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  1. Haner will rely on lightning-quick reflexes

    Posted Nov 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay American hot-shot John Haner will be praying that lightning does strike twice when he sets out tomorrow in pursuit of defending champion Michael Rutter and John McGuinness, the two favourites for the Motorcycle Grand Prix. Haner has already had an encounter with lightning. The United Airlines flight he was travelling on from Chicago to Hong Kong was struck ...

  2. Lightning storm causes power chaos

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lightning caused extensive power cuts in Kowloon and the New Territories last night, with firefighters having to rescue people trapped in lifts. A man, 30, was hit by a fallen ... Power said it was still checking the number of areas affected. 'Initial investigations found that the cause was lightning, which caused sudden voltage surges,' a CLP Power spokesman ...

  3. Poor oversight and design caused wreck, report says

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in control equipment and an improper response to lightning that melted a fuse relating to signalling. Fifty-five people have been named responsible. The conclusions, by an investigative team ... self-criticism' to the State Council. The lightning strike melted a fuse in the traffic control system at Wenzhou South Station. The system's software picked up the malfunction but failed ...

  4. Lightning Bolt strikes gold and sets new mark

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing The Lightning Bolt struck the 'Bird's Nest' last night and set the Olympic history books on fire with a new world record in the men's 100 metres final. Not only did Usain Bolt sizzle across the line in 9.69 seconds to claim the gold medal in the glamour event and an Olympic first for Jamaica, he started his celebrations several ...

  5. Lightning detectors to pinpoint strikes

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Internet users in the Pearl River Delta will be able to track lightning strikes quickly and accurately when five monitoring stations are built next year. Joseph Poon Hoi-to, senior scientific officer of the Hong Kong Observatory, said it was intended people could learn the location of a lightning strike - to an accuracy of 500 metres - within a minute of it occurring. ...

  6. Lightning ride for champion jockey

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... jetted into Melbourne on Tuesday to prepare for the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington on February 4. Trainer David Oughton had been fielding a number of offers from top Australian riders for the mount, and had actually asked former Hong Kong club jockey Craig Williams, who's currently in second place on the Melbourne jockeys' premiership, to take the Lightning mount. ...

  7. Father drowns, four struck by lightning during storm

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the thunderstorm, four men survived being struck by lightning while working outside an aeroplane maintenance depot. The fatal accident took place at 2pm as the family of three were hiking along the Tai ... by lightning while working at the South Perimeter Road depot. The four were working under the wing of an aeroplane when they were hit. They were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital where three were ...

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    Doodle 4 Google winner a high-flyer at 11

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:58pm by WASHPOST

    ... with coloured markers. "There are lightning bugs and little characters and dragons everywhere," Germick said. "Her imagination is so advanced." Zhang played on Google's ...

  9. Lightning Star to brighten up Taipa

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken HK gallopers to show their class in interport showdown John Moore will be out to give casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun a 'home town' win with Lightning Star at Taipa ... with Crown's Gift taking the result at Sha Tin and Taipa for Macau in 2004, but Helene Pillaging took both last year for Hong Kong to even the score. Lightning Star (Christophe Soumillon) has been ...

  10. Lightning sets two homes on fire

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Hong Kong was hit by 426 lightning strikes between 7am and 9am yesterday, two of which were blamed for setting alight two village houses in the New Territories. The incidents occurred after the Observatory raised the thunderstorm warning at 5am. The main switch box inside a tin-sheet-built house in San Uk Leng burst into flames at about 7.48am. Villagers doused ...




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