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  1. News - China - CULTURE

    Late Italian conductor's link to the Cultural Revolution

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:40am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Claudio Abbado, who died this week, put on a landmark performance in Beijing in 1973 Late Italian conductor's link to the revolution Of all the accolades showered on the late Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, the obituaries skipped over an important story in the history of classical music. Few recalled that Abbado, who died on Monday at age ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the money culture

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Heritage-themed property developments are a lucrative exploitation of history, nature and the public, writes Jason Wordie The money culture Heritage themes in Hong Kong’s ... that showcase an area’s natural or cultural history, for example, enable their sponsors in the much-despised property sector to preen themselves before the public as good corporate citizens. And once ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs

    If I only had … Assistant Editor Kylie Knott is talking Italian

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott, Assistant Editor, Culture … one place to spend a rainy afternoon it would be at Italian joint NOM in Central where the combination of brass and wood creates the perfect rustic vibe to kick back and chill. I'd grab a book- and a cosy window table- and spend an afternoon watching the world stroll by while tucking into a handmade black truffle pizza and sipping ...

  4. A cultural community divided against itself

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... split within Hong Kong's Italian cultural community, two schools bearing his name are currently operating and claiming to be the legitimate version. Italy has no government cultural ... For more than 100 years it has played a role in promoting Italian language and culture in many countries through schools and cultural events, often operating as the sole Italian cultural ...

  5. News - World - ITALY

    Italian court quashes Dolce and Gabbana fraud convictions

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:52pm by AP

    ... honest and we are extremely proud of this recognition by the Italian Court of Justice. Viva l'Italia," Dolce and Gabbana said. Thei lawyer Massino Dinoia called it "a resounding victory". Prosecutors had argued that a Luxembourg company that owned the designers' trademark had been set up with the intent of evading Italian taxes on income of €200 million (HK$1.96 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    High-end coffee culture takes off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:23pm by Janelle Carrigan

    ... Janelle Carrigan life@scmp.com Trickle-down effect When it comes to coffee in Hong Kong, there's good news and there's bad. On the negative side, cafe culture isn't ... in large part due to the rich wave of European migration during and after the second world war. Greeks and Italians adapted quickly, opening cafes with traditional bitter and intense espressos. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Italian label Valextra keeps it simple

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:00am by P RAMAKRISHNAN

    ... P Ramakrishnan life@scmp.com Subtle and sophisticated handcrafted leather accessories are quietly turning heads in Asia Hide and chic There is neither an emblematic logo nor an interlocking alphabet in sight. There isn't a signature colour or motif t ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    $100 & Under: Pausa offers simple Italian staples

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung $100 & Under With its stylish red-and-white theme, it is hard to overlook Italian eatery Pausa, which has taken over the spot on Ship Street where Beautifood, the hip salad bar by Bo Innovations' Alvin Leung, used to be. Pausa, which means "break" in Italian, is a takeaway concept, although the small shop also has a couple of seats where you ...

  9. News - World - ITALY

    Italian police bust tax-fraud syndicate

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Italian police bust tax-fraud syndicate Italy's financial police yesterday said they had broken up a ring of companies they believe used false accounting to defraud the state out of €1.7 billion (HK$16.8 billion) of taxes. Police said two Rome businessmen, Pierino Tulli and Maurizio Ladaga, created a system using false invoices issued by intermediary ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Giovanni Greggio comes out of retirement to run Gradini in Central

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:12pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... for the past 54 years. However, Italian chef Giovanni Greggio is not like other men. He's been persuaded out of retirement after five decades of professional cooking so that he can run the new Gradini restaurant in The Pottinger hotel in Central. Greggio is reluctant to say what exactly prompted him to return to the kitchen but he's a bit more forthcoming about the mostly Italian ...




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