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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Digital 'tree guard' gives endangered incense trees a voice

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com 'Guard' device gives endangered trees digital voice Scientists at Chinese University have developed a "tree guard" system that can monitor real-time data about trees as a way to protect them from being illegally felled or stolen. The device, which can sense whether a tree is in danger of collapse or is being sawed ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are we barking up the wrong tree on British weapons sales to Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:35am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Barking up wrong tree on weapons sales Some British members of parliament and our own pan-democrats have waxed indignant about Britain's sale of tear gas to Hong Kong police. They are barking up the wrong tree. It's predictable politicians in both places will try to score cheap points, but there is nothing wrong with the sale and purchase ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea dismantles 'Christmas tree' tower at centre of row with North

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Lights out for controversial 'Christmas tree' tower South Korea said yesterday it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border ... had begun in August. "There is no plan to replace it with a new one," he said. The South switched off the tree under a 2004 deal to halt official cross-border propaganda. The deal ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Government grilled as more than 900 trees deemed unsafe

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government grilled as 900 trees deemed unsafe Lawmakers called on the government to disclose more data about the risk posed by trees after its revelation yesterday that more than 900 across the city were considered dangerous. Lawmakers yesterday asked why the government was reluctant to legislate to make regular inspections of trees by land owners ...

  8. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    School renamed to honour war hero; Parents tie son to tree; Magnitude 5 quake rocks Sichuan county

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by Staff Reporters

    ...   FUJIAN Parents tie son to tree A boy in Quanzhou  was tied to a tree on a busy street by his parents on Wednesday night after stealing cash from their own shop, Strait Metropolis Daily  reports. ...

  9. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Ferraris' Tree to Rock on either surface soon

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Ferraris' Tree to Rock on either surface soon David Ferraris-trained Rock The Tree has yet to win here, but has his hoof right on the till after two ... Steadied back in the early stages from his wide draw, Rock The Tree was forced to make a long run around the field on the final turn, but still loomed as a chance before peaking in the final 50m. ...

  10. 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 ...




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