Aviation tragedy | Preliminary report: Ethiopia crew followed Boeing procedures

The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed six minutes after takeoff last month performed all procedures recommended by Boeing when the plane started to

Twitter stops blocking French government’s ad campaign

Twitter has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed

2.33 million air passengers in first quarter

The Macau International Airport (MIA) has served more passengers this past quarter compared to the same period last year, the airport noted. The airport handled 2.33

Offbeat | Lithuanian man flies alone on commercial plane to Italy

A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: He was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800. Skirmantas Strimaitis, who

This Day in History | 2001 – Driver jailed for immigrant deaths

A Dutch lorry driver has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his part in the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants. They were found

Super Rugby | Lions lock in coach ahead of South African derby

Having secured an important part of their long-term future, the Johannesburg-based Lions can focus on a more immediate challenge when they face the Durban-based Sharks in

Football | Great Pele hospitalized in Paris

Soccer great Pele was hospitalized in Paris yesterday because of a urinary infection following a meeting with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital, his spokesman said.

World briefs

CHINA’s central bank had an odd warning yesterday: Please don’t burn fake yuan notes. Today, millions of Chinese will celebrate Qingming (Cheng Ming) Festival, the tomb-sweeping holiday,

2.33 million air passengers in first quarter

T he Macau International Airport (MIA) has served more passengers this past quarter compared to the same period last year, the airport noted. The airport

Timmothy | Police, FBI trying to verify teen is boy missing since 2011

Authorities conducted DNA testing to try to determine yesterday whether a teenager found wandering in Kentucky is who he claims to be — an Illinois boy who

Bizcuits | Environment: Not quite leaderless

In an unusually forthright utterance at MIECF last week, Antonio Trindade (CEO of CESL Asia) made the surprising statement that Macau lacks integrity in environmental leadership. The surprise

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  * Movies: Dumbo * Books: The Spectators by Jennifer duBois * Music: Wilderness Road byGino Vannelli * Travelog: Flintstones house     DOWNLOAD

‘Dumbo’ remake takes flight on its own charms

The original “Dumbo” was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in the Pacific. Crafted as a simpler Disney

Novel revisits culture wars, AIDS crisis

A deadly school shooting serves as a pivotal event in “The Spectators,” a novel that revisits American cultural wars and crises in the last decades of the

Gino Vannelli’s emotions carve up ‘Wilderness Road’

Looking for a jazzy follow- up to George Michael’s “Kissing a Fool”? Try Gino Vannelli’s “Gimme Back My Life.” It’s one of the standout tracks on “Wilderness Road,” the

News of the World | Scammers peddling bogus tax breaks find traction on Facebook

The scam ads used photos of nearly every U.S. governor — and sometimes President Donald Trump — to claim that with new, lucrative tax incentives, people might

Travelog | Yabba dabba don’t: California town rejects Flintstones house

Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn

Friday, April 5, 2019 – edition no. 3264

* Public servants’ retirement fund | Deficit climbs to MOP1.2 billion * Two new air routes * Court backs Fong in dismissal case * The Australian store where everything is shipped to China   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz | Rally for rugby: The Hong Kong Sevens are back this weekend

Now in its 44th year, the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens is bigger and better than ever, the organizers say. More than 120,000 fans will gather at Hong Kong

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