Hong Kong – SCST and PSCST express condolences over passing of Mr Alex Law Kai-yui

SCST and PSCST express condolences over passing of Mr Alex Law Kai-yui


     The Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung, and the Permanent Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism cum the Vice-Chairman of the Film Development Council, Mr Joe Wong, were saddened today (July 3) to learn of the passing of famous film director Mr Alex Law Kai-yui.


     Mr Yeung said, “Alex had been contributing a lot to the local film industry and created a lot of classic popular films which are full of cultural ambiance. His directed film Echoes of the Rainbow (2010) received high acclaim and became the first Hong Kong film to win the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Generation Kplus category at the Berlin International Film Festival. Apart from these personal achievements, Alex had also been active in promoting the Hong Kong film industry development through various government initiatives. On behalf of the Bureau, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends.”


     Mr Wong said, “Alex had a strong passion for film throughout his life. He was dedicated to nurturing talents and strived to promote the development of Hong Kong films over the years. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Alex and will fondly remember him.”

Hong Kong – Kwun Tong DHC Express officially opens (with photos)

Kwun Tong DHC Express officially opens (with photos)


     The Kwun Tong District Health Centre Express (DHC Express) officially opened today (December 6) with the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, as the officiating guest of the opening ceremony.


     Operated by United Christian Medical Service, the Kwun Tong DHC Express comprises a core centre and nine service points. It provides one-stop primary healthcare services such as health promotion, nurse counselling, health risk factors assessment, health management teams and chronic disease management in accordance with local needs under the principle of “Assisting in Establishment of Healthy Lifestyle”.


     Speaking at the opening ceremony, Professor Chan said, “I am pleased to learn that in addition to core services, the Kwun Tong DHC Express also offers fall prevention screening and assessment and training programmes on mild cognitive impairment to meet the particular needs of the older population. It also extends its support to carers and runs patient empowerment programmes.


     “Moreover, the Kwun Tong DHC Express collaborates closely with the Kowloon East Cluster of the Hospital Authority, especially United Christian Hospital, to organise activities and provide relevant primary healthcare services for discharged patients. In addition to preventing unnecessary readmission of patients, it also helps to achieve the goal of relieving the pressure on Hong Kong’s public healthcare system.”


     The Kwun Tong DHC Express is equipped with a nutrition kitchen. Regular group programmes are conducted to teach members of the public how to make delicious and healthy food, with a view to assisting them to develop a healthier lifestyle.


     Professor Chan said that the DHC Expresses assess the overall health situation of the local population and provide personalised primary healthcare services to members of the public based on the district-based principle. Through active involvement of the non-governmental organisations operators, the DHC Expresses make the best use of the local network and resources to flexibly promote primary healthcare services that meet local needs, and to complement and implement the Government’s healthcare policies.


     The core centre of the Kwun Tong DHC Express is located at 4/F, Block J, United Christian Hospital, 130 Hip Wo Street, while the nine service points are set up at Jockey Club Wo Lok Community Health Centre, Bradbury Kwong Tin Community Health Centre and Sau Mau Ping Community Health Centre under United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service as well as Torunn Ropstad Memorial Centre of Mission Covenant Church, Kwun Tong Swatow Baptist Church, Kwun Tong Methodist Church, Faith & Grace Christian Church, Hong Kong Yan Kwong Bethel Church, and Methodist City Space of Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service.


     For more information on the Kwun Tong DHC Express, please visit www.dhc.gov.hk or call the Kwun Tong DHC Express hotline at 3188 0301.

Hirakhand Express with modern Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) coaches flagged off

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways, Communication, Electronics & Information Technology, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, flagged off  the new modern LHB Rake of  Train No. 08445/08446 Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar, Hirakhand Express, today evening, through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Vaishnaw said that, “Hon’ble Prime Minister has been stressing upon the need for bringing about reforms in Railways. The vision is to make a wholesome transformation and not just incremental changes. Our Government is pursuing these projects on an express mode. Every year about Rs. 6000 Cr. to 7000 Cr. Rupees is being sanctioned in the budget for development of rail infrastructure in Odisha. This Union Government is committed to provide better connectivity and amenities to our esteemed passengers.” Introducing new modern LHB rakes in Hirakhand Express will provide better and more pleasant journey experience to train passengers, added Shri Vaishnaw.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Hon’ble Union Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said that special attention is being given by Union Government to this region in the field of developmental of Railway infrastructure and projects.

  Hirakhand Express covers its journey of 784 kms from Bhubaneswar to Jagdalpur having stoppages at 21 intermediate stations in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh under East Coast Railway jurisdiction. LHB Coach in Hirakhand Express will provide better comfort and jerk free journey to the passengers. LHB coaches are anti-telescopic, safer, lighter, and more comfortable and jerk free. Replacement of ICF conventional coaches phase wise with LHB coaches is being done from safety point of view. Hirakhand Express will now run with a load combination of 12 coaches as earlier, i.e. 01 AC 2 Tier, 02 AC-3 Tier, 04 Sleeper Class, Three Second Class Seating and 02 Guard cum Luggage & Divyangjan Coaches.



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Navajo Express Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

“Our 40 years of providing world-class customer service to our clients would not have been possible without our passionate family members and, most importantly, our drivers,” says Navajo Express CEO, Don Digby Jr.

This year marks the 40-year anniversary of Navajo Express, a nationally recognized carrier.  After purchasing the rights of “Navajo Express” in 1981, Don Digby Sr. has worked to create a family culture that focuses on bringing value-added solutions to their customers.  Now owned and operated by his son, Don Digby Jr., Navajo Express is an industry leader in long-haul and dedicated transportation. 

Throughout its existence, Navajo Express has received a multitude of awards ranging from safety recognitions to Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation.  Most recently, Navajo Express was selected by Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) as a top 250 carrier.

To honor this incredible milestone, Navajo Express will celebrate “40 Years of Family” during the 2021 National Driver Appreciation Week, occurring September 12-18th.  With a “driver first” mentality, Digby felt it was important to celebrate the anniversary in congruent with showing appreciation for those who have supported Navajo Express throughout the years—their professional drivers. 

Digby states, “Our 40 years of providing world-class customer service to our clients would not have been possible without our passionate family members and, most importantly, our drivers.  I truly look forward to watching the team continue to push the envelope in the trucking industry while always having our driver’s best interest in mind,” CEO and owner adds.  “Bring on the next 40 years!”

Navajo Express is an asset-based carrier headquartered in Colorado with terminals and offices in Utah, Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida.  Navajo Express’ services include dedicated fleets, specialized equipment, truckload, and logistic services. 

For more information on Navajo Express and their services, visit www.navajoexpress.com.