新冠肺炎疫苗分配需公平透明 – 明報

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全球都對新冠肺炎疫苗翹首以待,預期疫苗明年一旦誕生,大家都期望在接種過後,便可回復以往的自由,聚會、外遊毋懼感染,口罩也毋須佩戴。目前中國內地和香港等地已參與了新冠肺炎疫苗全球獲取機制(COVAX),不過,國與國之間,以至不同社群之間,如何公平而有效地分配這些疫苗,成了當前重要議題。因為全球幾十億人也需要疫苗,這樣的需求一下子如何應付得了?而分配能否公平公正,不論國家貧富或社群階級年紀也是焦點。

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年輕人疫下失業問題 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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在新冠肺炎疫情下,失業率上升是必然現象,但今次首當其衝的卻是年輕女生。於15至19歲組別,女性的失業率暴增,相比去年第二季,今年同期數字大幅攀升一倍,達18.1%,更差不多是整體失業率的3倍。

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Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University – Harbour Times

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In the midst of golden autumn, I was excited to receive the Lingnan University’s Honorary Fellowship. On 30 October, more than 20 beloved family members, mentors and friends took their precious time to attend the presentation ceremony – I was very touched! It was also a great honour to receive the congratulatory letters from the President of Baptist University and the President of my alma mater, the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

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Startups using geographic information to offer business support – EJ Insight

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The Esri Startup Program (Esri Program) supports startups which use geographic information in their core business. The companies participating in the Esri Program have diversified business, they include American companies as well as startups from many countries around the world. SmartLoc from Russia is an example.

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A HK-bred internationally renowned geographer – EJ Insight

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Although I loved maps since I was a child, I had never thought about working in this field until I was introduced to the geographic information world by the internationally renowned geographer, Professor Chor-Pang Lo, who was born and educated in Hong Kong. Following his teaching 30 years ago, I continued in his path of passing on my knowledge and experience in the geographic information system (GIS) to the next generations. It is really amazing!

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官商民合夥 港成功之道 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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秋高氣爽的10月底,我帶着有點激動的心情,接受嶺南大學頒授的榮譽院士名銜。當天,20多個至愛家人和良師益友都抽空蒞臨出席,令我非常感動;而浸會大學和母校香港大學校長也分別致函祝賀,亦令我深感榮幸。

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Tackling youth unemployment under the pandemic – EJ Insight

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Under the COVID-19 epidemic, the unemployment rate is rising inevitably. But the group of young girls aged 15-19 was hit the hardest. Compared with the figure in Q2 last year, the young girls’ jobless rate for the same period this year has doubled to 18.1%, which is almost three times the overall unemployment rate.

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港產GIS先驅傳承與啟迪 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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雖然我自小熱愛地圖,但沒想過要從事這個行業,把我引進地理資訊堂奧的人,是香港一位土生土長並揚名國際的學者,我的恩師羅楚鵬教授。羅教授離世已近13年,而我在受教的30年後,竟然踏上他相同的路向,世事真的玄妙。

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Startups to improve accessibility and walkability- EJ Insight

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Smart Mobility generally refers to real-time traffic information or reducing traffic congestion. No wonder Google acquired Waze, an Israeli startup that crowdsources traffic data, for US$1.3 billion in 2013. However, to improve road safety is actually equally important to our daily lives.

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