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Vinci

Regulator backs reports on Da Vinci furniture

Two investigative reports shown on China Central Television about the alleged low quality of furniture retailer Da Vinci's products were 'basically factual', the central government said, though the reporter on the stories was not a licensed journalist.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Da vinci says cctv reports were biased

The saga of luxury furniture retailer Da Vinci has taken a new twist, with the chain accusing state broadcaster China Central Television of biased reporting.

The company says it transferred one million yuan (HK$1.23 million) into a Hong Kong bank account as a bribe allegedly demanded by a CCTV reporter to 'settle' the bad publicity, Caixin Century magazine reported.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Look who's talking

Dressed in all-black outfits, 50 primary school children perform Da Vinci Code - an original work inspired by the Italian renaissance man rather than the Dan Brown thriller. This is free-wheeling material driven by tempo to produce sound pictures. The children read, chant, whisper and produce a rhythmic stream of words and vocal effects that riff on Leonardo da Vinci's inventions and artwork.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Battle machines reveal interest in the military

Of all the inventions Leonardo da Vinci created, the war machines demonstrate his desire to impress his patrons with new military strategies. For example, in the naval tank, he proposed to equip an armed boat with a new type of devastating 'circular multiple bombard', a system of 16 cannons mounted on a rotating platform.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

No buddy

'I think some of the comments have been exaggerated. I do think he's a very smart manager, but, no, we are not friends.'

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Shaping up

Unlike last season's capacious dresses, autumn's look is all about a sleek silhouette with controlled volume.

Balloon-shaped jacket (HK$53,900) from Dolce & Gabbana, Alexandra House, Central. Metallic-blue leather trousers (HK$23,200) from Louis Vuitton, The Landmark, Central. Studded pumps (HK$7,380) from Fendi, The Landmark.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Off the wall

Achieve the pin-up girl look by pairing high-waisted jackets, skirts and minidresses with classy accessories.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Gold-digger? that's rich

Vinci Wong Yin-chi (right) wants to clear the air once and for all. At the Swank Shop's spring and summer show on Tuesday night, the mild-mannered TVB host let loose to defend himself and some actress friends who've been maligned by paparazzi rumours and gossip.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Contract-breach firms 'can bid again'

Two former joint-venture partners that breached a tunnel contract had been allowed to bid for other government projects because they needed to pay $750 million in compensation, a senior official said yesterday.

2 Nov 2001 - 12:00am