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  1. News - World - Whistle-Blowers

    The sprint to freedom — how prominent US whistle-blowers have fared

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 10:17am by Henry Williams, Joanne Lam

    ... Henry Williams and Joanne Lam Personal consequences have differed wildly for famous whistleblowers in recent US history. Edward Snowden took the world by storm when he released confidential information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs.  Since then he has been called a traitor, a hero and a whistleblower.  He isn’t the first. From Daniel Ellsberg to Bradley ...

  2. Sport - Racing - OBITUARY

    Henry the great

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Pirate Irwin More than an ordinary horse trainer, the blue-blooded Cecil, who died earlier this week, commanded the respect of owners and punters alike Henry the great Henry Cecil may have ... winners in 2005 and some people advised him to call it a day. "That's Henry Cecil. He should have retired a long time ago," was a remark he heard himself on the Newmarket gallops. ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ENGLAND

    Frankel to bow out in Champion style

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Frankel to bow out in Champion style Frankel has given legendary English trainer Henry Cecil great pleasure over the past three seasons and Cecil ... perfect record of 13 wins from 13 starts on the line in the Champion Stakes at Ascot tomorrow, a course where Cecil has experienced some of his greatest moments. However, with the 69-year-old ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Stud life for great Frankel

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... (HK$37.2 million) Owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, who remained a loyal supporter of Henry Cecil through the trainer's lean times, confirmed his charge would now head to his breeding operation. ... "Sir Henry [Cecil] has had some great jockeys and for me to be there at that time when the horse of a lifetime comes along is just amazing. Did I feel the pressure? On the grand scale of things ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Macau Museum of Art showcases paintings by 12 French masters

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Kylie Knott

    ... and the Pompidou Centre. "This exhibition is an exceptional opportunity to display masterpieces which can tell five centuries of painting history," says Cécile Maisonneuve, curator ... From further away, however, the contrasting colours form a coherent vision of reality." Still Life with a Magnolia (1941) Henri Matisse "Everything is structured and organised around ...

  6. Infographics - TSUNAMI

    Panic in Pacific

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Scarr, Lau Ka-kuen, Henry Wong

    ... Simon Scarr, Lau Ka-kuen, Henry Wong The path of the tsunami around the world after yesterday’s magnitude-8.9 earthquake off the coast of Japan, which is situated at the junction of the three Pacific, Philippine and Eurasian tectonic plates. When the older, more dense Pacific Plate moves steadily west and encounters the younger Philippine Plate, it pushes below it and results ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 10:02am by Robin Lynam

    ... with Cecil Taylor, and in 2004 established a new one with Ribot, playing Ayler's music once again. "Henry plays in the past, present and future simultaneously," says fellow Ribot Trio ... Vanguard, by the Marc Ribot Trio, featuring bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Chad Taylor. I like the element of the unexpected that Ribot's off-the-wall playing introduces to the music ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Gigi Chao issues open letter to father Cecil Chao to accept partner Sean Eav

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Gigi asks 'Dear Daddy' to accept wife Lesbian socialite Gigi Chao has issued a public plea to her property tycoon father Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, urging him to accept her as she is and treat her gay partner as a "normal dignified human being". A week after her father doubled a "dowry" to find her a husband to HK$1 billion, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    My daughter's lesbian partner is not welcome in this family, says Gigi Chao's father as he withdraws 'dowry' offer

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 04:24pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Twitter: @olivesophierose The deal is off. For the time being. Cecil Chao Sze-tsung has rescinded his HK$1 billion proposal to find his daughter ... terrified of her, and treat her like a normal, dignified human being,” Gigi wrote in the letter which was published in the Post on Tuesday. In yesterday’s interview, Cecil Chao appeared hurt ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - GIGI CHAO

    Dear Daddy, you must accept I’m a lesbian: Gigi Chao pens plea in open letter to tycoon father

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:00pm

    ... Dear Daddy, you must accept I’m a lesbian... Hong Kong socialite Gigi Chao was reluctantly thrown into the spotlight when her tycoon father Cecil Chao Sze-tsung declared his refusal ... with his bounty. In an interview this month with the Malaysian newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau,  Cecil Chao insisted his daughter was still single, adding that he believed it was not too late to change ...




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