Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour tipped as next US envoy to Britain

Anna Wintour

US President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either Britain or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with t

Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 5:01am

Japan to keep ambassador to China for another month

Uichiro Niwa tough to replace

Japan will keep its current ambassador to China in Beijing for another month as rising bilateral tensions over territorial disputes in the East China Sea have made it harder for Tokyo to appoint a replacement, Japanese media said.

5 Oct 2012 - 3:13am

Philippines to bring home ambassador to China

The Philippines said on Monday it would bring home its new ambassador to China after she suffered a stroke, but stressed the move would not affect efforts to solve a territorial dispute over the South China Sea.

27 Aug 2012 - 6:19pm

Who said it?

I don't have a schedule yet, but I will come back to China right after I finish the consultations

Japan's ambassador to China, Uichiro Niwa, after being recalled to Tokyo

You can see the freedom to express your views. When we don't have that liberty, our society will die

Publisher Jimmy Pang Chi-ming

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Napa ambassador has something up his sleeve

American 'Magic Man' Lawrence Sullivan was born in the Netherlands, the son of a banker who moved to Bahrain and then to Hong Kong. He grew up here and recalls learning his first card trick at the age of seven. He attended university in the United States, at Kenyon College, Ohio, and spent his holidays at his aunt and uncle's winery in the Napa Valley.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Spreading the kingdom's magic

Fion Lai has had a passion for the performing arts since secondary school when she took courses in drama and dance. After she graduated from college, she put her talents to use, working as a dancer at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. During her six years with Disneyland, she has won various accolades from colleagues and management.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

No time for marriage blues as Nicholas Tse displays cheerful stoicism

Camera batteries must have died out quickly at the ORIS event in the W hotel on last Thursday, at which heartthrob Nicholas Tse Ting-fung was the official ambassador for the Swiss mechanical watchmaker.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Raising a glass with mates helps deprived youngsters discover the joy of reading

Drinking beer was never such a good thing. Guests raised their glasses in support of Room to Read's Beers for Books night at The Pawn in Wan Chai, alongside Australian cricketer Shane Watson, an ambassador of the charity. Room to Read is dedicated to promoting education by establishing libraries for children around the world, and its beer-drinking events are a fun way to raise funds.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble stands out with quality book of rides

If Brett Prebble had a full book of eight rides tonight he would have opened Jockey Challenge favourite but, with six rides, the oddsmakers are prepared to chance their arm and offer $2.85 about the 'King of the Valley.'

4 May 2011 - 12:00am


Recognition of creative talent

I have read many stories in Young Post about the Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme. All of the students have performed very well in the arts, for example, music, drama, dance or photography.

Besides their creative talent, the youngsters have a good attitude. They inspire others by sharing their experiences with them.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Prebble holds all the aces in Challenge

Leading jockey Brett Prebble can fight back and extend his premiership advantage over perennial champion Douglas Whyte at the Sha Tin all-weather meeting tonight and looks a standout in the Jockey Challenge as HK$1.75 favourite.

Whyte gained ground on Prebble on Sunday and narrowed the margin to seven, thanks to a superb treble, including a double for trainer John Size.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Wooden rescuer

Of all the reasons to pick up the violin, 13-year-old Leung Yat-hei may have the most unexpected: 'I like it because it's made of wood.'

The slightly autistic boy attends HHCKLA Buddhist Po Kwong School, which is for special needs students. He fell in love with the instrument the first time he saw one four years ago, even before knowing what it was or what it sounded like.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Prebble tops, but Whyte's the way to play

The value horseshoe is surprisingly on the other hoof tonight as Brett Prebble is a clear favourite at HK$2.25 ahead of Douglas Whyte as they go head to head in an intriguing Happy Valley Jockey Challenge.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

school news

STFA Cheng Yu Tong Secondary School

STFA Cheng Yu Tong Secondary School held its 11th Sports Day on October 20 and 21.

The competition, which was held at Tsing Yi Stadium, included two new events - discus and class sport. However, the 3,000-metre race was cancelled.

The most exciting part of the event was the 4x100m teacher-student relay.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Rewarding Star can deliver at higher level in the final leg of TT

Rewarding Star has returned bigger and stronger this season and, despite being a 16-start Class Four maiden, he is set to make that figure an aberration in the final leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am