Macau martial artist Ho Kai Pong won a gold medal in karate at the second National Youth Games in mainland China. The games are being held in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. Ho won his medal in the men’s individual project of Karate Group B. With Ho’s medal, the Macau SAR sports delegation has so far collected one gold and one bronze medal in this year’s Chinese National Youth Games. This year, the Macau delegation contains 239 people. Local athletes will participate in competitions for badminton, ping pong, tennis, shooting, canoeing and fencing. The bronze medal had been won by another Macau athlete in Wushu.
Half of music festival tickets sold on first day
About half of all tickets for the 33rd Macao International Music Festival (MIMF), organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, were sold out as of 5 p.m. on the first day of ticket sales, last Sunday. According to the IC, On the first day of ticket sales, tickets for the closing concert “The Yellow River Cantata” and some sessions of “Melodies from Jiangnan” were nearly sold out. “The Magic Flute”, “Dorian Wind Quintet and Billy Childs”, “A Musical Affair” and “Manding Griot” were highly sought after. “Pontos nos Is”, “Aquilonis” and “Folk Songs” performed by Trio Mediaeval from Norway were also popular among music fans. This edition of the MIMF, themed “The Instrumentalist”, will be held from 4 October to 30 October, featuring 22 performances.
UM State Key Lab signs agreement on smart driving
A State Key Lab at the University of Macau has signed a collaboration agreement with Haylion Technologies Co Limited, becoming the first institute in Hong Kong and Macau to collaborate with a mainland company leading in smart driving technology. The agreement was signed in Shenzhen by Xu Chengzhong, Dean of UM’s Faculty of Science and Technology, and Wei Bin, Vice President of Haylion Technologies. In signing the agreement, both parties hope to combine their expertise in the application of big data for smart city development, smart transport and research into unmanned buses, according to a statement issued by UM. They plan to conduct pilot tests of the new technologies in Chinese cities including Macau and Shenzhen. Haylion Technologies has more than 30 years of experience in public transport technology.