Northern district residents concerned with LRT impacts

Grace Yu Members of the Northern District Advisory Committee for Community Services were briefed yesterday by government representatives on the three proposals for the would-be Light Rail Transit (LRT). Three northern section LRT routes, leading

MUSIC | Competition launched to promote piano studies

João Pedro Lau The Macau Piano Association has announced that it will organize the “Lotus Cup” Macau Youth Piano Competition, which will take place between July 16 and 18. The competition

Fitness trends Crossfit: ‘Program for the best, scale down for the rest’

Catarina Pinto As fitness options spread around town, a new gym promises a sport combining Olympic lifting, running, swimming, all types of cardiovascular activity involved with heavy lifting, as well as

BootCamp: From the gym to the street

Nuno Fernandes completed a training program in Hong Kong, and decided to team up with João Braga to provide something Macau was yet to experience. The Urban BootCamp 853 made it

Wave of investments precedes first Xi Jinping visit to Brazil

A wave of large Chinese investments is preceding the long-awaited first visit to Brazil by the President of China, Xi Jinping, which is expected to seal a number of important

Alexis Tam calls democracy referendum ‘illegal’ and ‘invalid’

Grace Yu Three groups – the Macau Conscience, the Macao Youth Dynamics and the Open Macau Society – are joining forces to form the “Electoral Affairs Commission on the Civil Referendum

Asia-Pacific tourism ministers meet in Macau

Over 500 guests, including tourism ministers or representatives from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members, will participate in the tourism meeting that will take place in Macau from September 8

Gov’t sets up a talent database

Grace Yu According to the Talent Development Committee, the official body created to manage the “talent issues,” the data is collected based on voluntary registration. The committee encourages local residents with

Macau Fashion Parade today in HK

Under the theme “Cruise Sensation,” Fashion Week offers buyers a wide variety of theme zones, including: Emporium de Mode; International Fashion Designers’ Showcase; World of Fashion Accessories; Bridal & Evening

BRIEFS | Macau-mainland trade down by over 10 pct

Trade between Macau and mainland China decreased by 11.2 percent year on year to USD1.37 billion during the first five months of the year, the Ministry of Commerce said yesterday.

MUST SURVEY | Locals increasingly gloomy on buying houses

The consumer confidence index in Q2 is 85.32, which has dropped 0.67 points compared to the previous quarter, and remains below the benchmark of 100 points. Among all eight sub-indexes, house

Trade between China and lusophone countries rises

Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries totaled USD53.345 million between January and May of this year, rising 9.28 percent against the same period of 2013, according to official figures from

Sulu Sou elected New Macau Association president

João Pedro Lau Sulu Sou Ka Hou, 23, was elected the New Macau Association (ANM)president last night. The newly elected leader was chosen by the association’s council and claimed that he

Petition handed to “right the wrong” housing policies

The lawmakers submitted a petition stating that the government must not avoid some crucial issues, such as the re-establishment of a waiting list, when consulting the public in a review

USJ CHANGES FACULTY NAME | Christian Studies christened ‘Religious Studies’

The University of Saint Joseph has officially changed the name of its Faculty of Christian Studies to the Faculty of Religious Studies. It has also appointed a new Dean for

THE BUZZ | Francis to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness from the victims of clergy sex abuse in his first meeting with several abuse survivors. The Vatican quoted Francis as expressing “sorrow” in his homily at