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  1. Nobel prizes

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... medicine, literature, peace and economics. This year, there are two more to go: the economics winner is revealed tomorrow and a date for the literature prize hasn't been set. So, what are the Nobel prizes? They all started with Alfred Nobel, a Swedish engineer and the inventor of dynamite. When his brother Ludvig died, a newspaper ran Alfred's obituary by mistake, calling him ...

  2. Nobel laureate Heaney to headline literary festival

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Wood Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney will be the headline author at the 2006 Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival in March, the Sunday Morning Post can reveal. The Irish poet- described as the 'Pavarotti of literature' by festival general manager Madeleine Dignam- received the Nobel Prize in 1995 'for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt ...

  3. The Piano Teacher

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... a drive-in cinema to spy on couples having sex. She mutilates her genitals with a razor and has a masochistic affair with a student, who batters and rapes her. When Jelinek won last year's Nobel Prize, the academy described one of her main themes as the inability of women to 'fully come to life in a world where they are painted over with stereotypical images'. It also praised ...

  4. A Nobel cause

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Guests at Fortune magazine's 75th anniversary party were given a rare opportunity to meet a Nobel Prize nominee when they gathered recently at Aberdeen's Jumbo Floating Restaurant. The event was attended by the co-founder of Cambodia-based Village Focus International, Boualaphet Chounthavong. She's been nominated for this year's peace prize ...

  5. CityU chemistry graduate to work with Nobel Prize winner

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung A PhD graduate from City University has won the opportunity to work with a Nobel Prize winner after being awarded a prestigious fellowship. Chow Cheuk-fai, who received his ... at Strasbourg in France. Dr Chow will be working with Professor Jean Marie Lehn, a 1987 Nobel Prize chemistry winner for his contribution on unlocking secrets of mechanism in how molecules recognise ...

  6. Nobel yes, but will peace be the prize?

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Atomic Energy Agency and its director Mohamed ElBaradei- 60 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki- recognises ... this did not stop Dr ElBaradei winning a third term at the Vienna-based IAEA. The Norwegian panel that selects the Nobel Peace Prize winner is no stranger to controversy. Previous winners have ...

  7. Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... Doug Nairne Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank by David Plotz Random House $195 The death of obscure inventor Ephraim Shay in 1916 spawned the strangest ... acted to reverse the genetic decline he so feared by opening the Repository for Germinal Choice- an exclusive sperm bank to be stocked with the seed of Nobel Prize winners. Only women ...

  8. Prize fighter displays Nobel ambition

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Po Leung Kuk Law's Foundation College's biotechnology laboratory stands at the end of 'The Road' to the Nobel Prize. 'There's a saying in Chinese. I may not be ale to move the mountain outside my house, but future generations may be able to,' said principal Daniel Chan Wing-kwok. 'That's my ambition, to produce a Nobel Prize ...


    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... The 1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 project puts society's unsung heroines in the spotlight, writes Clarence Tsui IF SOMEONE HAD told Pong Lai-hing 12 years ago she would one day be in the running for a Nobel prize, she would have scoffed at the suggestion. Life was then very much about survival: as a recently laid-off factory worker she was struggling just ...

  10. Nobel peace laureate requires a fund-raiser

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Nobel peace laureate Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is looking for a fund-raiser with a background in humanitarian work to join its Hong Kong office. MSF, which relies heavily on private donations, was awarded the 1999 Nobel peace prize in recognition of its medical work in war zones. 'Although this job is about obtaining increased donations from our donors, MSF also ...




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