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  1. Sun aims to be queen of capital

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Clifford Coonan in Beijing After record-breaking victory last year, Chinese champion will be the centre of attention in Beijing International Marathon Sun Yingjie is history's third fastest woman over the full marathon- two hours, 19 minutes and 39 s ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ACHIEVEMENT

    Ex-BBC journalist Anthony Lawrence wins OBE

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by ANNMARIE EVANS

    ... and was then chairman from 1988 to 2003 as it helped the needy coming into the city. "We at ISS-HK are delighted at Tony getting a British honour, an OBE, on the heels of his SAR gong," said ISS Hong ...

  3. News - World - CINEMA

    George Clooney to direct film about British phone-hacking scandal

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Clooney to direct film about hacking scandal George Clooney is to direct a film about the British phone-hacking scandal, the studio behind the project announced. Hack Attack will be based on the book of the same name by Guardian journalist Nick Davies about the scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's news empire, which triggered the demise of its ...

  4. Classics up for sale

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Daniels was one of the greatest of watchmakers. Famous for creating the co-axial escapement in Omega's best timepieces, the Briton proved that 'a mechanical watch can perform as well as an electronic one', according to his obituary i ...

  5. Time and space: the home cook's conundrum

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Hong Kong's love of food is well documented. Cooking shows dominate the airwaves, and critic and presenter Chua Lam's smile beams down at you wherever you dine. But are Hongkongers cooking along at home or ...

  6. Whyte ends Valley drought with refreshing treble

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Douglas Whyte had waited 27 rides between drinks at Happy Valley and had not won a race in town since January 12, but once the champion jockey got a taste of victory aboard Ho Ho Life last night the floodgates opened with a thirst-quenching ...

  7. Ghosts of Empire

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Ghosts of Empire by Kwasi Kwarteng Audible (audiobook) Imperialism is sometimes suggested as a means of maintaining world order, says Kwasi Kwarteng. But, using the example of the British empire, he argues that it is the opposite: that a lack of foresight and the excessive powers afforded colonial administrators led to chronic problems and instability. Ghosts of Empire ...

  8. A class act

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be happier. 'It's been the best single experience of my life,' says the British filmmaker. It's the penultimate day of the six-week shoot, and tears, hugs and grand pronouncements seem to be the order of the day. Sitting quietly, dressed in a charcoal suit, is Naomie Harris, the British actress best known for her work in Pirates of the Caribbean and Miami Vice. 'I ...

  9. Sport - CYCLING

    British cyclist Bradley Wiggins adds world time-trial gold medal to collection

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 10:28am by Reuters

    ... on the 47.1km rolling course in Spain. “To add the world title to the British title and Olympic title is just fantastic. Now I’ve got the set,” said Wiggins. I want to dedicate this to my family, my ... Cancellara of Switzerland skipped the event in order to focus on Sunday’s elite race. Wiggins, who will concentrate on track cycling next year as he eyes other Olympic medals at Rio 2016 ...

  10. Swing time for Hoggard and the All Stars

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay England star keen to leave Sixes batting duties to his big-hitting teammates Englishman Matthew Hoggard's batting averages in both test and one-day internationals are firmly located in the bottom single digits, and would hardly bother a ...




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