Hong Kong – Appointment to Human Organ Transplant Board

Appointment to Human Organ Transplant Board

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     The Government announced today (May 3) the appointment of Ms Helen Au Hiu-lam as a new panel member to the Human Organ Transplant Board with effect from April 29, 2024, until February 14, 2027.  

     Established under section 3 of the Human Organ Transplant Ordinance (Cap. 465), the Human Organ Transplant Board is tasked to consider applications made for the Board’s written approval to carry out restricted organ removals and/or restricted organ transplants, to receive prescribed information about transplant operations and certificates accompanying imported organs, and to perform any other functions that the Board is required or permitted to perform under the Ordinance.

     The membership of the Board with effect from April 29, 2024, is as follows:

Substantive members
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Ms Sandy Wong Hang-yee (Chairperson)
Dr Mark Li Kin-yin (Vice-Chairperson)
Dr Li Chak-ho
Dr Raymond Lo See-kit
Dr Emmy Li Yuen-mei 
Dr Thomas Yau Chung-cheung 
Ms Samantha Ko Kit-mui
Mr Wong Tim-wai 
Ms Priscilla Wong Wai-yee

Panel members
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Dr Chan Kwok-ki
Dr Joan Fok Pui-chu
Dr Grace Lui Chung-yan
Dr Loletta So Kit-ying
Dr Chan Ka-yee 
Dr Joyce Tang Shao-fen
Professor Carmen Wong 
Professor Vincent Mok Chung-tong 
Ms Louisa Chu Wai-san
Ms Hsu Siu-man 
Mr Joseph Chow Shiu-wing 
Ms Helen Au Hiu-lam *
Mr Jason Joseph Lee Kwong-yee
Mr Jonathan Lee Wing-fung

* New appointee

Japan – Eisai Selected for ‘Human Capital Leaders 2023’ and ‘Human Capital Management Gold Quality’, Recognized as Company Committed to Excellent Management and Disclosure of Human Capital Initiatives

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been selected for “Human Capital Leaders 2023” and “Human Capital Management Gold Quality” in the “Human Capital Survey 2023” jointly conducted by HR Technology Consortium, HR Research Institute (ProFuture Inc.) and MS&AD InterRisk Research & Consulting, Inc.

In the “Human Capital Survey 2023” (conducted between September and December 2023), 16 highly rated companies were selected for “Human Capital Management Gold Quality”, and 8 companies that were recognized by experts as having made particularly outstanding efforts were selected as “Human Capital Leaders 2023” out of approximately 500 participating companies and organizations. Eisai was highly evaluated for its unique initiatives, such as human capital management that is connected with its Articles of Incorporation, and straightforward communication on its social impact, as well as its proactive attitude on information disclosure including the use of its own performance indicators.

Eisai made a partial amendment to the Articles of Incorporation at an Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in 2022, adding “respecting human rights and diversity”, “providing full opportunities for growth to support self-fulfillment”, and “creating an employee-friendly environment” to “Ensuring stable employment”, which had previously been stipulated in it. The company has also reinforced its human resource initiatives, including the formulation of an “Integrated Human Resource Strategy”, with the pillars of “Wellbeing including health of employees”, “Diverse work style”, “Development and growth of employees”, and “Growth of the organization and businesses”, as well as introducing a compensation system based on employee roles in 2023, along with a personnel assessment system putting high value on employee actions with the aim of encouraging employees to grow autonomously and motivate them to serve in higher positions. Moreover, Eisai published the “Human Capital Report 2023”(PDF) in July, 2023 that summarizes its human capital initiatives and KPI linked to its human resource strategies. Eisai promotes information disclosure regarding its initiatives on human capital management in its annual “Value Creation Report(PDF)” and on its corporate website’s “Sustainability” section.

Eisai is seeking to provide impact to not only our shareholders, but various stakeholders throughout society including our customers and local communities by delivering new value to patients and the people in the daily living domain through the activities of our employees who are the only stakeholders who can directly contribute to our corporate concept, human health care.

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What does the future of human memory and the transmission of knowledge look like in an increasingly virtual world? Oana Suteu Khintirian’s NFB doc Beyond Paper opens June 9 in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

TORONTO, ON – WEBWIRE

Oana Suteu Khintirians NFB-produced feature doc Beyond Paper will open on June 9at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto.

In this visually arresting film, the director journeys around the globe to better understand how she can preserve her own heritage, as well as our collective memory. Beyond Paper grapples with essential questions at a critical moment in the history of the written word, as humanitys archives migrate to the cloud.

Director Oana Suteu Khintirian will be in Toronto for a Q&A on June 13.

The film had its world premiere on March 15 at the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal and recently received the Cercle dor Award for Best Documentary at the Festival cinma du monde de Sherbrooke.

Screening schedule at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

June 9 | 4:30 p.m.
June 12 | 4:00 p.m.
June 13 | 6:30 p.m. (Q&A with filmmaker)
June 17 | 4:30 p.m.

About the film

Beyond Paper (Au-del du papier) by Oana Suteu Khintirian (130min)
Producer: Nathalie Cloutier for the NFBs Quebec, Canadian Francophonie & Acadian Documentary Studio
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/beyond-paper

  • In the age of the virtual revolution, how can we grasp the impact of the ongoing abandonment of books on thought and learning? Whats the future of our individual and collective memories? In this personal quest with universal resonance, the filmmaker embarks on a journey to understand how to preserve her cultural history, both Armenian and Romanian, and share it with her son.
  • From the fragile grain of centuries-old manuscripts to blinking servers in digital libraries, the film takes us around the world and introduces us to guides such as Maria Sebregondi, president of the Moleskine Foundation, who speculates on the possibilities of augmented paper; Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, who describes the massive web library as fabulous and terrible; Maria Kodama, widow of Jorge Luis Borges and president of the Borges Foundation, who brings to life the words of the Argentinian writer, breathing contemporary meaning into them.
  • Filmed in locations including a city of libraries in the midst of the Mauritanian desert and El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires (one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world), as well as in Bucharest, Montreal, San Francisco, Milan and Copenhagen, Beyond Paper blends reflection and emotion, reminding us that human knowledge is above all an affair of the soul and the spirit.
  • The films poster was created by renowned Montreal animation filmmaker Theodore Ushev.

About the filmmaker

Oana Suteu Khintirian is a director and media artist of Romanian-Armenian origin who has lived in Montreal since 1995. She studied filmmaking, and over the last 20 years her dance films and documentaries, including Point de fuite, Passare and Flow, have won awards at numerous international festivals. In addition to her work as a director, Oana has created installations and immersive environments shown at museums and galleries around the world, and edited many documentaries and animated films. Beyond Paper is the first feature-length documentary shes directed.

French version here | Version en franais ici.

About the NFB

The NFB is Canadas public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.

Japan – Human Resource Initiatives Bolster Fujitsu’s Status as DX Leader

Fujitsu today announced its plans to strengthen its status as a leading digital transformation (DX) company that drives DX both in its own and customers’ businesses with the aim of realizing a sustainable society.

Amidst an ever-changing business environment and growing demand for talent with the skills needed to thrive in the digital age, Fujitsu continues to offer new ways to empower its employees to take ownership of their career development, enhancing the mobility of talent throughout the Group to quickly and optimally allocate the right people to the right positions. Fujitsu also provides employees with opportunities for continued growth, such as a group-wide posting program and a system that supports reskilling of its talent. Fujitsu also actively hires on a rolling basis through its new graduate and mid-career recruitment activities.

1. Program to transform talent into “business producers”
Fujitsu implemented a system to support employees with training programs to raise and change their skills and to visualize the skills of its approx. 8,000 sales personnel in Japan, aiming to foster the development of “business producers” responsible for creating new value in cross-industry sectors, rather than filling vertical, industry-specific sales positions.

Going forward, business producers, who are in direct contact with customers, will play a central role in accelerating Fujitsu’s transformation into a DX company.

2. Assigning the right people to the right positions
In fiscal 2020, Fujitsu introduced a job-based human resources system for all manager-class people and up and a group-wide job posting system that allows Group employees that are located in Japan to take on new job positions on their own initiative. In fiscal 2021, approximately 2,000 employees that are located in Japan were transferred or relocated through this group-wide system.

Fujitsu also supports the diversification of careers by utilizing its expertise and experience in responding to job offers from outside the Group, and also offers a system to support employees seeking career course redirection outside of the Fujitsu Group at their own request.

3. Expansion of the temporary “Self-Produce Support System”
As one of the measures to accelerate the optimal allocation of human resources, Fujitsu expanded the existing “Self-Produce Support System”(1), a temporary system to support employees seeking career course redirection outside of the Fujitsu Group. By February 28, 2022, 3,031 employees (full-time employees or those re-employed through the post-retirement re-employment system) mainly 50 years of age or older and employed at Fujitsu or Fujitsu Group companies in Japan had applied for this support.

4. Financial impact of the above initiatives
The expansion of the temporary “Self-Produce Support System” is expected to involve a non-recurring expense of 65 billion yen. This expense is recorded in the consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2022. Accordingly, the full-year consolidated forecast has been revised as follows.

(1) Self-Produce Support System :
A system that provides a certain level of support to employees who seek career course redirection outside of the Fujitsu Group.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 126,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.6 trillion yen (US$34 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

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HUMAN Protocol (HMT) Now Listed on Bitfinex

The HUMAN Protocol Foundation, the team behind HUMAN Protocol, have announced today that the Protocol’s native utility token, HMT, is now listed on Bitfinex.

Deposits for HMT on Bitfinex opened at 09:00 UTC on Monday, September 20th, and trading opened today at 09:00 UTC.

In a recent token sale, HMT was purchased by 63,000 new addresses, a number which broke the CoinList participation record. HMT is the utility token of HUMAN Protocol; all services within the network, such as data sanitation, quality verification of responses, and the final payout to Workers, is denominated in HMT.

“HMT is designed to transform the way people work,” said Haryjot Singh, Director of Technology at the HUMAN Protocol Foundation. “To be a truly practical solution, HMT needs to be accessible to Requesters, and attractive to Workers. Each listing demonstrates the broader vision to increase the circulation of the token, and to increase its utilization.”

Bitfinex is one of the most popular crypto exchanges in the world. It consistently performs as one of the top exchanges, based on factors including trading volume, liquidity, website visits, and compatible fiat currencies (USD, EUR, etc.)

“For a long time, Bitfinex has been one of the most powerful, popular, and robust exchanges in the world,” said Haryjot. “We are delighted to list HMT on Bitfinex, and to offer users a new way to buy, sell, and trade HMT.”

About HUMAN Protocol

HUMAN Protocol is a way to manage and pay a distributed workforce. It is a software infrastructure that facilitates the creation of markets on top of it. Because it is automated, recorded and settled on the blockchain, there is no need for trust, and any kind of work (even microwork) can be paid for. The first job market is for data labeling; a process whereby Workers are paid for doing valuable tasks that contribute to the future of AI. But this is only the beginning, and only one possibility of potential applications; the Protocol is designed to manage and pay any workforce, working or collaborating to complete any kind of task. Because it is permissionless, developers can bring the tools they want to the Protocol.

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