The Buzz: De Niro ends assessment fight with upstate NY town

Actor Robert De Niro says he'll reimburse a town nearly USD130,000 in legal fees it spent defending its assessment of the actor's upstate New York property. The settlement involves the Hudson

‘Booze Traveler’ host explores how world drinks

Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. From moss schnapps in Iceland to gut-busting raki in Turkey and homebrew in the Himalayas, he’s learned the hard way that tippler’s truism: “It’s always

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CHINA Six nurses and a janitor were killed yesterday in a knife attack blamed on another employee at a military hospital and resort in a northeastern coastal town favored by

Briefs: China Daily highlights MSAR ahead of anniversary

The Macau Special Administrative Region’s 15th anniversary was highlighted this week in the China Daily, the central government’s English-language mouthpiece newspaper. Aspects of the region’s livelihood are detailed in the

Casino Crash | Daiwa sees 7 pct decline in 2015 gaming revenues

Daiwa Securities gaming analyst Jamie Soo predicts that Macau’s Gross Gaming Revenue will decline by 7 pct next year, foreseeing a decline in all three gaming segments. For VIP play,

EDUCATION| 2 Macau universities rank on China’s top 100

According to a statement issued by MUST’s public relations office, the overall distribution of the ranking’s top 100 universities includes 64 institutions from mainland China, 27 from Taiwan, seven from

24-hour border crossing operational from Dec 18

From Dec 18, the Lotus Bridge Cotai Frontier Post (connected to Hengqin) will be operating around the clock. Meanwhile, the operation hours of the Border Gate (connected to Gongbei) will

MTPA welcomes ‘massive public approval’ of new taxi regulations

The Macau Taxi Passengers Association (MTPA) said it is delighted at the Transport Bureau’s announcement yesterday that 97 percent of respondents to a public consultation voted in favor of introducing

New top officials to be announced next week

Top officials set to take high office for the upcoming MSAR government term will be announced approximately next week, said government spokesperson Alexis Tam in response to the Times’ inquiry. “I

Pacquiao, Algieri ready for ‘Clash in Cotai’

“You cannot find two better stories in boxing, much less sports, than what we are presenting on Sunday. And I think it is only fitting that the Venetian Macao, which