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  1. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Hairy crab farmers get hot-weather insurance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... face the possibility of hot weather killing off the multi-legged creatures. The policy would pay the farmer if temperatures stay above 37.5 degrees Celsius for three consecutive days ... extremely hot weather. Temperatures that hit 40 degrees killed many of the crabs, leading to huge losses for farmers. Yuanyong Long, vice-president of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, told the South ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Weather defences are vital in dense, built-up Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:01pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says given the warning signs of more unpredictable weather ahead, Hong Kong must not wait for disaster to strike before preparing its defences to ensure ... time, we are encountering more frequent storms and even freak weather, such as the black rainstorm in March that saw hailstones hammering parts of Kowloon and the New Territories. The need ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - Red Wine

    Chateau Margaux experiments with greener techniques as weather warms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:26pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle Blended Concerns about the environment have prompted Chateau Margaux to experiment with organic and biodynamic techniques, writes Mischa Moselle Has the heat gone to Paul Pontallier's head? He has a PhD in oenology and is managing dire ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un blasts North Korea weather service for ‘incorrect’ forecasts

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Korean leader Kim Jong-un has censured his country’s weather service for “incorrect” forecasts in a rare public dressing down of a government body in the reclusive nation, which suffers regular ... basis.” Kim Jong-un Accurate forecasts are needed to protect the “lives and properties” of people from disasters caused by “abnormal climatic phenomenon”, he said. Calling the weather service ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    El Nino now '90pc likely to strike this year', causing change in Hong Kong's weather patterns

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:16pm by The Guardian and staff reporter

    ... The Guardian and staff reporter The El Nino weather patten that would likely push back Hong Kong's typhoon season and bring more rain to the region is now 90 per cent likely to arrive this year, according to fresh weather forecasts. El Nino begins as a giant pool of warm water swelling in the eastern tropical Pacific that sets off a chain reaction of weather events around ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Experts urge action before harsh weather ruins relics found at new MTR site

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com 'Act before bad weather ruins relics' Antiquities advisers are worried that sunlight and the imminent typhoon season will ruin ancient relics ... Association, said the work should be done before severe weather hits. The archaeological excavation work is required by environmental impact assessment laws for the railway construction.   ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Hong Kong teacher calls off Everest expedition after bad weather, but vows to return next year

    Posted May 04th 2014, 08:42pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Educator to scale shorter mountain after bad weather forces her to abandon plan to conquer world's highest peak, but she vows to return Teacher postpones Everest mission The Hong Kong teacher who wanted to scale Mount Everest to inspire her pupils has decided to abandon her plan this year after many teams withdrew from their expeditions in light ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Driest day in March for two decades

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Hang and Tsing Yi, with multiple hourly readings of 12 per cent in the afternoon. Tsuen Wan experienced 13 per cent for several hours. Kok said it was normal for the weather to alternate ... are expected for the coming days, as the monsoon will moderate," Kok said. Hong Kong experienced unseasonably warm weather in February, with monthly rainfall well below the normal figure of 54.4 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Karis Teetan ambitious after all-weather victory

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Teetan ambitious after all-weather victory Karis Teetan thought he had missed his chance twice with Ambitious King earlier in the season, when suspensions were sticking to him like flies on rice pudding, but the Mauritian jockey found his way back on to the four-year-old who is emerging as an all-weather star. One of three International Sale ...

  10. Sport - Golf

    Resurgent Lee Westwood weathers the storm to win Malaysian Open

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kuala Lumpur Englishman credits course and coaching changes as he romps to seven-shot victory Resurgent Westwood weathers the storm A four-hour weather delay was the only obstacle for Lee Westwood as the Englishman cantered to a seven-stroke win in the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Sunday to end an almost two-year trophy drought. The former world number ...




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