Japan | Disruptions from twin quakes hit economy

The twin earthquakes that struck southern Japan were having ripple effects far beyond the disaster zone, forcing Toyota to suspend production at most of its factories across the country, and

Ecuador rattled by hundreds of aftershocks, death toll jumps to 272

  New aftershocks are rattling Ecuador — part of the hundreds following a deadly magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has killed at least 272 people in the Andean nation. The Geophysics Institute says 230

Golf | Austin shoots 64, beats Short in playoff to win Mitsubishi

Woody Austin’s putter came through again. Austin tied the tournament record with an 8-under 64 and beat Wes Short Jr. with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff

Public consultation open for the 10-year plan for rehabilitation services

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) opened the public consultation period on their 10-year plan for rehabilitation services on Friday. In a press conference held at the IAS facilities, the plan for

Education | Student art exhibition held at MAC

An art exhibition was held at the Macau Anglican College (MAC) last week to showcase the coursework of some 40 art students across forms four, five and six. Some of

ID: Marathon winner may be disqualified

The Macau Marathon organizers are considering disqualifying Flomena Chepchirchir, the female runner who won the 2014 race while being banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). As the Times reported

755 tender applications for 250 taxi licenses

The sum, tendered by Chan Kam Soi represents a cost of almost MOP92,000 a month for the total period of the license (8 years). According to TDM,  DSAT suspects that

More readers using local libraries

The Macau public libraries have registered a substantial growth in the number of book loans during 2015, revealed Ophelia Tang, director of Public Libraries Management Department within the Cultural Affairs

Pearl Horizon homebuyers resume protests

A large crowd of buyers involved in the “Pearl Horizon” group returned to activity yesterday. This time, as the protesters went back to Polytec Assets’ Headquarters the traffic nearby was

Pyongyang International Marathon | Macau runner ventures to Pyongyang in race that changes his mind

Thirty-three-­year-old Macau resident, Simon Lam, travelled to North Korea earlier this month to participate in the annual Pyongyang international marathon race as, according to Lam, the only runner representing the

HK Disneyland cuts staff after attendance declines

Hong Kong Disneyland cut jobs after sustaining its first loss in four years amid a slump in mainland visitors to the city. Radio Television Hong Kong reported Friday that Walt Disney

11 missing in Japan quakes; US to join relief effort

Eleven people remained missing yesterday in southern Japan from two powerful earthquakes that killed 41 people, as the U.S military announced it was preparing to join relief efforts and Toyota said

Migrants | Libyan smuggling route grows one year after mass drownings

When more than 800 people drowned last year on an overcrowded ship bound for Italy’s southernmost isle of Lampedusa, the European Union deployed a round-the-clock flotilla that has saved thousands

Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush in

  The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast. President Rafael Correa said at least 233 people had died and rescuers were struggling to

Formula one | Rosberg wins Chinese GP for sixth straight victory

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes captured the Chinese Grand Prix with ease yesterday to extend his perfect start to the Formula One season and become just the fourth driver in history

‘Macau Local Cadet Program’ excludes non-Chinese

The application criteria for Air Macau’s “Local Cadet Pilot Program” is raising questions among residents. Among other requirements, Cadet Pilot candidates must be “Macau permanent ID card holders with Macau

Gaming | VIP gamblers deterred as Macau weighs stricter rules

Casinos may see a further squeeze in casino revenue if the local government passes a proposal to hike capital requirements 100-fold for new gaming promoters. Macau’s government is working with new junket

Art | Exhibition celebrates 40 years of China-Cape Verde friendship

An exhibition of works by renowned Cape Verdean artist Alex da Silva opened at Casa Garden on Wednesday evening, in celebration of 40 years of friendship between China and Cape

US State Dep’t claims human rights problems still persist

The U.S. Department of State has released its country report on the condition of human rights in Macau SAR in the period July 2014 through to June 2015, noting that

South China Sea | US reveals joint patrols with Philippines, upsets Beijing

In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said yesterday it has been conducting joint South China Sea patrols — and eventually will conduct air patrols — with the

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