This Day in History | 1964 Three civil rights activists found dead

The bodies of three civil rights workers missing for six weeks have been found buried in a partially constructed dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation found

Virus surges in Philippines, India; Australia imposes curfew

Surges of new coronavirus cases continued last weekend in India and the Philippines, which recorded another daily high to surpass 100,000 total infections, as officials across the globe considered stricter

Microsoft tries to salvage deal to buy TikTok, appease Trump

In a bid to salvage a deal for the U.S. operations of TikTok, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella spoke with President Donald Trump by phone about how to

MGM Cotai featured in BBC television series

MGM Cotai has become the first hotel in the greater China region to be featured in Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, a BBC television series. The episode featuring the

Summer Staycation at The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Macau is offering two new staycation packages, available for guests who book until August 7 and stay before October 31, 2020. The offers are available to both Macau

Golf | Danielle Kang wins at Inverness in LPGA return

Danielle Kang was away from the LPGA Tour for six months during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not to suggest she was without competition. She lost track of the games she

The Buzz | Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

Vulnerable coastal areas were being evacuated and fishing boats recalled to port before a typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains to eastern China late yesterday as much of the

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized yesterday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew.

Our Desk | No more expensive second-hand furniture, go to

Are you shocked by how much money furniture owners ask for their unwanted items? Are you tired of the uniform furniture that real estate agencies put in your rental apartment?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – edition no. 3590

  * Macau joins global race — MUST to begin human trials for Covid-19 vaccine * Covid-19 | Tightened restrictions among new travel policies * When a vehicle is flashed by a camera shutter

Asia Today: More restrictions in Australia’s State of Victoria

CANBERRA — The State of Victoria, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced today (Monday) that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the

Labor authority claims redundancies, missing salaries not a growing problem

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) says it has no record of any serious situations regarding unemployment disputes. During Friday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting, local workers advocate and lawmaker Ella Lei

Museum fire did not damage historic materials

  A fire that broke out at the Macau Museum on Friday evening had no consequences for the historic materials stored within, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has said. The evaluation

Government aims to expand local tours to Hengqin by month-end

The local government hopes to launch Macau tour group itineraries involving Hengqin by the end of August, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture said during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL)

Briefs | Woman who broke quarantine referred to Public Prosecutions Office

  The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has referred the case of a woman allegedly breaking her quarantine at the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel to the Public Prosecutions Office. The woman

Mainland provinces receive greenlight to issue non-tourism visas to Macau: reports

All mainland provinces will resume issuing non-tourism visas for traveling to Macau, according to a report by Macao Daily News. However, group tour visas and the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS),

Gov’t promises unpopular bus cuts just for summer

A controversial decision to slash the frequency of bus services in the Macau SAR is only for the summer, according to government authorities, who assembled a last-minute press conference yesterday

‘Politics should stay off campus,’ says higher education chief

Politics, and namely the political opinions of lecturers, should stay out of the classrooms of local universities, Sou Chio Fai, the Director of the Higher Education Bureau (DSES) has said

Covid-19 | Hong Kong opens makeshift hospital to face third wave

The Hong Kong government opened over the weekend a temporary field hospital with a capacity of 500 beds to enlarge the region’s capacity to hospitalize what is being termed the

Sheraton Grand Macao concludes quarantine mission

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has recently announced that the Sheraton Macao Hotel will conclude its service as a quarantine hotel no later than August 14. As a replacement, the

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