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  1. Die another day

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The erroneous publication by Bloomberg last month of a 2,500-word obituary for Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and chief executive, brought his state of health back into the spotlight following a cancer scare in 2004. Don't worry; Jobs is alive and kicking. But it is best to hear the man himself talk about his life. On YouTube (keywords: 'Steve Jobs ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Neil Gough Red faces as Jobs' obituary dead wrong When it comes to breaking stories, financial newswires compete down to the fractions of a second. So a hush must have fallen ... It was no doubt news to Mr Jobs, too. It turns out Bloomberg accidentally published an incomplete obituary on Mr Jobs. The practice of preparing obituaries of notable people in advance is common ...

  3. 101 Things You Wish You'd Invented

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan 101 Things You Wish You'd Invented by Richard Horne and Tracey Turner Bloomsbury, HK$112 This is a book for children but embedded within are nuggets that will surprise adults too. In the section on dynamite we learn that Alfred Nobel set up the Nobel Prizes only after reading a premature obituary published in 1888 by a French newspaper that said: 'The ...

  4. Former party boss of scandal-hit Tianjin dies of undisclosed illness

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... his alleged close ties to the former officials, Zhang was described in an official obituary carried by Xinhua as 'an outstanding member of the Communist Party', 'a loyal ...

  5. travellers' checks

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... China, she was a global celebrity. Yet, when she died in 1947, her obituary didn't even mention her remarkable journey. Now, her story has resurfaced with the publication of a book titled ...

  6. Fei Fei now at peace: daughter

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... It is understood the family is to publish an obituary in at least one Chinese-language newspaper today signed by Fei Fei's family members. However, it is also understood that the name of her ...

  7. Film studies: A pause for Pinter

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The death of Harold Pinter on Christmas Eve has not only robbed theatre of one of its finest playwrights, it has deprived cinema of a unique and powerful voice, not to mention an accomplished actor. Described in his Times obituary as a 'masterly screenwriter', Pinter produced almost 70 scripts for television and film in a career spanning nearly 50 years: his first ...

  8. Bits of Me are Falling Apart

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke Bits of Me are Falling Apart by William Leith Bloomsbury, HK$159 William Leith's consciousness of the world- a sublime alignment of brilliantly bold, broad strokes- has been hewn by 25 years of highbrow journalism, during which the British author mused on subjects as disparate as English obituary writers and Palestinian tensions. Always eloquent, his ...

  9. Sydney's fairer sex despair as yobbos go the way of the dodo

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... an obituary for the unreconstructed Aussie male bigot, judging by the recent spate of unpleasant incidents involving professional footballers. In September, three players from the Brisbane Broncos ...

  10. Late vice-premier plagued by graft rumours receives praise

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... importance to the project even after he had a big operation early in 2006. It had been widely reported that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Huang was, according to the obituary ...




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