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  1. News - World - HUGO CHAVEZ 1954-2013

    Hollywood celebs Oliver Stone, Sean Penn heap praise on Hugo Chavez

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as a great hero, saying he will "live forever in history". American actor and activist Sean Penn, another Hollywood friend to Chavez, also paid tribute on Tuesday, saying America had lost ... the outspoken leader's role in bottom-up change sweeping South America. Oscar-winning actor Penn, reacting to Chavez's death, said: "Venezuela and its revolution will endure under ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Forget Angry Birds - invent a better mousetrap: eBay co-founder

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 04:21pm by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy The world is failing to look beyond computing and software to broader practical applications, according to Peter Thiel, the co-founder of eBay, who sees the technology revolution as overrated. “I don’t think the tech revolution that’s happening to date has been enough for the western world,” Thiel told a Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference luncheon. “It’s ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Tsang maintains pattern of conservative growth forecasts

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 07:38pm by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy The latest Hong Kong budget growth forecast looks “conservative” or even “pessimistic” to some analysts, who say the government may be seeking to manage expectations while expecting economic growth to outstrip official predictions. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said on Wednesday that he expected gross domestic product (GDP) to rise by between 1.5 per cent ...

  4. Winston Churchill, CEO: 25 Lessons for Bold Business Leaders

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy Winston Churchill, CEO: 25 Lessons for Bold Business Leaders by Alan Axelrod Sterling, HK$185 The self-improvement/management market is huge, but it is becoming harder to find something original to say. A hook, so to speak. And credibility can be hard to sustain. Former General Motors president and management guru Alfred P. Sloan was the rock star in management circles ...

  5. Penn death ruled accidental

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Actor Chris Penn died accidentally from an enlarged heart and the effects of a mixture of multiple medications. 'There is absolutely no indication that this is anything but an accident,' chief coroner investigator Craig Harvey said. Penn, 40, the younger brother of Sean Penn, was found dead in his condominium on January 24. The primary cause of death was 'non-specific ...

  6. Hong Kong SAR's Monetary and Exchange Rate Challenges

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy Hong Kong SAR's Monetary and Exchange Rate Challenges edited by Catherine R. Schrenk Palgrave Macmillan, HK$670 We live in interesting times. Those interesting times have forced us to look at things we normally ignore: derivatives, durable goods sales, even currency levels as the carry trade declines across the world, putting some Asian currencies under pressure. ...

  7. Penn tells of Macau arrest for murder attempt

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn was arrested for attempted murder in Macau before escaping from his jail cell and fleeing to Hong Kong, a new biography reveals. The former ... in interviews Penn gave author Richard Kelly for his biography Sean Penn: His Life and Times. He does not identify the hotel. Penn was then 25 and married to Madonna. They had travelled to Macau tailed ...

  8. Wine-guide warning

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Sean Robson

    ... THE TROUBLE WITH WINE books is they are out of date before they arrive in the bookshop. Major changes in the Old World and even faster vineyard growth in the New World force wine writers into a permanent cycle of revision. Books written two or three years ...

  9. Red hot vineyards

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sean Robson

    ... THIS SUMMER EUROPE SWELTERED in record-breaking heat. Dangerous bush fires devastated parts of southern France while England recorded its hottest day ever on August 10, the mercury topping the 38-degree-Celsius mark. So how has the temperature affected Eu ...

  10. Not a good year

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Sean Robson

    ... GLOBAL POLITICS AND economic rows kicked the year off poorly, but sheer bad luck has also played its part in making 2003 a year to forget in France. When the nation refused to support George W. Bush's war against Iraq, American wine drinkers put patr ...




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