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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Deng Xiaoping: The Man Who Made Modern China, by Michael Dillon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... David Wilson Deng Xiaoping: The Man who Made Modern China by Michael Dillon I.B. Tauris Statesman Deng Xiaoping's grit and organisational skill made him one of China's most ... is overblown, according to modern Chinese history expert Michael Dillon. "Deng was an old military man who had not hesitated to take life-and-death decisions during wartime, but his track record ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Gehry outlines how he made a dramatic Paris art museum for LVMH

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:53am by Victoria Finlay

    ... of a building, has sailed into the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris, and if lions did not have exceptionally loud roars at six in the morning, it might not have happened at all. In 1952, a rich man called ... foundation." Gehry was overwhelmed by the site, thinking immediately of French writer Marcel Proust playing there as a child and others- writers and Impressionist artists- who made this park famous. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    A calamity made by man

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Shaoqi, then president of China, on May 31, 1961: "In Hunan, people say three-tenths [of the disaster] was natural calamity and seven-tenths was man-made. The problem was caused ... writesMark O'Neill A calamity made by man "To distribute resources evenly will only ruin the Great Leap Forward. When there is not enough to eat, people starve to death. It is better to let ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    In The Judge, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jnr takes a more realistic role

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Robert Downey Jnr leaves the superhero world of Iron Man behind to join veteran actor Robert Duvall in a film that brings fractured family relationships to the fore Trials ... portrayal of quick-witted, motor-mouthed billionaire Tony Stark (aka Iron Man). The film's director, David Dobkin, has directed broad comedies such as the Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson feature ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Locally made robotic device helps stroke victims regain use of hands

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:03pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... that tighten around each finger. It's just like a scene from the Iron Man films. Will I now achieve superhuman strength? Will I crush walnuts without a nutcracker? Sensors are attached ... pick up an egg or a glass with what is classed as their "bad" hand. Made of a lightweight metal frame, the device has a feedback-based loop system that amplifies the brain's ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Bookies rate the Man Booker's six shortlisted novels

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd looks at the bookies' odds for the six novels on the Man Booker shortlist and puts his money down In for a penny,in for a pound This year welcomed an all-new Technicolor (as opposed to Technicolour) Man Booker Prize: for the first time, American novelists Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Richard Powers and Siri Hustvedt rubbed book spines with writers from ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: Hong Kong Police Man by Chris Emmett

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth Hong Kong Police Man by Chris Emmett Earnshaw Books 4 stars William Wadsworth Chris Emmett retired from the Hong Kong Police as a senior superintendent in 1998, after 28 years in the force. The Briton's 262-page book, Hong Kong Police Man, is so readable and entertaining that you might be tempted to take it on holiday, or put your life on hold to finish ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Book explores what made Gavrilo Princip, the man who ignited the great war

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by GDN

    ... acquaints himself with Princip by walking in the young man's footsteps from his birthplace in the tiny hamlet of Obljaj in western Bosnia to Sarajevo and across the border to Belgrade, ... of the people who still eke out a living there: all this says much about the world that made Princip. Could it be, Butcher wonders, that the isolation and self-reliance of these mountain communities ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    Building houses with 3D printing technology

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:34pm by Peta Tomlinson

    ... disasters have occurred. Architects also believe 3D printing is the key to the grand designs of the future, producing one-off, custom homes at a fraction of the cost of conventional building ... printer to create a protective shell. Norman Foster calls the project- made in an earthly lab using simulated lunar soil- "a significant and pioneering step in space age construction". ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 08:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Nerve cells from his nose were put into his spine, helping to reform severed connections Paralysed man takes first steps with new treatment A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment that one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon"- ...




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