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    Fire in South Korea hospice for elderly kills 21

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:22am by >Agence France-Presse

    ... Investigations into the ferry disaster have suggested it was almost wholly man-made: the result of cut corners, regulatory violations, poor safety training and a woeful lack of oversight – all, or nearly ... Only nurse on duty, who was reportedly caring for 70 patients, said to be among the dead in blaze — the latest in series of deadly accidents following Sewol ferry disaster A fire tore ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL V GERMANY

    Brazil in mourning after 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... streaks through their yellow and green face paint. An elderly man clutched a plastic imitation World Cup trophy as though it was a life preserver, as close as Brazil will come to the real thing ... shredded. This made losing 3-0 to France in the 1998 final- Brazil's previous worst loss (measured by goals, not pain) in the World Cup- feel like a mosquito bite in comparison. Brazil had ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Upgraded technology can help avert disasters like flight MH370

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Use technology to avert air disasters The Malaysian government's preliminary report into the disappearance of the still missing flight MH370 was never going to appease ... payments would soon be made. Those are the inevitabilities when an emergency is mishandled and two months later, the mystery remains unsolved, despite the best efforts of search teams. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    National Day ferry disaster captain hires QC

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Case is likely to be 'cut-throat' between two captains accused of manslaughter: judge Ferry disaster captain hires QC A captain involved ... of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry's Sea Smooth, both face manslaughter charges for each of the 31 adults and eight children who died in the October 1, 2012, marine disaster. In allowing ...

  5. News - China

    Xi Jinping urges US, China to reconsider their attitudes towards each other

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:13pm

    ... Teddy Ng and Kwong Man-ki teddy.ng@scmp.com Chinese president addresses the start of the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, saying a confrontation 'will surely spell disaster for both countries and for the world' President Xi Jinping called on China and the United States to make a correct judgment on their strategic intentions in today’s kick-off speech ...

  6. News - World - GERMANY

    Man rescued after being trapped for 11 days in Germany's deepest cave

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Hundreds of emergency workers from five countries battled around the clock to pull man out Caver rescued after 11-day ordeal Rescuers hoisted a seriously ... of emergency personnel had battled around the clock in a complex and costly operation to rescue the stricken man. "The victim has been brought to the surface and is receiving emergency medical ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    'Big Rom' made the difference for Belgium, says US hero Tim Howard

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:22am

    ... Agence France-Presse Former Everton teammate Romelu Lukaku changed game when he came on, admits goalkeeper United States goalkeeper Tim Howard said former Everton teammate Romelu Lukaku proved decisive as the Americans’ fairytale World Cup run came to an ...

  8. Gas blast highlights lack of disaster relief plan

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... safety equipment at mines, but some assessment needs to be made on whether the money is being spent appropriately. In places where unlicensed mines are shut down only to be quickly opened again, ... emergency response system. Even if risks from industrial accidents such as these can and should be reduced, there will always be a need to mobilise rescue efforts during natural disasters. Last ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hotel scheme holds high risks for buyers who saved on stamp duty

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung

    ... Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung High risk for buyers in hotel scheme Buyers of units in the Apex Horizon hotel may risk financial burdens despite avoiding stamp duties by making ... Authority spokeswoman said the authority would take action if any agents were found to have misled buyers or made false claims. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he had instructed departments ...

  10. Aichi's breakthrough technologies hoist work platform standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... or crane-supported man baskets, which posed significant risks when working at height. Committed to improving job site methods, Aichi Corporation continuously hones its expertise in highly specialised ... worksite disaster and strive to increase work safety and efficiency." Aichi continuously advocates eco-friendly products by CO2 reduction. The company promotes electrification efficiency ...




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