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Special schools stage variety show

A variety show involving 62 special schools across the city was held today to showcase students’ diverse talent and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s establishment.   The Education Bureau explained that the aim of the large-scale joint school event, titled “Variety Show of Special School Students - Let Your Love Shine 2022”, is to enhance the public’s understanding of special education in Hong Kong.   About 100 students joined the performances that included a dragon dance, fitness exercises, martial arts, a wheelchair dance and a piano trio. In addition, the music video of the theme song, Let Love Shine 2022, sung by students from the 62 schools, was played.   To enable those with hearing and visual impairments to enjoy the festivities, the show was webcast live and barrier-free with sign language interpretation and audio descriptions.   Addressing the ceremony, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin said the Government supports schoo

Taxi fares to be raised

The Transport Department announced today that the new fares for urban, New Territories and Lantau taxis will take effect from July 17.   The new flagfall charges for urban, New Territories and Lantau taxis for the first two kilometres will be $27, $23.5 and $22.   Afterwards, incremental charges below $93.5, $74.5 and $175 will be $1.9, $1.7 and $1.7.   Incremental charges above $93.5, $74.5 and $175 will be $1.3, $1.3 and $1.5.   Concerning additional charges, the fare for every piece of baggage carried, except light personal hand baggage carried inside the passenger compartment, will remain at $6.   Additionally, the fares for every animal or bird carried and every hiring arranged through telephone booking will still be $5.   From this Sunday, taxi drivers must display the fare conversion tables issued by the department in the vehicle if the taximeters are yet to be adjusted to display the new fares.   While passengers are required to pay the new fares according to the conversion tables, taxi drivers must state the new fares when they issue receipts to passengers.
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