Jason Aldean focuses on his rock side on new album

Jason Aldean, who helped elevate hard rock dynamics and hip-hop conventions in contemporary country music, focuses on his rock side on his sixth studio album, “Old Boots, New Dirt.” Aldean has

North Korea | Kim Jong Un’s absence fuels leadership speculation

Kim Jong Un’s prolonged absence from public view, including skipping a session of parliament, has raised questions as to whether his disappearance has less to do with his health and

DIGITAL LIFE | Stir Kinetic smart desk makes you stand up

The other reason the desk needs smarts is that you don't have them. Well, not you, in particular, but people like you. Apparently we know that sitting all day is

Tennis | Djokovic, Federer reach quarters in Shanghai Masters

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided being the latest seed to lose at the upset-hit Shanghai Masters, rallying to defeat No. 85-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the third

The Classicism of Modernity II

(Continued from “The Classicism of Modernity” on 20 June 2014) The birthplace of Dionysian legends, Greece is rightly proud of its ancient roots and rich heritage. Whereas during the

India-Pakistan border dispute | India warns Pakistan of heavy response if clashes persist

Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley warned Pakistan that it will face a heavy military response if it continues attacks along the disputed border of the nuclear-armed powers. “Pakistan is the aggressor,”

Mexico | Protesters jam road demanding police find students 

Tens of thousands of teachers, activists and residents marched and blocked a major highway in the Guerrero state capital Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 teachers college students and

Nobel Prize | France’s Patrick Modiano wins literature award

Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature yesterday. The Swedish Academy gave the

Yemen | Suicide bomb attack kills 47 in Sana’a

A bomb attack on a gathering of Shiite-Muslim Houthis in Yemen’s capital killed 47 people, a fortnight after the rebel group secured control of the city. After the blast, the Al-Masirah


In my opinion, wine connoisseurs are not people who buy the most expensive bottles they can get their hands on. They are individuals who focus on value for money, taking

This Day in History | 1970 – Canadian minister seized by gunmen

He was seized from his home in Montreal by two men armed with machineguns. The kidnappers are thought to be part of the Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ), whose goal

Offbeat | Mexican’s Harry Potter hoard is world’s biggest

Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two rooms

Kapok | Hong Kong and us

The Occupy Central movement is, of course, about democracy and the rejection of the perceived National People’s Congress’ fool’s bargain of August 31st. The central authorities have decided that that

Friday, October 10, 2014 – edition no. 2167

* Hong Kong back to square one: Government cancels talks with protesters * Casino revenue may continue to decline in October * Gov’t launches public consultation looking to abolish bearer shares * Chinese

The Buzz | Tickets sales to FIMM shows reaches 90 pct

This evening, Argentine guitarist Dominic Miller and his band will create “an enchanting musical party under the stars,” 8pm at Mount Fortress. The guitarist and his band will showcase songs from

World briefs

AFGHANISTAN A Kabul police chief says Afghan authorities have executed five men convicted of armed robbery and gang rape in a case that galvanized the nation this summer. Gen. Mohammad

Official says beer bars are too hot in Vietnam

A ministry official is proposing that the temperature in restaurants selling beer in Vietnam should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius, a rule that will be hard to enforce considering outdoor

IFT GRADUATION CEREMONY | Finding a compromise in society to solve human resources issue

The president of the Institute for Tourism Studies, Ms Fanny Vong, is convinced that the human resources challenge that Macau so often faces should be addressed through a compromise between

Only one survives gov’t recruitment exam

The sole survivor scored 50.2 points in the exam, which took place on March 15 this year. Although there were more than 500 candidates registered, only 380 showed up, five of

Policy Address to be delivered in March

Macau’s chief executive, Mr Chui Sai On, will be delivering next year’s policy address in March. He will, however, make an appearance before Legislative Assembly lawmakers in November – a

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