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  1. FYI: Slavery is despicable. Why did people ever think it was acceptable?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Today marks the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Slave Trade Act by the parliament of Britain, the country that dominated world trade at the time. Pushed through by a passionate group led by William Wilberforce, the act didn't outl ...

  2. A Hedonist in the Cellar- Adventures in Wine

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... revealing an astute judgment of and thorough research about wine. He is not one for wasting time on the 'despicable wines' he has encountered, but prefers to extol the virtues of those that 'make me want to howl at the moon and kiss my girlfriend repeatedly'. He writes about wine and food and people and places with gusto. For an Austrian riesling, who but McInerney could ...

  3. 'It made me sure that a career in tax was right for me'

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I took part because it gave me a good insight into the life of a tax consultant. It made me sure that a career in tax was right for me.' ...

  4. 'I don't tell people around me I'm Catholic. I am afraid it will get me into trouble'

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on because I know God is guiding me. And it also allows us to go to heaven after this life,' he said. 'But I don't tell people around me that I'm a Catholic, except my closest friends. I am afraid it will get me into trouble.' Going to church has been part of his life since childhood, except during the 10 years of the Cultural Revolution, when churches were ...

  5. a quacking contest

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... with James Whittle 'You're despicable!' Expect to hear the catchphrase of Daffy Duck- one of most popular Warner Bros animated cartoon characters- in the latest video game ... character. The game has a surprising sleep function, which you have to experience for yourself. Trust me, it's a hoot! The developers obtained special permission from Nintendo to create ...

  6. Lee shrugs off 'traitor' tag as price to be paid

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and human rights improvements in the mainland, saying criticism was a price he was prepared to pay. 'I have no idea why they call me a traitor,' Mr Lee said. 'I believe people in Hong ... in the Hong Kong edition of the state-run China Daily called Mr Lee's remarks a 'despicable act' which served as a footnote to President Hu Jintao's earlier warning of external ...

  7. Racism rears ugly head at the Sevens

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... was a despicable scene,' Van der Sandt said. 'Treu is a throughly decent guy and didn't deserve this kind of abuse. When I told them to leave him alone, they then turned on me and said ... lose. These guys weren't happy and wanted to let me know about it. 'All myself and my team can do is conduct ourselves in a professional manner and do our talking on the pitch.' ...

  8. Spa me the verbiage

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Rachel Plecas

    ... such as Quadruple Thighpass, an anti-cellulite treatment for those 'with thigh anxiety', or the Shrink Wrap slimming body wrap. Sometimes the complicated names make me giggle. And sometimes they make me groan. But that really won't stop me from calling to make an appointment. ...

  9. Reading market data makes me want to sell my shares

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... into a rout. It ended three years later with me still hanging on by my fingernails to a stockbroking job. The big jump in August 1984 was when the news reached the market that Britain and China had ... into the 'who cares?' recovery rally and that's the one we're in now. So now let me bore you with my own it-can't-last-forever talk. The thing that strikes me about other occasions ...

  10. I am a free man now, let me return, says exiled Wang Dan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Exiled Tiananmen Square student leader Wang Dan yesterday renewed his call for the central government to allow him to return to the mainland, saying his rights should be upheld now that he was a 'free' person after legally completing ...




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