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  1. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    10-metre tree falls in Yau Ma Tei two days after woman killed by falling tree

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Another tree falls, but no one hurt this time A 10-metre-tall tree crashed down on the basketball court of a prestigious secondary school in Yau Ma Tei yesterday, just two days after the collapse of a tree in Mid-Levels killed a heavily pregnant woman. No one was hurt in the incident at Wah Yan College, Kowloon- unlike in the first case, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575188/10-metre-tree-falls-yau-ma-tei-two-days-after-woman-killed-falling
  2. Lady Luck smiles on Tsui as Bauhinia and Turf Winner come good

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken A little bit of luck goes a long way and Me Tsui Yu-sak reckoned Golden Bauhinia caught a rainbowful in the opening event yesterday as the first leg of the trainer's double. And Tsui wasn't just talking about the remarkable performan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682999/lady-luck-smiles-tsui-bauhinia-and-turf-winner-come-good
  3. Camille and Ian are champions by design

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Camille Le Brecy and Ian Chan can count on a career in design if their love for rugby wanes. Camille, 10, and Ian, 7, won the UBS prizes for designing the best jerseys. 'I was born in France and came here when I was two. I don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675110/camille-and-ian-are-champions-design
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Tragedies prompt inquiry into tree office

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Ombudsman finds agencies tasked with managing city's trees less than satisfactory Tragedies prompt inquiry into tree office The city has launched an investigation into how its trees are maintained, after the creation of a Tree Management Office in 2010 failed to stop trees from falling and killing people. Some government agencies appeared "less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598992/tragedies-prompt-inquiry-tree-office
  5. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Banyan Tree: home of middle-class luxe

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Banyan Tree has built its name on luxury accommodation but is exploring a new opportunity by selling more affordable holiday lodging across Asia Home of middle-class luxe Ho Kwon Ping is best known for creating the five-star hotel chain Banyan Tree and the luxurious Angsana spas but as his company celebrates its 20th anniversary, he has his eyes set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581918/banyan-tree-home-middle-class-luxe
  6. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Baby boy of mother killed by falling tree ‘no longer in critical condition’

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:53pm by Phila Siu

    ... was fatally injured by a falling tree, has improved from critical to serious almost two weeks after the incident. The infant remains in the neonatal intensive care unit of Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam, a government spokesman said. On August 14, a tree crashed down a private slope in Mid-Levels and killed Zhang Qin, who was 37 and heavily pregnant at the time. Zhang was waiting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581220/baby-boy-mother-killed-falling-tree-no-longer-critical-condition
  7. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Experts call for checks on Mid-Levels trees as baby boy fights for his life

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong and Michelle Toh

    ... Olga Wong and Michelle Toh Liability for mother's accidental death may lie with Henderson Land Development Call for tree checks as baby fights for survival A baby boy whose pregnant mother was killed by a falling tree in Mid-Levels was struggling for survival last night as tree specialists called for a mandatory inspection of private trees and claimed most of those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574528/experts-call-checks-mid-levels-trees-baby-boy-fights-his-life
  8. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Homeowners may face claims after falling tree kills woman outside Mid Levels apartment

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:07pm by Olga Wong, Clifford Lo and Michelle Toh

    ... Liability at issue after falling tree kills mum Flat owners and the management company of a Mid-Levels residential block could face legal action after a tree crashed down a private slope and killed ... was waiting outside the 11-storey block for a minibus when the 10-metre-tall Indian rubber tree fell on her shortly after 2.30pm yesterday. It was the third death in a decade caused by a falling tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573575/baby-critical-condition-after-falling-tree-kills-pregnant-woman-mid
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law needed to ensure tree safety

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law needed to ensure tree safety Shock and grief followed the latest tree accident- the fourth fatality in six years- in which a heavily pregnant woman died on Thursday. A 10-metre-tall Indian rubber tree on a private slope of a Mid-Levels residential block collapsed and crushed the 37-year-old, who was on her way to a pre-natal examination. Her 38-week foetus was saved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574514/law-needed-ensure-tree-safety
  10. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Two more trees near scene of fatal Mid-Levels accident pose threat to public, says expert

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 02:53pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com At least two other trees near the site of yesterday’s tree collapse in Mid-Levels – which killed a heavily pregnant woman – could also give way at any time, posing an imminent danger to the public, an expert said on Friday. Two White Champaca or White Sandalwood trees on Robinson Road have grown too big for where they are planted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574168/two-more-trees-near-scene-fatal-mid-levels-accident-pose-threat

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