Grand Canal becomes backdrop for city life

Few man-made things are etched as deeply in the Chinese consciousness as the Grand Canal, a 1,776km system of locks, canals and rivers that historically linked Hangzhou to Beijing and Xian, and from there to the Silk Road.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Matchmakers to lock in funds for quake victims

A lot of good people are organising events for earthquake victims, but one of the most unique is a social happening tomorrow night at Club M1NT by a few University of Melbourne graduates. They have planned an event called Key & Lock with the funds going to Oxfam.

5 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Estate residents reveal duplicate keys blunder

A public housing resident in Tseung Kwan O has discovered that the steel-grille primary door to her flat can be opened by at least four of her fellow residents' keys.

The Housing Authority said that it expected duplicate key and lock combinations to occur once in about every 2,000 locks.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Gates plan puts tenants at risk, panel told

A proposal to no longer install metal gates on new public rental flats has been criticised by legislators as a bid to save money at the expense of tenants' security.

The proposal, put forward by the Building Committee of the Housing Authority, was discussed at the housing panel of the Legislative Council yesterday.

6 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Gateway to national pride opens on Yangtze

China's plan to create the world's largest shipping lock came to fruition yesterday as 10 vessels entered the five-level structure that provides a gateway through the massive Three Gorges Dam.

17 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Safety clause

I refer to the letter headlined 'Fire-safety fear' (South China Morning Post, May 12). In the articles, the reader referred to the Fire Services Ordinance, Section 9B(a) and (b). There is no 9B(a) or (b) in the ordinance. I presumed the reader was referring to Fire Services Ordinance Section 9B[2](a) and (b), which refer to securing means of escapes by locks.

18 May 2001 - 12:00am

17 arrested over fake lock scam

The ICAC has arrested the chairman and managing director of a publicly listed company for their alleged involvement in a racket to supply $50 million worth of counterfeit locks for Housing Authority projects.

Fifteen others were arrested in yesterday's operation, among them a government architect attached to the Housing Department's design and standards section.

12 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain . . . all will be explained

Do aeroplanes have ignition keys?

Small planes that seat a few people have locks on the doors and ignition keys to start the engine.

Small planes are often parked in areas where security is not very high and they need keys and locks for the same reasons that cars sitting in car parks do.

11 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Stipendiary Stewards' Report

Race One Fastest Star left the gates awkwardly. On leaving the gates, Hornet dipped.

For short distance in the early stages, Fairy King Prawn was tight between Bumper Storm and Kowloon Pride, which was inclined to shift out.

6 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Clamped in

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman was trapped in her 10th floor Tsing Yi flat when a bicycle lock was clamped on her front grill. She smelled paint thinner and opened the door to find the grill covered in red paint. She told police her husband had left home about a month ago.

29 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

St Lawrence tolls set for increase

St Lawrence Seaway cargo tolls will rise 2.5 per cent on August 1. The increase will be the first since 1993.

Welland Canal vessel lockage fees will be replaced with an increase in the Welland Canal cargo tolls and vessel charge per gross registered ton at the start of the 1998 navigation season.

2 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Get a lawyer, lift firm told

A CORONER advised a lift firm yesterday to seek legal representation over the death of a boy who plunged 17 floors down a shaft.

The inquest on 13-year-old Wong Ka-ho heard that a group of teenagers had managed to prise open a moving lift's doors while it was between floors. The boy fell to his death as he tried to jump to the landing below.

14 Jul 1995 - 12:00am