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  1. News - Asia

    Japanese warship to join exercise in South China Sea

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:33pm by Julian Ryall

    ... are practicing the provision of humanitarian assistance in the event of a natural disaster or some other form of crisis. "While this is not a traditional war-based scenario, it does also serve ... in Tokyo insist the Kunisaki's involvement is purely in a disaster-relief capacity. The Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF) ship left the US Navy's Yokosuka Base, southwest of Tokyo, ...

  2. News - Asia

    South Korean president shakes up cabinet to win trust after ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:04pm

    ... Associated Press in Seoul President Park Guen-hye replaced seven cabinet members on Friday, following sharp criticism of her administration's handling of the disaster South Korea’s president replaced seven Cabinet members Friday in an apparent bid to win back sagging public trust in her administration after April’s ferry disaster. President Park Geun-hye has come under harsh ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Victim’s mother files first damages suit over South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... School The mother of a student victim of South Korea’s ferry disaster has filed a test lawsuit seeking damages from the government and the vessel’s owners, a court spokesman said on Friday. ... Citing results of initial investigations into the disaster, the suit said the ferry’s stability had been undermined by renovations, and water ballast had been reduced to dangerous levels to make ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Do what comes naturally to help your child find inner drive

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:55pm by SHIMI KANG

    ... Shimi Kang Shimi Kang says intrinsic motivators that promote well-being, such as play and bonding, are vital Parents should do what comes naturally to help children find their inner drive ... classes, and I've seen the results of every parenting style in the parental animal kingdom. I've also delved deeply into the science of motivation, exploring how our biology naturally ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Weather defences are vital in dense, built-up Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:01pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says given the warning signs of more unpredictable weather ahead, Hong Kong must not wait for disaster to strike before preparing its defences to ensure ... In the event of severe weather disasters, people must be shepherded to safe places for shelter and protection. Transport networks must be weather-proofed for this purpose, as well as affording access ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... a disaster-management meeting over how to protect against the force of nature. The typhoon is likely to reach areas near the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant by Friday morning. The site’s operator ...

  7. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Brazil's World Cup armadillo facing extinction, says nature watchdog

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... The animal that inspired Brazil's 2014 World Cup mascot, the three-banded armadillo, faces extinction as its natural habitat is destroyed, an international watchdog warned yesterday. ... for the Conservation of Nature said on the eve of the tournament's kick-off. The Brazilian armadillo- which provided the inspiration for World Cup symbol Fuleco- was named as one of many species under ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Natasha Reyes

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... with the emergency unit in mid-2013, and took a more stable job in the Hong Kong office, where I monitor Southeast Asia for emergencies, which usually mean natural disasters. As a Filipino, we have ... Kate Whitehead The Hong Kong-based Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator talks to Kate Whitehead about a career dealing with disaster Natasha Reyes FAMILY VALUE I've got ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In face of disaster, let Hong Kong's kindness prevail

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:23am

    ... SCMP Editorial Let Hong Kong's kindness prevail The Philippines, no stranger to the awesome power of nature to wreak death and devastation, has suffered its worst recorded natural disaster. So extensive is the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan, so catastrophic the loss of life, that the full extent may not be known for days as rescue and relief teams battle ...




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