Offbeat | Norway considers renting Dutch prison cells

Norway is in talks with the Netherlands to rent prison space and export some prisoners while carrying out urgent maintenance work and to ease overcrowding, an official said yesterday. Justice Ministry

OLYMPICS | Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn’t expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly. It’s been

Ferrari’s fall in F1 causing corporate concern

For the first time since 2008, Ferrari failed to a land a car on the podium in its home race. Fernando Alonso retired Sunday due to a mechanical problem on

VOX PARVA: Poorest of the poor

How would you define poor? If we opt for an international standard, economic data will help us to draw a poverty threshold. Theoretically, we can collect the statistics to find

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – edition no. 2147

* Delegates visit tourist attractions before APEC meeting kicks off * Central hospital admits to unknowingly using tainted oil * Backpacking through Southeast Asia to break stereotypes * Report: Flight 17 likely downed

The Buzz: 10 people killed in Istanbul elevator accident

An elevator plunged 32 stories at a construction site in Istanbul, killing ten people. Istanbul’s governor, Huseyin Avni Mutlu, said eight people were detained and that an investigation has been

World briefs

SOUTH KOREA A second member of the South Korean band Ladies’ Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said yesterday. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died yesterday morning

9/11 museum shows SEAL’s shirt from bin Laden raid

The items went on view yesterday at the ground zero museum, where leaders see them as an important and moving addition to a collection that often uses personal artifacts to

Wanted: Media directors for Chinese temple

Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice

FOOD SAFETY | 21 local food producers found using Taiwan gutter oil

Macau is enduring another food safety scandal. A local food oil importer has recalled around 300 barrels of Taiwanese cooking oils that were suspected to contain gutter oil. The Civic

La Casa del Habano opens eyeing Cuban cigar aficionados

Limited editions, Cuban vintage cigars, and 27 Cuban brands sit on the shelves of what its owner describes as the largest La Casa del Habano in Asia, which opened its

Number of HK laborers in the city triples in two years

Although Hong Kong faces a shortage in construction workers, the number of non-resident laborers (TNR) from the neighboring SAR working in Macau’s construction industry was found to have tripled in

MUSIC | Macao Youth Choir wins gold medal in Singapore contest

Under the leadership of the director of the conservatory’s music school, Liu Chang, the choir won its gold medal on the competition’s fourth day. “In the year that marks the 15th

Heritage Association concerned with capacity for local tourism

The Macau government has been trying to divert visitors to areas within the city that were previously unpopular with tourists. Some pointed out that this measure, which aims to reduce

CRIME | PJ warns against new phone fraud tactic

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has urged residents to be vigilant against a new phone fraud tactic involving the impersonation of mainland police and post office personnel. In a public notice released

Air Macau CEO departs the company

Nevertheless, there has been no news on his successor. Mr Zhu has already returned to the Beijing headquarters of Air China and assumed the position of adviser to the president and

Gov’t spends MOP5.3m on transportation habits survey

Four surveys have been commissioned to Umtec Limited, a company working in conjunction with the University of Macau, to understand Macau citizens’ current transportation needs and habits. Three of the surveys

BRIEFS | Int’l Fireworks Display Contest program update

The 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will take place on the Macau Tower waterfront today, as well as on September 13, 20 and 27 and on China National Day

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