MPT to Host National Panel with Contemporary views on HBCU Schools during HBCU Week

Second Annual MPT’s HBCU Week Conversation for Change will be broadcasted to many on STEM City

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BALTIMORESept. 7, 2021PRLog — MPT will be holding its Conversations for Change event during HBCU week. The focus for the discussion panel will be on the contemporary views of HBCUs. The entire HBCU week events run from September 6th– September 12th, but the discussion panel will be held on September 8th at 7pm. Career Communications Group will be broadcasting the event in the HBCU village on STEM City USA’s platform.

HBCU Week first came to MPT as a part of their “Standing Against Racism: Fostering Unity Through Dialogue” initiative.  The idea behind HBCU Week is to continue to share the stories of great Black people and their achievements, celebrate Black culture, as well as honor those who came before us to support a greater cause. During the event, segments from different HCBUs will be broadcasted, as well as hearing from panelists from all over the nation and give the audience the moment of asking the panelist questions live. CCG is honored to be able to broadcast such an event and allow as many people as we can reach watch this powerful, informative and inspiring event.

The event will be co-hosted by Jarett Carter and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. Carter is the Executive Editor of HBCU Digest and a fellow graduate from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Whitehead is the host of “Today with Dr. Kaye”, you can find it on WEAA. Whitehead is also the founder of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace and Social Justice. Topping it off she is a proud alum to Lincoln University located in Pennsylvania.

The discussion will include but not be limited to talking about the history of HBCU student activism and how that is setting the stage for students in today’s age. It will talk about how HBCUs have been challenging and advancing on voting rights, healthcare access, police reform and having improvements done for secondary education. Adding on the topic for how HBCUs support and affirm their students in their identity while nurturing and developing them as leaders. As well as how our nation can better learn and support HBCUs.

About STEM City USA (SCU)

Founded and powered by CCG, STEM City USA builds on the best practices of the BEYA STEM and Women of Color STEM conferences, both of which operated in digital twin environments in 2020-2021. In addition, STEM City USA is designed to provide additional content surrounding health, training, mentoring, and lifestyle support.

About Career Communications Group (CCG)

CCG has built strong, lasting partnerships with top companies and government agencies. The strength of these relationships has been developed around the premise that corporate diversity strategies will reap a positive return. CCG consultants/associates work with partner organizations to position and use CCG’s products and services to help partners expand the impact of their diversity strategies and programs. For more information on CCG, please visit www.ccgmag.com

Hong Kong – IFFO hosts panel discussion on Sustainable Finance in Greater Bay Area at sixth Belt and Road Summit (with photo)

IFFO hosts panel discussion on Sustainable Finance in Greater Bay Area at sixth Belt and Road Summit (with photo)

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) today (September 1) hosted a panel discussion on “‘Greener’ Bay Area: through the Sustainable Finance Lens” at the sixth Belt and Road Summit, delving into sustainable development and related financing in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), with a focus on green supply chain and infrastructure financing.

     The Director General of the Guangdong Financial Supervisory Authority, Mr Yu Haiping, opened the session with a review of the green finance opportunities and its current situation in the GBA.

     The panel discussion was moderated by the Executive Director (External) of the HKMA and the Deputy Director of the IFFO, Mr Darryl Chan, and featured the following guests:
 

  • Head of Commercial Banking at The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Mr Frank Fang;
  • Managing Director of Macquarie Asset Management, Mr Neil Johnson;
  • Chief Executive Officer of LFX, Mr Ed Lam; and
  • ESG Partner of PwC Mainland China and Hong Kong Ms Sammie Leung.

 
     The speakers discussed the landscape, opportunities, as well as upcoming trends of sustainable development and financing in the GBA.

     “With the introduction of the overall goal of the country’s ‘Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutrality’, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has a new historical mission for green finance reform and innovation. In the future, the GBA will deepen and refine the green finance collaboration in accordance with the national ‘Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutrality’ policy framework. We suggest to jointly study and improve the green finance standards for the GBA, expand the scale of green financial products, and explore the development of a unified carbon market in the GBA,” Mr Yu said.

     “Sustainable development in the GBA represents an opportunity that is too big to miss for all stakeholders,” Mr Chan said. “We are committed to strengthening Hong Kong’s role as an international financial centre and a green finance hub, and offering the needed financial solutions to accelerate the sustainable development of the GBA.”

Hong Kong – LegCo Panel on Development visits New Territories North (with photos)

LegCo Panel on Development visits New Territories North (with photos)

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Development visited three Potential Development Areas (PDAs) in New Territories North (NTN) today (August 24) to better understand the current situation of NTN.
 
     Members first arrived at Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point. With the company of the Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, Members went atop the Hong Kong Police Force observation tower to view Shenzhen and the proposed site of one of the PDAs in NTN – the NTN New Town, and received a briefing on the development plan. Members then ascended to a high point at Kong Nga Po to view the proposed site of the NTN New Town as well as its vicinity, and exchanged views with the Secretary for Development on housing and transport planning in the district.
 
     Members also took a coach ride to the proposed Man Kam To Logistics Corridor and San Tin/Lok Ma Chau Development Node. Members were briefed by a representative of the Planning Department on land use proposals of these two PDAs in NTN. They learnt that Man Kam To Logistics Corridor would be developed into a logistic centre, providing convenient links to Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, whereas San Tin/Lok Ma Chau Development Node would be turned into livable and accessible communities and an employment node with lands earmarked for enterprise and technology park, complementing the development of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in the Lok Ma Chau Loop.
 
     Members who participated in the visit were the Panel Chairman, Dr Lo Wai-kwok; the Panel Deputy Chairman, Mr Lau Kwok-fan; Panel members Ms Starry Lee, Mr Chan Hak-kan, Mrs Regina Ip, Mr Frankie Yick, Mr Ma Fung-kwok, Mr Leung Che-cheung, Dr Junius Ho, Mr Holden Chow, Mr Wilson Or, Mr Kenneth Lau, Dr Cheng Chung-tai and Mr Tony Tse; and non-Panel members Mr Christopher Cheung and Ms Yung Hoi-yan.

Hong Kong – LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services visits the Judiciary (with photos)

LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services visits the Judiciary (with photos)

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services visited the West Kowloon Law Courts Building (WKLCB) today (August 20) to meet with members of the Judiciary and tour the facilities of the WKLCB.

     Members met with the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Andrew Cheung Kui-nung; the Chief Judge of the High Court, Mr Justice Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor; and the Judiciary Administrator, Ms Esther Leung Yuet-yin, to exchange views on issues of mutual concern relating to the Judiciary.

     Led by Mr Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, Members visited a newly refurbished mega courtroom with an enlarged capacity for cases with up to 54 defendants. They were given a demonstration on how the application of technology including the use of remote hearing, e-bundles and digital evidence presentation and exhibits handling, might help enhance the efficiency of court operation. 

     Members then received a briefing on the security and crowd management measures implemented in the WKLCB for ensuring its safe, smooth and orderly operation, especially when high-profile cases were heard with the presence of large number of defendants, legal representatives, reporters and members of the public.

     Members who participated in the visit were the Chairman of the Panel, Mr Cheung Kwok-kwan; the Deputy Chairman of the Panel, Mr Martin Liao; Panel members Ms Starry Lee, Mr Chung Kwok-pan, Dr Junius Ho, Mr Holden Chow and Ms Yung Hoi-yan.

Hong Kong – LegCo Panel on Environmental Affairs visits waste treatment and resource recovery facilities (with photos)

LegCo Panel on Environmental Affairs visits waste treatment and resource recovery facilities (with photos)

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Environmental Affairs visited various waste treatment and resource recovery facilities on Lantau Island and in Tuen Mun today (August 17) to better understand the work of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) on promoting waste-to-energy and waste-to-resource transformation as well as community participation in resource recovery.
 
     With the company of the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, and the Under Secretary for the Environment, Mr Tse Chin-wan, Members first visited the organic resources recovery centre O.PARK1 at Siu Ho Wan on Lantau Island. Members learnt how biotechnology is applied to convert food waste into biogas for power generation.
 
     Members then visited GREEN@TUEN MUN, one of the EPD’s Recycling Stations, in Tuen Mun. They were briefed by representatives of the EPD on the daily operation of and education services available at the station. Members also took the chance to gain first-hand experience of the Smart Recycling System and reverse vending machine.
 
     In addition, Members visited T.PARK, a sludge treatment facility, and Y.PARK, a yard waste recycling centre, located in Tsang Tsui in Tuen Mun. They learnt about the technologies involved in the operation of these facilities.
 
     Members participating in the visit were the Panel Chairman, Mr Vincent Cheng; Panel members Mr Frankie Yick, Mr Kwok Wai-keung, Ms Elizabeth Quat and Mr Lo Wai-kwok.