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  1. A Crack in the Edge of the World

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester HarperTorch, $76 Charles Richter, who came up with the earthquake scale in 1935, was 'an avid nudist' with a 'prodigious sexual appetite'. Readers familiar with Simon Winchester will take such asides in their stride as our correspondent/geologist digs about in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, ...

  2. Top gun Winchester shows no signs of slowing down

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... With more books up his sleeve, the adventurer is planning a road trip to China, writes Ed Peters Simon Winchester returns to Hong Kong for this year's literary festival- at which he ... to the US, now his dream is to return to Shanghai and enjoy its new prosperity. 'And I thought- what a marvellous way to start off my new book on the city.' Simon Winchester appears ...

  3. Bomb, Book & Compass

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Bomb, Book & Compass by Simon Winchester Penguin HK$142 The title borrows from Francis Bacon's famous observation that gun powder, printing and the compass were inventions that most profoundly changed the world. '[Joseph] Needham found [they] had all been used in China long before they were supposedly 'invented' by westerners,' Simon ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer overcomes Gilles Simon for year's fourth title

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Fed downs stubborn Simon in Shanghai Roger Federer edged a resilient Gilles Simon 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2) yesterday to win the Shanghai Masters and claim ... in Frenchman Simon. And the 33-year-old needed two tie-breaks and saved set points in each set before making it back-to-back Masters victories following his win in Cincinnati in August. Putting my ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - GYMNASTICS

    American teenager Simone Biles retains world all-around crown

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 12:52am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nanning Defending champion, 17, fights off late challenge from Romanian Larisa Andreea Iordache to keep her title American Simone Biles retained her world women’s ... the world to me. It’s one of my favourite things to do is compete for a crowd. It’s just really fun for me Simone Biles Biles had a capacity crowd behind her as they roared each time she made four ...

  6. The Festival

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival The annual literary festival highlights children's authors, poets, journalists and novelists in a range of talks and writing seminars with writers including Gore Vidal, author of The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan, memoir writer Madhur Jaffrey, and best-selling author Simon Winchester (above). Starts tomorrow-March 21, various venues ...

  7. Chronicler Jan Morris laments end of love affair with city

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... night. Morris, 81, appearing alongside fellow titan of travel writing Simon Winchester as part of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, said that when she first visited the city ... at the South China Morning Post-sponsored event. 'It's an impertinent thing to say when I've only been here for a couple of days but I don't feel that now.' Winchester, who has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    ICAC chief Simon Peh in mainland visit

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com ICAC chief Peh in mainland visit Hong Kong's top graft-buster is visiting the mainland to meet top officials, exchange experiences and discuss Beijing's crackdown on corruption. Independent Commission Against Corruption commissioner Simon Peh Yun-lu is also visiting Guangzhou and Shenzhen during his five-day trip, which began in Beijing ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Co-founder Simon Xie remains Alibaba's man of mystery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Role of secretive Simon Xie highlights e-commerce company's opaque structure ahead of its listing Alibaba's man of mystery Inside Alibaba, where co-founders ... of a metalworker's son. But for investors in Alibaba Group Holding's potentially record initial public offering, Simon Xie, a co-founder and vice-president, represents one of the e-commerce ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Cathay Pacific's ban on non-sustainable shark fin cargo delayed

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Putting emphasis on sustainability will be good in long run, say experts Cathay shark fin ban delayed until next year Cathay Pacific's policy banning cargoes of non-sustainable shark fin will not come into effect until next year, about 18 months after it was announced, marine experts drawing up the guidelines say. The experts defended the carrier's drawn-out ...




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