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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by STAFF

    ... They were part of a strategic plan of Hamas … and we have now removed that threat Israeli military spokesman Peter Lerner on the destruction of cross-border tunnels in Gaza   I found out later that academics working in the US and Europe quietly nominated me Academic Jim Chi-yung on his surprise at receiving an award for his work in protecting trees   It's obviously great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567161/who-said-it
  2. News - World - WEATHER

    New York’s Electric Zoo finale closed down by thunderstorm

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... a cooling tunnel and other measures. This year, the cancellation came about three hours into the last day, with throngs of music-lovers already at the 11-hectare venue in the East River. Many had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583077/new-yorks-electric-zoo-finale-closed-down-thunderstorm
  3. News - China - ACCIDENT

    31 killed as truck collision turns Chinese tunnel into fiery death trap

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:19pm by WU NAN

    ... trucks that triggered an explosion inside a northern Chinese tunnel filled with trucks carrying coal and other flammable materials. Investigators said today that leakage from the two crashed methanol tankers inside the tunnel in China's Shanxi province two weeks ago killed at least 31 people, with nine still missing, according to Xinhua. Initial reports on March 1, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447749/31-killed-truck-collision-turns-chinese-tunnel-fiery-death-trap
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Calls begin for Israel to end its blockade to allow Gaza to rebuild

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... 2006 after militants seized a soldier in a cross-border tunnel attack. It was significantly tightened a year later after the Islamist movement Hamas seized control of the enclave, with Israel ... now", he said. Until recently, Gazans have been able to circumvent the restrictions of the blockade by importing cement through cross-border tunnels from Egypt. But after the Egyptian military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572240/calls-begin-israel-end-its-blockade-allow-gaza-rebuild
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials guilty of tunnel vision by failing to tackle congestion

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Officials guilty of tunnel vision Regrettably, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for cross-harbour traffic congestion is nowhere in sight. In yet another all-talk-and-no-action episode, the government has put off decisions on tackling congestion arising from uneven tunnel usage. The do-nothing approach, after years of study and consultations, is disappointing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432725/officials-guilty-tunnel-vision-failing-tackle-congestion
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers facing three more years of jams in Cross-Harbour Tunnel

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 12:01am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai After years of study and consultation, officials decide to take no action, leading to charges that the transport minister ‘lacks political courage’ Tunnel drivers face three more years of jams Drivers will have to put up with at least three more years of jams in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel after the government shelved plans to redistribute traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430671/drivers-facing-three-more-years-jams-cross-harbour-tunnel
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Adjusting tolls to ease congestion in Hong Kong tunnel pointless: minister

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Trying to get Legco to agree would have delayed congestion-busting plan until 2016 Adjusting tunnel tolls pointless: minister Adjusting tolls to ease congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel would have been pointless because other solutions would be in place by the time lawmakers had agreed the changes, the transport minister said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433792/adjusting-tolls-ease-congestion-hong-kong-tunnel-pointless-minister
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Staff shortage hits MTR's project to bore through mountain for Sha Tin-Central link

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Drilling through mountain provides MTR with its latest challenge, as tunnel work turns off staff and ground conditions prove uncertain Hard to find staff ... reached its peak next year. He said blasting began about 10 days ago at Hin Keng, Sha Tin, for the 3.5km tunnel to Diamond Hill. About 40 boreholes had been drilled earlier to check ground ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562948/staff-shortage-hits-mtrs-project-bore-through-mountain-sha-tin
  9. News - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    Creating chances … in soccer and in life

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Annemarie Evans

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

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581837/creating-chances-soccer-and-life
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israelis accept deaths as price that must be paid to confront Hamas

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36pm by WASHPOST

    ... that there's a real threat from the tunnels being dug under Gaza, that the best way to deal with the tunnels is to send in troops, and that there's a cost that comes with that," said Yagil ... anti-missile system has all but neutralised the threat of those rockets. But to destroy the extensive network of tunnels dug under the soft sands of Gaza and southern Israel, the military sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566405/israelis-accept-deaths-price-must-be-paid-confront-hamas

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