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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Dwayne Johnson's Herculean labour of love

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram For actor Dwayne Johnson and director Brett Ratner, bringing out the mortal side of the immortal was a passion project, writes James Mottram Herculean labour of love Like a towering titan of Greek mythology, Hercules looms large in popular culture to this day. The son of Zeus, known for his incredible strength and courage as he completed the so-called 12 labours ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The musician who became a champion of migrant workers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Bernice Chan

    ... in the past 20 years is rarely acknowledged. It wasn't quite the role Sun envisaged when he arrived in Beijing about 15 years ago. Sun was born in Shaanxi province, where his parents laboured ... known as New Worker Art Troupe, staging their first performance for about 100 workers on Labour Day. "There were no speakers, no lights, not even a microphone stand," Sun says. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Sophia Law Suk-mun is determined to bring back art made by boatpeople in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:18pm by Kylie Knott

    ... of despair, the link is that all were part of an Art In Camps (AIC) project set up by local non-profit group Garden Streams and funded by the United Nations. The project focused on Vietnamese boatpeople living in Hong Kong's many detention centres between 1988 and 1991. The spotlight was on the Whitehead Detention Centre, one of the most crowded refugee camps during the 1980s ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... with a tame labour force did not succeed because North Korea could not supply the infrastructure or energy. The country lives off foreign aid. Even the nuclear brinkmanship in which North Korea ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Medical simulation centres teach doctors how to cope with a crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Kate Whitehead

    ... A pregnant woman, her legs in stirrups, lies on a bed shrouded in a green sheet. The mannequin is convincing and made even more realistic when she begins to scream as she goes into labour. Her ... as the woman goes into labour is stressful. She shouts out in Cantonese and the heart monitor beside her bed flashes incessantly. It all adds up to creating a convincing environment which ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Missions on combating Cambodia's child sex traffickers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... but it was destroyed as monks were executed. "Under the Khmer Rouge, women, men and children were all put in separate camps. Children at that time were used to being spied on. There were significant ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: adaptability and problem solving are the keys to career questions

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Anjali Hazari

    ... said: "Analytical training gives you a skill set that differentiates you from most people in the labour market. "The first thing Google looks for is general cognitive ability- ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: The Empress Lover, by Linda Jaivin

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by Sue Green

    ... with an assuredness and narrative flow undoubtedly belying the hard labour which has gone into this thoroughly researched and footnoted work. If she occasionally goes off at tangents it is to return at what ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The medium is the message for small group of green artists

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Kate Whitehead

    ... that I see as more meaningful? The moment I made the decision, I felt so much more at home," she says. The turning point came in 2011 when klauss and her family were camping at Tai Long Wan ... and size. She has created art on beaches all over Hong Kong and, most recently, in Taiwan. Again it was a family affair, camping on the beach in Kenting National Park. Four green groups from Taiwan ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - ART

    Book review: Van Gogh on Demand, by Winnie Wong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... and the development of skilled labour can lead to an almost unimaginable economic rise. There is immense value in the Dafen copyists, says Wong, firstly because they have helped to democratise fine art around ...




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