Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at protesters 9.28

9 28 Police Throw Tear Gas at Hong Kong Protesters (hkdigit-20140928-175919-01)

28 September, 2014 17:58 – Hong Kong police force using tear gas to break up pro-democracy protests near Hong Kong government headquarters.

Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at protesters (hkdigit-20140928-175942-01)

Police fired 87 canisters of tear gas at protesters to clear key roadways along the edge of the city’s Central business district after an earlier attempt to surround the protesters failed.

Hong Kong tear gas break up democracy protest (hkdigit-20140928-175948)

Occupy Central is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and advocated by Occupy Central with Love and Peace.

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Chris Patten gets warm welcome by Hongkongers

Chris Patten (hkdigit-20140320-194841)

20 March, 2014 – Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten got a warm welcome from hundred of Hongkonger waving Union Jack flags, Hong Kong colonial flag and playing the British national anthem after attend exhibition opening ceremony.

Chris Patten gets mobbed by Hong Kong people (hkdigit-20140320-194948)

Patten’s car is surrounded by Hongkonger.

Chris Patten egg tart (hkdigit-20140320-194915)

Mary Lavender St Leger Patten (née Thornton), Wife of Chris Patten receive box of Patten’s favorite food – Tai Cheong Bakery egg tarts.

Chris Patten surrounded by Hongkonger (hkdigit-20140320-195044)

The University of Oxford’s Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes (Chris Patten) will staty at Hong Kong for 5 days.

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USS Peleliu LHA-5 visit Hong Kong

US Navy USS Peleliu (hkdigit-20130417-084438)

15 April, 2013 –  HONG KONG : The flagship of the Amphibious Squadron Three, USS Peleliu, pulled into the Ocean Terminal besides Tsim Sha Tsui, on the northern bank of the landmark Victoria Harbor in the morning. The other two ships anchored in waters outside the Harbor.

The three ships and more than 2,500 sailors and marines are expected to stay in Hong Kong for four days.

The Peleliu ARG is made up of the the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay, amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore, and the 15th MEU.

AV-8B Harrier II (hkdigit-20130417-083021)

US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5) arrived in Hong Kong this Monday, and was docked at the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui for 4 days.

The USS Peleliu (LHA-5), named for the Battle of Peleliu of World War II, is a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship which entered service in 1980. It is about 250 meters long and 32.5 meters wide. Its full displacement reaches 39,438 long tons.

Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight (hkdigit-20130417-081001)

USS Peleliu
Namesake: The Battle of Peleliu of World War II
Ordered: 6 November 1970
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 12 November 1976
Launched: 25 November 1978
Commissioned: 3 May 1980
Homeport: U.S. Naval Base San Diego
Motto: “Pax per Potens” (“Peace through power”)

AH-1W Super Cobra (hkdigit-20130417-082349)

Class & type: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
Displacement: 39,438 long tons full and 25,982 tons light
Length: 820 ft (250 m)
Beam: 106.6 ft (32.5 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Propulsion: steam turbine
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Complement: 262 officers and about 2,543 enlisted men
Armament: Two rolling airframe missile launchers, four 25 mm Mk 38 Bushmaster gun mounts, two Phalanx CIWS for self-defense, five 0.50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns.
These ships were built with an offensive armament with three 5-inch rapid-fire naval guns and a defense of two Mk 115 Basic Point Defense Missile guided missile units.
Aircraft carried: (typical) Six AV-8B Harrier attack planes; four AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters; 12 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters; nine CH-53 Sea Stallion heavy helicopters; and four UH-1N Iroquois helicopters
Aviation facilities: hangar deck

AV-8B Harrier (hkdigit-20130417-081748)

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Typhoon Nesat Barge crashed into Heng Fa Chuen waterfront

Typhoon Nesat  Barge Crashed Seawall (hkdigit-20110929-161225)

HONG KONG – During the passage of Typhoon Nesat, a crane barge drifted across the harbour after its anchor cable was snapped. The barge first hit a pier at an oil storage depot in Chai Wan and then slammed into a sea wall at the Heng Fa Chuen promenade. At one point, the barge’s extended crane arm came close to an apartment block, prompting the evacuation of more than 50 residents.

Typhoon Nesat barge broken free (hkdigit-20110929-160049)

Nesat was the fourth tropical cyclone that necessitated the issuance of a tropical cyclone warning signal by the Hong Kong Observatory in 2011. It also necessitated the issuance of the first No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal in the year.

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Severe Typhoon Utor slamming Hong Kong – Signal No. 8 Issued

No 8 signal raised Severe Typhoon Utor lashes Hong Kong (hkdigit-20130814-062605)

HONG KONG : 14 August,2013 – The Hong Kong Observatory issued the No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal at 1.40am today.

The Observatory has issued the first storm signal number eight of the year as Severe Typhoon Utor approaches Hong Kong. Forecasters say it will remain in force for most of the morning.

The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal is in force.

At 9 a.m., Severe Typhoon Utor was centred about 260 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 20.6 degrees north 112.4 degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest at about 16 kilometres per hour towards the western coast of Guangdong.

Utor continued to move steadily towards the western coast of Guangdong in the morning. According to the present forecast track, Utor will be closest to Hong Kong during the day, skirting around 250 kilometres to the southwest of Hong Kong. Gales are still affecting the territory. The Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 will remain in force this morning.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Cheung Chau and Chek Lap Kok were 87, 64 and 46 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 119, 84 and 64 kilometres per hour respectively.

Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal

  1. Complete all precautions in your home. Lock all windows and doors, fit bars into position and insert reinforced shutters and gates if they are available. Adhesive tape fixed to large window-panes in exposed positions will reduce damage by broken glass. Storm water drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish.
  2. Since seas are rough to very rough, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
  3. Do not stand near windows on the exposed side of your home. Move all furniture and valuables away from these areas. Make sure you have a safe place to shelter, should windows be broken.
  4. Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast at the 15th, 30th, 45th and 58th minute of each hour. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for the information.

Hundreds of flights have already been delayed or cancelled due to the storm, and Cathay, Dragonair and Hong Kong airlines have warned that dozens more incoming and outgoing flight will be cancelled today. Passengers have been urged to cancel all non-essential travel and check flight information before leaving for the airport.

MTR trains and rail services are running but trains will be less frequent. Nearly all New World First Bus and Citybus daytime routes are suspended.

The Education Bureau said all AM and whole-day schools are suspended but if the Observatory replaces the number eight signal with the number three signal before 10.30am, classes of PM primary and secondary schools and evening school classes will resume today.

The Hospital Authority said Accident and Emergency services at hospitals will remain as normal but that general out-patient and specialist clinics will be closed. It said if the number eight signal is cancelled before 2pm, all clinics will resume service as soon as practicable within two hours of the cancellation.

The services of many other government departments are also suspended.

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