SPIN

C.Y. Leung's newest aide, June Teng, denies she will be a 'spin doctor'

The government's new information co-ordinator has sought to dispel the widespread public impression that she will be Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's spin doctor.

Friday, 24 August, 2012, 3:02am

C.Y.'s dilemma: to spin, or not to spin?

Does C.Y. need a spin doctor? Most politicians have had them for years. But Leung Chun-ying seems to have realised that the magic powers of spin could be limited in successfully building the image of a leader.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Breakdance culture breaks through in Times Square public space

It's 11pm and the lights have just gone off at Times Square, but the party's only starting in the open piazza beside the shopping mall.

More than a dozen breakdancers - also known as b-boys and b-girls - are spinning, popping, and locking as passers-by catch a glimpse of a street culture that originated in the Bronx, New York, in the 1970s.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sometimes you have to feel for PR reps

Considering how mainland tourists are a lifeline for Disneyland, ending their ticket discounts is really biting the hand that feeds it. Mainland and overseas tourists visiting the attractions on their own now have to pay HK$55 more than local residents on weekdays. Unsurprisingly, tourists and operators across the border have cried foul and called it discrimination.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Spin master

Ono Aichi's Guinness World Records are enough to make your head spin. Last Sunday at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay, the 18-year-old Japanese head spin master clinched his third world title with 109 spins in one minute.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Japan's master of the headspin goes for crowning glory with record attempt

There is nobility in challenging and pushing yourself to the limit, especially when no one else would. Japanese headspin master Ono Aichi, 18, has been spinning on his head as part of a hip-hop routine since he was 12.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Padiwat the king in world of spins and flips

The form book held at the Billabong Asian Wakeboarding Championships, when Asia's best, Padiwat 'Bomb' Jaemjan of Thailand, took top honours.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Denise Ho in a spin after film scene

Denise Ho Wan-sze is probably the first Hong Kong singer to shoot a short film in Beijing's alternative art space, the 798 factory district. She plays a dance student who has to make her first attempt at modern dance. Male lead Huang Jue, a mainland actor, had to spin her 360 degrees. Ho was completely dizzy after shooting the scene.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

In a spin

Bulgari adds a new spin to jewellery with its Cicladi collection, which uses spinning discs in white or yellow gold, with or without diamonds. The result is pieces that resemble modern art sculptures,

with a playful twist.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Kan Wai-ling and Bill Lam in action

Toprock

Dance steps that precede a sequence of movements on the floor. Also used to form a circle and get people's attention.

Difficulty: 1

Hollow Back

A headstand or handstand with the legs bent back but the feet not touching the floor.

Difficulty: 3

Crickets

13 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

TIANJIN TO SPIN OFF TOLL-ROAD UNIT

Tianjin Development Holdings has revealed a spin-off plan for wholly-owned toll-road development and management arm Coastal Rapid Group, into a separate listing on the main board. Last night the company said it had filed an application regarding the spin-off to the stock exchange on Friday.

20 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Spin-off leads to gain

Growth Enterprise Market-listed SIIC Medical Science and Technology (Group) said the spin-off on the Shanghai stock market of its cosmetics-making unit Shanghai Jahua United would result in an exceptional gain of about HK$150 million.

17 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Easyknit property spin-off hinted

Easyknit International president Matthew Koon Wing-yee has hinted a spin-off of its property arm is likely next year, once stock exchange requirements have been fulfilled. Mr Koon said Easyknit would have been listed for three years by March next year, a prerequisite for any spin-off.

9 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Hayes pledges return to HK

Trainer David Hayes produced a last-day double - and refuted stories circulating in Australia that he was returning to train there.

'It has appeared in some paper but it is absolute nonsense. I'm not leaving Hong Kong, I'll be back here to win the title next season. We gave it everything we had this season but it just wasn't meant to be,' said Hayes.

16 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

THE LOTUS-EATERS

Eveningwear master fitters are turning back the clock to the seductive silhouettes of the 40s and 50s and giving decollete, hourglass glamour a contemporary spin with an update of modern fabrics and maximum-exposure slits.

12 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

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