Winerz Announces Platform Launch

Tallinn, Estonia, May 18, 2022 – (NovationWire) – Winerz, a play-to-earn [P2E] gaming platform that enables competitive 1v1 head-to-head games powered by a token economy, has announced the launch of its platform. Released in early 2021, Winerz currently supports FIFA. And it is working to incorporate the novel blockchain ecosystem as it...

New deputies, new bureaus in govt revamp plan

The Executive Council on Tuesday endorsed a government restructuring package that will add new deputies to the chief secretary, financial secretary and justice minister, as proposed by Chief Executive-elect John Lee. Lee told a press briefing that the new roles could strengthen the incoming administration's governance, adding that the deputies...

Revamp plan will get green light from Exco: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she is confident the Executive Council will approve government restructuring plans largely based on her initial suggestions, after receiving broad support from society and her successor John Lee. Lam earlier proposed setting up a new bureau to oversee culture, sports and tourism,...

CE calls for caution ahead of eased Covid rules

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Hong Kong will relax more social distancing measures as planned on Thursday, but warns that caution is required because the Covid situation has now "reached a stalemate". Speaking ahead of her weekly Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, Lam said the territory has long passed the...

‘Rise in Covid cases expected as restrictions ease’

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip on Wednesday warned that the number of Covid cases may rise as social distancing rules are further relaxed. He also said the virus' reproduction number is again above one. From Thursday, restaurants will be allowed to operate until midnight while businesses including gyms,...

‘Mask-free concession won’t apply for most gyms’

Less than one in five local gyms will have enough resources to install required ventilation equipment to allow patrons to exercise mask-free when they reopen on Thursday, a fitness analyst said on Wednesday. Gyms are among the venues being allowed to reopen on Thursday after being ordered shut for the...

NovationWire: Predictions on XR, VR, AR Applications 2022

Hong Kong, May 17, 2022 – (NovationWire) – Tailor Insight, the Asia based market research institute, has released a report on ‘Predictions on XR, VR, AR Applications 2022’. In 2022, people expect the reskilling process via VR training to become more widespread as content becomes more scalable and accessible for businesses. As such, VR will...

‘I have someone in mind for CS’: John Lee

Chief Executive-elect John Lee on Sunday said he is in the beginning stages of forming his cabinet, but admitted that "complicated" international relations may put some people off from joining. Lee told a Commercial Radio programme that he is compiling a list of possible candidates, but declined to say who...

Weather will be unstable at weekend: observatory

The observatory said on Friday that it expects a trough of low pressure to continue bringing unsettled weather to Hong Kong over the weekend. At 4:25am on Friday, the observatory issued its first Red Rainstorm Warning signal of the year, triggering the suspension of all morning and whole-day school classes....

Hong Kong Tramways seeks 13 percent fare hike

Hong Kong Tramways has submitted an application to the government for a 13 percent increase in fares, citing financial difficulties amid Covid-19. If approved, the first hike since July 2018 will see adult fares climb from HK$2.6 to HK$3, fares for those under 12 rise from HK$1.3 to HK$1.5 and...

GR YARIS Rally1 Geared Up for Gravel Debut

TOKYO, May 13, 2022 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is preparing to enter a key phase of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship season at the Rally de Portugal on May 19-22: The first gravel event for the GR YARIS Rally1.2022 GR...

Govt trims economic growth forecast

The government has cut its GDP growth forecast for this year to one to two percent, as it warned that the local economy will continue to be bogged down by the external environment. The latest projection, released on Friday, was down from the two to 3.5 percent expansion that Financial...

Coach unsure new anti-touting measures will work

A basketball coach on Thursday questioned the effectiveness of the government's latest measures against sport venue touting, saying they don't get to the root of the problem. From May 16, people can make bookings online 15 minutes earlier than those queuing up at service counters. Officials are also barring organisations...

NovationWire: Main Trends of Blockchain and Crypto in 2022

Hong Kong, May 12, 2022 – (NovationWire) – Tailor Insight, the Asia based market research institute, has released a report on ‘Main Trends of Blockchain and Crypto in 2022’. In 2022, it is unexpected that the booming of De-Fi market, as well that of NFT. In addition, a growing number of traditional financial...

NFT-Game Ookeenga Has Announced INO on Liquidifty

Tallinn, Estonia, May 11, 2022 – (NovationWire) – Ookeenga, the next generation 3D multiplayer strategy by Cros Game Studio, will start its INO on Liqidifty marketplace on May 12, at 13:00 UTC. Cros Game Studio is based in Hanoi and has a team of 30 strong specialists, backed by impressive partners. The team...

I’ll uphold ‘One Country, Two Systems’: John Lee

John Lee on Monday said his administration will implement the 'One Country, Two Systems' principle resolutely, during his meeting with the director of Beijing's Liaison office Luo Huining. During his visit - one of his stops at four central government offices in Hong Kong - he also said he hopes...

John Lee stages rally ahead of CE election

Political and business elites on Friday gathered in Wan Chai to rally for the sole chief executive candidate John Lee ahead of Sunday's vote. Members of the Election Committee, Lee's campaign advisers as well as district representatives were invited to join the rally at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organisers...

Care home visits to resume for the double-jabbed

The government is relaxing its ban on visitors at residential care homes, with the Social Welfare Department announcing on Friday that it will put in place a restricted visiting arrangement starting on May 13. The department said the decision was based on consideration of the latest epidemic situation. Visitors must...