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Business 16 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

In search of the elusive

BEFORE he wrote the bookIGood to Great/IJim Collins, author of the classic I>Built to Last/I(about the success factors of enduring, visionary companies) was asked: #147;If you#146;re not an enduring, visionary company, but want to become one, how do you do it?#148;

Lifestyle 11 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Shizzle my nizzle'?

AN English High Court judge ruled last week in London that rap lyrics should be treated as a #8220;foreign language#8221; after admitting that he was unsure of the meaning of #8220;shizzle my nizzle#8221; and #8220;mish mish man#8221;.

Business 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Positive mood on Nasdaq boosts local tech stocks

THE darkest period may be over but there are still no clear signs of recovery in the local semiconductor industry. Nonetheless, the industry is generally hopeful of a recovery in the second half of this year.

Lifestyle 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Walking the elephant walk at super speeds

A charging elephant is no joke #8212; unless you are a fan of the Marx Brothers, scientists reveal. Researchers have discovered that speeding elephants run like Groucho Marx.

Education 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feeling flat?

People can be persuaded to feel like a table, according to a bizarre experiment that sheds new light on body image disorders such as anorexia.

Lifestyle 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chinese words in English

WHILE English has included various words of European origin in its fold, it has also absorbed words of Asian origin.

Lifestyle 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Of history, art and flowers

Only the wealthy have the luxury of affording haute couture streetwear, which sounds teasingly like an oxymoron. PATSY KAM scrutinises the quirky, wearable designs of Monsieur Lacroix.

Education 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

The long and short of words

An exciting contest begins today and its aim is to make you appreciate the dictionary, which is often relegated to one corner of the bookshelf. Perhaps it's time we dust off the cover and take another look at this invaluable 'friend' whom we turn to when we are stumped for words.

AseanPlus News 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Canada sees three-fold rise in SARS cases

B>TAIPEI:/BCanada saw a three-fold increase in the current SARS infections in its renewed outbreak in Toronto after redefining cases to meet international standards, while Taiwan yesterday reported its lowest daily increase in cases in three weeks.

AseanPlus News 30 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

First marine economy plan issued

THE State Council on Tuesday issued its first special marine economic development programme aimed at boosting the country#8217;s marine industries.