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Year of Birth Missing

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Heart of stone

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Educator's success is all in the brain

The education reforms aimed at training students to analyse issues from different angles have caused a stir in the academe as teachers and students have found it hard to cope with the new examination system.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Be careful what you wish for

Forget the challenges on the field, the biggest hurdle for Hong Kong if they became a world series team next season would be finding a group of players who could commit to playing in 10 tournaments, says Dai Rees, head of performance at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hard lessons in academic freedom

Hong Kong's universities may have risen in the esteem around the world, but local academics believe this hard-won status is being challenged by a growing threat to academic freedom.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cautious Rees eyes Japan upset in A5N

Hong Kong coach Dai Rees has set his sights on 'upsetting the apple cart' and creating history at the HSBC Asian Five Nations by wresting the Top Five crown from perennial champions Japan this year.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The End of War

The End of War by John Horgan McSweeney's Books

Most of us have been led to believe that human beings are naturally predisposed towards war: it is either in our genes, or has become part of our psychological make-up as it plays a natural role in the evolution of our race.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

An increase in performances here by internationally known musicians could be one welcome consequence of the policy to position Hong Kong as a major cruise ship destination.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

The bright lights of Broadway beckon in this week's headlining drama, Smash (right; Diva Universal, Mondays at 9pm), a razzle-dazzle look at what it takes to make it in the New York world of musical theatre.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Can virtual advocacy pass the reality test?

If you're a regular visitor to Facebook or use other social media sites, it is likely that you've heard about Invisible Children's Kony 2012 video. With over 75million views on YouTube, Kony 2012 has become an internet phenomenon.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Macau gangland boss in new bid for release

Lawyers for jailed Macau gangland boss 'Broken Tooth' Wan Kuok-koi have launched a new bid for his early release, just months before the end of a nearly 14-year jail stint.

Pedro Leal, one of the lawyers representing Wan, confirmed that he had lodged papers with the Macau courts questioning a decision to keep the now 57-year-old 14K triad leader behind bars until December.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Love in Spring with Takako Nishizaki

Peter Breiner plays the piano and conducts Japanese violinist Nishizaki and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing love songs including I Can't Stop Loving You and I Left My Heart in San Francisco; net proceeds go to the HK Society for Rehabilitation. Mar 10, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2993 5602

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Perfect fit

It is almost exactly a year to the day since Kim Jones walked into his new studios at Louis Vuitton in Paris. It marked his realisation of a decade-long dream to work for the luxury brand, one that began the moment he walked through the glass doors of Vuitton's swish Paris headquarters with a portfolio under his arm.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The world's biggest toyshop

Listen to this podcast about the biggest toyshop in the world and then answer these questions

1 Where in London is Hamleys situated?

a. on the outskirts of the city

b. round the corner from Regent Street

c. in the city centre

2 What does Hamleys sell as well as toys?

a. trendy kids' clothing

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-captain's injury leaves Sevens team hamstrung

Former Hong Kong captain Mark Wright will need a 'miracle' to play in this month's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens after returning from Japan with a hamstring injury.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Storyteller weaves magic for the next generation

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, and illustrated by the equally talented Helen Oxenbury, was my introduction to the author, who succinctly and expertly spread the 'read-aloud' gospel in Reading Magic, the reference book that propelled her to become a foremost authority on early childhood literacy.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am