Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov fights erring minister in the ring

Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov (right) teaching one of his ministers a 'lesson' during a sparring session. Photo: SCMP Picture

The muscle-bound leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, boasted that he had challenged a minister to a sparring session to punish him for errors, posting photographs of their punch-up on his Instagram page.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 3:59am

Din Tao - Leader of the Parade

Starring: Alan Ko You-lun, Alien Huang Hong-sheng, Chen Po-cheng Directed by: Fung Kai Category: IIA (Taiwanese and Mandarin)

An abundance of local colour almost compensates for trite scripting in this look at the personal and professional travails of a Din Tao troupe.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Panel may quiz Leung before poll on March 25

Chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying may not be able to avoid facing a lawmakers' inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations before the city's next leader is chosen on March 25.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tang closing the popularity gap

Chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen is closing the gap in the popularity ratings with his key opponent, although he is still 13 percentage points behind Leung Chun-ying, according to a new survey.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Turnout rate to pick CE panel down

The turnout rate in the poll for the 1,200-strong panel that will select Hong Kong's next leader in March is expected to be lower than the turnout five years ago, despite the apparently greater interest in the chief executive contest this time around.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We need to send a message of stability and confidence to the outside world

Antonis Samaras, the leader of Greece's main opposition party

To carry out the national plan of railway development, the ministry needs 800 billion yuan on average every year for the next five years to keep things moving on schedule

Railway engineer Wang Mengshu

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz nurses seven-year-old back to the winner's circle

Some TLC from trainer Derek Cruz helped Double Dragon back to the winner's list, the victory putting the horseman on top of the early season rankings. Cruz said Double Dragon, a seven-year-old who now has two wins from 27 starts, came to him over-raced, underweight and with ulcer problems.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Worrying language trend in press releases

We admit it - we are biased. As Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, we have a vested interest in keeping standards of written and spoken English high. But so does Hong Kong. It is the language of business, finance, science, technology and global exchange; we cannot be anyone's global city if we are not reasonably fluent in English.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Big Four firms compete to hire brightest talent

CPA Australia Career Expo participants have a valuable opportunity to learn more about the way that different companies operate and the career opportunities they provide.

29 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Hu's stunt backfired due to a lack of trust

An American president once famously said that you cannot fool all of the people all the time. A similar Chinese saying goes: '[One can] fool people for a while, but nobody can fool people all the time.' The nation's leaders might reflect on that in the wake of a publicity exercise involving President Hu Jintao that backfired embarrassingly.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Fraser aiming to turn up the heat on Noh

Australian Marcus Fraser had a few things to think about when he left the Hong Kong Golf Club last night.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

California Memory will be even better over the longer trip, insists Cruz

You didn't need the 3D goggles being demonstrated by the sponsors to see California Memory was going to win the feature Panasonic Cup (1,400m) for trainer Tony Cruz and jockey Matthew Chadwick.

The French import loomed ominously at the 200m mark, before over-powering the brave leader Aashiq to claim his biggest Hong Kong win at his fourth start.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Curiosity inspires cosmetics boss

Now leading the active cosmetics division of L'Oreal Hong Kong, Katherine Fung has been moving up in the beauty industry for many years. As general manager, she is responsible for building brands, supervising retailers, and accelerating over-the-counter sales of dermo-cosmetic products. More recently, she has also taken charge of developing the company's beauty salon and spa businesses.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Public Figure to put Lee back in limelight

Trainer Almond Lee Yee-tat may have been out of the winner's circle for seven meetings, but it could all change in the final leg of Thursday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin with consistent Public Figure.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Triumphant return for Foals

British quintet Foals' Total Life Forever signals a coming of age. Two years since their surprise debut Antidotes, their sound has evolved into a more refined chaos that listeners will find soothing.

According to frontman Yannis Philippakis, the second album is more honest because it regresses into a more naive state.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am