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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 - 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Woman's death reignites debate over lack of an overarching tree law

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:09am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com 'We should have learned the lesson,' says expert as falling tree kills woman Death shows up lack of all-inclusive tree law The lack of a single law governing trees and their maintenance has been put back in the spotlight after a pregnant woman was killed yesterday by a falling tree. Such a law was first proposed by University of Hong Kong tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573866/womans-death-reignites-debate-over-lack-overarching-tree-law
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Global award for city's 'tree daddy' An academic who has fought for years to preserve the city's trees has become the first Asian winner ... of the government's expert panel on tree management. Jim has been dubbed the city's "tree daddy" for his unstinting criticism of government and developers, whom he has accused of threatening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - CONSERVATION

    Animal family tree research the key to survival of endangered species

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by WASHPOST

    ... 'family tree' research key to survival She is not just another girl with a pretty face living in Washington's outermost urban sprawl. Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud ... tree," Long said. "We look at all the events in the animal's life: if they've been transferred from another zoo; if they've given birth; if they've moved into an exhibit. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565034/animal-family-tree-research-key-survival-endangered-species

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