🌊 Free straphanger!?
John Lee's election rally to drum up public support without inviting the public.
Today, I learned that the beer Mahou is pronounced “Mao”. Just don’t make the mistake that a British guy made and ask for a “mahon”.
Or do, just to see how your bartender reacts.
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Election rally for John Lee
With the one-man election coming up in five days, the one man running – John Lee, but you already knew that – will be holding an election rally this Friday to garner public support for the election that he’s likely going to win anyway.
The election rally will not be inviting members of the public to go due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there will be advisors and members of the Election Committee in attendance.
New virus cases drop below 300
New cases: 283
120 detected by PCR test
163 detected by RATs
Testing is required for those who were present at 40 specified places for more than two more between 26 April to 2 May.
Win a limited edition… straphanger?
The MTR is making your wildest dreams come true in this giveaway, where you can win a… straphanger from an MLR train, which will be going out of commission once the East Rail Line cross-harbour extension comes into service.
“Wow, this is everything I’ve ever wanted. How can I enter this giveaway?” I’m so glad you asked.
Today there will be an MLR online quiz launched at 12 PM, and the first 100 participants to get a perfect score on the quiz will get their hanger!
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Opportunities in ESG: Irish Chamber of Commerce x ReThink
As a long-term supporter of both the Irish community in HK and of ReThink, this event is pretty up our alley.
From the event description:
“ESG investing has become mainstream, and its growth is accelerating in HK, GBA and across the world. [This webinar] aims to explore the various opportunities that exist for both companies and individuals as ESG rises to the top of the corporate agenda.
We will discuss career opportunities, the roles of various stakeholders, the critical talent gaps that exist, the impact of technology and how to incorporate industry-leading ESG practices in your business”
When: 5 May, 5-6 PM
Cost: $50 (Irish CC non-members; free for members)
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