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  1. Lightning cause of signal problem unlikely, say experts

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... chief of the Shanghai Railway Bureau, told Xinhua yesterday that a lightning strike wreaked havoc on the traffic signalling system for the high-speed line between Ningbo and Wenzhou last ... sensors detect that an electric current has resumed in an unoccupied section of rail line. One possibility with Saturday's incident was that lightning hit the rail line and tricked sensors ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Seismic shifts ahead in Japan's anime industry

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... leader. As for Studio Ghibli, its future, Clements says, may lie less in feature production, and more in managing the rights of Miyazaki and other studio creators. "Ghibli was lightning ...

  3. Lightning-quick O'Brien to lead Ireland at Sixes

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Alvin.sallay@scmp.com Kevin O'Brien, the man who holds the record for the fastest World Cup century, will be at the helm of a strong Ireland outfit who will be hoping to shock a few of the bigger nations at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes ...

  4. Lightning comes to Disneyland

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong. Voice actors Jan Lamb Hoi-fong (Lightning McQueen) and Eric Kot Man-fai (Mater) will spend their summer holiday meeting visitors at Hong Kong Disneyland. They kicked off the theme park's summer promotion, 'Rev Up Your Summer Fun', featuring Cars 2, last week. From now until August 31, visitors can see the film's main character, racing car Lightning McQueen, ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Caroline Wozniacki knocks out Maria Sharapova as another top seed goes down

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:31am

    ... of lightning. Federer, bidding to become the oldest grand slam champion in more than 40 years, clinched his 70th win at the tournament on the back of 57 winners and 13 aces. But the 33-year-old had ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Track Lightning can take advantage of weight drop

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Caspar Fownes has built a terrific record at Happy Valley and will turn to his apprentice Vincent Ho Chak-yiu to make Track Lightning a special in the opening leg of the Triple Trio tomorrow night. Fownes has utilised Ho's seven-pound claim to give Track Lightning 118 pounds to carry over the sprint trip of 1,200 metres. Douglas Whyte rode the Black ...

  8. Flamboyant Mosse savours lightning trip

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen patrick.allen@scmp.com A double on Space Race and Helene Witty and a pair of bold second placings in the feature races almost created the perfect storm for Frenchman Gerald Mosse, who made a successful visiting raid yesterday. Mosse narrowly ...

  9. Lightning to strike for value-play Whyte

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a $2.60 favourite, ahead of Chadwick at $3.80, but, with a strong card of seven rides boasting plenty of winning chances, Whyte looks the man to be on at the slightly longer odds. Track Lightning ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An engineer's fiery passion for robots

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans

    ... of these are set by humans. Only 8 per cent of forest fires are started by lightning and other natural causes." Some fires are started to burn fields ahead of the planting season while others ...




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