Dennis Stuebing | The International School of Macau: ‘Activist-in-Residence Program’ aims to inspire students, families

THE International School of Macau (TIS) recently announced a brand-new program titled “Activist-in-Residence” aiming to advance the institution’s mission “to problem solve, think critically, and make

Visitors flooding into city raise holiday hopes for casinos

There’s a ray of hope in the gloomy outlook for Macau casinos. Early numbers are showing a healthy stream of visitors into the world’s biggest

Freedom of Speech | First session of Polytec lawsuit against columnist

The first trial session in the case opposing local Chinese newspaper Son Pou and the Polytec Asset Holdings Ltd (Polytec) was heard yesterday at the Court of

Gov’t extends deadline on rehousing greyhounds

The government approved a seven-day extension to the deadline for Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome to rehouse its retired greyhounds. On Tuesday, the Canidrome was supposed

Gaming | Weakest revenue growth since August 2016

Macau’s gaming industry revenue increased by 2.8 percent year-on-year to MOP21.95 billion (approximately USD2.72 billion) in September, the Gaming Inspection Bureau announced. It is the weakest growth seen

National Day | CE pledges to step up efforts in development strategies

In celebration of the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Chief Executive Chui Sai On said that the SAR would step

Lam wants disclosure of telecommunication interception requests

Lawmaker Agnes Lam has proposed that telecommunication companies be required to release the annual number of requests from police to intercept private communications conducted over the

Briefs | Chinese team wins int’l fireworks display contest

The 29th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest wrapped up on Monday, with the Chinese fireworks team winning the championship, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced. Liuyang New Year

IAM with fewer competences, more staff and budget

Some of the responsibilities of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) will be transferred to departments such as the Public Security Police Force (PSP) once the

Jack Ma says US-China trade war could last 20 years

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said Tuesday that the trade dispute between the U.S. and China could last 20 years. But he expressed hope that a solution

IMF reveals crisis legacy is slower growth, more debt, fewer babies

The global financial crisis left lasting scars on the world economy, including slower growth, higher government debt and even lower fertility rates, the International Monetary Fund

Corporate Bits | lVS recognized by dow jones for corporate sustainability efforts

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has once again been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for its industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts. Sands is

The Trade of War | Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a

Death & Taxes | Authorities orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive fine

Chinese tax authorities have ordered “X-Men” star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling USD130 million, ending speculation over the fate

Hong Kong | Securities regulator freezes chairman assets, alleges USD1.3b con

Hng Kong’s securities regulator froze the assets of an unnamed chairman of a public company on suspicion of fraud totaling USD1.3 billion. The person may have

Hidden Cobra | North Korea said to have stolen a fortune in online bank heists

North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering

Quake-tsunami | Horror difficult to erase for Indonesians as toll tops 1,400

For some who survived the massive earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island last week, the memories and the horror of experiencing a disaster that has

US, British scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Three researchers who “harnessed the power of evolution” to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of

EU | Finnish ex-prime minister bids to become Commission head

Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said yesterday he would run for the head of the European Commission following next year’s elections. Stubb announced

Offbeat | California divorce courts go to dogs as pets gain status

California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps

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