Briefs | APEC summit: CE meets top tourism officials from Beijing

The Chief Executive met yesterday with a working group from the National Tourism Administration (NTA) led by the Director General of the Department of Tourism Promotion and International Communications, Mr

China Southern Airlines launches Guangzhou-Macau helicopter service

Macau and Guangzhou now seem to be closer than ever as China Southern Airlines launched a helicopter service connecting the two cities. Still in its trial phase, the first flight

Cheong U | UM Taipa campus to be a public sports facility

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Cheong U, has said that the Macau government is looking into converting the sports center at the University of Macau’s (UM) Taipa campus

Taxi industry worries about stigmatization

During the TDM Forum debate yesterday, the Macau Taxi Driver Mutual Association president Kuok Leong Son claimed that it’s unfair for the government to introduce entrapment operations that target only

PHOTO SHOP | Nitro Circus Live thrills at The Venetian Macao

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live delivered a live action sports show at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena Saturday evening, with a second show following yesterday. Led by extreme sports icon,

ASK THE VET | Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Ear mites are extremely contagious. They can be passed from the mother animal to her offspring. Additionally, the mites are easily spread to

Melco Crown 2Q results show year-on-year decrease in net revenue

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was USD1,199.5 million, representing a decrease of approximately 7% from US$1,295.0 million for the comparable period in 2013. The decline in net

Organizer disappointed with casino workers’ protest turnout

The Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG) has once again staged a protest against casino operator Sands China. The protest took place yesterday, this time outside the group’s Sands Macao property. There

UM takes part in study highlighting smart devices’ vulnerability

A collaborative study joined by the University of Macau (UM) has found that hackers, when seeking to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet, can readily exploit smart devices

Hungry Ghost Festival this weekend | Local paper crafters fading with the years

With the Hungry Ghost Festival taking place this weekend, local residents are burning paper sacrifice offerings on the streets. According to Chinese tradition, a person’s spirit continues to live in the

Macau Chinese Orchestra completes tour in Portugal

Besides preparing three different musical programs, the orchestra aimed to present a repertoire that reflects the musical culture of Macau and China. In addition to this, they also played pieces

Expats to organize charity music festival in Zhuhai

The event – the Come Together 2014 Charity Music Festival – is being organized by the Come Together Community. The festival will be held on September 13th from 2p.m. until

More illegal inns reportedly involved in criminal activity

The Follow-up Committee for Public Administration has been discussing and assessing law enforcement issues relating to illegal inns. Lawmaker Chan Meng Kam, who heads the AL Committee, revealed that there

Hengqin | International Court of Arbitration established

The International Court of Arbitration of the Hengqin New Area was established yesterday. A Zhuhai representative said that the organization is designed to meet the demands of future growth trends

Coutinho urges DSRT to issue fines for poor TV reception

The legislators asked the government why they have not waited for the University of Macau’s final report on the future of TV services in order to then find a better

CE: Real estate market development to stabilize

The Chief Executive is convinced that the real estate market development in Macau is due to reach a state of stability and balance. In a meeting with representatives from the

Portuguese banker Ricardo Salgado’s fortune ‘hidden’ in Singapore

Former Banco Espirito Santo SA Chief Executive Ricardo Salgado, who was recently detained in Portugal following a money-laundering investigation, has allegedly hidden part of his personal fortune in Singaporean bank

Wynn, Galaxy lead casino slump on slowing mass market growth

Wynn Macau, a unit of Wynn Resorts Ltd., fell to almost a three- year low before ending down 7.6 percent at HKD29.35 at the close of trading in Hong Kong. Galaxy

Nitro Circus Live | ‘New riders, new vision, new theme, new costumes’

It is also the first time in Nitro Circus Live history that the show is going “retro” – the entire performance has been choreographed and styled as a 1920s, Barnum

ARTS | When classical music meets animated movies

Magic Piano & the Chopin Shorts will be taking children on a journey through classical music this weekend. The Macau Cultural Center (CCM) is presenting a project combining the works

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