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HK Velodrome bookings to open

The Leisure Link System will take advance bookings for the Hong Kong Velodrome cycling track and arena in Tseung Kwan O from April 21, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announces. The velodrome will open on April 30.   All hirers and users must have a department-issued track pass.   There are two types of […]

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IT subsidies for disabled open

The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment and the Central Fund for Personal Computers are open for applications until May 31, the Social Welfare Department has announced.   The Jockey Club scheme supports non-profit-making and non-governmental organisations providing services or schooling for the visually impaired to acquire advanced Chinese screen readers and […]

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Village election nominations to open

Seven village representative by-election vacancies will be open for nominations from April 17 to April 30.   The Home Affairs Bureau gazetted the nomination period for the by-election today, including four resident representatives for Shek Kiu Tau, Sai O, Tong Sheung Tsuen and Shung Ching San Tsuen (II), and three indigenous inhabitant representatives for Nai […]

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Opera festival to open in June

The Chinese Opera Festival 2014 will feature 10 programmes, including Cantonese, Yue, Kunqu, Dian, Liyuan, and Baizi operas, from June 20 to August 30.   Arts appreciation activities including artist talks, film screenings and exhibitions will also be held.   Tickets will be available from tomorrow at URBTIX. Click here for details. Full News here – […]

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NZ Sevens rout Scotland to open in Hong Kong

NZ Sevens rout Scotland to open in Hong Kong SCOTT PRESTON. Last updated 03:20 29/03/2014. Gillies Kaka. Getty Images. CROSSING THE LINE: Gillies Kaka evades a Scottish player to cross the line to open the scoring in New Zealand's 33-0 rout of Scotland to open their Hong Kong Sevens bid. Full News here – Read […]

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Hong Kong stocks 0.44% higher at open

Hong Kong stocks 0.44% higher at open Hong Kong shares have opened 0.44 per cent higher despite losses on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 95.95 points to 21,930.40 in the first few minutes of trade on Friday. Chinese shares were mixed in morning trade, with investors … Full News here – Read more […]

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Observatory open house set

The Hong Kong Observatory will host open days on March 29 and 30 at its Nathan Road headquarters.   Visitors can enjoy a live weather report by the department’s scientific officers, and participate in game booths, eco-tours and other activities.   They can also take photographs with the department’s mascot Dr Tin.   A booth […]

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Workplace subsidy applications open

The Social Welfare Department is inviting applications for a one-off subsidy to support hiring people with disabilities.    Under the Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities, the subsidy, capped at $ 20,000 per employee, can be used to modify workplaces to cater to employees’ special needs, and for items such as computer accessories or adaptive […]

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Government House and garden open to the public from 10am on Sunday

Government House will be open to the public today to allow visitors to enjoy the architecture and the blossoming flowers in the garden. In his blog, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who is also a keen gardener, said citizens could see Holland kalanchoe, one of the 20 new flower species being planted this year at the complex, […]

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver plans to open Italian restaurant in Hong Kong

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver plans to open Italian restaurant in Hong Kong Six years after his first effort to open a restaurant in Hong Kong fell through, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is on his way back. In an online video yesterday, Oliver revealed his plan to open a branch of his Jamie's Italian chain in […]

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Gov’t House to hold open day

Government House will open to the public on March 16 from 10am to 5pm.    Visitors can see the garden and places where the Chief Executive holds official functions and receives dignitaries, and can enjoy free guided tours and musical performances by the Police Band and student ensembles.   Display boards and two-dimensional barcodes will […]

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ICAC open days give a rare glimpse of how graft-busters work

It has the power to bring down the city’s most influential people, and normally venturing beyond the reception areas would mean you were in serious trouble. But this month the Independent Commission Against Corruption is allowing members of the public a glimpse of its inner workings. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Education council nominations open

Nominations are open for the Council on Professional Conduct in Education until February 14, the Education Bureau says.   Schools can nominate one serving regular registered teacher to stand for election, and teachers may run independently with the support of 60 serving teachers in the same type of school.   Education organisations which have joined […]

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By-election nominations to open

Southern District Council South Horizons West Constituency by-election nominations will be accepted from today until February 20.   The Registration & Electoral Office said today nominees must be registered geographical constituency electors aged 21 or above who have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for three years immediately prior.   Ten registered constituency electors must sign […]

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Bun scrambling applications open

Applications for the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition on May 6 will be accepted from today until March 5.   The event is one of the highlights of the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival.   The competition, in which competitors scramble for buns on a tower, will be held from 11.30pm to 12.25am at Pak Tai […]

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