COMMONWEALTH GAMES | England wins 1st gold medal

England triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on yesterday. Stimpson completed the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer cycle and 10-kilometer run in an unofficial time

A D*Face to SOHO Macau

Movies: Lucy Books: The forsaken by ace atkins Music: Trouble in paradise by la roux Wine: The miracle of immortality Food: Heat of the moment   DOWNLOAD

Kapok: Drawing the line

I must admit it is often tricky to “draw the line between academic research, political commentary and direct political intervention”—to quote my former employer, and for sure, the easiest way

The Miracle of Immortality

Located 950km southwest of Lisbon, Madeira is one of the outermost European territories, and one that produces wine. The volcanic archipelago is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal,

Look out! SOHO is coming to town

Dedicated to providing a world-class gaming, entertainment and other non-gaming amenities to its guests, City of Dreams says it "seeks to revolutionize Macau’s dining and nightlife" with SOHO Macau’s mix

‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain capacity

So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like

La Roux returns with sexy, sassy second LP

Coming off an artistic hiatus after a widely acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning debut, La Roux returns in force with an off-beat, electrifying and synth-pop second album. “Trouble in Paradise” showcases the new

Compelling characters in Atkins’ ‘The Forsaken’

Sheriff Quinn Colson has been working to clean up corruption and injustice in Ace Atkins’ compelling crime fiction series, but he can’t change the past of Jericho, Mississippi, when he’s

HAUTE PORTUGUESE SPLENDOR

Having worked in the kitchen with some of the world’s most distinguished chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Eric Frechon and Ferran Adrià, Chef Avillez was invited, in 2008, to the

Friday, July 25, 2014 – edition no. 2115

* HK firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms * Peninsula LRT section to begin construction in 2016 * Airport company negotiating new flight routes * Air Algerie jet crashes in week’s

World briefs

UKRAINE  Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down over an area called Savur

THE BUZZ: LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

“I’m miles and miles and miles, thousands of miles away from home, and to know that you can inspire someone in a whole other country, it means a lot me,”

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved

47 killed in Taiwan plane’s failed landing

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late yesterday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Taiwanese Transport

Casino workers rally outside Venetian demanding higher benefits

Ieong Man Teng, president of the Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG), which organized this demonstration, said that if Sands China does not give a satisfactory reply, the casino workers would

Wynn Resorts says it’s cooperating with CCAC

Wynn Resorts Ltd. confirmed it has been contacted by Macau’s anti-corruption agency regarding the company’s land purchase for its new resort-casino on the Cotai Strip. “We are working cooperatively with”

Over 15 million visitors during the first half of the year

Visitors from mainland China (+15%), Taiwan (+2%) and the Republic of Korea (+18%) increased year-on-year, while the number of visitors from Hong Kong (-6%) decreased.  Moreover, long-haul visitors from the

Gov’t to roll out 4G in 2015

Last month, Hoi Chi Leong said that the 4G mobile services could be up and running as soon as the end of this year, or in 2015. At the time,

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