Day: May 4, 2024

The 2015 HK Prize

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The Hong Kong Prize is one of Asia’s leading science awards and offers researchers who are passionate about their work an opportunity to be recognized for it. Not only will winners receive monetary awards but also access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities for use during judging by an independent expert panel consisting of academic and business representatives within Hong Kong society – so rest assured that your project will be assessed fairly!

Many of the finalists in this competition are well-established writers; others are just starting out in the industry. This contest provides them an excellent way to test themselves and see if they have what it takes to compete successfully in their chosen industry, potentially reaping rewards such as cash prizes as well as shopping vouchers and F&B benefits at award ceremonies if successful. It is vital that participants read all rules thoroughly as violating any could result in disqualification from participating.

This year’s hk Prize recognized selfless volunteers and good Samaritans who work to improve our world, such as students using technology to assist homeless individuals and a professor whose liquid biopsy technology helps doctors more quickly diagnose cancer. Also recognized was a cartoonist censored in China due to his drawings mocking Beijing’s crackdown on free expression.

Veteran performer, martial artist and director Sammo Hung received the Lifetime Achievement award, while best new director was awarded to Nick Cheuk Yik-him for his drama about family trauma and student suicide entitled Time Still Turns the Pages. Tse Yin won best actress for her role as a young migrant struggling against drug addiction as well as her father’s gambling debts.

This award, established to foster scientific and technological innovation in Hong Kong, comprises judges comprised of scientists from prestigious universities in the region as well as representatives from government agencies and sponsoring enterprises. Its objective is to encourage young researchers to follow their passions while expanding global perspectives – and contribute to building an atmosphere for scientific research that has produced Nobel laureates over time.

In their nomination letter, 15 professors referenced examples of persecuted dissidents and freedom fighters such as Nazi critic Carl von Ossietzky, Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov and Polish activist Lech Walesa as inspiration for giving five imprisoned Hong Kong pro-democracy activists who face imprisonment under China’s national security law a Peace Prize would emphasize their highest moral aspirations values even while they face imprisonment under its national security laws. Furthermore, they urged international society to assist these activists’ freedom of speech/expression while standing up for human rights and democracy both locally in Hong Kong as well as China.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lottery

Lotteries are forms of gambling in which numbers are drawn randomly to determine a winner, usually money but also goods or services. Lotteries are usually run by governments and derive their name from drawing lots – hence their term being applied to contests where winners are chosen randomly; examples would include sports games where teams are determined by drawing lots or job interviews in which applicants receive numbers to determine who wins their seat or position.

Lotteries have become an effective means for governments to raise funds for various government initiatives, especially those located within the United States. Lotteries can help finance public works projects like highways and schools as well as medical research initiatives that serve the public good. Though widely accepted, lottery isn’t without its downsides. People often overestimate their odds of winning and as such spend an inflated amount on tickets. Psychological factors may also lead to poor decision-making when playing the lottery – for instance counterfactual thinking can cause people to imagine what might have been different had they taken different action; which in turn leads them down the path to feeling regret over decisions made.

Lotteries differ from most forms of gambling by not requiring skill for participation. Their origin can be traced back to ancient Rome where it served a variety of functions; people would buy tickets hoping they might win fine dinnerware prizes; some lotteries provided funding for construction projects while others simply provided entertainment at dinner parties; eventually becoming an integral part of Roman culture.

Lotteries were illegal until the 1830s in the United States; by this point they had become widespread throughout the globe. People first started protesting lottery during the Panic of 1837 due to widespread anti-gambling sentiment among evangelical reformers; this event changed public attitudes toward gambling significantly.

Today there are 46 state-run lotteries operating across the U.S. that generate over $40 billion each year in revenues for state governments, but this revenue cannot cover all public services costs; hence some states rely on other forms of revenue such as taxes or fees in order to meet their needs.

Some lottery revenues are allocated towards education, though evidence varies as to whether lottery revenue increases education budgets. Instead, evidence suggests this money may be used to fill holes elsewhere such as pension plans.

Studies have also demonstrated the disproportionate burden that lottery play places on lower-income Americans, who tend to become compulsive gamblers and spend a larger proportion of their incomes than others on lottery tickets, leading to severe adverse impacts for their financial wellbeing and social relationships.