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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    London's National Gallery explores sources and varieties of colour in the history of painting

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... it, every inch was covered in blue copper sulphate crystals, some of them the size of a human palm. "You had to put wellies on to go in," recalls Caroline Campbell, the National ... for exhibiting their collection is so vital to your enjoyment of the paintings. thereview@scmp.com "Making Colour", National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, until September 7. Victoria ...

  2. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    iPhone feature could be national security threat, says Chinese broadcaster CCTV

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 05:01am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com iPhone feature 'a threat to national security' A feature in Apple's iPhone that tracks a user's location could be a national security ... by state media. China has taken steps to vet foreign IT products more carefully after Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the US National Security Agency, said the organisation was spying ...

  3. News - World - HAITI

    DNA study links Nepal's cholera bug to Haitian epidemic

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by MCY

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Researchers conclude peacekeepers brought disease to the quake-hit island nation DNA study links Nepal bug to Haiti's cholera epidemic The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes that the peacekeepers brought something else too- cholera, triggering ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Elaine Yau

    ... value of the things they throw away. "Unlike in developed countries, people in developing nations throw everything away, like fans, air conditioners. That's because they think ... is passionate about aviation. We get materials salvaged from decommissioned Royal Air Force planes through contacts in the UK. We get the actual components of the planes, like bomber control units. I am ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Linda Yeung

    ... in the mainland's National Joint College Entrance Examination. Twelve were admitted to the joint recruitment scheme with the University of Cambridge for studies in engineering. At Chinese University, many recruits excelled in extracurricular activities and various national competitions.   President-in-waiting Tung Wah College has appointed Lui Yu-hon as president for a five-year term from the end ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Mainland brand Mo & Co celebrates its 10th anniversary in style

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Divia Harilela

    ... distinctively Chinese, but something people from all over the world can understand and appreciate. We are not trying to follow Chinese rules. Good fashion transcends national boundaries. As long ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - AMERICA

    Book review: The Second Amendment: A Biography, by Michael Waldman

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by MCT

    ... David Ulin The Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman Simon & Schuster 4 stars David Ulin The Second Amendment is just 27 words long: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." But in that single sentence the essence of the United States is revealed. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Grain silos in Cape Town converted to feed the soul as museum

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by AFP

    ... and is "one of the most representative collections of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora", Coetzee says. It is now held and exhibited in Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, the United ...

  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Access to iPhone data not a back door for spies, Apple says

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... As word spread about Zdziarski's initial presentation at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference, some cited it as evidence of Apple collaboration with the US National Security Agency. Apple ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    In the age of CGI, veteran animated filmmaker Neco Lo Che-ying still holds out hope for local industry

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Mathew Scott

    ... and the United States. But it was animation that caught his eye then and the medium has held his attention ever since. "When I was young, I liked to draw, watch animation on TV and read comic books- anything that was animated I was interested in," he says. "On TV at that time we had a lot of Japanese animation and TV series from the United States, plus all these animated films ...




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