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  1. Sport - Racing

    Sydney lightning raid pays off for well-travelled Zac Purton

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 12:56am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Sydney lightning raid pays off for Purton Champion jockey Zac Purton made his hit-and-run trip to Sydney on Saturday worth the effort when he claimed the Group One George Main Stakes on Sacred Falls who has been elevated to joint favourite for the Cox Plate. Purton had made flying visits to Randwick earlier this year to win the Doncaster Mile ...

  2. News - China

    Guangdong villagers were shot dead- not killed by ‘lightning strike’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:15pm

    ... said died after being struck by lightning turned out to have been shot to death, allegedly by a family member. The New Express, a local newspaper, reported that Yang Caiying, was found lying ... examination insisted on by the families, the municipal public security bureau on September 3 declared that the two had been shot dead, not hit by lightning. Luo Guiqian’s cousin, Luo Guixin, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Fisherman dies after being struck by lightning off Sai Kung during storm

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:43pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Man's wife was also on board three-metre-long wooden sampan; 377 lightning strikes recorded in New Territories East in one hour A fisherman has died after being struck by lightning while working in a three-metre-long wooden sampan at Rocky Harbour off Sai Kung on Thursday morning. His 53-year-old wife who was also on board the boat had ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... line was disrupted for more than six hours after lightning damaged the same system. The problem on Wednesday affected the line between Choi Hung and Kowloon Bay after 9am and was fixed by 11am, ... It was the latest in a series of service disruptions to hit the troubled MTR Corporation in recent months. The MTR said lightning struck the signalling system between Yuen Long and Tuen Mun at about 4.15pm, ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four killed in Indonesian plane crash after lightning strike

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 08:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta A light aircraft crashed and burst into flames on a beach in eastern Indonesia on Sunday after being hit by lightning, killing all four people on board, ... Hanubun said the aircraft was pounded by fierce winds and rain before being hit by lightning and crashing near a village. “The plane’s left wing broke after it was struck by lightning ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - POETRY

    Book review: The Cloud that Contained the Lightning, by Cynthia Lowen

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:37pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Cloud that Contained the Lightning by Cynthia Lowen University of Georgia Press 4 stars Amy Russell Putting the wide world of the atomic bomb, nuclear physics, technology ... that Contained the Lightning. Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), American physicist and "father of the atomic bomb", is the vehicle by which she examines these vast and multifaceted ...

  8. Digi-quest

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... you will need a shareware application called 'Pacifist', which you can get from www.charlessoft.com. I worry a lot about lightning striking power and telephone lines and destroying ... of my earliest experiences when I came to Hong Kong in 1992 and lived in Mui Wo was a bolt of lightning destroying my modem, fax and computer. One of the problems with the outlying islands ...




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