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Outstanding volunteers commended

The Social Welfare Department has held the 2016 Hong Kong Volunteer Award Presentation Ceremony to commend more than 1,000 people for contributing to and promoting volunteer services.

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Outdoor artwork exhibition opens

The Hong Kong Museum of Art has opened the "Bear in Mind" exhibition in the Art Square at Salisbury Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Mental health services evolving

Mental health services have been evolving into more open and community-oriented, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has said.

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Lau Kong-wah meets culture chief

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has led a Hong Kong Cantonese opera delegation to meet Guangdong Department of Culture Director-General Fang Jianhong in Guangzhou.

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Sha Tin sports centre to open

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department's sixth indoor sports centre in Sha Tin - Yuen Chau Kok Sports Centre - will open on December 12.

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Learning fund applications open

Applications are being invited for the latest round of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged which is implementing after-school learning and support programmes.

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Views sought on toy safety update

The Government has launched a public consultation on a proposal to update safety standards for toys and children's products.

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Youth volunteer leaders commended

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has presented commendations to 36 volunteer leaders and 20 youth volunteer leaders of youth uniformed groups.

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Care fund programme extended

The Community Care Fund has announced the extension of the Special Care Subsidy for the Severely Disabled programme to provide subsidies of up to $2,000 for two years.

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190 HIV cases reported

A total of 190 cases of HIV infection were reported in the third quarter of this year, the Centre for Health Protection reports.

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Lau Kong-wah to visit Guangdong

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah will visit Guangzhou and Foshan on December 1, leading a delegation of local groups promoting Cantonese opera.

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6 Saudi MERS cases monitored

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring six Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia.

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Public health meeting held

The 15th Joint Meeting of Senior Health Officials of the Mainland, Hong Kong & Macao has been held in Hong Kong.

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2 Legionnaires’ cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection announced it is investigating two Legionnaires' disease cases.

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Rural by-election results announced

Representatives have been voted into Tai Po and Tai O rural committees in by-elections.

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CE attends youth summit

Chief Executive CY Leung has attended Youth Summit 2016 to discuss issues of concern to both the Government and young people.

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Social capital forum held

Five-hundred people from various sectors, including the business community, non-governmental organisations, academia and the Government have taken part in the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund Forum.

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Conservation workshop launched

The first Greater Pearl River Delta Conservation Training Workshop, organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, has been launched at the Heritage Museum.

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Hospital appointments announced

William Chan, Lester Garson Huang, Prof Diana Lee, Albert Wong and Dr Lo Wai-kwok have been reappointed as members of the Hospital Authority, the Government announces.

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Subsidised colorectal services offered

The Hospital Authority has launched the Colon Assessment Public-Private Partnership Programme for patients to receive colon care from private specialists.

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