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  1. Tail-strike monitors needed, Cathay finds

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... to issue new guidelines to engineers and consider fitting electronic tail-strike indicators to long-range aircraft. Tail strikes can be catastrophic. The tail of the plane is close to the rear ... for the incident. The tail strike happened because the main landing gear oleo- the gas-filled shock-absorber suspension system above the wheels- was 'significantly underinflated', investigators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459343/tail-strike-monitors-needed-cathay-finds
  2. Engineering firm strikes a blow for the little guy

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Fare collection system designer KML proves that SMEs can compete with world's best and win, writes Michael Taylor KML ENGINEERING was up against some stiff competition when it bid for the contract to provide the automatic fair collection (AFC) system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478241/engineering-firm-strikes-blow-little-guy
  3. 'Loud bang and 16 seconds later helicopter ditched in harbour'

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Another possibility was that the tail rotor shaft had broken. However, Lok said such a crash was rarely caused by a bird strike as has been suggested by the media. Two possible factors were manufacturing defects, which would be difficult to spot during regular inspections, he said. 'The impact would be unlikely to be so serious if it was caused by a bird strike,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720732/loud-bang-and-16-seconds-later-helicopter-ditched-harbour
  4. Musi Call

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Feel like composing an aria that would rival anything in Puccini's La Boheme while waiting for a bus? Then Samsung Electronics' new Anycall X488 mobile phone might come in handy when inspiration strikes. This clamshell, tri-band GSM phone features a melody composer program with enhanced music graphic user interface. This enables users to create their own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498145/musi-call
  5. Gadget corner

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez S for style A contender for the most stylish new Windows 7- based laptop computer, Samsung Electronics' R580 notebook (below) features a strikingly crafted colour-gradation scheme with a crystal S-pattern design. Better still, its durable casing is engineered to withstand bumps and knocks, and be resistant to scratches. Powered by Intel's 2.13-gigahertz Core i3 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706573/gadget-corner
  6. Seven hurt as jet from HK plunges

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Seven people on a Qantas flight from Hong Kong to Perth were injured in severe turbulence early yesterday. About four hours after QF68, with 206 passengers and 13 crew on board, left Hong Kong on Sunday night it plunged about 240 metres after striking an air pocket over Borneo. Three children and one crew member were among those who suffered the minor injuries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684571/seven-hurt-jet-hk-plunges
  7. Finest fantasy

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... of disorder, the few surviving warriors who support Cosmos band together to strike back. Gamers' favourite Final Fantasy characters come with plenty of customisation options to choose from. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693021/finest-fantasy
  8. In gear

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

    ... connections. The Garmin-Asus M10 is priced at HK$3,280. Striking gold Monster, maker of the hip Beats by Dr Dre premium headphones, has delivered studio-quality audio in a smaller package: the Turbine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709913/gear
  9. City rekindles its love affair with warrants

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... and the stock's so-called strike price, which gives you the right to purchase the shares at a certain price. To stoke the market, there are currently 24 active issuers, according to the local stock ... Caution warranted Call warrant: A warrant granting the right to buy the underlying stock at a pre-determined price, or strike price, before or on a fixed expiry date. Put warrant: A warrant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727246/city-rekindles-its-love-affair-warrants
  10. HK factories swept up in wave of pay rises

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... more than the minimum wage and had increased communication with workers through labour unions after a series of strikes and rallies. The past few weeks have seen a spate of suicides at iPhone maker Foxconn's factories in Shenzhen, strikes at carmaker Honda's component factories in Zhongshan and Foshan, and worker rallies at Taiwanese and state-owned factories in a number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717235/hk-factories-swept-wave-pay-rises

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