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Letters to the Editor, June 3, 2013

A march against Monsanto in Los Angeles.Photo: AFP People

Alex Lo's column scolding the millions around the world who marched against Monsanto and its genetically modified crops ("Time to modify our stance on GM food", May 28) misses the point entirely.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 2:32am 3 comments

How parents can inspire love of books among children

Author Sarah Webb reads to a child. Photo: Keith Owens

Sarah Webb, author of the popular teen-advice series Ask Amy Green, has been shortlisted twice for Britain's Queen of Teen awards and the Irish Book Awards, and her other books have won acclaim worldwide.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:37am

QPR and Reading bow out with a whimper

Harry Redknapp. Photo: AFP

Reading and QPR were relegated from the Premier League yesterday after the strugglers played out a 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium which ended their survival hopes.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Harry Redknapp glum about QPR's prospects in Premier League

Queens Park Rangers' manager Harry Redknapp. Photo: Reuters

Queen's Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp admits he is already planning for life in the Championship even if his side beat fellow-strugglers Reading in today's relegation showdown at the Madejski Stadium.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Illustrated books open children's minds to a world full of wonders

Illustrated books open children's minds to a world full of wonders

The fact that life extends far beyond Hong Kong pervades our home. We have a toy globe, a desk mat printed with a map of the world and framed photos from my children's visits abroad.

This global awareness hasn't stopped my elder daughter from telling her friends while I was away in the United States that her mummy had gone to Germany, or that her very British teacher is from America.

23 Apr 2013 - 11:09am

Book review: 'Forever Young'

Book review: 'Forever Young'

Inspired by my travels to India, I was drawn to what Reenita Malhotra Hora, a lifelong devotee of ayurvedic medicine, had to say about holistic ways to cope with the stresses of life.

23 Apr 2013 - 10:49am

Arsenal do just enough to return to third place

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta reacts after a foul from Fulham's English midfielder Steve Sidwell. Photo: AFP

Arsenal returned to third place in the Premier League table with a 1-0 win at 10-man Fulham yesterday, while Reading and Queens Park Rangers slipped ever closer to relegation.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

9 Apr 2013 - 9:31am

A new chapter for children's book authors in China

Yang Hongying has been dubbed the J.K. Rowling of China. Photo: Simon Song

During the week of Lunar New Year, Xidan Bookstore in the city centre was a hive of activity. There was scarcely room to move in its second-floor children's section, where youngsters crowded into narrow aisles and parents stood with armfuls of books, and a long queue snaked up to the checkout counter.

9 Apr 2013 - 12:05pm

Hats off to award-winning illustrator for latest yarns

Winning one Caldecott award is reason enough to celebrate, but this year Jon Klassen took home two. His book This Is Not My Hat won the Caldecott Medal, the most prestigious US children’s book award given to illustrators, but he also won a Caldecott Honour – sort of a runner-up award – for illustrating Mac Barnett’s Extra Yarn.

26 Mar 2013 - 10:05am

United won't stumble, Young says

Manchester United's Ashley Young. Photo: AP

Manchester United winger Ashley Young and his United teammates return to league action against managerless Reading at Old Trafford today determined to get back on track after a pair of frustrating setbacks.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Reading manager Brian McDermott victim of his own success

Brian McDermott's sacking angered Reading's players. Photo: AP

Success for some managers in the top tier of English football can be an ethereal commodity. For others it is a poisoned chalice. Just ask Reading manager Brian McDermott, the latest and one of the four managers ruthlessly fired this season.

16 Mar 2013 - 3:47am

Struggling Reading sack manager Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott took over as Reading’s caretaker manager in 2009. Photo: AP

Reading sacked manager Brian McDermott on Monday as the Premier League strugglers look to breathe new life into their bid to avoid relegation.

McDermott led Reading into the top-flight as Championship winners last season, but he has paid the price for failing to lift the Royals away from the bottom three.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Pick up a good book and power down in peace

Pick up a good book and power down in peace

Larry Rosen, a professor and research psychologist at California State University, came to Hong Kong recently to talk about the impact of digital technologies on Generation C, the connected generation of young people born since 1995. As he shared the findings from his studies, many of his observations reverberated with me and my peers.

12 Mar 2013 - 10:14am

Villa snag vital win over Reading

Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor is cheered after scoring the winner.

Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa have taken a huge step towards ensuring their Premier League status for another season after Gabriel Agbonlahor's stunning strike clinched a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

11 Mar 2013 - 4:02am