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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. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Art house: Shiri

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... Sean Tierney Sean Tierney In 1953, the Korean War ended in an armistice. A fragile peace has held since then, encouraging some to speak of - and work towards - reunification of the two Koreas. Then again, both sides have planned and executed a number of assassinations, espionage missions and military strikes in the intervening years. In 1968, North Korean commandos attempted ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Sean Lien, son of KMT honorary chairman, wins Taipei mayoral primary

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lien Chan's son wins mayoral primary Sean Lien Sheng-wen, son of Kuomintang honorary chairman Lien Chan, has won a primary election to become the Taiwanese ruling party's election ... down if elected mayor of Taipei Sean Lien "I will never let my supporters down if elected mayor of Taipei," Lien said yesterday after the KMT announced the primary's results. He ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Gurkhas' sweetheart brings them home

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Sean Munday

    ... Sean Munday The Gurkhas' iconic curved knife, so legend has it, always sheds blood before returning to its scabbard. And so it proved as Joanna Lumley brandished the kukri outside the Houses of Parliament and cut the British government down to size on the issue of right of abode for the brigade's veterans. In her impassioned role as the Gurkhas' sweetheart, ...

  10. 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. ...




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