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  1. Stifling heat piles on misery in cage homes

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... for the society, said water and electricity bills for cage home and cubicle residents rose rapidly during the summer. After questioning 43 residents of cage homes and cubicles, the society found their expenses on electricity doubled to HK$240 a month, while their water charges rose 67 per cent to HK$136 on average during summer. Sze urged the government to provide more help for these people ...

  2. Heat wave makes for one of the driest summers yet

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong has been yearning for a downpour to ease the heat- and with good reason. As well as bringing some of the hottest temperatures on record, this year has also been ... to bring rain last week, but it changed course and hit Taiwan. A spokesman for the Water Supplies Department said the dry weather had had little impact on the local water supply. He said the 17 ...

  3. A burst pipe and frayed tempers- strain shows as villagers lose water supply

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... with bottled water. Her children, faces flushed with the heat, sipped water bottles as they trekked up Lam Kam Road, back to their home in Hong Lok Yuen. A very hot weather warning was in force from ... Michael Martin On a sweltering day it was the last thing villagers wanted. A burst water pipe in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, left about 5,000 homes and businesses in the area without water ...

  4. You're feeling the heat... because HK is hotter

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'More mishaps like heatstroke occur during hiking trips because of the unexpected heat.' Despite 20 years' experience, Mr Ng said he and his hiking pals had to be more alert to weather ... And it is not only the heat. Recent downpours have exploded beliefs that autumn is a sure bet for outdoor fun in Hong Kong. 'One or two years ago, we didn't have to worry about rain in September ...

  5. Vet voices heat fear for Olympic horses

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sylvia Chan Next year's Olympic equestrian events at Sha Tin and Beas River and the pre-Games trials starting next weekend could be postponed or cancelled because of extreme heat ... perform poorly or suffer heat exhaustion in Hong Kong's heat and humidity. 'Extremes of weather could lead to the competition possibly being postponed, cancelled or modified,' he ...

  6. Degrees of suffering in the heat

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu, Austin Chiu and Cheung Chi-fai 'Heat island effect' and approaching typhoon push street temperatures towards 42 Kowloon City was the hottest place in the city ... for breathing problems or dizziness. The high temperatures increased concerns about the 'heat island effect'- when concrete and asphalt absorb the heat from the sun and release it at night. ...

  7. Hong Kong dry up in heat of moment

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland in Kuwait City Failure to reach for the water bottle costs Lai's men dearly Hong Kong paid for cutting corners in their preparation as they slumped to a 4-0 World Cup ... degrees Celsius, the SAR's stars forgot to keep their fluid levels up in the opening 20 minutes of the match and wilted in the desert heat, conceding three first-half goals, one ...

  8. Rain, heat worsen mosquito menace

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... did not remove stagnant water in a pot plant, the manager said. The authority also encouraged the public to report mosquito breeding black spots to the government's hotline 2712 2712. Mr ...

  9. Swim bid sunk before it hit water

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as large as HK$200 million, the process is as slow as Eric the Eel- the swimmer from Equatorial Guinea, Eric Moussambani, who swam the 100 metres freestyle heats at the 2000 Olympics in one minute ...

  10. Power failures leave 600 flats without water or lifts

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... was maintained, power to the lifts and water pumps was cut, leaving residents of the three 25-storey blocks to toil up stairs in 30-degree heat with water from the street. Residents protested ... Martin Wong Residents of 600 flats at the private Kwai Fong Terrace estate in Kwai Chung and 60 shops were without water or lifts last night after the second power failure in a day. ...




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