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  1. Time to take energy conservation bull by the horns

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei While the rest of the world frets about China's expanding economic influence on the international stage, its booming economy is running out of fuel. Literally. During the past few weeks, the Pearl River Delta region- one of the mainland's most dynamic regional economies- has reported an unprecedented fuel shortage. Passenger cars and trucks form long lines ...

  2. Start your engines

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... years at McGill, Yale or Oxford. They return with a car as hot as their degree and a diploma in come-hither looks you'll only learn on the streets of a real-world city. But if a Mini ... they may actually be. Some of the less sophisticated younger males will even deliberately honk their horns to draw attention to their vehicles and themselves.' That's nothing new in Hong ...

  3. Why life in the slow lane suited retiring star Shirley Horn just fine

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Shirley Horn didn't believe in doing things in a hurry. Famous for playing and singing at almost impossibly slow tempos for jazz, she got where she wanted to be in her own ... week at the age of 71. The career break that introduced Horn to a wider world, in 1986, was being discovered in a New York nightclub at the age of 52. She was heard entirely by chance ...

  4. Trevor Horn

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Andrew Dembina Trevor Horn Produced (ZTT) This two-disc set celebrates Trevor Horn's 25 years of pop production. Horn, himself one of the chart-topping duo Buggles, became better ... groundbreaking electronic tunes feature, best of which was celebration of electronica, Beatbox, and futuristic ballad Moments in Love. Lesser known to most is Horn's work with Malcolm McLaren ...

  5. The Magic Horn

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With more than 50 recordings, the brass quintet Canadian Brass perform their latest release Three Nights with Canadian Brass with numbers from Bach, Vivaldi and highlights from Carmen. Today, 8pm, Concert Hall, City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $90-$18 ...

  6. Spine-tingling soundtrack

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Spielberg's sci-fi flick War of the Worlds marks his return to scary music. The haunting and gripping melodies are similar to his menacing horns in Jaws. The prologue, brilliantly narrated in an icy ... tracks such as Probing the Basement, The Intersection Scene and The Confrontation With Ogilvy. Action scores such as The Ferry Scene and The Attack on the Car will get your pulse racing. However, ...

  7. Rights of passage

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Eric Abrahamsen

    ... screeching to a halt, and forcing other traffic to swerve as it reversed up the road, the driver sounding his horn furiously. A Chinese taxi driver, observing this, asked: 'Can military cars do ... seven days a week, staring at everything and everyone, but particularly at anyone bold enough to stare back. Very occasionally, the iron gate is suddenly swung back and a big black car glides ...

  8. Footdown

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the block a few times to kill time, and it was very gratifying to enjoy the attention of pedestrians and motorists.' The Dodge has an endearing, if not melodious, horn, the bride writes. 'The car was a spectacular addition to the wedding party and a great attention-getting device,' Bang says. 'Where once gangsters had stood on the running boards, there perched a small ...

  9. treasured rhino cups on display

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Two intricately carved rhinoceros horn cups said to be Chinese national treasures are now on display at Baptist University (HKBU). One of the pieces is a black cup carved with a dragon motif while the other is a yellow-beige cup carved with a grape motif. Rhinoceros horns have been treasured since ancient times. They have been carved into objects of artistic value ...

  10. Pinky Lai

    Posted Oct 16th 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... Lauren Crothers Car designer Jackets: Georgio Armani. 'The cut, the fit and most of all, the material, are perfect- you feel like Fred Astaire. There's a strong sense of body ... I use as my 3D digital modelling tool.' Camera: A Canon Powershot A80 (2003) and a Nikonmat (1970). Car: Porsche Cayenne S. 'I love the heated steering wheel.' (Porsche is one ...




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