Inc's AIC A.S.T.A. division (Gun X Sword, Tenchi Muyo and Ah! My Goddess). The story focuses on Toraji Ishida, a young high ...

  5. Sword exhibitor hopes more get the point of collecting antiques

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... them. The cloisonne enamel imperial Longquan sword, made during the Ming dynasty, is the only known example of its type in the market. The sword, with a 97cm blade and an engraved handle, ... the sword would be exhibited during the Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair, at which artworks and antiques would be bought and sold, the blade would not be for sale. 'It's ...

  6. The Kite Runner

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... The Kite Runner certainly harbours flaws, but it remains one of the more reflective, although not gritty, screen manifestations of contemporary Afghan history that's been offered to cinema lovers around the world in recent years. The Kite Runner opens today ...

  7. Contest offers snappers a sporting chance

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of sport, although people may not be aware of them. For example, in ice-skating, there are the mechanics behind how the thin metal blade of the skates glide over the surface of ice,' she said. ... and second runners-up, point-and-shoot digital cameras, and the winner of an outstanding award will get a HK$200 photo equipment voucher. The open day will also feature talks, exhibitions, laboratory ...

  8. Socialite's Ferrari does a runner

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Socialite Mary Tam Yuk-mui said she was heartbroken yesterday to find her HK$3 million Ferrari F430 Spider, which she parked in D'Aguilar Street, Central, at about midday, had rolled 20 metres downhill and hit a wall, sustaining slight dama ...

  9. Unusual end to Fat Choi run draws criticism

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Rats, mice, and even the Beijing Olympic mascots turned out for the 27th 8km Mizuno Fat Choi Race at Victoria Peak yesterday. The 700 runners were not deterred by the bitterly cold winds that ripped across Victoria Peak, as most turned out simply to celebrate the first road race of the Year of the Rat. However, many runners were disappointed that the traditional ...

  10. Foiling tactics

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... is a pointed weapon which is similar to a foil but with a heavier blade. The sabre is much heavier and has a slightly-curved, Y-shaped blade. Modern fencing includes both individual and team ...




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