Grand Prix organizers claim ‘all is going according to plan’

Despite the announced drop of the Porsche Carrera Cup racing event from this year’s Grand Prix calendar, the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee (MGPOC) claim has said that the event

Local racer crowned champion of TCR China

Macau’s Rodolfo Ávila was yesterday crowned as the 2021 champion of the TCR China Championship for 2021. Ávila’s final win came in the last and decisive race of the season on

Analysts: Gov’t budget for 2022 ‘too optimistic, unreal’

Local analysts consider the budget proposal for 2022 submitted by the government to the Legislative Assembly (AL) to be too optimistic, and likely to suffer amendment later on. The president of

Gaming | Francis Lui tops Power 50 for third consecutive year

Galaxy Entertainment Group vice chairman Francis Lui has been named the most influential person in the Asian gaming industry for the third year in a row, after topping Inside Asian

Briefs | Temperature expected to fall to 13C mid-week

  The Meteorological and Geophysics Bureau is forecasting a cold front that will bring the temperature down this week. Temperatures may reach 14 degrees Celsius in Macau. The bureau expects Wednesday’s

SJM records HKD176m loss for Grand Lisboa Palace

Gambling concessionaire SJM Holdings has recorded a loss of HKD176 million in its Adjusted Property EBITDA for the Grand Lisboa Palace (GLP), the group’s first resort in Cotai. Since the GLP

Group calls on gov’t to allow local domestic helper services

Local domestic helper services should be opened and allowed by the government, Au Ieong Kuong Kao, president of the Macau Overseas Worker Employment Agency Association, said in a suggestion to

MGTO promotes Macau’s festivities in Shenzhen

The “Safe & Quality Destination – Glamorous Macao” Travel Roadshow was held this weekend in Shenzhen by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) to promote upcoming events and community activities

Mobile payment transactions grew to MOP5.3b in Q3

The number of transactions carried out by local mobile payment tools grew by 12.3% from the previous quarter to 53.9 million in the third quarter of 2021, reaching a total

Gov’t lashes out at press freedom survey in Hong Kong

China on Friday criticized a press freedom survey from the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club that found nearly half its members were considering leaving the city. The survey said the members

China LGBT rights group shuts down amid hostile environment

An influential LGBT advocacy group in China that has spearheaded many of the legal cases pushing for greater rights is halting its work amid growing restrictions on social activism. LGBT Rights

North Korea stages artillery firing drill in latest weapons test

North Korea has conducted artillery firing exercises to bolster its defense capability, state media reported yesterday, its latest weapons test as Pyongyang continues to pressure Washington and Seoul to abandon

UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta

The head of the U.N. body investigating the most serious crimes in Myanmar said that preliminary evidence collected since the military seized power on Feb. 1 shows a widespread and

This day in history | 2000 Bush and Gore fight to the finish

The result of the American presidential election is still hanging in the balance hours after the last polls officially closed. Votes are still being counted in the key state of Florida

Iraq | PM survives assassination attempt, ramping up tensions

Troops deployed around Baghdad yesterday following the failed assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted the residence of Iraq’s prime minister. The attack significantly ramped up tensions sparked by the

Basketball | Lillard has 25, Blazers beat short-handed Lakers 105-90

Damian Lillard said some dad time at home with his son helped put him in a good place before facing the Lakers. Lillard, who has been in a shooting slump, scored

The Buzz | Crowd surge kills at least eight at Houston music festival

The crowd at a Houston music festival suddenly surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, squeezing fans so tightly together that they could not breathe or

Pfizer says Covid-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

Pfizer Inc. said Friday that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults, as the drugmaker joined the race for

World Views | Optimism from climate talks: Warming projections down a bit

  With pledges for a United Nations climate conference, the world may be ever so slightly receding from gloomy scenarios of future global warming, according to two new preliminary scientific analyses

Monday, November 8, 2021 – edition no. 3889

— The Sports Bureau assured that the Grand Prix is “going as planned” despite the recent drop of the Porsche Carrera Cup racing event and the ‘struggle’ to fill slots *

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