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  1. 60 places up for grabs at volleyball trials on Monday

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell The second selection trial for the Hong Kong team taking part in the volleyball inter-port competition has been scheduled for Monday. The four-team under-19 tournament is held every two years. This year, Guangdong province will host the event from April 22 to 25. The Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation (HKSSF) will choose 30 girls and 30 boys to undergo ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    14 Hong Kong beaches closed after 'sewage leak'- but swimmers not deterred

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... resumed, the department said. However, it is not known when the beaches will reopen. The last time beaches in Hong Kong were closed due to a sewage leak was in 1997. Yesterday at Tsuen Wan's ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Swimmers ignore sewage alert at beaches All 14 beaches in the New Territories districts of Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan may have been officially closed due ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SHIPPING

    Another broken-down cargo ship washes up on Hong Kong beach

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Clifford Lo

    ... the rocky beach at Tung Wan Tsai on Cheung Chau after it had refuelled in Hong Kong. On April 6, the 193-metre German-registered Hansa Constitution ran aground at Pok Fu Lam, just feet from the sea ... is being arranged. In Hong Kong, 38 beaches are protected by shark prevention nets. Two people were killed by sharks within days in the waters off Sai Kung in 1995. Tso Kam-sun, 44, a former Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Storm drains investigated after Hong Kong beaches washed away

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:20am by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... Kristine Servando kristine.servando@scmp.com Hong Kong’s beach authorities today vowed to investigate storm drainage systems after raging waters triggered by recent thunderstorms carved ... for public safety”. A black rainstorm first hit Hong Kong last Thursday and bad weather continued until late on Monday, flooding farmlands and roads, and triggering landslides. The deluge brought ...


    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... The flood of pellets during a typhoon was overhyped, but it did prompt thousands of volunteers to clean up Hong Kong beaches- and send a signal to officials Plastic spill pricks ... degree partly through studying plastic pellets on Hong Kong beaches. Even with this expert background, Zurcher seemed unsurprised by the spillage, given that plastic pellets had accumulated ...

  6. Volunteers clean up Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thousands of volunteers joined the Hong Kong International Coastal Cleanup Challenge (HKICC) this year. The 9,000 or so participants cleaned up more than 150 beaches, shorelines and inland ... by eco-designer Karta Healy. The annual HKICC challenge, which began in 1999, welcomed its 50,000th volunteer this year: Derek Yip. 'You can't walk down a beach, see it's dirty, and not do ...

  7. Solas bar celebration for those who want a tan but find Hong Kong beaches a humid hassle

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... HK$600, lasts up to 10 days. 'Because Hong Kong rains and gets humid during summer, it's a real hassle to go out and get a tan on the real beach,' said Washington. To book ... catering for women around town since January. 'I don't find it hard to balance family and business,' said Washington, who moved to Hong Kong five years ago. 'It's probably ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic waste tops list of rubbish found on Hong Kong's beaches

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Plastic waste tops list of rubbish on beaches Plastic waste poses one of the biggest threats of pollution on Hong Kong's beaches, this year's ... that the rubbish had floated over to the city from the mainland, it said. "Plastic bottles and food wrappers of Chinese brands were mainly found in the western part of Hong Kong, like on the beaches ...

  9. Party on the beach

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... By Jonathan Powell All 16 Miss Hong Kong contestants and celebrities including Stephy Tang Lai-yan, Yuen Li-ming, and Wong Hei, will take part in a beach volleyball and handball festival ... from November 3-12. Cheng King-leung, director of beach volleyball development for the Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China (VBAHK), hopes the festival will give local sports fans a taste ...

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    Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Angie Bucu

    ... Angie Bucu Ridding Hong Kong’s beaches of plastic waste is a gargantuan task, requiring cooperation from the government, shops and restaurants – and every single one of us. Angie Bucu ... children have to look forward to when they visit the beach – in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Beach clean-ups are particularly popular at this time of year, with the International Coastal Cleanup, ...




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