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Old 29-08-2014, 10:36 PM   #105
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Charles Heung Wah-Keung is a Hong Kong actor-turned-film producer and presenter. As founder of Win's Entertainment in the 1980s and China Star Entertainment Group in the 1990s, he has helped established the careers of various cinematic icons in Hong Kong that include Stephen Chow, Chow Yun-fat, Johnnie To, Jet Li and Andy Lau among countless others..In the 1970s, Charles subsequently married Betty Ting, the actress, who is remembered today primarily because of the "mysterious" death of Bruce Lee in her apartment. The marriage, however did not last, and Charles later married Tiffany Chen, in the early 1980s..Charles is the older brother of Jimmy Heung, who later became his partner in the formation of Win's Entertainment.. The partnership between the two ended in 1992..Heung is the Director of Jet Li One Foundation (Hong Kong) and the Director of Beijing Normal University One Foundation Philanthropy Research Institute..After surviving the 2004 South Asian Tsunami in Maldives, Jet Li started his long-time vision to action, i.e. to help the people in need. In 2005, Jet Li then established the Jet Li One Foundation in Hong Kong, a charity organization to help the Poverty and Victims of Natural Disaster...

On 20 July 1973, Ting received media attention when Bruce Lee died in her apartment at 67 Beacon Hill Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.. According to press reports, Lee was going over the script of Game of Death in Betty's apartment, a Golden Harvest film in which she was reported to have a lead role, when he complained of a headache.. She gave him a single tablet of Equagesic, a strong aspirin-based drug that she often used herself.. He then went to sleep, but when she could not wake him up for a dinner appointment with Raymond Chow, the owner of Golden Harvest, Betty called an ambulance. Lee was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.. Death was allegedly caused by an allergic reaction that resulted in brain edema (swelling of the brain).. The coroner described his passing as "death by misadventure..In 1985, she retired from show business and allegedly became a Buddhist nun after appearing in her last movie, My Name Ain't Suzie...

Lo Wei (sometimes spelled Lo Wai, 12 December 1918 – 20 January 1996) - (aged 77) was a famous Hong Kong film director and film actor best known for launching the martial arts film careers of both Bruce Lee, in The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, and Jackie Chan, in New Fist of Fury..After Lee's death it was Lo who gave Jackie Chan his first shot at the big time as part of the wave of Bruceploitation. Lo is said to have been linked with Chinese organized crime, the Triads..In 1644, the Battle of Shanhai Pass placed the Qing Dynasty into power of mainland China upon defeating the Ming Dynasty. The ruling Qings were afraid of the Shaolin Monks and ordered them to be destroyed under Shunzhi Emperor. The Shaolin Monks fled and marked the beginning of Chinese secret societies.. According to folklore, only 5 Shaolin Monks survived and escaped, seeking refuge in the Sacred Mountains of China.. The 5 monks were referred to as The Triad 5 Elders and founded the martial art known as Ng Jo Kuen..The Tiandihui were believed to derive from Ming Dynasty loyalists and these Shaolin monks..During the 1800s, many such societies were seen as legitimate ways of helping new immigrants from China settle into a new country.. Secret societies were officially banned by the British government in Singapore during the 1890s and slowly stamped out by successive colonial governors and leaders over time..Triads have been engaging in counterfeiting since the 1880s.. Between the 1960s and 1970s, triads were involved in counterfeiting Chinese currency, often of the
Hong Kong 50-cent piece...

Equagesic is a combination drug indicated for short-term pain treatment accompanied by tension or anxiety in patients with musculoskeletal disorders or tension headache..It combines 1.aspirin 325 mg (for pain relief) and 2.meprobamate 200 mg (used here as a muscle relaxant)..In some formulations,3. it is also quoted to contain ethoheptazine, an opioid analgesic..Equagesic was discontinued in the United States, possibly because of its toxic profile and more adequate drugs available.. Specifically, meprobamate is more toxic than benzodiazepines, which are also useful as a muscle relaxant...

A December 1955 study of 101 patients at the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Mississippi, found meprobamate useful in the alleviation of "mental symptoms..Production continued throughout the 1960s, but by 1970 it was listed as a controlled substance after it was discovered to cause physical and psychological dependence...Although it was marketed as being safer, meprobamate has most of the pharmacological effects and dangers of the barbiturates (though it is less sedating at effective doses).. It is reported to have some anticonvulsant properties against absence seizures, but can exacerbate generalized tonic-clonic seizures...Tonic–clonic seizures are induced deliberately in electroconvulsive therapy..Meprobamate's mechanism of action is not completely known.. It has been shown in animal studies to have effects at multiple sites in the central nervous system, including the thalamus and limbic system. Meprobamate binds to GABAA receptors which interrupts neuronal communication in the reticular formation and spinal cord, causing sedation and altered perception of pain..Morphine and other poppy-based medicines have been identified by the World Health Organization as essential in the treatment of severe pain.. However, only six countries use
77% of the world's morphine supplies, leaving many emerging countries lacking in pain relief medication... had an idea you'd be snooping around..Ow yeah.. Provide your customers with products they need and, uh, charge a little bit to stimulate your market and before you know it customers come to depend on you, I mean really need you..Father told you to mind your own business...

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