The Conversation | Why students learn better when they move their bodies – instead of sitting still at their desks

My son’s kindergarten teachers, holding class on Zoom last year, instructed: “Eyes watching, ears listening, voices quiet, bodies still.” However, I noticed my 6-year-old’s hands would stay busy with items

Elections 2021 | Alleged paid election ad under investigation

Nelson Kot Man Kam, the first candidate on List 12 – Powers of Political Thought, was found to be connected to a paid election advertisement on a social media platform.

Average earnings up from low base in 2020

In June 2021, the average earnings (excluding bonuses) of full-time employees engaged in wholesale and retail trade were MOP14,490, up by 7.7% compared to December 2020 and 17.9% year-on-year. Average earnings

Gongbei blacklists 51 parallel traders

As of Monday, 51 individuals have been barred from crossing the Border Gate due to allegations of parallel trading, the Gongbei Customs Authority revealed on its website. The authority stressed that

Elections 2021 | Second election debate session more heated than first

The second televised election debate held yesterday saw more heat and confrontation than the first session. Yesterday’s session was the stage for list numbers six to 10. The first two candidates

Merchandise export up 29.5%

  From January to July this year, total value of merchandise export increased by 29.5% year-on-year to MOP7.83 billion, of which value of re-exports (MOP6.73 billion) and domestic exports (MOP1.09 billion)

Crime | Man apprehended for driving on suspension

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has apprehended an individual who drove with a suspended license in a regular traffic inspection operation, the police announced yesterday at a regular press

Majority of legislators with high attendance to AL work

Over the past four legislative years, majority of the local lawmakers have registered a significant high attendance at all Legislative Assembly (AL) meetings, including Plenary Sessions and meetings from the

Japan ministry seeks 2.6% defense hike amid China worries

Japan’s Defense Ministry yesterday asked for a 2.6% increase over this year’s record budget as it seeks to further strengthen the country’s military in the face of China’s growing assertiveness

PMI | Manufacturing sector slows as export demand weakens

China’s factory activity decelerated in August as export demand weakened, a survey showed yesterday. The monthly purchasing managers’ index of the Chinese statistics bureau and an official industry group declined to

Thailand | Lawmakers’ no-confidence debate focuses on pandemic

Thai lawmakers yesterday began a no-confidence debate targeting Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and five of his Cabinet members, with the opposition focusing on charges the government bungled its handling of

Pakistan | 11 Islamic State militants killed in raid: police

Pakistan’s counter-terrorism units raided a hideout of the Islamic State group in the restive southwestern Baluchistan province before dawn yesterday, setting off a shootout that killed 11 militants, the police

This day in history | 1976 Water crisis deepens

The first of 11,500 standpipes have been connected in Yorkshire as local reservoirs reach their lowest levels in years. Yorkshire Water Authority (YWA) have said that current measures to save water

USA | Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks brought hundreds of people trapped by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters to safety yesterday and utility repair crews rushed in, after the furious storm

Technology | Analysis: China extends control with online gaming crackdown

Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture in China are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to encourage the public to fall in line with its vision

CTM undertakes works following damage to underground communications cable

CTM has arranged for a technical team to conduct emergency maintenance work and rapid network diversification following the service interruption at the Central District of Macau Peninsula at 5:30 p.m.

GEG sets up blood donation drive

This year, Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) collaborated with the Health Bureau’s Macao Blood Transfusion Service to host the 13th annual blood donation drive at Galaxy Macau, attracting nearly 70 team

Paralympics | Masters cruises to gold in hand-cycle time trial

A thought recently struck Paralympic gold medalist Oksana Masters: What would young Oksana, the one who shuffled between Ukrainian orphanages, think of this grown-up version? Young Oksana was always resilient, determined

Birds of prey face global decline from habitat loss, poisons

Despite a few high-profile conservation success stories – like the dramatic comeback of bald eagle populations in North America – birds of prey are in decline worldwide. A new analysis of

World Views | What do Muslims believe and do? Understanding the five pillars of Islam

When I was growing up in India, my father’s Muslim friends would get me new clothes for Eid al-Fitr, a festival that celebrates the end of the fasting month of

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