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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    English clarinet master Acker Bilk dies, aged 85

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 08:47pm by AP, The Guardian

    ... Associated Press, The Guardian Man who beat the Beatles to the US Acker Bilk 1929-2014 English clarinet player Acker Bilk, who beat the Beatles and other British rockers to the top ... couldn't perform any more." Bilk attributed his distinctive vibrato sound to a pair of childhood accidents. He lost part of a finger in a sledging accident, and two teeth in a fight at school ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    John Downey, POW in China for 20 years and later a judge, dies

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:46pm by AP

    ... States, he graduated from Harvard Law School just three years later and was appointed to the Connecticut bench in 1987. Jack Downey, 34, said his father's years of imprisonment shaped his ... because he trained them. When Downey was captured, a Chinese security officer pointed at him and said in English: "You are Jack. Your future is very dark." Downey and Fecteau were hauled ...

  3. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar helped share ancient Indian practice with the world

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... who helped take the ancient Indian spiritual practice to the rest of the world, died yesterday aged 95, his website said. Iyengar started his yoga school in 1973 in the western city of Pune, ... improved his strength by practising yoga, which he took up as a teenager. When he was 18, his guru sent him to teach in Pune because he spoke some English. There, he developed his own form of yoga, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Educator stuck to his guns on language ideals

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... died last month at the age of 77. Cheung, founding principal of Carmel Secondary School, took a bold move in 1988 when his school became the first English-medium school to switch to teaching ... of putting education principles first," Ip said. Many schools wanted to boost their popularity by branding themselves as English-medium schools and Cheung's persistence in mother-tongue ...

  5. Business - Companies - OBITUARY

    Man who turned Toyota into global giant dies at 100

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... established just-in-time production and built a reputation for manufacturing excellence. The Corolla became the best-selling car. His greatest achievement may have been laying the foundation ... textile mill, and was schooled from an early age in machines and business, according to his autobiography, Toyota: Fifty Years in Motion. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a degree ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Philanthropist Paul Soros, innovator in shipping, dies at age of 87

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... The foundation's US$75 million endowment funds graduate education for immigrants and the children of immigrants. Soros was born Paul Schwartz in Hungary in 1926. His father changed the family name to Soros ... in the 1948 Olympics, and that year he immigrated to the US. He won a scholarship to St Lawrence University in northern New York in exchange for coaching the school's ski team and later earned ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Reverend Lancelote M. Rodrigues of Macau dead at 89

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... for the people of Macau, who will certainly praise and cherish him in their memories." Rodrigues was born in Malacca, Malaysia, and after completing his primary school education in English he ...

  8. News - China - OBITUARY

    Cheng Naishan, a Shanghai literary icon with close ties to HK, dies aged 67

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Chinese to return and contribute to their homeland. Cheng Naishan majored in English at the Shanghai Educational Institute, from which she graduated in 1965. That led to her first job, as an English teacher at a local high school. The publication of her first story in a local literary magazine in 1979 propelled her into a new career- as a professional writer. Cheng was well known ...

  9. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Indian sitar virtuoso, Beatles muse Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:52pm by Bloomberg

    ... initial tour of Japan followed in 1958. As Shankar established himself, he expanded into education. In 1962, he opened the Kinnara School of Music in Mumbai. Harrison, accompanied by his then-wife ... in 1968 and updated in 2007. The discipline that Shankar brought to his playing didn’t extend to his personal life. He instead followed the lead of his father, who married an English woman without ...



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