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  1. Mountain blow to HK hopes

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong's medal hopes in cycling at the forthcoming Asian Games have been dented by news that there is no suitable venue for the mountain bike event in Doha, Qatar. Under normal circumstances, there would be three events in cycling- road race, track and mountain bike- but organisers for the Doha Games have said they will not be able to host mountain biking ...

  2. Film importer gives Brokeback Mountain a miss

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland movie fans wanting to see Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain on the big screen may be disappointed, with reports saying the China Film Group has decided not to import ... and Television, said it had the final say on which films were imported into the country, but had not received applications for Brokeback Mountain from either of the mainland's two movie importers, ...

  3. Molehill out of a mountain

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... for that moment. 'Go right ahead,' I will say, adding that he can find the requisite US$47,000 himself. Anyway, I figure that there is nothing extreme about climbing the 8,850-metre mountain ... mountaineering equipment. Nowadays, using oxygen is considered cheating by some, clothing is made of frostbite-resistant fabric, and technology has meant that the going is comparatively light and easy. ...

  4. Nepalis search for missing mountaineers

    Posted Nov 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Kathmandu Rescuers yesterday were searching two mountains attempting to find French, Swedish, British and Nepali climbers who had been reported missing during ... are searching for the missing French climbers, said Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Mr Tshering said the French embassy had chartered a helicopter to search for the missing ...

  5. Brokeback Mountain charity preview

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun Can't wait to visit Brokeback Mountain? We mean see the movie, that is. The eagerly awaited Ang Lee picture will come out, um, we mean will be released this Thursday. However, if you want to catch an advance screening, the Hong Kong Aids Foundation is holding a charity preview tomorrow at the Palace IFC at 9.30pm. The screening also celebrates ...

  6. Brokeback's success spurs run on book

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... notoriously uncultured Hongkongers into book lovers. Book stores said the hype surrounding the Taiwanese director's gay cowboy love story, Brokeback Mountain, had boosted sales of Close Range: Wyoming Stories, a collection of short stories, including Brokeback Mountain, written by E. Annie Proulx. Page One spokeswoman Ada Ling Siu-wing said sales had been strong since the beginning ...

  7. Miracle in the Andes- 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Rory Mulholland

    ... Rory Mulholland Miracle in the Andes- 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado with Vincent Rause Orion, HK$177 A week after the plane crash, Nando Parrado stood ... passengers who died after their plane slammed into a 3,300-metre mountain on the Argentina-Chile border during a storm in October 1972. But before we get to that point there are 16 pages of photos ...

  8. Banks find new tools to mine cash mountain

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Institutions hope that wealth management products can convince conservative Hong Kong savers to part with deposits HONG KONG REMAINS heavily over-banked and under-borrowed, and with little prospect of a surge in loan demand, this is a mismatch that has left lenders with mountains of cash and not enough secure lending opportunities. That, in turn, means paying ...

  9. Blind mountaineer has a soft spot for Hong Kong heights

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Kong's mountains hold a special and irreplaceable place in his heart. On his first trip back to the city since 1980, Weihenmayer recalled how as a child he used to spend hours trekking through ... a degenerative disease where the retina splits and cysts form between retinal layers. 'Exploring Repulse Bay and hiking around Hong Kong's mountains- there was just so much potential ...

  10. Mountain trading giant getting ready to show off

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak Next month, 900 small and medium-sized enterprises from all over Europe will descend on Chengdu for the largest Sino-EU Trade Fair. For Chengdu, the trade fair is a milestone on a journey that began six years ago with the 'Develop the West Forum'. Back then, Chengdu was an unknown city hidden deep in the mountains of western China. Foreign enterprises ...




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