A brilliant Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

The famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has never had small ideas or small ambitions, least of all his audacious youthful quest to find a "theory of everything" — one that

Connelly has another winner with ‘Burning Room’

Harry Bosch and his rookie partner tackle a cold case with present-day ramifications in Michael Connelly's latest novel, "The Burning Room." Ten years ago, a man was shot and paralyzed. The

Some tracks work, others don’t

Collaborations between contemporary country artists and classic rock stars have become commonplace over the years. But the Doobie Brothers, with their accent on catchy choruses, close harmonies and traditional influences,

News of the World | Germany after the Berlin Wall: Not always best in west

In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and

The Southern Charm

Occupying almost a third of Portugal, the southern province of Alentejo is renowned for producing wines combining complexity, fruitiness and richness. Although the region traditionally focused on agriculture, especially cork


This year, the intimate Chinese restaurant again has been awarded three Michelin stars. In my opinion, it is simply the best Chinese restaurant in the world. Upon entry, one can

The Buzz | Angola journalist criticizes African Union

The African Union should move its headquarters out of Ethiopia because of concerns about freedom of expression there, an Angolan journalist and human rights campaigner said. Rafael Marques, who has

World briefs

CHINA Activists say police have detained seven employees of a shoe factory amid a quarrel over back pay and benefits in a rare case of detentions in a labor dispute.

ENTERTAINMENT | Rocking the good old days with The Rod Experience

Currently serving up rocking nights to remember at The Venetian Macao’s Bellini Lounge until November 8, the Rod Experience is a one- and-only historical tribute to Rod Stewart and his band. Consisting

ANALYSIS | Gaming industry bound for worst streak amid austerity

A two-year campaign on corruption has discouraged China’s high-rollers from ostentatious displays of wealth in Macau, the only place in the country where casinos are legal. The industry could be

Logistics association criticizes gov’t for lack of development blueprint

When the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (Delta Bridge) is completed in 2016, the project is expected to bring new economic opportunities to Macau and to benefit different sectors, including the logistics

Abe ally vows casino push after report that bill faces delay

Japan’s parliament should resume stalled debates to legalize casinos, lest delays interfere with local government planning for the gambling resorts’ proposals, the head of a pro-casino lawmakers group said. Takeshi Iwaya,

Construction workers see daily wage increase

The average daily wage of construction workers increased by 2.3 pct quarter-to-quarter to MOP672 in the third quarter of this year, and the average daily wage of local construction workers

Lau Si Io says current and future housing units sufficient

Lau further stated that, “residents’ living environment should be constantly improved. Given the overall needs, Macau’s existing and announced future housing units are at of a sufficient number.” Responding to the

Construction recognition regime to set appeal mechanism

According to the latest draft of a bill governing the recognition of construction professionals, an appeal mechanism and several selected committees will be established within the future Architecture and Engineering

Briefs | Mobile base station at Border Gate busted

The Judiciary Police (PJ), in collaboration with the Public Security Department of Zhuhai and the Macau Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation, launched an operation against a fake mobile base station at

Scholar argues that street names should be translated into English

According to scholar Libo Yan, who coordinated the research, the translation of the street names – currently displayed in the MSAR’s two official languages, Chinese and Portuguese – could make

Interview with André Couto | Guia is ‘one of the world’s best circuits’

Macau Daily Times (MDT) – You’ve just completed the Audi R8 LMS Cup, with the Shanghai circuit. What do you think of your participation so far? André Couto (AC) – I’ve

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