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Thirty dollars: the secret to a fun relationship

September 9, 2008/11.16

I met Emma Veale when I stayed at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, where she was marketing manager—and very accustomed to excellent customer service. I hope she won’t mind if I mention that she is on her six-month countdown to her wedding and in her courtship with her ?ancé Denis, she has come up with plenty […]

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Ingrid Betancourt announced by Association as Woman of the Year

September 5, 2008/12.06

The World Awards Association, presided by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev, today announced the ?rst Women’s World Awards winner for 2008, Ingrid Betancourt. Betancourt, 46, the former Columbian presidential candidate, kidnapped in 2002 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) and held captive in the Columbian jungle for six-and-a-half years, will receive the […]

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Reese Witherspoon, Avon celebrate milestone in fund-raising

August 29, 2008/13.37

Avon Products, Inc. and Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon held a press conference in São Paulo, Brazil yesterday to celebrate the sale of 1·5 million units of Avon’s Women’s Empowerment Bracelet, the company’s first global fund-raising product.    Joining Witherspoon at the conference were Nilcéa Freire, Brazil’s Federal Secretary for Women Policies; Ana Falú, UNIFEM Regional Director for the […]

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Kate Moss gold sculpture unveiled

August 28, 2008/2.00

A gold sculpture (the maquette is shown at left) of supermodel Kate Moss, dubbed Siren, has been unveiled at the British Museum.    The statue, weighing 50 kg, is the work of artist Marc Quinn. It is claimed to be the largest gold statue since those made in ancient Egypt and has been valued at […]

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Question marks raised over He Kexin’s age

August 22, 2008/10.48

[Cross-posted] You’ve all heard the controversy over whether Red Chinese gymnast He Kexin is 14 or 16. A hacker has found documents in the Baidu (the Red Chinese search engine) cache that indicate she is 14. Some commenters have attacked the hacker, pointing out some potential errors in the search. A few point out that […]

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GM interns create cars for 2020


From as close as Detroit to as far away as China, 21 students around the world were chosen to design and engineer a hydrogen-powered car for the year 2020 as a part of the Annual Design Internship Program, by General Motors.    Each team of interns had a designer, an engineer, a sculptor, and a […]

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Beijing citizens celebrate Olympics’ opening ceremony

August 9, 2008/13.06

As the world erupted into applause, China’s fantastic Olympic showcase being screened round the world, approximately 100,000 packed the streets at Wangfuxing to watch the unforgettable opening ceremony—a similar sight to when the Olympic decision was of?cially made in Beijing’s favour in 2001.    China joined the World Trade Organization the same year, and has since […]

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Mumbai, the modern side

August 3, 2008/0.17

I know there is still poverty and hardship in Mumbai, but there is also a richer, modern side that Stanley Moss got to see when he had an extended stay in India. The Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, already open, but going fully online in September, shows that the Indians can do luxury city hotels as […]

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And now, presenting the twenty-first century

August 2, 2008/14.39

[Cross-posted] Remember Xanadu? It’s become somewhat of a cult hit even though in 1980 it was considered Olivia Newton-John’s mega-turkey. Stylistically, it sits uncomfortably between the 1970s and 1980s, as though there was a vacuum in between the decades. In one scene, Michael Beck insists to Gene Kelly that ‘It’s the ’80s’, but you know […]

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Keira Knightley need not feel inadequate: she is a good model to follow


Keira Knightley says that she feels inadequate alongside better qualified actors because she didn’t go to university, according to next month’s Tatler. This is despite Miss Knightley, as Forbes revealed, being the second most highly paid actress in Hollywood. But that feeling of needing a little more is a refreshing one among the highest-profile members […]

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