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  1. Nature to nurture

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo One of the oldest debates in social science is that on nature versus nurture when it comes to human development. It seems everyone has vague beliefs and convictions, however ... in the world in certain genetically predetermined ways. In terms of visual development, nature and nurture clearly have equally important roles. When Chomsky first read Wiesel and Hubel, he immediately ...

  2. Specialist nurturing for treasured array of trees

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is no guessing the age of some of the trees that add the natural colour and texture to the slopes of The Peak. Some have roots that go back a century, possibly even longer and have stood tall through all manner of changes, storms, battles and key events in Hong Kong. Protecting trees is a priority for Kerry Properties, the company behind 11 luxury developments on Tregunter ...

  3. FILM (1983)

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... of playing on the debate about nature versus nurture. It would prove to be another masterstroke. Murphy plays a small-time con artist and is given full rein to bring on his brand of kinetic comedy; ... Ameche) who wager one dollar on whether circumstance has put them where they are. So they knock the rich kid down and elevate the con man- and sit back to see how nature might take its course. ...

  4. Blind faith

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... with his directorial debut in the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan vehicle Joe Versus The Volcano in 1990. But he was feeling burned out. 'When I did Joe Versus The Volcano, I was living in a hotel out here [in Los Angeles] for 10 months, which is antithetical to my nature,' he says. 'I had been working very hard for a very long time- probably 15 years- writing play after play, film ...

  5. Needs versus wants

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The English Schools Foundation's chief executive, Heather Du Quesnay, and her revamped school board have proved their effectiveness by the deft way in which they handled imposing the controversial new capital levy. Their public-relations blit ...

  6. Common sense versus rules

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hospital Authority makes much of its policies, procedures, rules and regulations. A series of blunders at public hospitals in recent months has meant the protective measures have been frequently reviewed and strengthened. Yet another report has been o ...

  7. The public versus privatisation

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung The second of our two-part series on PCCW's privatisation row When Richard Li Tzar-kai, chairman of PCCW, again announced a plan to privatise his telecommunications company, it was met with much speculation- not least because it would me ...

  8. Nationalism versus monopoly

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin The failed takeover of mainland juice maker Huiyuan by Coca-Cola- a seven-month saga that concluded last Wednesday- had all the elements of a juicy TV drama: money, secrecy, pride. But, above all, it is a story of how China rebuffed a United Stat ...

  9. Since quake, 'I wanted to do something for Sichuan'

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to broaden her client base by nurturing younger mainland artists and young collectors in Hong Kong. 'Art is a reflection of history. The works of these artists born in the 1980s are playful ...

  10. Stocking thrillers

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Legend. Amulet by Roberto Bolano (Picador, HK$120) September 1968: the Mexican student movement versus a repressive, right-wing government. A heartbreaking work from 'the most admired ... Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts (Yale University Press, HK$656) The bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth was widely observed this year. But for all his ability ...




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