THE CONVERSATION | Facebook’s scandals and outage test users’ frenemy relationship

When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, 2021, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have compiled an expansive

Covid-19 | New inbound flight policy for Macau will not affect quarantine time

Firmer requirements introduced by local health authorities yesterday for those intending to fly into Macau will not result in any changes to the length of the quarantine period on arrival

LVS to bring in David Green as key witness in multi-billion dollar case

Another hearing of the Las Vegas Sands (LVS) lawsuit regarding a potential USD12 billion damages payout will be held today at the Court of First Instance. The plaintiff, Taiwanese mogul Marshall

MICE receipts tumble 54%

With a decline of over 70% in MICE events amid the pandemic, receipts of conference and exhibition organising services shrank 53.7% year-on-year to MOP288 million, according to data from the

Briefs | CTM, China Telecom to provide free data to stranded students

  Local telecom service providers CTM and China Telecom have each announced that they will provide 30GB of free cellular data to every cross-border student stranded in Macau, following the sudden

Covid-19 | PSP to follow up on potential illegalities by patients 74 and 75

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) will follow up on suspicions of illegal activity related to patients number 74 and 75, chief of PSP’s Department of Planning and Operations Ma

Covid-19 | Zhuhai’s Doumen identifies Macau as high-risk region

A public notice by Zhuhai’s Doumen District government announced that Macau has been categorized as a region with mid-to-high Covid-19 risk. At Tuesday’s regular health press conference, neurosurgeon Tai Wa Hou

Online classes to resume next week

Starting from next week, according to the actual school-based situations, schools can launch the home learning programme gradually in accordance with the relevant guidelines on teaching during class suspension in

Macau Pass suspends payment functions of unregistered cards

  Macau Pass yesterday suspended some passengers’ cards in order to identify those who had possibly boarded the same buses as confirmed Covid-19 patients, due to the potential risk of infection. In

Lawyers find proposed gambling law’s dividend restriction impractical

Two lawyers from a local law firm have said they find the government’s proposal to restrict distribution of dividends “difficult to harmonize with Macau’s legal framework.” The government is running a

ZURICH MEETING | Xi, Biden expected to meet virtually by year’s end

With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting before year’s end, according to the White House. The

CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising

The CIA said yesterday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a broad U.S. government effort focused on countering Beijing’s influence. The group will become one

This day in history | 2003 The Terminator takes on California

The film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been elected governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before his term was due to end. It is the first time in

Nobel Prize | Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded literature prize

U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose work explores the profound impact of migration on uprooted people and the places they make their new homes, won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Personnel Finance | How to invest in cryptocurrency without buying any

Cryptocurrencies are inherently cryptic — it’s right there in the name. And if you follow Warren Buffett’s advice to never invest in businesses you can’t understand, it may be hard

Drive In | ‘The Sopranos’ prequel is made for the TV fans

When “The Sopranos” is brought up these days, it’s usually for the nebulous way it ended: That now-famous cut-to-black in a crowded diner while Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” plays. Whether

TASTE OF EDESIA | The unspoken onion

Krug has always lived up to its reputation as the first and still unique champagne house to create only prestige champagne every year since its foundation. Individuality, the art of

The Buzz | WHO starts shipping COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea

The World Health Organization has started shipping COVID-19 medical supplies into North Korea, a possible sign that the North is easing one of the world’s strictest pandemic border closures to

USA | North Carolina charter school under fire for teacher’s comments

A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a

World Views | US-China challenge: Easing tensions despite differences

In a relationship as fraught as America’s and China’s, just an agreement that talks were productive was a sign of progress. Nine months into Joe Biden’s presidency, the two sides finally

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