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Marco Fu - World Snooker 1st Runner Up
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On Today’s Tide
Sports | Marco Fu snags first runner up at Snooker Masters
COVID | Near half of parents not willing to vax their kids
Society | Updates on PLK child abuse case
Events | Ponte Music Festival: Grand Finale
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Marco Fu - World 1st Runner Up
The Snooker Hong Kong Masters concluded yesterday with local player Marco Fu getting 2nd place.
Fu had won the semi-finals against four time world champion John Higgins on Saturday. Originally stuck behind the Scotsman for most of the game, Fu scored a ridiculous comeback that set him 6-5 to a standing ovation.
However, Fu could not repeat the (what AFP called) “fairy tale ending” that he played on Saturday, losing against seven-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Fu is currently ranked 100th best in the world, down from 5th in 2017 after suffering a serious eye infection followed by a multi-year hiatus due to COVID.
In a press release, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung said “staying calm, focused and determined throughout the competitions, his performance demonstrates Hong Kong spirit and power with outstanding techniques. […] We and all Hong Kong people are thrilled and truly proud of him. We wish him success in the game of snooker in future."
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 4890
Total cases: 1,801,814
New deaths: 3
Total deaths: 10,218
Compulsory Testing locations: 32
50% of parents don’t want kid vax; most people don’t want 4th vax
A new study conducted by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong found that around half (47%) of all surveyed parents do not want to vaccinate their children at risk of side effects. At the same time, only 6% of surveyed individuals said they had gotten the 4th shot, with the rest saying 3 shots is enough. A total of 500 were surveyed.
Po Leung Kuk to set up independent review committee
The PLK, unfortunately the centre of Hong Kong’s newest child abuse case, is setting up an independent review committee to follow up on latest allegations,
The committee is chaired by Melissa Kaye Pang, former president of the Law Society and will include a multi-disciplinary board of experts from child education, social welfare, criminal psychology, medicine and more.
This follows after a 28-year-old employee was arrested at one of their centres last week on suspicion of toddler abuse and neglect, and after a 33-year-old employee was arrested last month on similar child mistreatment charges.
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International Ponte Music Festival: Concerto Competition (Grand Finale)
To showcase the power of young local music talent, Ponte is delighted to present to eight finalists from their International Ponte Music Festival: Concerto Competition, held early this year.
We welcome you to this Grand Finale and witness these rising stars to make their debut with an orchestra.
When: 22nd October 2022 (Saturday); 19:30 – 22:00 pm
Where: Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Cost: From $180-$220
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