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  1. Lightning bolt sets beams alight

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A lightning strike started a fire at a Yuen Long storage yard yesterday, setting dozens of long wooden beams alight 'like candles'. The blaze broke out at the Tung ... been a number of lightning strikes before he discovered the construction material on fire. Three fire engines and an ambulance were sent to the fire. 'When firemen arrived at the scene, ...

  2. Bad weather, theft hit power supply

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The corporation said bad weather, in the form of lightning, hurricanes and ice, had also increased the possibility of grid accidents, Xinhua reported. 'China may be facing the most severe power ... by natural disasters such as lightning, wind and rainstorms. It said the damage would cause 'great trouble' to the power supply for this summer's peak season. The mainland has been ...

  3. Eye of the storm

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... earthquakes, floods, sandstorms and lightning strikes, as well as acts of man, such as pollution and radiation. 'While most government departments allocate up to 90 per cent of their budgets ... of the equipment,' Lee says. A case in point is its lightning location system. 'We paid HK$6 million for the system, which monitors lightning activities over a wide range of facilities from the airport ...

  4. Bath-house explosion kills seven

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... while a young man was electrocuted in a swimming pool when it was struck by lightning. ...

  5. Helicopters scan capital as protests gear up ahead of major meetings of political elite

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Police in Beijing have started to send helicopters to patrol the capital daily in the lead-up to two important meetings of the national political elite next week. The openings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference have become lightning rods for people hoping their grievances will get an airing and injustice ...

  6. Classy line-up ensures locals face real battle

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... (Lightning Stakes and King's Stand Stakes) and Japan's Laurel Guerreiro (Sprinters Stakes). Throw in the winners of the major turf sprints in both Europe and North America ...

  7. Subways built at full steam leave trail of accidents

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... subsequent visit.' The lightning pace with which the mainland metro systems are being built has created lots of problems in construction safety, according to insurance giant Swiss Re. 'We ...

  8. Legacy of magic

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... takes on Christianna Brand's Nanny McPhee novels, scripted by and starring Emma Thompson, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, the first in the series of novels ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the earth-leakage circuit breaker is selected, it will sometimes trip- often because of a faulty electrical appliance or a lightning strike. If the earth-leakage circuit breaker is located outside, someone ...

  10. Tales of tradition

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... decorations and has come to be known as a symbol of peace, having been used throughout history as a protective charm. Holly pieces have been used in German churches as a charm against lightning, while ...




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