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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian state premier quits over wine gift ‘memory fail’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... that I have had a massive memory fail,” he told reporters in Sydney. “I still can’t explain either the arrival of a gift that I have no recollection of, or its absence, which I certainly still can’t ... Di Girolamo said the gift – a 1959 vintage to mark the year of O’Farrell’s birth – had been couriered to the Liberal Party premier’s Sydney home to offer “sincere congratulations” on his ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    I know a place: Katie Hawinkels, founder of The Gift Box

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by GRACE MW WONG

    ... Grace MW Wong My husband and I have lived in Hong Kong for nearly four years, and we eat out two or three times a week, mostly on weekends. When dining out, I don't have any special standards, other than the normal expectations of good service, fresh ...

  3. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Gift giving in Hong Kong down on calendar quirks

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Gift giving down on quirks in the calendar Hong Kong retail sales fell 2.3 per cent year on year to HK$40.5 billion in February, the first fall in value ... it meant people only had to buy one gift," said Annie Chan, executive director of consumer and brand research at market research company Ipsos. Lunar New Year usually falls in-mid February ...

  4. News - Asia

    Sanctions probe into gifts taken to North Korea by Dennis Rodman

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Sanctions panel probes Rodman's N Korea trips A group of United Nations sanctions experts has been investigating former basketball star Dennis Rodman over gifts he ... (United States) taken by Rodman and one bottle of whiskey (Ireland)," the report says. The report also refers to other gifts, including "two whiskey glasses and one whiskey decanter ...

  5. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - GIFTS

    Choosing wisely is an art

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... them what you will. Some gifts, while given with love, should have been left in the shop. As anyone who has ever received an unwanted gift knows, there is an art to selecting the perfect ... then go into the bin. This is a waste of time and a waste of resources." Tequila Kola managing director Geoff Fuller says the best way to select a gift is to set a budget, buy what you think ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Directive bans patients from making 'cash gifts' to hospital doctors

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:48am by Adrian Wan

    ... low Directive bans cash gifts for doctors Doctors and patients in mainland hospitals will be required to sign a declaration banning the payment of cash-filled "red packets" and other gifts from May 1, under a national health commission directive. Some doctors praised the move, but others questioned the usefulness of asking the two parties to go through what was likely ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Mainland wine importers optimistic despite clampdown on gift giving

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:37am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham life@scmp.com The government clampdown on gift-giving on the mainland has caused wine importers some problems, but most are optimistic, writesMark Graham Grape wall of China In years gone by, the giant wine company Torres made special decorative gift boxes for Lunar New Year, confident there would be plenty of corporate buyers in China seeking expensive, elaborately ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Singaporean mother sets up online high school for gifted children

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:37am by Clara Chow

    ... Clara Chow Singaporean entrepreneur and mother Pamela Lim has set up an online high schoolfor gifted children, writes Clara Chow The next level A few years ago, a Facebook note posted ... with him: he was merely gifted. When she took him out of the conventional school system, he thrived intellectually and emotionally, she wrote in the post. Once a high-flying entrepreneur, Lim became ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Toure blunder gifts West Brom equaliser

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Liverpool frustrated in trying to strengthen their grip on fourth place in the Premier League and have to settle for a 1-1 draw Toure blunder gifts West Brom ... were seeking to move four points clear of fifth-place Everton and they took the lead through Daniel Sturridge at The Hawthorns, only for Toure to gift West Brom a 67th-minute equaliser ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Academy helps students overcome the challenges of being gifted

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 09:34am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Gifted students in Hong Kong face challenges, but one organisation is working to ensure that they fulfil their potential, writes Linda Yeung A look ... events. The reason is simple: he has been identified as a gifted student and nominated by his school and the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education for enrichment activities within and outside ...




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