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  1. News - Hong Kong

    David's tunnel vision sheds light on city's heritage

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 12:55pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com Friends say David Bellis has an infatuation with obelisks and tunnels. While Freud would have had a field day with that, Bellis' dedication has seen him build a website on many aspects of Hong Kong's history. Some of his findings come simply from wandering about, discovering former air raid tunnels in Central, fire hydrants, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585762/davids-tunnel-vision-sheds-light-citys-heritage
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST: ANALYSIS

    Hamas digs into Israelis’ deepest fears with newly discovered ‘terror tunnels’

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:49pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Jerusalem Anxiety over subterranean threat has stoked unprecedented domestic support for Israel's campaign, despite international condemnation Hamas tunnels ... the dozens of newly discovered "terror tunnels" burrowed into their backyards. Internet videos posted by the Israeli military and its antagonist Hamas, which show masked militants armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564438/hamas-digs-israelis-deepest-fears-newly-discovered-terror-tunnels
  3. News - World - GAZA

    Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza ‘with or without a cease-fire’

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:07pm by AFP

    ... toll in Gaza Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday the army would continue working to destroy tunnels used by Gaza militants for cross-border attacks with or without a ceasefire, after Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists to bolster forces fighting in Gaza “Until now, we have destroyed dozens of terror tunnels and we are determined to finish this mission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563481/israel-mobilises-extra-troops-us-tops-armys-ammunition
  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Beijing’s urban planning authorities are for the first time seriously considering creating “wind pathways” in the capital in the future to combat severe air pollution. The concept entails designing sections of the city in a wa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China to consider British help on tunnel in exchange for role in rail and energy projects

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to consider British aid on tunnel China might allow Britain to take part in the construction of a large undersea tunnel in exchange for a role in its high-speed railway and nuclear power projects, ... to Britain yesterday and is expected to discuss finance and trade matters with his counterpart, David Cameron, during his trip. Professor Wang Mengshu, deputy chief engineer with China Railway Tunnel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534375/china-consider-british-help-tunnel-exchange-role-rail-and-energy-projects
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima still a hazard due to melting ice plug, operator admits

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:31pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Pouring ice into a tunnel at crippled nuclear plant has failed to keep water from seeping in Fukushima still a hazard due to melting ice plug A plug of ice has failed ... Power (Tepco) have admitted. Since early June, engineers from Tepco have been pouring hundreds of tonnes of ice into a tunnel, which was originally used to run cable into the reactor's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599666/fukushima-still-hazard-due-melting-ice-plug-operator-admits
  7. News - China - ENERGY

    Coal mining 'robots' cut costs and risks but threaten jobs

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... if job losses in the mining industry were too severe. The Northern Heavy Industries Group in Shenyang claimed on its website last month that it had built the world's first full-face tunnel boring machine to cut coal. Similar technology is usually limited to tunnelling projects such as construction of subway systems. The company said the machine could cut 3km along a seam of coal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598242/coal-tunnelling-machines-cut-mine-risks-also-threaten-pit-jobs
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Driver arrested after one-hour car chase

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... near the tollbooth at the Kam Tin entrance to the Tai Lam Tunnel at about 4.30am. The man was arrested for furious driving, driving without a licence and driving without third-party insurance. ... the tollbooth at the Kam Tin end of the Tai Lam Tunnel. Police said the driver had reached speeds of up to 200km/h, crossed double white lines, jumped red lights and ignored traffic signs during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597577/driver-arrested-after-one-hour-car-chase
  9. News - World - TRANSPORT

    After 20 years, Channel Tunnel's doubters quieted by its success

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Tunnel ended Britain's 'splendid isolation', but it never brought the dangers so many predicted Chunnel vision: 20-year success story Fearing an invasion of rabid animals, terrorists, immigrants and the loss of their cherished island isolation, many Britons were highly suspicious of the Channel Tunnel. But two decades after the sub-sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504321/after-20-years-channel-tunnels-doubters-quieted-its-success
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    The US$185m New York tunnel to nowhere

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Taking shape on Manhattan's far west side is a US$185 million, federally funded tunnel that leads to nowhere, for now. The 243-metre-long, 10-metre-deep concrete trench could someday lead to two new commuter rail tunnels under the Hudson River to New Jersey, if the billions needed to build them ever materialise. The access tunnel is being built now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1500209/us185m-new-york-tunnel-nowhere

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