THE CONVERSATION | Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the Covid vaccine? The answer is no

I’m a fitness enthusiast. I also adhere to a nutrient-dense, “clean” eating program, which means I minimize my sugar intake and eat a lot of whole foods for the purpose

Further amendments to quarantine hotel assignments

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong announced yesterday that the government has implemented new arrangements for the assignment of quarantine hotels. Entrants to Macau will be categorized

Macau-Zhuhai travel likely to resume if no new cases: CE

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has said that if no new Covid-19 cases are detected today, the quarantine-upon-arrival measures for entrants to Zhuhai from Macau will likely be lifted. He made

Gov’t to revise budget as GGR expected to tumble

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng expects the city’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) to fall further, missing the initial gaming revenue forecast, due to the current Covid-19 outbreak. In a press conference

Ho takes responsibility for quarantine hotel flaws

The Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng has taken responsibility for the loopholes in quarantine hotels that caused the five recent Covid-19 infections in the city. At a special press conference

UM holds conference on higher education development

  The University of Macau (UM) Centre for Macau Studies and Faculty of Education yesterday held an online conference titled “Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau: Conference on

Average hotel occupancy in August at 38%

The average occupancy rate of hotel rooms stood at 38.4% this month, a month-on-month drop of 25.3 percentage points due to temporarily tightened entry and exit requirements in August. Three Delta

Gaming | Osaka selects MGM as integrated resort partner

MGM Resorts International has announced that MGM Japan, together with its joint venture partner Orix, has been selected by Osaka as its integrated resort partner. Osaka’s selection of the MGM-Orix consortium

Chinese switch to flashlights, generators amid power cuts

People ate breakfast by the light of smartphones and shopkeepers turned on generators as cities across China enforced power cuts yesterday to meet official conservation targets and ease shortages in

COVID-19 | Harbin kills three housecats that tested positive for virus

A city in northern China has killed three housecats after they tested positive for COVID-19, according to a local media report yesterday, as the country takes increasingly strict measures to

China vows to keep Taiwan out of Pacific Rim trade group

Beijing said yesterday it will block Taiwan’s application to join a Pacific Rim trade initiative, citing as its reason the island’s refusal to concede that it is a part of

Japan | Ex-diplomat Kishida wins party vote, to become new PM

Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida won the governing party’s leadership election yesterday and is set to become the next prime minister, facing the tasks of reviving a pandemic-hit economy

This day in history | 1955 James Dean killed in car smash

The Hollywood film star James Dean has been killed in a road accident in California, USA. The 24-year-old actor was behind the wheel of his German-made Porsche sports car when it

Zimbabwe | Vaccine mandates squeeze some of world’s poorest

For months, Acholo Jani was told to get a COVID-19 vaccination because it might save his life. He hesitated, fearful of potential side effects. But the moment he was told

Agriculture | UK permits development of gene-edited crops in climate fight

Britain’s government plans to allow researchers to use gene-editing techniques to develop crops that can increase yields, reduce the need for pesticides and cut greenhouse gas emissions as the U.K.’s

Aviation | Troubled HNA Group proposes paying 40% of debts

HNA Group, a Chinese airline operator that ran into financial trouble after a global acquisition spree, has proposed a plan to settle $61 billion in debts owed to thousands of

The Ritz-Carlton Macau partners with Max Mara to launch tea set

Ritz-Carlton, Macau is collaborating with Italian fashion brand Max Mara to present the exquisite Max Mara Anniversary Afternoon Tea Set and the Max Mara Anniversary Signature Coffee Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge

Sands China participates in responsible gaming promotion

Sands China team members participated in a Gaming Industry Responsible Gaming Promotion Day 2021 roadshow recently at Sands China properties, hosted by the Macao Gaming Industry Employees Home Integrated Services Centre. Held in back-of-house

Football | Newcomer Sheriff stuns Real Madrid in Champions League

Real M 1, Sheriff 2 The start to life in the Champions League couldn’t be going much better for Moldovan club Sheriff. Sébastien Thill scored a 90th-minute winner as the newcomers stunned

The Buzz | Think tank finds Chinese aid to Pacific nations has declined

China gave significantly less aid to Pacific island nations in recent years despite Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to a Sydney-based think tank. Chinese aid

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