2008年5月21日

08.5.21 - 同心默念 化悲痛為力量

母校就四川汶川8.0級大地震發表公開信,特此致哀。

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各位校董、各位同事、各位校友、各位同學:

同心默念 化悲痛為力量

過去一星期,相信大家都為國內四川汶川大地震的連綿噩耗而同深悼痛。截至五月十八日下午二時,災區罹難者已飆升至逾三萬之數,傷者多達二十二萬人,仍待救援者不計其數。國家地震局更將汶川地震的震級修訂為黎克特制八級,其破壞力之巨大、災情之慘重,更甚於一九七六年唐山大地震。
我跟各位一樣,和國內同胞休戚與共。如今悲情籠罩,令人稍感安慰的是中國人表現了空前的團結力量和關懷之心。拯救行動爭分奪秒,未曾稍息;兩岸三地賑災義助,方式不一,熱忱則同。本地大專學界亦紛紛發起募捐行動,我們日前「解囊濟急、紓緩蜀困」的呼籲也得到熱烈響應。大學特於恆生銀行設立籌款帳戶,號碼為293-005005-022,請大家繼續慷慨解囊,踴躍捐輸。
為了表達全體國民對地震遇難同胞的深切哀悼,國務院昨日宣布,二零零八年五月十九日至二十一日為全國哀悼日。其間,全國和各駐外機構下半旗誌哀,並於五月十九日(今日)下午二時二十八分起,舉國默哀三分鐘。我謹此呼籲全體中大人屆時也暫停活動,同表哀思。而大學各項典禮和活動開始之前,均會舉行默哀儀式,以悼念不幸遇難的同胞。我同時呼籲各位中大人在全國哀悼日期間,言行宜樸淡,服飾以素雅為主,藉向已逝者表懷緬,向仍在水深火熱中的同胞表支持。
救援工作仍在繼續,重建之路漫長。我相信各位中大人與千千萬萬的中國人一樣,必將持續向災區獻上精神上與實質上的支持。大家同心默念,化悲痛為力量。

劉遵義 謹啟
二零零八年五月十九日

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Dear Council Members, Colleagues, Alumni and Students,

A time to mourn

Over the past week all of us have been struck dumb with horror and grief by the immense loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake in Wenchuan, Sichuan. The catastrophe has to date claimed over 30,000 lives. Over 220,000 have been injured. Millions are awaiting disaster relief. The China Earthquake Administration has revised the magnitude of the earthquake to 8.0 on the Richter scale. The extent of the devastation has surpassed that of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake.
We share the sorrow and grief of our mainland compatriots. At the same time we are heartened by the tremendous outpour of sympathy, help and support for the victims from people all over the country. Massive rescue and disaster relief efforts have been conducted efficiently. Tens of thousands have responded to calls for donations to help the survivors. The response to the University’s fund-raising campaign for relief has been most encouraging. Let me remind you once again that the University has set up an earthquake relief fund account at the Hang Seng Bank (account number 293-005005-022). Please give generously.
The State Council announced yesterday that the country would observe three days of mourning from 19 to 21 May. Flags of all PRC government organizations on the mainland and overseas will be flying at half-mast. At 14:28 today, the exact time when the earthquake struck a week ago, a three-minute silence was observed across the nation. Many members of the University halted their activities in remembrance of the earthquake victims. Throughout these three days, all major university ceremonies and activities will also be preceded by a mourning vigil. To be respectful of the dead and as a gesture of support for the survivors, let us be plain in speech and attire during the mourning period.
Rescue efforts are continuing. Reconstruction will be a long journey. I believe that like millions of Chinese all over the world, members of the University will continue to offer their spiritual and material support to the victims of the earthquake. Let us turn our grief into strength, to help all those who are in need of our help.

Lawrence J. Lau
President and Vice-Chancellor
19 May 2008

2008年5月11日

08.5.11 - 69M遷站

九巴於2008年5月10日更改69M路線,由天瑞開往葵芳鐵路站的班次不再途徑天耀總站,原有分站遷往天耀邨耀民樓,與現有69X、269B、269C、269D、276A、E34系列及265S分站相同(還有城巴969、969X、嶼巴B2)。
過去多年來,天耀總站一直擔當接載天耀邨及天盛苑居民往葵青、荃灣區的角色。最初64M和69M以天耀為總站,天瑞邨入伙後,69M總站遷往天瑞,但保留天耀總站為分站。西鐵通車後,天水圍居民對巴士需求減少,九巴於2004年刪減64M線,改以69P早上繁忙時間路線接載天耀邨及天盛苑往葵青、荃灣區的乘客,自此天耀總站只有69M設置全日分站。
69M途經天耀總站十多年,往葵芳方向一直以此為分站,但天耀路十字路口與其他輕鐵沿線一樣,都是輕鐵優先行走,故此每次駛進天耀總站最少要三分鐘,有時更慢,故此九巴發出通告的時候,小弟對此又愛又恨,好處當然是可以走得更快,但感慨天耀總站日漸衰落──早上仍有69P、69X和969特別班次開出,但再無全日路線途徑天耀總站。
2008年5月10日,隨著69M尾班車於凌晨0:02分開出(9日23:55班次,車牌GE 1943,並非69M常用的車次),跟隨69M十多年的天耀總站也要分離,蓋上「此站暫停服務」封套。從前在天耀總站等候69M的乘客,如今要稍移玉步,往耀民樓分站等候69M了。

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