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  1. Six degrees

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it not been for 11th-hour investor Run Run Shaw... The 103-year-old has achieved much in his career. In 1976, Time eulogised, 'Shaw Brothers' films, produced at Shaw's Movietown, shot in Shawscope color and shown in 143 Shaw-owned theaters, attract 250,000 people a day from Hong Kong to Jakarta.' Television Broadcasts, which Sir Run Run co-founded in 1967, grew into one ...

  2. Risk and reward

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... running 250 kilometres in the Sahara to raise money for a children's charity. His wife, Katy, thinks he's mad. Next Sunday he will start running four consecutive marathons and a double ... It was easier on the rugby field when he had teammates around him. But long distance, nay ultra-distance, running is way different. It is lonely and dangerous. This risk factor is what challenges people ...

  3. Runaway trainer

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Saffery and the answer you'll get is: run. The last day he says he didn't run was December 30, 2003. Sleep has certainly taken a back seat to running on several occasions ... at least 60 laps, or 100 kilometres. Does he consider himself addicted to running? 'No,' says Saffery. Spoken like a true addict. How did you get started in running? I started running ...

  4. Get into your stride with perfect poise

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Walking comes naturally as we go from baby to toddler, so having a walking coach seems like a joke. 'Most people are sceptical that they need one, because they think walking is just about putting one foot in front ...

  5. Unsung heroes

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from The Citizen Athletic Association. He came ninth out of 186 runners at the Coca-Cola Running Fun 2011, a 10km competition held last month. Alvin was also 19th out of 228 participants ... a year of training because there were so many good runners. I wasn't fit enough to represent my school and I was disappointed. After a year, I realised I loved running and I rejoined ...

  6. Race was run by 'a mob of cowboys'

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people who run such an event to contact local emergency providers when making risk management plans.' A competitor in last year's event told Sydney's The Daily Telegraph ...

  7. At 104, Run Run Shaw hands over reins at TVB

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Media mogul Run Run Shaw will be relinquishing- at the age of 104- all his posts at TVB, bringing the curtain down on a remarkable 44-year career ... and as controlling shareholder, Run Run Shaw attracted top talents to the station, ushering in what many call the golden age of TV entertainment in Hong Kong. He was last seen on television on October ...

  8. 70,000 reasons to upgrade marathon

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... running rather than watching. Organisers raised the maximum entry for next February's event by 5,000 to 70,000, but many still missed out. In that respect the event compares with famous marathons in New York and London. But you wouldn't know it, thanks to the way it is run. Competitors in the full marathon, half marathon and 10-kilometre events will rise in the dark so ...

  9. Tang runs from protest before saying 'I'll run'

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... experienced or capable, they cannot replace the chief executive.' But Tang was in no mood to engage in a war of words. 'I would not compare myself with others who intend to run ...

  10. Big plans for sportswear leader run into troubleBig plans for sportswear leader run into trouble

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... competition and rising costs for labour and rent. Yang Jun, who runs a wholesale company selling sports garments and shoes in Beijing, used to be a marketing officer for Li Ning in the early 1990s. ... distributors and setting up more self-run stores. Reform can bring pain, and compared with its major competitors, Li Ning's profit declined sharply in the first half. To add to its woes, three ...




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