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  1. Great Lives- A Century of Obituaries

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Great Lives- A Century of Obituaries by The Times. Times Books, HK$208 Everyone dies, but not everyone is given an obituary in The Times, which has had the last word on how people are remembered since 1785 (when it was The Daily Universal Register). Rarely does an illustrious individual pass without comment and Great Lives- A Century of Obituaries gathers 124 ...

  2. Xinhua breaks with tradition to be first to report leader's death

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... said Huang died of illness at 2.03am yesterday, quoting a joint obituary issued by the party's Central Committee, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ... leader'. The obituary became the top story by China Central Television on its 7pm newscast, with anchors in black suits reading out the 155-word obituary in a grieving tone. The CCTV report also ...

  3. Staff place Nina Wang death notice under Teddy Wang's name

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Danny Mok

    ... who was declared dead in September, 1999, nine years after his disappearance. An obituary that ran alongside the notice, signed off by staff of the Chinachem Group, also revealed that Wang, the richest woman in Asia, had been fighting a battle against cancer since early 2004. The obituary was the first official confirmation of the cause of Nina Wang's death. The death notice, ...

  4. Field Notes from a Catastrophe

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... for the next generation'. As one reviewer concluded: 'It should be a wake-up call to the world. Sadly, it feels more like an obituary.' ...

  5. Myself and Other More Important Matters

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... will follow. He wants an obituary like that of US management thinker Peter Drucker, who died in 2005. It described him as 'practising the scholarship of common sense'. The message ...

  6. Penguins Stopped Play- Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Penguins Stopped Play- Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World by Harry Thompson John Murray, HK$105 'Harry was obsessive, cheeky, naughty and relentless,' recalled Stuart Murphy, controller of BBC3, in an obituary for Harry Thompson, who died of inoperable lung cancer in 2005 at the age of 45. Thompson, a journalist, novelist and TV ...

  7. Leaders bid farewell to bishop

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... footage showed the bishop's body covered with a national flag during the ceremony and clothed in bishop's robes for the later Catholic service. In a Xinhua obituary, Fu was described ...

  8. Best shot at suffrage

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... directions, but hits nothing of substance. If the Democratic Party doesn't win its latest battle- full democracy by 2012- then it might as well write its own obituary. Its epitaph can read: ...

  9. Bookshelf

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... whale oil was used for many of the purposes that mineral oil is used for today. I also enjoyed the story behind the Nobel prize: how a bungled obituary in a French newspaper may have prompted ...

  10. Steering Shanghai's rapid rise was pinnacle for 'faithful fighter'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... moved up the ladder on the coat tails of Mr Jiang. An official obituary called him 'a long-tested and faithful Communist fighter and an outstanding leader of the party and the state'. ...




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