Hong Kong – Flag-raising ceremony cancelled

Flag-raising ceremony cancelled


     As the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 is now in force, the flag-raising ceremony to be conducted at Golden Bauhinia Square, Wan Chai at 8am today (September 2) will be cancelled.

Hong Kong – Award Ceremony of Most Improved Trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme 2023 cum Concert held today (with photos)

Award Ceremony of Most Improved Trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme 2023 cum Concert held today (with photos)


     The Award Ceremony of Most Improved Trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) 2023 cum Concert, co-organised by the Labour Department (LD) and Radio 2 of Radio Television Hong Kong, was held today (August 25) to commend the distinguished trainees of the YETP, which is a programme run by the LD. The award ceremony was themed “Fly with YETP”. Most Improved Trainees Awards were presented to 10 outstanding trainees who achieved significant improvements in personal development, leadership or work performance during the training period. Merit Awards were also given to 10 other trainees to encourage them to work hard in realising their career goals.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Chris Sun, said that young people are the future of society. The YETP of the LD has been co-operating with social partners to assist young people in creating extraordinary career journeys by supporting them to enter the labour market and master work skills, thereby boosting their employment competitiveness. 

     Mr Sun also expressed gratitude to stakeholders for the efforts they made for the trainees. He pointed out that the advancement of the awardees had not come easy. Apart from their own dedication, the concerted efforts of employers, service providers and case managers in providing them with work opportunities and assistance were indispensable. He encouraged young people to equip themselves and seize every opportunity during their career journey to contribute to the future of Hong Kong and the development of the nation.

     The YETP is open to young school leavers aged 15 to 24 with educational attainment at a sub-degree level or below. Enrolment in the YETP is free of charge. Services offered include pre-employment training, workplace attachment training, on-the-job salaried training and case management services provided by registered social workers.

     For details, please visit the YETP’s website at www.yes.labour.gov.hk. The LD has also set up a Youth Employment Services hotline at 2112 9932 to provide a one-stop enquiry service regarding the programme and receive registrations of on-the-job training vacancies from employers.

Hong Kong – Opening Ceremony of JPC Summer Camp 2023 held today (with photos)

Opening Ceremony of JPC Summer Camp 2023 held today (with photos)


     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki; the Secretary for Security cum Junior Police Call (JPC) Honorary Chief President, Mr Tang Ping-keung; the Commissioner of Police cum JPC Honorary Deputy Chief President, Mr Siu Chak-yee; and the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Public Relations) cum Chairperson of JPC Central Advisory Board, Mr Chan Sze-tat, officiated at the Opening Ceremony of JPC Summer Camp 2023 at the JPC Permanent Activity Centre in Pat Heung today (August 17).
     Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Tang said that the JPC will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. He added that the JPC has evolved over the past 40 years or so, from promoting awareness of law abidance, fighting and preventing crimes at the beginning stage, progressively to focusing on leadership training and understanding of the nation’s development. Mr Tang also quoted President Xi Jinping’s reply letter to students of Pui Kiu Middle School, encouraging young people to combine reading and travelling so as to gain a deeper understanding of global trends and delve into the history and culture of the country and national affairs, so that they can shoulder great responsibilities and make contributions to building a better Hong Kong and advancing national rejuvenation.
     Mr Chan Sze-tat expressed gratitude to the members of the JPC Central Advisory Board and people from various sectors for their unfailing support to the JPC, as well as their tireless effort in promoting youth development, thereby achieving the goal of nurturing more youth leaders and promoting fight crime messages.
     The JPC Summer Camp aims to encourage young people to step out of their comfort zones through diversified training, so as to enhance their resilience, team spirit and leadership skills, and build up their self-confidence and positive values. At the same time, it also promotes fight crime messages among the participants. This year, the JPC Summer Camp will offer several day camps and two-day overnight camps to more than 300 JPC members. They will take part in a variety of activities which promote crime prevention and enhance national awareness, including the escape-room game “Code Busters”, dodgeball competition, and Chinese-style flag raising and foot drill training.

Demolition Ceremony Marks New Beginnings for the 10th and Sheridan Intersection in Lakewood

Lakewood, Colorado – WEBWIRE

Trailbreak Partners and Lakewoods Economic Development Division are pleased to announce the highly anticipated demolition of the Holiday Shopping Center at the southwest corner of West 10th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd. The demolition ceremony took place on Tuesday, July 25th at 955 N. Sheridan Blvd., marking a significant milestone in the ongoing revitalization efforts of the area. This momentous occasion marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Two Creeks neighborhood and the West Colfax corridor of Lakewood.

While the Holiday Shopping Center once served as a vital shopping center decades ago, the building was no longer safe for occupancy after years of neglect and deterioration. In October 2021, Trailbreak Partners acquired the buildings and 2.5 acres. In partnership with TOD Properties, Davis Partnership (Architect), and ARCO Murray (Builder), they plan to build a 361-unit apartment building that will breathe new life into the community. The seven-story apartment building will include one level of underground parking, a pool, a full sized fitness center, and multiple public amenity spaces for residents.

The demolition ceremony was attended by esteemed members of the Lakewood City Council and the Lakewood Reinvestment Authority, representatives from the Two Creeks Neighborhood Organization, as well as members of the public who have long advocated for the redevelopment project.

During the ceremony, Mayor Adam Paul and Doug Elenowitz, co-founder of Trailbreak Partners, spoke about the neighborhoods past, present, and future. They emphasized the vision behind the redevelopment project and the anticipated positive impact it will have on the community. This demolition really creates progress for the community by removing a longstanding negative impact on the neighborhood, Mayor Adam Paul said. Im thrilled to see this innovative economic development pilot program for addressing vacant buildings in the city get underway.

Attendees had the opportunity to witness the symbolic act of demolition with a wrecking ball that tore down a wall, and dignitaries used golden sledgehammers to further demolish what remained of the wall.

The demolition ceremony was a moment of reflection, gratitude, and excitement. Trailbreak Partners expresses its gratitude to all community members who attended the event and contributed to the success of the project thus far. They eagerly look forward to embarking on this new chapter.

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Trailbreak Partners is a Denver-based real estate development and investment company with a meticulous approach to investing. Their mission is to identify and execute great investment opportunities that their principals and partners personally believe in, managing risk and creating value for all stakeholders. The principals have unique expertise in successfully managing the complexities of urban development including entitlements, environmental issues, infrastructure, and public finance. Learn more about Trailbreak Partners at www.trailbreakpartners.com or on Instagram @trailbreakpartners.

T.O.D. Properties specializes in the development, investment, and brokerage of properties in close proximity to existing and future light rail stations and transportation nodes in the Denver Metro area.
For more information visit www.todproperties.com.

Contact: Robin Behrstock| 970.390.2397 | robin@trailbreakpartners.com


Japan – Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for TOKYO A-ARENA (Tentative Name) in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Toyota Fudosan Co., Ltd. (Toyota Fudosan), and Toyota Alvark Tokyo Corporation (Toyota Alvark Tokyo) have announced a groundbreaking ceremony held today by Toyota Fudosan to celebrate the start of construction on the TOKYO A-ARENA (tentative name), part of the TOKYO A-ARENA PROJECT developed by the three companies. Construction is slated for completion in June 2025 and will commence operations in autumn of the same year.

The Project site is located on the east side of the former site of Palette Town, a large-scale commercial facility that closed August 31, 2022, within walking distance from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line and Aomi Station on the Yurikamome Line and with easy access from Haneda Airport and Shinagawa Station.

After its opening, the arena will be operated by Toyota Alvark Tokyo. It will serve as the home court of the Toyota Alvark Tokyo, a member of the professional basketball B. League and accommodate a variety of sports and other events. Built under the concept of “discovering potential together!”, the Project is intended as a place where a wide range of potentials are integrated and unleashed, particularly in the areas of sports, mobility, and sustainability, in cooperation with various partners.

Speech by Tomohide Yamamura, President of Toyota Fudosan Co., Ltd. (excerpt)
“Under the TOKYO A-ARENA PROJECT’s concept of ‘discovering potential together!’ Toyota Fudosan will work hand in hand with Toyota and Toyota Alvark Tokyo to build a venue that can accommodate a wide range of potential. We will also work with the local community to create vitality in here in Aomi, Odaiba.”

Core Themes of the Project (From the release on August 29, 2022)
Next-Generation Sports Experiences: Making people want to watch and play more
The new arena will serve as the home court for the Toyota Alvark Tokyo, a member of the B. League First Division. The arena will also stage indoor sports such as volleyball and table tennis, urban sports, parasports, e-sports, and more to spread the appeal of sports.

The project also aims to create the next generation of sports experiences by introducing a variety of new ways to enjoy spectating, as well as cutting-edge technology. In sharing the passion and drive of athletes pushing the limits of their potential, the project hopes to bring courage and joy to as many people as possible.

Future Mobility Services: More convenient and enjoyable
Using Toyota’s mobility technology, the companies will combine their services and technologies to make the arena experience even more convenient and fun. The goal is to both pioneer the possibilities of mobility technology and create an unprecedented arena experience.

Sustainable Lifestyle Designs: More connected, continuously changing
In addition to reducing waste within the arena and contributing to the vitality of the community with two on-site parks, the arena is currently the first in Japan under review for LEED* certification. “Aomi” in Japanese means “blue sea” and this arena will be designed together with the community and visitors for a sustainable lifestyle that includes recycling and reuse to help restore the blue sea.

*LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an environmental performance assessment system for buildings and cities operated by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Website for the new project

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