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  1. Haner will rely on lightning-quick reflexes

    Posted Nov 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay American hot-shot John Haner will be praying that lightning does strike twice when he sets out tomorrow in pursuit of defending champion Michael Rutter and John McGuinness, the two favourites for the Motorcycle Grand Prix. Haner has already had an encounter with lightning. The United Airlines flight he was travelling on from Chicago to Hong Kong was struck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525446
  2. Thunder but no lightning in land of the long white cloud

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Reports by Peta Tomlinson HAS NEW ZEALAND, the land of the long white cloud, of clean, green living, and some of the best-performing property investment yields in the region, lost its allure? That is the question some observers are asking since watching m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517032/thunder-no-lightning-land-long-white-cloud
  3. Observatory offers lightning map

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHEUNG CHI-FAI Outdoor workers and sports lovers could be better protected from lightning strikes under an online initiative launched by the Observatory to plot strikes. The system, available in June, will collect information about lightning across the Pearl River Delta, but it will not replace the existing thunderstorm warning system. Lightning strikes would be plotted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494026/observatory-offers-lightning-map
  4. Online lightning map to help improve safety

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Outdoor workers and sports lovers could be better protected from lightning strikes under an online initiative launched by the Observatory to plot strikes. The system, available in June, will collect information about lightning across the Pearl River Delta, but it will not replace the existing thunderstorm warning system. Lightning strikes would be plotted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494065/online-lightning-map-help-improve-safety
  5. Hong Kong zapped by 4,500 lightning strikes in 2 hours

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong was hit by more than 4,500 lightning strikes in two hours early yesterday- including 800 in a minute, according to one weather-monitoring group. The display ... temperature on record. For a second day, temperatures elsewhere were as high as 37 degrees, and a record 39 degrees in Macau. The Observatory said there were 4,593 lightning strikes between 1am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509020/hong-kong-zapped-4500-lightning-strikes-2-hours
  6. Lightning storm causes power chaos

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lightning caused extensive power cuts in Kowloon and the New Territories last night, with firefighters having to rescue people trapped in lifts. A man, 30, was hit by a fallen ... Power said it was still checking the number of areas affected. 'Initial investigations found that the cause was lightning, which caused sudden voltage surges,' a CLP Power spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509058/lightning-storm-causes-power-chaos
  7. Lightning may have caused delays on West Rail

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Petrina Chan West Rail yesterday apologised to 70,000 commuters after signal and cable failures, probably triggered by lightning, caused service interruptions over eight ... failure after a lightning strike at 10.27pm. The disruption lasted about five hours, from 5.34am, when the signal problem was discovered, until 10.15am. The KCRC posted notices and made broadcasts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509225/lightning-may-have-caused-delays-west-rail
  8. Fownes tips Lightning Star to grab limelight

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Caspar Fownes cannot think of any other reason why so little positive attention has been placed on a horse who used to race under the name Ambulance in Australia. Lightning Star, bought ... the forgotten horse of this year's race. 'I made sure he was in the entries last week it was so quiet,' quipped Fownes, who will land a quirky father-son double if Lightning Star wins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492427/fownes-tips-lightning-star-grab-limelight
  9. Fire crew braves a 'horrifying' storm to battle blaze

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Fire crews braved lightning bolts at the height of the violent storm early yesterday to fight a fire in a Sheung Shui hut. With 17 lightning strikes being recorded each minute ... Tsuen, thought to have been hit by lightning just before 1am, was unoccupied. 'Our colleagues could not wait. They had to go to find out whether any villagers were trapped in the burning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508967/fire-crew-braves-horrifying-storm-battle-blaze
  10. A female Christ called Deng

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Eastern Lightning, sometimes called the Church of Almighty God, is a fast-growing cult that is believed to have attracted up to a million followers in rural areas across ... elements of Chinese nationalism with religion, claiming God has been reincarnated among Chinese people and will conquer the west. Eastern Lightning believes the apocalypse is at hand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497371/female-christ-called-deng

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