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  1. Take the bull by the horns

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Matthew Marsh

    ... that Lamborghini's Gallardo Spyder is a great car. Or is it? In the two decades after Ferruccio Lamborghini retired to his vineyard in 1973, the cars bearing his name were associated less with sporting prowess than with entrepreneurs of the red-light district. In the 1980s the cars from Sant'Agata Bolognese were resale suicide. That all changed in 1998, when Audi took over. In one sense, ...

  2. Footdown

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... live on a narrow, private road,' he writes. 'Despite signs prohibiting the use of car horns [below], we still have taxis racing up and down the road, using their horns at all hours ... the clutch uphill, halt to look in a big, curved mirror, or blow the horn to get to your address, other drivers might, too. Some Mid-Levels blocks have tight car parks in which drivers can rev ...

  3. By the horns

    Posted Nov 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loro Piana's new Baby Cashmere line is the perfect indulgence for winter. Baby cashmere is made by using fibres from the first combings of baby hyrcus goats. According to the company, the fibre is so fine that a two-ply Baby Cashmere pullover is made ...

  4. China's Spanish students take bull by horns as links grow

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Graham Keeley

    ... The opening of a Cervantes Institute in Beijing reflects a bright future for Sino-Latin trade, writes Graham Keeley The strange vowel sounds and awkward pronunciation provoked giggles among the class of eager Chinese students as they tried to say hola, an ...

  5. Don't go tooting the horn just yet, Al

    Posted Jan 08th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Luscombe

    ... Behind the public persona of a dull banker is a jazz fan and baseball nut. But with his zest for work, Alan Greenspan's retirement from the Fed is likely to be a busy one, writes Richard Luscombe Every artist knows the key to a successful performance ...

  6. 'Terrible' route to change

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Horne and came in for a lot of criticism from many of the other overseas runners, including winner Simon Bor. 'It is not an easy course. It is very hard, very hilly,' said Bor. Others ... Muir, who comes from Glasgow, appeared on BBC's Top Gear programme when he ran the route of the London Marathon last year, racing against presenter Jeremy Clarkson- who was driving a car ...

  7. Wound up in spring

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... motorists to vent spleen over the delays in the only way they know how- with their car horns. Sadly, there is no dawn chorus of birds this spring in De Beauvoir Road: only an early-morning, death-metal version of the 1812 overture with car horns, pneumatic drills, and labourers and irate motorists screaming obscenities at each other. Still, the cherry blossoms look nice. ...

  8. Burdens and blessings

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... important but most irritating burden is remote car locks that honk your vehicle's horn to show they have been activated. These sharp bleats startle passersby, wake the neighbours and add ... to the arena and then hike across car parks as vast and open as arctic tundra to get to the building. Finally, a canker that we should all care about is the global weapons industry. Its products ...

  9. Footdown

    Posted Jan 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... blood off the MX-5's interior, we vowed to urge fellow motorists to give bikers more room. We said French motorists allowed at least 1.5 metres for their car's passing whoosh on bikes, ... the habit of driving dangerously close to bikers and, worse, blowing their horns, which can lead to accidents, we said. If you have any more road-safety tips for Hong Kong motorists and cyclists, ...

  10. An incisor's guide to Istanbul

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Keith Mundy

    ... and unique charm- and find a cure for toothache. There is a city built on hills, where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars, and you lose your heart. I go to a different one with even more hills and cable cars and lose my tooth. And almost my life. But I have nothing against Istanbul and rather a lot for it. How can you complain about a place with stunning architecture, stirring ...




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