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  1. News - World

    How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 11:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place. ... kronor (HK$9.7 million) prize money. And judging from past experience, anything can happen. Sometimes they donate it to charity or scientific research, but that is by no means universal. Lars ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    US students scoop US$75,000 prize money for Titan Arm robotic design

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... attached to a backpack, which can carry an additional 18kg. Either way, Titan Arm's cost-efficient design has won the team accolades and at least US$75,000 in prize money. "They built ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong Golf Club to underwrite Open prize-money

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter HKGC to underwrite Open prize-money The Hong Kong Golf Club has agreed to underwrite part of the US$1.3 million prize-money for this year's Open to save the prestigious ... with the co-sanctioning European and Asian Tours and the Hong Kong Golf Association, with the Open now moving to December 5-8. Prize money has been slashed US$700,000 from last year's US$2 million, ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Boosting prize money 'key to raising marathon's profile'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... money is key to raising race's profile' A significant boost in prize money is the key to raising the profile of tomorrow's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon and placing it among the world's elite, says a top official. As nearly 40 invited runners from 22 countries arrived to chase total prize money of US$258,400 in the showpiece event, Hong Kong Amateur ...

  5. News - World - SWEDEN

    Three Americans win Nobel Prize for economics

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 08:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Stockholm Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller win Nobel Prize for asset price forecast research Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel Prize for economics on Monday for developing methods to study trends in stock, bond and housing markets. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that through ...

  6. News - World - NOBEL PRIZE

    Americans, German win Nobel Prize for medicine for cell transport research

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Stockholm Trio awarded medicine prize for cell work Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won this year’s Nobel Prize ... at 1am at his home in California by the chairman of the prize committee and was still suffering from jetlag after returning from a trip to Germany the night before. “I wasn’t thinking too ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - BOXING

    Rex Tso to pick up richest purse for Hong Kong fighter

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... is guaranteed US$10,000, the most ever earned by a local fighter, whether he retains the title or not. "The money is not the reason that drives me to train so hard. I want to be a good professional ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Playwright wins Pulitzer with ponderings on identity

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and playwright whose debut play Disgraced has just won the Pulitzer prize for drama, is one of them. Twenty minutes into the interview, I'm asking whether he believes in God, and whether ... is living the dream on New York's moneyed Upper East Side, but is about to suffer a fall as he tries to come to terms with his multiple identity: American versus Asian, Muslim versus ...

  9. News - World - LITERATURE

    New Zealander Eleanor Catton the youngest Man Booker Prize winner

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand celebrates as 28-year-old author of The Luminaries takes prestigious prize, with fans saying it's like winning Rugby World Cup Catton the youngest Booker winner New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has become the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Luminaries, a novel set in her homeland in the 19th century that explores ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG MARATHON

    Julius seizes his big moment with victory in Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... be backed by a bank but Julius Maisei's plans for the "life-changing" prize money he won at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon yesterday is to take the cash and run- as far ... out in his mind- the race tactics as well as how to invest the money- but he also executed it perfectly. "I went for it around the 39-kilometre mark, a little later than on my last two ...




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