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Drilling and Threading

Nuclear safety drill a valid exercise

A year after the disastrous nuclear leak in northeastern Japan, Hong Kong carried out its biggest drill to date in order to test the ability of emergency services to respond to a major accident at the Daya Bay nuclear power station in Guangdong.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1995

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

In the dark

I thought I had stepped into a movie studio by mistake when I went to a public hospital last week to watch Shenzhen's first blackout exercise. A man was standing before a doctor and some nurses, busily giving them instructions. Behind him stood a TV camera crew and a team of photographers.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Words you may find confusing

Am i interesting or are you bored?

That's a good question to ask someone if you are chatting to them and they look as if they are not listening to what you are saying. You might not like it if they tell you that you are boring. They might say that they are bored and not interested in what you are saying.

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

Space targets?

Should Hong Kong take a cue from the inclusion of locally created space tools for a Mars mission and reassess its research funding priorities? Funding now goes to work that has local applications. But perhaps the success of a Polytechnic University team's design of a rock-sampling drill and a scoop device makes a case for a more flexible approach. Share your views: write to us.

27 Dec 2003 - 12:00am


Send your home-related questions to our experts at homehelp@scmp.com

Being a DIY enthusiast in my native United States, I thought putting up pictures here would be a cinch. However, nails didn't even leave a dent and I broke a drill bit when I tried a drill. Any tips?

26 May 2002 - 12:00am

Ordinance findings fall on deaf ears

The Government has been fiddling around with the Occupational Deafness Ordinance and added a few more jobs to the official noisy occupation list.

WE SAID THE GOVERNMENT...oh, never mind.

Joining the list will be mahjong parlour staff, disc jockeys, bar-tending staff and people who electrocute pigs.

Excuse us?

30 Mar 2002 - 12:00am


There are relatively large spaces between the steel railings on my balcony. How can I safeguard them from my toddler who is starting to climb?

24 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Constantly disturbed by redecoration din

I am a resident of South Horizons with two small children. Despite the problems with Hong Kong's economy, there seem to be a lot of people with money to redecorate their flats. Since about five months ago, people have started redecorating neighbouring flats - first it was the one in front of our flat, the next was our neighbour's and now it's the people upstairs.

3 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Student, 16, 'slapped and burned' on construction craft course

A 16-year-old student was allegedly slapped by his instructor on Monday after he failed to operate drilling equipment while attending a craft course at the Construction Industry Training Authority's training centre in Kowloon Bay.

7 Feb 2001 - 12:00am