this day in history: 1951 Designers prepare to dazzle Venice

Last week, they showed off an array of 40 ladies’ outfits at a London restaurant before packing them up for the Venice show. The collection aims to demonstrate the versatility of

Offbeat | For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

Now, the trove of more than 1,400 tobacco cards featuring a slew of Hall of Famers like Cy Young and Ty Cobb — the legacy of a teenage smoker whose

Football | FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday. Consultation was promised last year after

World Championship | Marin stuns Li to win world badminton final

Ninth-seeded Carolina Marin pulled off a huge badminton upset by defeating Li Xuerui, the top-seeded Olympic champion, in the world championship women’s singles final on Sunday. The 21-year-old lefthander came from

Tennis study finds unusual bet patterns in 3 Wimbledon matches

Swings in betting odds suggest an average of 23 professional tennis matches might be fixed each year, according to a study that found suspicious patterns in three matches at Wimbledon. The

Falcao heading to Man United on loan

Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said

Our Desk: Awakening Macau

The campaign has gone beyond organizers’ expectations, and also beyond the expectations of outsiders. The former Portuguese enclave has long been considered less concerned with politics than its neighbor Hong

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – edition no. 2142

* Back to school with extra buses, traffic smooth * Online taxi group publishes taxi blacklist * Siza Vieira: Macau’s growth is ‘absolutely extraordinary’ * HK: Beijing anti-dissent playbook may fail   DOWNLOAD

EBOLA OUTBREAK | Experimental drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once

the buzz: Militia says it ‘secured’ US compound in Libya

The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital has “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing

World briefs

THAILAND The general who transitioned from Thailand’s junta leader to prime minister has awarded key Cabinet posts to his trusted allies from the armed forces, the latest in a series

Over 8,600 vote in unofficial referendum

The unofficial civil referendum on the Chief Executive Election closed at 12 p.m. yesterday, with the final turnout indicating support from 95 percent of the online voters for universal suffrage

New Macau rallies at Ruins of St. Paul’s urging political reform

The campaign started at 11 a.m. yesterday after the official voting for the 4th Chief Executive of the Macau SAR finished at around 10:30 a.m. Holding the assembly at the world-renowned

Chui re-elected, no news on new secretaries

He received 380 of 396 votes cast by the 400-member Electoral College, which was 96.95 percent of the total amount of votes and was slightly higher than the 95.27 percent

Electoral College members urge honoring promises

“I hope that will listen more to the public opinion and continue to put up a good performance in the upcoming five years, according to his election promises,” said

First local Dengue fever case confirmed

old woman has been confirmed to be the first local case of dengue fever this year. She is now in a stable condition. The authorities believe that the patient contracted the disease

Macau Concealers’ PJ logo post leads to detentions

The accusation was triggered by a Facebook post made by Macau Concealers, in which an image of a suspected staff permit card with the PJ symbol on it was placed

Interview with David Sylvester | ‘The Parisian will offer about 80 percent of new brands to Macau’ 

Macau Daily Times (MDT) – Sands China has expanded its retail offerings, bringing in new brands such as Marks & Spencer and Zara Home. Could you give us a few updates on the

Gov’t ad unclear about medical voucher regulations

A Macau resident told the Times that, in a recent medical appointment, he was not allowed to use his son’s health voucher for himself, as he’s not a permanent resident.

Wynn employees hand in petition

Around 50 Wynn Macau workers have petitioned their employer, asking for better salaries for their rank-and-file staffers, as well as the implementation of a total smoking ban. A worker in the

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