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  1. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557403/lightning-strikes-bring-chaos-mtrs-west-rail-line
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1409151/four-killed-indonesian-plane-crash-after-lightning-strike
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to review storm protection after disruption

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ada Lee

    ... its thunderstorm protection system and how it keeps passengers informed after lightning caused hours of delays on the West Rail Line on Tuesday. The troubled rail operator announced the review ... up to an hour for a train on the West Rail Line on Tuesday after lightning damaged the signalling system. They criticised the MTR for not arranging shuttle buses to help ease the situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557679/mtr-review-storm-protection-after-disruption
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1345273/book-review-cloud-contained-lightning-cynthia-lowen
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR warns of possible increase in work-related delays in signal upgrade

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... was upgraded for the first time in 1998, there was one occasion when service could not resume the next morning because the system was not fully restored. In the worst of the delays last week, lightning ... the lightning strikes caused interference to the signalling system. The strength of the surge was unprecedented and the MTR is investigating whether a stronger protective system is needed. Incidents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563636/mtr-warns-possible-increase-work-related-delays-signal-upgrade
  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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682303/nine-killed-lightning-five-months
  7. News - Asia

    Video: Moment lightning strikes moving Japanese passenger train

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 01:26pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter This is the dramatic moment a bolt of lightning struck a moving Japanese passenger train, sending a shower of sparks into the air. The strike was caught on camera by a man ... a bright explosion. Watch the lightning strike below The train ground to a halt and passengers were left in darkness after the hit, but amazingly no one inside was hurt, local media reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296640/video-moment-lightning-strikes-moving-japanese-passenger-train
  8. Lifestyle - Books

    'Lightning rod' Aslan happy to engage Christians over 'Zealot'

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... John Williams 'Lightning rod' Aslan happy to engage Christians over 'Zealot' In a recent interview, Fox News host Lauren Green spoke to Reza Aslan about his new book, ... me, rather than the arguments in the book, because of my Muslim background. But I did not realise I was going to become such a lightning rod for these kinds of questions. Do you hope to reach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1297152/lightning-rod-aslan-happy-engage-christians-over-zealot

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