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  1. News - World - ACHIEVEMENT

    Women beat men for first time in Queen's New Year Honours list

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... from Queen Elizabeth. Former Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker, who lost out on the top job at the central bank after being drawn into the Libor-rigging scandal, was also given ... and on the Queen's birthday in June- recognises those who have succeeded in their personal field, or who have contributed to their community. Simon Rattle, the British conductor of the prestigious Berlin ...

  2. News - World

    Queen Elizabeth calls for 'quiet reflection' in 2014

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 02:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Queen Elizabeth II urged people to take the time for quiet reflection in 2014, in her annual Christmas Day message to the Commonwealth. The head ... Prince George-- third in line to inherit the thrones of 16 Commonwealth realms-- was likewise set for a lifetime of service and duty. Watch: Queen Elizabeth's Christmas Day message She also ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong officials admit they got Queen of the Belgians' title wrong

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com HK officials come clean on a right royal error When is the Queen of Belgium not the Queen of Belgium? Answer: when she is not correctly addressed as Queen of the Belgians. In a case of better late than never, Hong Kong officials have admitted they made a royal error during Queen Mathilde's three-day visit earlier this month. In official press releases ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Disney brings The Snow Queen in from the cold

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:25pm by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Walt Disney considered The Snow Queen unsuitable for animation. But Jennifer Lee, the studio's first female director, has found a way to bring it to the big screen, ... to the more recent The Emperor's New Groove (taken from Andersen's story of conformity The Emperor's New Clothes). There was one story, however, that proved elusive: The Snow Queen ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Speech therapy centre welcomes Belgian queen

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:52am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Speech therapy centre welcomes Belgian queen A local speech therapy centre got a royal nod of approval yesterday when Belgium's Queen Mathilde took part ... distributor in Hong Kong for a brand of Belgian chocolates, profits from which go to helping the centre. On arrival, the queen was welcomed by 12 of the centre's children singing songs. She ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Belgium Queen Mathilde's visit to Hong Kong may boost cultural exchange

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Royal seal of approval for arts hub? Hong Kong is to have a royal visit that may boost international involvement in its culture hub. Belgium's queen ... Belgium, with its rich cultural tradition, can offer a lot of software." Queen Mathilde will head a 300-strong trade delegation that includes Belgium's deputy prime minister, some ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Queen’s representative in Australia stirs republic debate

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 12:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Australia is a parliamentary democracy that retains Britain’s monarch, Queen Elizabeth II., as its head of state. Bryce made the comments at a speech in Sydney on Friday evening in which she ... on these issues, couldn’t she have left them alone until she was out of the office?” Chair of the Australian Republican Movement, Geoff Gallop, said while Bryce had served with distinction as the queen ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong sweat over injured winger Tom McQueen ahead of Belgium tests

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 10:36pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Winger suffered a lacerated kidney last week with the HKRFU struggling to hold on to players during the holidays ahead of two tests McQueen in fitness battle as HK prepare for Belgians Leighton Asia HKCC winger Tom McQueen will miss the marquee game this "Super Saturday" against WhichWay Valley after lacerating his kidney last week, ...

  9. Magazines - Good Eating - HOT SPOTS

    Charm of Queen's Road East

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 10:19pm by CATHARINE NICHOL

    ... Catharine Nichol Queen's Road East is establishing itself as a chic new destination for diners by showcasing a range of global cuisines EASTERN charm It's hard to believe, but Queen's Road East started life as a small fishing community surrounding Hung Shing Temple, set on a sandy bay. Major reclamation in 1921 dragged the landmass out, adding necessary hectares of land ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    From sweatshop to skyline queen: The story of Zhang Xin

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 10:28pm by NEWS SYNDICATION

    ... Leo Lewis From her impoverished beginnings, Zhang Xin has risen to become queen of the capital's skyline and the living embodiment of the Chinese dream, writes Leo Lewis Inside ... of eye contact and brings the elite gathering to attention. Silence falls. Property developer Zhang Xin, queen of the Beijing skyline, is the chief executive of Soho China, one ...




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