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  1. Ping pong poser holds key to free trip for Lions rugby test against South Africa

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... The installation is for a contest organised by the bank- and the Post is lending a hand. As sponsor of the British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa this summer, HSBC is inviting fans to guess ...

  2. Luck of the Irish for Guinness drinking game

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... entries will go into a lucky draw to win an all-expenses trip on the Lions tour to South Africa in June. Guinness's links to the Sevens only go back to last year, but its heritage in Ireland ...

  3. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

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

    ... 1. In the film Bambi (far right), what is the name of Bambi's rabbit friend? 2. What is the name of the Irish whiskey illicitly made from barley? 3. John Thaw and Dennis Waterman were partners in this 70s British TV cop show? 4. Which boxer did Robert De Niro (right) play in the 1980 film Raging Bull? 5. What disco standard opens with the line: 'At first I was afraid ...

  4. Unfinished business

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay You can almost sense Mark Andrews shaking his head in disbelief at the decision taken by the South Africa Rugby Football Union to hold the first test against the British and Irish Lions in Durban. 'Perhaps they are being a bit naive by holding the crucial first test in a ground which is not the most intimidating venue in South Africa,' says Andrews, who ...

  5. Assegai

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... to the British crown... but who is totally mystified by feminine wiles. And so Barbara Cartland meets the great white hunter in the fast-paced Assegai, Wilbur Smith's latest offering. The tale begins in 1913 as the British build a railway across East Africa; our young hero Leon Courtney is a South African in the British Army. He later leaves the forces to begin his own safari company, ...

  6. Ireland

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... is the short form of the name Patrick. Patrick was born in Scotland around 387. He was forced to work as a slave in Ireland. He escaped and later returned to teach the Irish about Jesus. There is a story that it was St Patrick who made all the snakes leave Ireland. Today there are no snakes in Ireland. But snakes have never lived on the island. The Irish celebrate St Patrick's day ...

  7. Lion dances and a piggyback as The Upper House opens its doors

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... for us but the country too,' general manager Dean Winter told the swanky crowd. 'Sixty years ago, this was a barracks for the British.' Now, the on-site bunks are a tad more ... House opened officially on Friday, with all the Swire executives in attendance and the inevitable lion dance to invite good fung shui. Chef Kunz was game for the tradition and offered some ...

  8. British coaches pass on skills

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to educate young people using [soccer] than putting them in a classroom and telling them what they should do,' said Jon Goodman, who led a team of four visiting coaches. The former Irish soccer ... skills,' he said. The project was launched by the Premier League and the British Council, and the Hong Kong programme is one of 20 that are being rolled out across Africa, India, the mainland ...

  9. Time to pass World Cup ball to the east, says Underwood

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... spanning from 1984 to 1996 and also won six caps for the British & Irish Lions, is not only a firm advocate of making the game global, but also of raising standards. 'Sport needs stronger ... like that in a non-top level country is going to help,' Underwood said at the launch of the second year of the HSBC Asian Five Nations this week. The ex-England and British & Irish ...

  10. Hammer time

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... The story is about a couple enacting a pagan rite to bring their child back to life in the Irish countryside. The site also links to a series of Web episodes of Beyond the Rave, a story that updates ...




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