🌊 HK: Snooker #1
Coliseum metal fatigues like my soul
Those of you who follow my Twitter will know this, but I had a weird home coming last night watching Les Miserable. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack since I was in the womb.
That’s not an exaggeration, my mom was pregnant with me when she went to see the ‘96 tour in Hong Kong.
As compared to when I had a disastrous time watching South Pacific in Manchester last month (had to leave during the intermission to catch the train home), seeing Les Mis at the Birmingham Hippodrome, 15 min walk from my front door was the best thing.
Anyway, follow my twitter if you want memes, pub recs and weeb stuff.
On Today’s Tide
Culture | LCSD do further tests on coliseum; venue handed to next hirer
Sports | HK snooker champ beats Ireland’s Doherty
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MIRROR MIRROR on the wall
The LCSD continues to carry out tests on the Hong Kong coliseum to find the cause of the horrible MIRROR accident last month. Laboratory tests previously found the issue to be metal fatigue causing a snag in one of the wires holding up the massive TV screen. However, the cause of metal fatigue has yet to be found. The LCSD also arranged a close inspection on parts of the stage as well as the hang itself; results are yet to be released.
The department also recently held a press meeting where they were asked why there was no permanent stage manager. In reply, the LCSD said that the venue doesn’t always have a stage (it’s also used for sport) so hirers are expected to bring their own qualified crew.
A new hirer will, despite the investigation not yet being complete, be moving in tomorrow. They will be following the interim rules for LCSD venues including a ban on moving platforms or suspended machinery.
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 4439 (217 imported)
Total cases: 1,406,735
New deaths: 4
Total deaths: 9,559
Compulsory Testing Venues: 65
HK Snooker #1!
Three time world champion Ng On-Yee beat out 1997 champion Ken Doherty from Ireland yesterday in a 4-3 lead out of a best of 7 contest. "This win is definitely one of the best of my career, against a great player like Ken” she said after the win. Ng is now qualified for next month’s British Open at Milton Keynes (of all places).
Ng’s credentials are too numerous for a High Tide excerpt but she previous beat a 10 year world champion and has been #1 in women’s snooker several times.
We must cheer her on!
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