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Govt showcases tech solutions

At the second edition of the InnoEX which started today, over 100 technology solutions, including those developed by government departments, are being showcased at the Smart Hong Kong Pavilion set up by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).   Through interactive experiences and live demonstrations, the pavilion displays the fruitful achievements in advancing the development of innovation and technology (I&T) and smart city in Hong Kong brought about by the concerted efforts of the Government and various sectors, the OGCIO said.   Financial Secretary Paul Chan and Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Professor Sun Dong visited the pavilion today. They were briefed by Government Chief Information Officer Tony Wong on how the OGCIO promotes the active adoption of I&T among government departments and works in collaboration with the local I&T sector to put forward innovative solutions, with a view to empowering public services wit

Bun scrambling applications to open

Applications for the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition will be accepted from February 19 to March 18, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today. 


Physically-fit adults are welcome to apply to participate in the event that is scheduled for May 15.


Twelve competitors will scramble for buns while climbing a tower from 11.30pm to 12.45am at Pak Tai Temple Playground on Cheung Chau.


The maximum number of entrants is 200. If the number of applications exceeds the quota, places will be allocated by ballot. Those who live, work or study on Cheung Chau will be given priority.


Safety training will be provided on April 7 and all applicants must attend the training before finalists are selected on April 14.


Twenty-four contestants in the first round - comprising at least six women - will be able to enter the semi-finals to compete for the 12 spots.


The 12 finalists - comprising at least three women - will compete in the May 15 race.


Prospectuses and enrolment forms will be available at the department’s 18 district leisure services offices and Islands District sports centres from February 19.


The documents will also be available online.


Completed forms must be sent to the Islands District Leisure Services Office at Room 622, 6/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong, or faxed to 2854 3949 by March 18.


For more enquiries, call the Islands District Leisure Services Office at 2852 3220.

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