THE CONVERSATION | Why improvisation is the future in an AI-dominated world

Rich Pellegrin University of Florida In his autobiography, Miles Davis complained that classical musicians were like robots. He spoke from experience – he’d studied classical music at Juilliard and recorded with classical

Import-related Covid-19 infections are local infections: SSM

Neurosurgeon Tai Wa Hou, medical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital, admitted for the first time yesterday that import-related Covid-19 infections are actually local infections. The categorization of

Briefs | First round of NATs at elderly home all negative

  The first round of nucleic acid tests (NATs) for the elderly and staff at the elderly home Asilo Vila Madalena were negative. The Social Welfare Bureau and the Health Bureau

Over 500 cross-border students still stranded after border changes

More than 500 students and their parents who do not have a living place in Macau have been arranged to stay in youth hostels and school dormitories, according to an

MGM refutes idea that central gov’t is tightening control on gaming sector

MGM Resorts International brushed off concerns relating to China tightening its control on Macau’s gaming sector, which scared investors away when the proposed gaming law amendment was announced last month. Speaking

JETCO to launch cardless cash withdrawal service in the city

  Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) yesterday announced the launch of the cross-bank cardless cash withdrawal service in Macau, with an expectation to integrate the cross-bank cardless cash withdrawal feature

Jai Alai building, hotel remain open

The gaming areas in the Jai Alai building and Hotel Jai Alai remain open, while Casino Oceanus is temporarily closed for disinfection works, SJM Resorts, S.A. disclosed in a statement. The

Briefs | HK to test cross-border fintech applications

  Hong Kong will facilitate financial institutions, and information and technology companies from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, to test cross-border fintech applications, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (CE) Carrie Lam said

Diplomacy | Biden dispatches Sullivan to meet China diplomat in Zurich

President Joe Biden is dispatching White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan for talks with senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi in Switzerland as the two countries find themselves

Hong Kong | Facing social unrest, Carrie Lam looks to build more housing

Land-starved Hong Kong plans to build more affordable housing in response to public demands that have fueled social unrest. Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a major development project yesterday for Hong

Taiwan | French senators arrive in Taipei amid tensions with Beijing

A group of French senators arrived in Taiwan for a five-day visit yesterday following a large Chinese show of force with fighter jets near the self-ruled island, and Beijing warned

Philippines | Dictator son’s presidential run triggers protests

The son and namesake of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising, registered his candidacy yesterday for next year’s presidential elections, sparking a protest by

Indonesia | US woman in Bali ‘suitcase murder’ to be released Oct. 29

A Chicago woman convicted of assisting her boyfriend in her mother’s murder and stuffing the body in a suitcase on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali in 2014 is being released

This day in history | 2001 US launches air strikes against Taleban

The United States has begun its military campaign, Operation Enduring Freedom, against al-Qaeda and the Taleban in Afghanistan. Cruise missiles and bombers have targeted the airports of Kandahar and Kabul and

Czech Republic | Pandora Papers a worry for Czech PM Babis ahead of election

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is heading into a parliamentary election this week hit by yet another scandal that links him and hundreds of other wealthy people to offshore accounts. Findings

Sands China Fully Supports NAT Drive

In support of Macao’s two consecutive community-wide mandatory nucleic acid testing drives, Sands China Ltd. again made available The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Halls A, B and C as a

Football preview | Denmark on brink, Kane on streak in WCup qualifying

JAMES ELLINGWORTH & STEVE DOUGLAS European countries resume their qualifying campaigns for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this week. Here are some things to look out for: Sunday, 2:45 Moldova v Denmark H

The Buzz | Nobel in chemistry honors ‘greener’ way to build molecules

Two scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry yesterday for finding an “ingenious” new way to build molecules that can be used to make everything from medicines to food flavorings. The work of

Show me the way… | Zimbabwe reopens bars, but only for vaccinated drinkers

Zimbabwe is allowing bars to reopen for the first time in more than a year, but only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to take a swig from inside the

Animal Farm | Diversification into vanity

Beauty products, make-up and skin care work their little miracles. Or to rephrase, when vanity helps this economy. Exports of goods as a contribution to GDP exploded in 2020 (a year

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