Aussie still has plenty more in the Tank for rest of the season

Zac Purton has built up a full head of steam riding winners, and the Sean Woods-trained griffin Full Tank might be an omen that the talented Australian rider still has plenty more to offer this term.

Monday, 30 May, 2011, 12:00am

Brothers get best of both worlds in the village

Northern Irish brothers Paul and Andrew Dineley have got it all figured out. They plant themselves in the Sevens Village every year and get the best of both worlds.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

No easy pass

'Pass' is a simple word that we use quite often. For example, when we receive our exam results, we may cry out excitedly: 'I have passed!' Or, during a game of cards, we may say 'pass' if we do not have a good hand.

But we should not 'pass' an opportunity to help others.

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Opposites attract

The masculine touch was prominent at Fashion Week 2005 . Male cuts have been translated into ultra-sexy feminine details. Tailored trousers and suits are particularly trendy this season as are salutes to the military with epaulettes and brass buttons.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

true hacks, we salute you

On the morning of the first day of the Lunar New Year, all of Hong Kong was either in bed or visiting close friends and relatives - except for our esteemed political reporters from leading newspapers, who had to make their way to The Peak, an annual pilgrimage to the residence of Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

12 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Moore shows punters who's Boss

The tide has turned in emphatic fashion for trainer John Moore, who began Derby Day by taking the two griffin events with smart juveniles Universal Star (9-1) and Smartlord (5-2 favourite).

It also heralded a glorious start to his latest Hong Kong stint for Australian rider Glen Boss, who was on both winners.

2 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Patten to take salute

Governor Chris Patten will take the salute at the Royal Tournament military gala in London on July 13 in a programme to include contributions from 55 Hong Kong soldiers.

17 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Taking a liberty

She towers sentinel-like over New York City, a striking symbol of hope and freedom. Yep, the Statue of Liberty is one cool woman.

But as an advertising guru, how best to use her image to plug a product? Backbites salutes the creative genius who came up with this one (pictured), for a women's deodorant and anti-perspirant.

7 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Patten parade

GOVERNOR Chris Patten will take the salute in Central at 10.30 am today during a march past by members of the armed forces and disciplinary services to mark the 50th anniversary of Liberation Day.

28 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Hopes, dreams honoured

THIS year's Asian Youth Orchestra tour honours the hopes and dreams of mankind that re-occur in the moments of peace that follow terrible wars.

20 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Guns on deck for birthday salute

IF Chief Petty Officer John Goldsmith wasn't a gunner he would not be here - something he will remind himself 20 times at noon today.

21 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

21-gun salute

FOR the first time since the early part of the century, a 21-gun salute will take place from the middle of Victoria Harbour on Friday to mark the official birthday of the Queen. The firing will take place from the three portable saluting guns attached to the deck of HMS Starling which will sail along the harbour at midday.

19 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Low-key final salute for guns

THREE historic Hotchkiss guns which have marked royal anniversaries in the territory since the beginning of the century made their last 21-gun salute yesterday - but few people were able to witness the event.

The ceremonial guns, dating from Victorian times, are being moved because they are on the land on which the People's Liberation Army naval base is being built.

7 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

USA Open

WHEN Jimmy Connors first appeared in the US Open, the tournament was played on grass with wooden racquets, professional tennis had just been introduced, and Andre Agassi was a new-born baby. Having missed just one year since 1970 - he was injured in 1990 - the 40-year-old ex-champ has yet to enter this year's event so New York may have seen the last of his pumping fist salutes.

11 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Baffled by acid case verdict

I REFER to the court case (South China Morning Post, June 4) in which a 60-year-old man who had attacked his wife with acid was set free as he ''had no intention of causing his wife really serious injuries''.

8 Jun 1993 - 12:00am