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  1. Generous-spirited Hong Kong icon dies aged 96

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The wife of the late Lawrence Kadoorie, who founded electricity utility business CLP and the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, has died at the age of 96. Hong Kong-born Muriel Kadoorie, nee Gubbay, married in 1938 and had two children, Rita and Michael. Her husband was knighted in 1974. He died in 1993 aged 94. The University of Hong Kong awarded her an honorary doctorate ...

  2. Trpceski's Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Renes conducts Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski (left) and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Rachmaninov's Piano Concert No 3 and Symphony No 2. Sept 9-10, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 ...

  3. Shooting for a star

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Mottram thereview@scmp.com Since garnering an Oscar nomination for her sensational turn in Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence's career has exploded. In the past 12 months she ... of the most influential performances she's seen. Her publicist is sitting protectively in the room when we meet at London's Soho Hotel. But Lawrence is never one to hold her tongue. The last ...

  4. E-mail threat to attack buildings seen as a hoax

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The government is regarding an e-mailed threat to attack four skyscrapers in Taiwan's two largest cities as a hoax, but says the authorities will not relax their vigilance in maintaining security. The threat, e-mailed to Taipei City police on Wednesday by an organisation which called itself 'Aryan Nation', came just ...

  5. Honours for Hong Kong's best athletes

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Republic and a gold in the Sweden Open of the ITTF Premium Junior Circuit. The remaining six awardees- cyclists Leung Chun-wing, 18, and Wu Lok-chun, 18, tennis players Lawrence Lo Lok-pui, 13, ...

  6. Chen rails against 'persecution'

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's jailed former president Chen Shui-bian used a publicly broadcast eulogy he made at a family prayer service for his late mother-in-law yesterday to again claim he had been politically persecuted. In a widely watched appearance in the southern city of Tainan, Chen crawled into the mourning hall of a funeral parlour where ...

  7. Six degrees

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are 'beguiled' by history while white folk enjoy 'the romance of Lawrence of Arabia'... T. E. Lawrence's untimely death may have saved countless lives: the neurosurgeon who treated him ...

  8. Sleepy, lost appetite... there could be a baby panda on the way

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com A giant panda at Taipei Zoo is showing signs of pregnancy and could give birth in July. Yuan Yuan, sent to Taiwan along with her mate Tuan Tuan as a gift from Beijing in 2008, has recently lost her appetite and is sleeping much longer than usual. The zoo says Yuan Yuan, who will turn seven in August, has been agitated since early ...

  9. City ready to accept offer of pandas

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin yesterday said the city was prepared for the two giant pandas that Taiwan was expected to receive in October. 'We are all ready for their arrival,' Mr Hau said, expressing his determination to fight for the two pandas, offered by the mainland as a goodwill gesture following the historic visit by former Kuomintang chairman Lien Chan ...

  10. Lady Chatterley

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... aristocrat Constance Chatterley in D.H. Lawrence's tale (spawning the first film adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, starring Sylvia Kristel of Emmanuelle fame). But by underlining Parkin's awakening as well as Constance's, Ferran returns empathy and introspection to Lawrence's work, offering audiences another take on a masterpiece that has in recent years been ...




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