Dr Peter K N Lam reappointed as HKTDC Chairman

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government announced today that Dr Peter K N Lam has been reappointed as Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) for two years with effect from 1 June 2023.

Dr Peter K N Lam, Chairman of the HKTDC

Dr Lam said: “I am honoured to be reappointed as Chairman of the HKTDC. In the past four years, the global economy has faced unprecedented challenges. While preparing for the resumption of business in Hong Kong, the HKTDC has also been working hard to help companies, especially SMEs, continue connecting with partners around the world through our online-offline hybrid platforms. With the recent re-opening of Hong Kong, we immediately rolled out several major international conferences and exhibitions and outreach activities, including a delegation to the Middle East led by HKSAR Chief Executive Mr John Lee in February this year. We are pleased to see from the international business community not only their continued enthusiasm for Hong Kong, but also their interest in opportunities such as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Asia in general.”

Dr Lam further added, “The HKTDC team and I will continue to leverage Hong Kong’s position as the international gateway of Mainland China to support national policies such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area. Through our 50 offices around the world, we will strengthen our overseas promotion activities to promote the Hong Kong city brand, and we will also continue to attract businesses and talent to Hong Kong through our anchor fairs and conferences and digital information platforms. I am optimistic about the future, and will lead the HKTDC team to continue creating opportunities for the business community in Hong Kong and around the world.”

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The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn.

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Dr. Peter G. Roode’s Book was Exhibited at ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

Dr. Peter G. Roode’s medical memoir educates and inspires readers through many human-interest stories.


Readers caught the book display for “Have Scalpel – Will Travel: Tales of an Itinerant Surgeon” by Peter G. Roode, M.D. at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Dr. Peter G. Roode’s book “Have Scalpel – Will Travel: Tales of an Itinerant Surgeon” was displayed by ReadersMagnet at their exhibit booth for the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition on June 24-26, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Being in the medical field could be strenuous, but pursuing such a career can also be rewarding. One of its perks is being able to make a difference in a person’s life by being able to help someone live longer and healthier.

Locus tenens is an alternative medical practice that allows doctors to care for patients whose primary physicians are temporarily unavailable. In his medical memoir titled “Have Scalpel – Will Travel,” Dr. Roode details the triumphs and tribulations he encountered in caring for his remarkable patients.

This book is a collection of human-interest stories that describe roughly 90 patients that he encountered during a 17-year medical journey that covered 74 hospitals throughout 18 states. The stories highlight the challenges of providing surgical care, particularly in rural hospitals with scarce resources. Often decisions must be made quickly in the face of deteriorating situations.

“Have Scalpel – Will Travel: Tales of an Itinerant Surgeon” is a glimpse of a unique adventure by a well-trained surgeon. The book is an ode to life that allows readers, a glimpse inside the world of surgery. Those who have read the book have found it to be both educational, entertaining and awe-inspiring.

Learn more about Peter G. Roode, M.D., and his works by visiting his website: havescalpelwilltravel.com.

Grab a copy of “Have Scalpel – Will Travel: Tales of an Itinerant Surgeon” by Peter G. Roode, M.D. Available today on Amazon.

“Have Scalpel – Will Travel: Tales of an Itinerant Surgeon”

Author | Peter G. Roode, M.D.

Published date | January 31, 2022

Publisher | Fulton Books

Book retail price | $19.31

Author Bio

Dr. Roode, a former Naval Nuclear Engineer, was accepted into the inaugural class at Hershey Medical School. He then completed his surgical training at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He practiced surgery in the traditional style in Pennsylvania and Iowa until discovering the adventurous world of Locum Tenens (traveling) Medicine.

New Book Out: “Peter Pike and the Silver Shepherd,” #5 in the Peter Pike Private Eye Thriller Series, by Neal W. Fande

 Peter Pike and the Silver Shepherd, #5 in the Peter Pike historical thriller series, by Neal W. Fandek

Who let the dogs out?

Private eye Peter Pike’s in bad shape.

He’s broken up with his fiancée Greta, is homeless and diagnosed with PTSD in the mid-Missouri town of Smithtown, home to the University of Missouri. The VA refers him to the Center for Humane Animal and Canine-Human Assimilation, Cha-Cha for short, which assigns him a silver German shepherd.

But who is this dog, really? Bubba is gentle but has strange reflexes around certain symbols. Who are the supersmart wild dogs terrorizing Smithton? What is the director of Cha-Cha hiding and why is she so knowledgeable about Nazis?

To find out, Pike must dive into the murky history of war dogs, space dogs and the Pet Holocaust to find out who let the dogs out and how long he has before they take over Smithton — and the world.

Available in paperback or on Kindle.

Neal W. Fandek is the author of the Peter Pike series:

Peter Pike and the Murderous Mormons

Peter Pike and the Lincoln Love Letters

Peter Pike and the Revenge of the Romanovs

Peter Pike and the Sinister Saint

Peter Pike and the Silver Shepherd

All are available in paperback or on Kindle.

Coming later this year, look for “Peter Pike and the Wayward Wife (with the Missing Moonrock).” Fandek lives in the college town of Columbia, Missouri, with his wife, the artist Marilyn Cummins.

Neal W. Fandek





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350th Anniversary of Peter the Great’s Birth: the permanent display of Russian Culture in the First Half of the 18th Century

 The display is housed in the part of the Winter Palace overlooking the main courtyard that once contained the childhood rooms of Emperor Nicholas I’s sons Konstantin, Nikolai and Mikhail. The Gazprom public joint-stock company acted as general sponsor for the creation of the new display.

The opening of the first phase of the display is timed to coincide with some notable anniversaries – 300 years since the proclamation of the Russian Empire and also 300 years since the signing of the Treaty of Nystadt that brought the Northern War to an end and formally returned lands lost in previous Russo-Swedish wars. At the same time, the display will be the start of a large-scale project devoted to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great, which will take place in May 2022.

The display contains many paintings, sculptures and works of applied art, scientific devices and instruments that came from the palace collections of Peter the Great, his niece Empress Anna Ioannovna and his daughter, Empress Elizabeth. The exhibits placed in the halls of the first phase are devoted to the personality of Peter himself, the history, culture and art of Russia at the time of the sweeping reforms that he introduced.

Hall 156 (the Rotunda) tells about Russia’s victories in the Northern War (1700–21) that ended 300 years ago with the signing of the Treaty of Nystadt. In the centre of the hall is a model of the Triumphal Column glorifying the success of the Russian forces. On display alongside are the painting of The Battle of Poltava that Peter the Great commissioned from Louis Caravaque and a bronze bust of the first Russian emperor created by the sculptor Bartolomeo Carlo Rastrelli. Hall 157 contains paintings by Russian artists of Peter’s day and foreigners who worked in Russia. They are mainly portraits of members of the Emperor’s family and prominent statesmen. One showcase holds a unique wax bust that recorded Peter I’s appearance with documentary precision. The exhibits in Hall 158 come from the memorial collections of the “Study of Peter the Great” and “Gallery of Peter I”. Here visitors can see items made by Peter himself, the Tsar’s costumes, walking sticks, seal and other personal belongings of the Emperor.

On 28 December the opening ceremony will be available for viewing online, while on 29 December the curator Natalia Bakhareva, a senior researcher in the Department of the History of Russian Culture, will conduct the first online guided tour.

Author Peter Haring Judd Shares His Memories of Nigeria Between 1959-60, in His Book “Figures in a Spare Landscape”

Peter Haring Judd’s memoir biopic puts you in the shoes of the author as he starts his journey after landing in Bornu Province, Nigeria between 1959-60. Where he spent nine months as a history teacher at a secondary school in Maiduguri, provincial capital of Bornu Province (Borno at present) and the Fune States, somewhere in northeastern Nigeria, where he was also assigned as election supervisor, which was a crucial part of the continent’s history.
The notes in his ledger/diary were the turning point of events that ignited during that time: terrorism, violence, lawlessness and wanton acts of destruction occurring until to this day.
This book pays tribute to those people whom he mingled and made friends with and established a close relationship and a bond that he will never forget for the rest of his life during his nine-month stay. Read the book to revisit the events as they happened in vivid detail in this compelling novel that made the headlines.

The situation in Maiduguri can be heartbreaking, as the author would hope for peace and suffering would end one day.
Grab your copy at https://youronlinepublicist.com/product/figures-in-a-spare-landscape-serving-in-the-twilight-of-empire-born-province-nigeria-1959-60-by-peter-haring-judd/
Figures in a Spare Landscape: Serving in the Twilight of Empire Born Province, Nigeria 1959–60
Author: Peter Haring Judd
Publisher: Your Online Publicist
Published Date: December 2020
Book Genre: History, Memoir
Target Audience: Fascinated by the land, people, the historic situation.
About the Author
Peter Haring Judd is the editor/author of The Akeing Heart: Letters between Sylvia Townsend Warner, Valentine Ackland and Elizabeth Wade White published in March 2018 in the UK by Handheld Press. Among his other books are genealogical studies presented within a historical context, The Hatch and Brood of Time: Five Phelps Families in the Atlantic World, 1720–1880 (Boston: Newbury Street Press, 1999); More Lasting than Brass: A Thread of Family from Revolutionary New York to Industrial Connecticut (Boston: The Northeastern University Press and the Newbury Street Press, 2004). He edited and introduced African Independence: the exploding emergence of the new African nations (New York: Dell Publishing Co, 1962), a mass market paperback that reportedly sold 70,000 copies at a time of great interest in the emerging sates of Africa.