Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – edition no. 2242

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THE BUZZ: Sumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering USD360m

An exceedingly opulent seaside resort in Southern California has sold for an eye-popping USD360 million. That price tag for the Montage Laguna Beach — which comes to $1.4 million per

Tennis | Djokovic beats Murray to win 5th Australian Open title

The top-ranked Serb defeated Britain’s Murray, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. He’s now one shy of Roy Emerson, the holder of a men’s

World briefs

CHINA A gauge of China’s manufacturing activity fell to a 28-month low in January amid economic slowdown, according to official data, although January typically is a month of slower activities

Cooperation with Guangdong over waste disposal enhanced

Chief Executive Chui Sai On met the Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s Guangdong Provincial Committee Hu Chunhua on Friday, and revealed that Macau will be working closely with the

Guangdong Free Trade Zone covers Hengqin

A part of Hengqin Island, around 28 square kilometers, will be included in the Guangdong Free Trade Zone. It was revealed in a Zhuhai government meeting last week that the

New Philippine Consul-General takes office in Macau

The fourth Philippine Consul-General, Ms Lilybeth Deapera, has been appointed to Macau and assumed her post from January 14. The diplomat attended a design workshop at the Center for Architecture and

Interview | Pawin Sriusvagool : Locals ‘appreciate the sense of luxury and they can afford to do so’

Last year, Mercedes Benz clinched the number one spot for overall sales in Macau, according to Pawin Sriusvagool, the general manager of Zung Fu Motors (Macau) and exclusive retailer of

Alexis Tam ‘shocked’ by alleged UM sexual harassment cases

“I am shocked because there is more than one case. There were three in the previous year, which means there were four cases in total. I believe that the

USJ new campus to open next year

“We should have the campus finished by June or July,” he told TDM News. Mr Stilwell added that students and academic staff should be able to move to the new

Altira condemns demonstration outside its premises

Altira Macau released a statement on Friday, expressing its regrets and condemning a demonstration organized by the Bar-Bending Labor Association at its entrance early that day. According to eyewitness accounts, the

Dr Dalila, Macau’s cosmetic beauty queen

  Imagine an ice cube on your forehead. Now imagine that the center of the ice heats up while the outside remains agreeably cold. This is the somewhat curious feeling experienced

Corporate Bits | Mandarin Oriental honoured as “Luxury Hotel in Macau star performer”

According to a Mandarin Oriental press release, the Hotel Group has a “reputation for excellence” in the hospitality industry and has established hotels around the world that “offer creative design

China factory gauge sinks to first contraction in two years

  A Chinese manufacturing gauge contracted in January for the first time in more than two years, adding pressure on the central bank to stimulate a faltering economy. The government’s Purchasing Managers’ Index

Ask the Vet | 10 Causes of Canine and Feline Heart Murmurs

1) Sometimes a heart has some abnormality or defect with the heart wall itself or the valves within the heart due to genetics (hereditary). Often a puppy or kitten is

HONG KONG | Thousands march for democracy  in first rally since December

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong’s streets yesterday in the first major rally since mass protests ended last year. Chanting “No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage,”

Education minister demands rejection of Western values

  China’s education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom. Yuan Guiren reiterated the

Tibet | Authorities offer up to USD50K in cash for terror tips

Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan (USD50,000) for tips on terrorism activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. China’s recent efforts to fight

TERRORISM | Horror in Japan as Islamic State group beheads journalist

  Appalled and saddened by news yesterday of journalist Kenji Goto’s beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not to give in to terrorism. The failure to save

Nature | Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released

Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana’s coast. More than 1,200 young,

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