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  1. Italy blaze their way past Germany

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Bring on China. That was the message received loud and clear after world champions Italy blazed through their opening game against Germany in the 3D-Gold FIVB World Grand Prix ... winning 25-20, 27-25, 25-19. Italy head coach Marco Bonitta said, while his team won well against a younger and less inexperienced German outfit, Italy's crunch match against Olympic ...

  2. Remembrance of things past

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... camp); and he pitched Italy to US investors by touting the beauty of Italian secretaries. His worst gaffe, however, occurred during an August interview with the British weekly The Spectator, ... Hussein on the same level. Later, he confessed that the responses were the product of several glasses of champagne. And then to quell the furore, Mr Berlusconi visited the head of Italy ...

  3. Kicking it up

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... that workout in the wilderness, reward yourself with wine from the bottom of the boot- the boot of Italy. Wines of the toe, heel and ankle of the Italian boot were so admired by the Ancient Greeks that the region was called Oenotria, meaning 'the land of wine'. Apulia (Puglia), Campania, Basilicata and Calabria are Italy's most harsh and desolate regions, with craggy terrains ...

  4. Intelligently told story links teens, wars- and a volcano

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... friends with their elderly neighbours, who tell them the story of a soldier fighting in Italy during the second world war. In war-torn Italy in 1944, a young German soldier develops a friendship ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Drinking for charity Hong Kong wine buffs raised HK$126,000 during the 12th Asta del Barolo Wine Auction on Sunday organised by the Accademia del Barolo. The auction was in Italy and simulcast in Hong Kong and Singapore, raising a combined HK$428,580 with Italy contributing HK$179,960, and Singapore HK$122,620. The funds will support the Don Bosco Hotel School of Sihanoukville. All 36 ...

  6. G8 no longer the body to tackle global problems

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no longer has the relevance it once had. At the core of the problem is the G8's membership- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States. They were ... emerged for this year's gathering in the Italian city of L'Aquila, devastated by an earthquake less than 100 days ago. Splits have arisen in the group over poor organisation by Italy ...

  7. Taliban kidnap victim is former HK resident

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... now. Rutherford grew up in Singapore and also lived in Hong Kong and Kuwait. He has also travelled to Italy, Greece, Croatia and Bulgaria in 2008 with his late father. His mother lives ...

  8. Well-heeled flock to tailor-made event for engraved Gucci bags

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... to see four of Gucci's experienced artisans, flown in from Italy, demonstrate stitching bags on the spot. During a three-day event in Hong Kong, customers could order tailor-made bags ...

  9. Prada eyes mainland production base

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Prada makes 90 per cent of its products in Italy, the rest in the Mediterranean area and none in China. 'We are exploring the possibility of buying semi-finished goods and raw materials in China. We may produce in China in the future, such as leisure shoes and ready-to-wear shoes. The quality of leather has not reached the quality of Italy but the level of nylon and technical ...

  10. The euro wolves are kept at bay, but for how long?

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... There are risks of contagion as the markets put pressure on other vulnerable economies. Portugal, Italy and Spain, along with Ireland, have already been identified- bigger economies with much higher ... billion) and Ireland (US$8.5 billion). The much bigger US$1.4 trillion debts of Italy include a massive US$511 billion owed to France, almost 20 per cent of France's GDP. In spite ...




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