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  1. Cold Mountain

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Cold Mountain Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman Director: Anthony Minghella The film: Anthony Minghella has a history steeped ... the effort of a lifetime out of Matt Damon in The Talented Mr Ripley. In Cold Mountain- like those two films, a production taken from a successful novel- Minghella again surrounds himself ...

  2. Promises of a better life go up in smoke

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Shady deals, and delays see the residents of notorious garbage mountain still in squalor 12 years on Smokey Mountain, the huge Manila rubbish tip, was home ... two of his daughters some college education and they now earn for the family through intermittent clerical jobs. But the family's story and that of Smokey Mountain speaks volumes of how ...

  3. Chung on top of the world

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Having literally reached the pinnacle of his climbing career, the Hong Kong mountaineer now just wants to help those who plan to follow in his footsteps, writes Niki Law Last year, Chung ... of dying')- it's all a matter of time and money, with risks calculated in advance. When asked whether success on a mountain was a matter of willpower, his response was prosaic. 'Mountain ...


    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... March date for Raleigh Mountain Marathon The Raleigh International Mountain Marathon will be held on March 6 and 7 and is open for registration until January 2. The annual event aims to raise funds for Raleigh International Hong Kong to promote its local and overseas youth development projects. Anyone fit and aged 18 or above can join. Call 8209 2909 or e-mail ...

  5. Stay fur a while

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Protesters from animal rights group Peta failed to discourage 1500 people making their way into the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Grand Hall for the Fur Gala 2004 fashion show and dinner. The theme of the extravaganza was Cold Mountain (as in the film), with the showing of the 220 fur creations lasting almost as long as the epic movie. The 60 models ...

  6. Hart's high adventure

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Glen Watson

    ... mountain on each continent. Hart, 33, is taking a two-month leave from his position as an executive director with Morgan Stanley. He flew to Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday and if all goes well he ... the Harts went to Bali. They climbed volcanoes to help him prepare for the challenge ahead. Anna is concerned but remains supportive of his mountaineering, despite having to listen to him constantly ...

  7. City-state to build super grid

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... supercomputing power would enable it to do anything from providing huge amounts of power for complex calculations, to mining mountains of data for genetics research. Researchers in the United States, ...

  8. City-state to build super grid

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... supercomputing power would enable it to do anything from providing huge amounts of power for complex calculations, to mining mountains of data for genetics research. Researchers in the United States, ...


    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... farmer, Yu Kung, who wanted to bring down two mountains that were blocking his path. He chipped away for years until, moved by the man's determination, the gods ordered two strong spirits to do the work for him. And so was born the saying 'Yu Kung Yee Shan', or the foolish man who removed mountains. More recently in Hong Kong, a similar legend has been growing ...

  10. On tour

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Qian-shan, means 'a thousand mountains'. Together, their names evoke a Chinese proverb about 'a journey filled with numerous dangers and difficulties'. Mr Li made use of their names to give a heartfelt lecture. 'Be it a million streams away or a thousand mountains away, let us not forget we are all descendants of Emperors Yan and Huang.' grandpa gripes When ...




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