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  1. Hands-on experience gives boss the edge

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Remo Notarianni

    ... Remo Notarianni Wolfram Hail grew up helping out in his family's retail store in the German town of Heidenheim. Little did he know how this would prepare him for a career with some ... in banking and finance. He went on to work in Japan, Canada and America. 'Traditionally, many people don't consider retail a career,' Mr Hail said. 'So it's always ...

  2. Marathon legend slams Beijing's pollution woes

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Gebrselassie confirms he will pull out of games if air is too bad The world's greatest long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie yesterday said he would pull out of the 2008 Olympic Games on the starting line if he is not convinced the air is safe enough. But he saved most of his sympathy for the citizens of the host city. 'They are really ...

  3. Clean-air pledge in wake of Gebrselassie bombshell

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... damage caused by the announcement by Ethiopian ace Haile Gebrselassie that he would not compete in the marathon because of Beijing's air pollution. Gebrselassie (pictured), the world record ... sure Haile has withdrawn because of his fears that the pollution will affect his asthma. But the statistics show that most top marathon runners avoid hot and humid races if they can. Beijing ...

  4. Beijing should act now to clean capital's foul air

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When an athlete of the stature of the world's foremost long-distance runner, Haile Gebrselassie, speaks, the sporting world pays attention. He said during a visit to Beijing yesterday that the city's poor air quality was hurting its people and that he might have to boycott the Olympic Games for the sake of his health. Such outspokenness is unexpected from a sports celebrity. Diplomacy ...

  5. President hails 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing President Hu Jintao yesterday hailed the successful implementation of the 'one country, two systems' principle in Hong Kong and Macau as one of the major achievements of the past 30 years. He also described the cross-strait relationship as 'taking a significant step towards peaceful reunification' over the past three decades. 'We have ...

  6. Hu hails reforms, says much more still to do

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... President Hu Jintao hailed the nation's astonishing rise since the party embarked on the road of reform in 1978. He promised China's people a 'prosperous and harmonious society' ...

  7. Cepa hailed a success, with room to expand

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen hailed Cepa's achievements. In the first three years after the implementation of the pact in 2003, about 36,000 new jobs were created in Hong Kong, ...

  8. Sokos gas plant decision hailed

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Bay as an example. CLP has pledged to reduce its charges after a new scheme of control takes effect next month. Meanwhile, the green group WWF hailed CLP's decision and urged ...

  9. Swaine hails Ferraris' spot-on judgment on impressive Syllabus

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Former Jockey Club chairman Sir John Swaine paid a glowing tribute to trainer David Ferraris after his homebred gelding Syllabus stormed to a narrow but impressive win under topweight of 133 pounds in Sunday's Gome Cup at Sha Tin. Swaine ...

  10. Economists hail yuan trade scheme as step to going global

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Beijing's decision to allow the yuan to be used as a limited trade currency lends long-term support to the renminbi and is a major step towards making it an international currency, experts said. The State Council said on Wednesday that compa ...




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