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  1. Global Fung Shui Detective

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu Align your chi! Hong Kong's The Fung Shui Detective is going global. While novels in the comedy-crime series by local author Nury Vittachi are already bestsellers in Germany and Australia, more international publishers are beginning to show an interest. Filmmakers are also considering the movie rights. A former Post employee, Vittachi says he is thrilled, but dealing ...

  2. Reading between the lines

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this isn't the government's latest effort to get people to read more, but, according to festival director Nury Vittachi, there may well be some truth in the slogan. 'Well, a lot ... written there,' said Vittachi. 'It's just that it usually ends up at the girly bars in the red-light district.' The tour was briefly suspended for this year's festival, ...

  3. Dance to charity's tune

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in town for the shooting of their Lonely Planet: Six Degrees 2 programme. Special guest for the night, writer Nury Vittachi, introduced Lonely Planet host Toby Aimes to Tiana and Aron Harilela. ...

  4. Chips for children

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... for dinner. Chief organiser Sophia Harilela gave a speech, Ed Jordan and Nury Vittachi were emcees, tenor Peter Brocklehurst was in fine voice and Enrico Kwong sent couples onto the dance floor ...

  5. Book lover revels in spreading the gospel of the printed word

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... Suzanne Dennis As managing director of online bookseller Paddyfield.com and co-organiser of the Hong Kong Literary Festival, Elaine Leung wants to ignite her passion for the printed word in others. Three years ago Ms Leung's love of books led her to accept an invitation from the literary festival's co-founders, Nury Vittachi and Jane Camens, to come on board and assist ...

  6. Dimsum: Volume 9

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan Dimsum: Volume 9 edited by Nury Vittachi Chameleon $100 Almost 30 years after John le Carre wrote 'When you leave Hong Kong, it ceases to exist', he has proved himself wrong. The Honourable Schoolboy, the novel containing le Carre's aphorism, is at least partly responsible for creating a place for Hong Kong to exist in international literature. ...

  7. ESF to make final offer on pay cuts as boycott begins

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... not begun. 'Many parents are waiting to see what the impact will be,' she said. Parent Nury Vittachi, also a spokesman for the pressure group Families Against Cuts in Education, said ...

  8. Beginning of the end for ESF, staff fear

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Nury Vittachi, spokesman for Families Against Cuts in Education, feared the conflict could lead to a cut in the organisation's government subsidies and lead to higher school fees. He had ... Vittachi said. Island School parent Susan Huang said that whether Mr Harris was right or not, the ESF had 'to be as frank as possible to defuse this damaging situation'. Mr Harris' ...

  9. Parents and teachers surprised by ESF cuts

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to this the [salary] cuts were arbitrary.' Nury Vittachi, spokesman of Families Against Cuts in Education (Face), said: 'Many parents are struggling to pay fees and don't want to see any ... of the 'parity of subsidy' principle, which the foundation enjoyed prior to 1999, when it received subsidies per student comparable to those paid to public sector schools. Mr Vittachi said: 'We ...

  10. Acclaimed authors sign up for literary festival

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hollinghurst, winner of this year's Man Booker Prize, Jeremy Strong, author of more than 60 acclaimed children's books, and Asian writers including Yu Hua, Shan Sa and Hsu-Ming Teo. Nury Vittachi, one of the festival directors, said the annual event had become a huge happening in the literary world because of a shift in the publishing market. 'The growth of publishing business ...




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