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Elegance justifies Moore's faith

There were high hopes for Elegance Klammer when he arrived in John Moore's stables, but after the much-maligned galloper won the Japan Racing Association Trophy at Happy Valley last night, the trainer was simply relieved the import's owner had stuck solid and not taken th

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

It's a curse

David Trench Rehabilitation CentreI know a lot of curse words [in Cantonese] so I know which words to avoid. I've picked up a lot of them while filming on set. I once accidentally said a curse word because it's hard for me to correctly pronounce the word 'think' in Cantonese. I guess I'm better off not using it at all

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Improving Able Charm looks a good prospect

Able Charm continues to acclimatise well and looks ready to salute the judge after a promising third behind Horse Galore in the Kowloon City handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night at Sha Tin.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Multiglory to take plenty of catching again

Trainer Tony Cruz has had a successful association with owner Lyraa Ng Yin-mui through the years and they will have plenty more fun with promising speedster Multiglory, who looks a top chance in the opening leg of tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

It's all in the game

1 In a standard pack of playing cards, which is the only king without a moustache?

2 On a regular dartboard, what number is between 19 and 16?

3 In which game might you encounter doubling, beavers and the Jacoby rule?

4 In bingo, by what name is number 88 often known?

5 How many red balls are on the table at the start of a game of snooker?

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

China Coast Community

Where? 63 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong.

What? China Coast Community (CCC) is a charity organisation that helps English-speaking elderly

people in Hong Kong who do not have access to government-sponsored facilities or homes for the elderly. The group runs a care and attention home in Kowloon Tong.

25 May 2005 - 12:00am

China Coast Community

Where: 63 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong

What: China Coast Community (CCC) is a charity organisation that helps English-speaking elderly people in Hong Kong who do not have access to government-sponsored facilities or other homes for the elderly. The group runs a care and attention home in Kowloon Tong.

20 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Terminate blacklisted buzz-words

'Excuse me but 'proactive' and 'paradigm': aren't these just buzz-words that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that. I'm fired, aren't I?' So asks a writer in the Simpsons cartoon series.

21 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Soccer fans drawn into a Web of fun English

www.footballculture.net

Learning English can be as fun as kicking a ball about. No dry texts, no outdated materials.

8 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Mark Six

There was one winner of last night's $5 million first prize. The numbers were 3, 8, 11, 14, 24 and 41. The extra number was 30.

12 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Bingo! Corporate bored game arrives with a nod

Is your boss' oratory a lot like melatonin? Was he unamused when your snoring drowned out his speech on 'Exceeding Current Efficiency Levels and Implementing Complacency Avoidance Strategies'? Fear not. There's a new game doing the corporate rounds in Hong Kong to keep the terminally bored from slipping into a coma.

Lai See just received her very own gameboard.

15 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Fun programs help save the holiday-season magic

In light of the fact that we have just successfully passed through the holiday season, it seems apt to look at light-hearted, just-for-laughs type of shareware applications.

This column highlights several free applications with little worth beyond their pure entertainment value.

15 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Waiting for the right numbers

The French playwright Eugene Ionesco once wrote that he felt like a man who expected to win first prize in the lottery without having bought a ticket.

11 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

The King's last resting place and Bingo is all on the Web

Maybe it is the weather or maybe it is a lack of sleep.

Whatever it is, I am in a funny mood so this week we're just going to take a tour of some of the less-than-mainstream Web sites that have come on line recently.

16 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Director gets 'beefed up'

MACROMEDIA'S Director, the popular application for creating interactive multimedia for CD-ROMs, business presentations, and games, has just announced it will be shipping the much-awaited Version 5. Director 4 has been the environment of choice for many designers working in multimedia for a long time. It exists on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

12 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

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