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  1. Nine killed by lightning in five months

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 670,000 bolts of lightning have struck the mainland in the past five months and nine people were killed, according to Yu Xinwen, spokesman for the China Meteorological Administration. Compared with the same period last year, the number of lightning strikes had increased by more than 13 per cent, Mr Yu said. However, the number of fatalities had dropped dramatically. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682303/nine-killed-lightning-five-months
  2. Pray that this lightning bolt doesn't hit the spot

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland There's an old saying that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. It's not true, but doubtlessly, anyone who has survived being hit once earnestly wishes it were. Richard Duncan has mixed feelings on the topic. In 2003, the Hong Kong-based fund manager achieved a notable lightning strike of his own when he published a book called The Dollar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701484/pray-lightning-bolt-doesnt-hit-spot
  3. Electricity

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Bolts of lightning Everyone has seen a thunderstorm. Thunder rolls in the sky and bolts of lightning light it up. The lightning that strikes the ground is electricity. It looks very impressive. But, actually, most bolts of lightning don't have a lot of electrical power. The average electricity bolt would probably have enough energy to provide power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698644/electricity
  4. The Wow Factor

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Snow White Apart from red and green, remember white is also a festive colour. Japanese brand Lunasol's latest party collection, White Lightning, comes with a four-colour (pink, white, grey and silver) eye palette, white eyeliner, white shining powder and a shimmering gloss. Wearing those snowy, glittering shades, you are sure to turn heads at the party. The set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701818/wow-factor
  5. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Vivian Chen and Fiona Ng. 1 Edison Chen testifies he's determined to protect female victims' innocence... hasn't he already taken that from them? 2 Shaolin monks keen to build temple school here... we warn you now: the school bullies will be lightning-fast and lethal. 3 Rapid response team to aid shopping scam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671268/thursday-think-tank
  6. Beijing's smoggy skies expected to clear in time for celebrations

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Smog hung over Beijing yesterday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, but officials promised clear weather today. The Beijing Meteorological Station issued a thunder and lightning yellow warning at 9.25pm. Thunder and lightning were expected to hit Beijing and last to 4am to 7am today, said Guo Hu, head of the station. Rain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694125/beijings-smoggy-skies-expected-clear-time-celebrations
  7. Oliver Ching Man-ho, singer-songwriter

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... techno. I've drawn inspiration from it for my songwriting. 3. Oasis- The Shock of the Lightning This is a classic Oasis song: it is a stripped-down rocker that is simple and direct. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672524/oliver-ching-man-ho-singer-songwriter
  8. Chops and smashes

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... is lightning-quick and a skilled table tennis player has to be fast and clever in controlling the ball as he hits it with his bat. Table tennis is not a slow and stately sport. It is fast and furious. How ... in 4 lightning-quick a. very, very quick b. fairly quick 5 skilled a. poor b. expert 6 stately a. slow and formal b. quick and rough 7 a version of a. a type of b. a box of 8 equipment a. objects found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675233/chops-and-smashes
  9. Blinkers prove key to New Idea

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... to finish last of the four runners, but only a length from Fever Pitch. In the second batch, unraced four-year-old Lightning Success fell out of the stalls a conspicuous last of the four runners, ... in 12 appearances. Lightning Success is trained by Andy Leung Ting-wah and was ridden by Brett Doyle, with that combination again to the forefront when Plot Ratio took the third batch over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665798/blinkers-prove-key-new-idea
  10. 17 dead after building collapses in storm

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... was struck by lightning. It then collapsed, burying more than 20 construction workers and onlookers who had gone inside to seek shelter from the storm. The facade of a neighbouring building was also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688911/17-dead-after-building-collapses-storm

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