Swire sells Festival Walk to Temasek for HK$18.8b

Sale of Festival Walk to Temasek’s Mapletree expected to show book profit of HK$1.63 billion
Sandy Li
Jul 30, 2011

Swire Pacific (SEHK: 0019) says it will sell its Festival Walk shopping and office complex in Kowloon Tong for a record-breaking HK$18.8 billion, a move analysts say is the fastest way for the company to raise capital to fund its aggressive mainland expansion.
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In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father is a 1993 biographical film directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the IRA’s Guildford pub bombings which killed four off-duty British soldiers and a civilian.

Peter William “Pete” Postlethwaite, OBE, (7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) received an Academy Award nomination for his role in In the Name of the Father in 1993, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List. He died of pancreatic cancer on 2 January 2011.

Quote of the Week

“But believe you me, it only takes a few years to spend what your fathers and your forefathers have earned.”

~ Dr Lee Siew Choh (1917 – 2002)

Dr. Lee Siew Choh (simplified Chinese: 李绍祖; pinyin: Lǐ Shàozǔ; 1917 – 18 July 2002) was a politician and medical doctor from Singapore. Initially a member of the People’s Action Party (PAP), he became a leader of the breakaway Barisan Sosialis in 1961. After the Barisan Sosialis merged with the Workers’ Party in 1988, Lee stood as a Workers’ Party candidate in the 1988 general election and became Singapore’s first Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), serving in this role until 1991.

Last Friday Night

Keenan Cahill (born March 1995) is a teenager from Elmhurst, Illinois whose lip-syncing of popular songs has brought his videos on YouTube to some of the most viewed online. Keenan has Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome, which in some cases, including Cahill, results in individuals developing a dwarf-like appearance.

In July 2011, Cahill was joined backstage of Glee! Live by cast members Dianna Agron, Harry Shum, Jr., Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz to lip-sync to Katy Perry’s song Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).