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  1. Natural disasters an inspiration as fashionistas gather

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Jennifer Huang

    ... Jennifer Huang Moiselle's 2010 autumn-winter collection is not for the meek, as its name 'The Scream of Nature' would indicate. The bold colours and textures take unlikely inspiration from natural disasters-volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and melting ice shelves-purportedly reflecting a woman's confidence in the face of ever-changing uncertain environments. Hong ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP, KYODO

    ... an ally should naturally do", he said through an interpreter. "That's how this change in policy should be understood." Onodera said the change approved by Prime Minister Shinzo ...

  3. Concerted action needed on natural disasters

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... typhoons a year. Regardless, Ketsana caught the nation off guard. Warnings went unheard or were ignored. The same is the case for dozens of other natural disasters across the world each year; ... the Philippines' plea for help on Monday. Their efforts have been individual, not co-ordinated. The response to a natural disaster has to be integrated and managed. Until nations pool resources and work ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - STADIUM DISASTER

    Twenty-five years on, the Hillsborough stadium disaster still reverberates

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... into the game I had a shot that hit the crossbar," remembered Liverpool striker Peter Beardsley. "Naturally, at the time I was disappointed. In hindsight, it was good that I didn't score, ... the pitch on makeshift stretchers fashioned from advertising hoardings. Only one ambulance was allowed on to the pitch by the police, whose handling of the disaster is now the subject of two ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Relatives of South Korean ferry disaster victims weep and jeer at trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court yesterday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain ... disaster". The ferry owners had placed "monetary gain over passenger safety" while the crew had acted "irresponsibly", said the report, which was the result of a two-month ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Business managers taking exposure to floods more seriously

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... more planning for natural disasters, partly because of the influence of foreign firms that had set up joint ventures in the region and had imported their global business-continuity plans. ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Managers taking exposure more seriously Business managers in the Pearl River Delta are thinking more about their exposure to natural ...

  7. PICC back in the black as claims owing to natural disasters decline

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu PICC Property and Casualty, the mainland's largest non-life insurer by premiums, returned to profit in the first half of the year, helped by Mother Nature. The insurer reported a 322 million yuan (HK$365.42 million) net profit, against a 292 million yuan loss a year earlier, as claims because of natural catastrophes declined. No interim dividend was proposed. ...

  8. First school lesson: surviving natural disasters

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... natural disasters. This comes in the wake of the devastating Sichuan earthquake in May, which left 88,000 people dead or missing. Another earthquake struck a county on the Sichuan-Yunnan border ... Xiexia and Liu Chunhong, and NBA star Yao Ming in what the broadcaster calls a combination of the Olympic and anti-disaster spirit. Zhan Jiang, a Beijing-based journalism scholar, welcomed ...

  9. Past natural disaster tolls will remain in the past

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... natural disasters despite no longer considering the numbers state secrets, a senior official said yesterday. The announcement last week the figures were now declassified sparked hope the central ... for the figures of natural disasters in the past, we will not make any revision,' Mr Jia said. 'Some of these have not been publicised, while some have. 'For example, the death toll from ...

  10. Natural disasters will have little impact on food supply: minister

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng This year's massive natural disasters, including the Lunar New Year blizzards in south China and last month's Sichuan earthquake, will not have a significant impact on the mainland's food security and supply, according to Agriculture Minister Sun Zhengcai. Xinhua quoted Mr Sun as telling the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's summit in Rome on Tuesday ...




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