Newport Jazz Festival to mark Miles Davis’ 60th anniversary

Miles Davis wasn’t even listed in the program book when he appeared for the first time at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, but he made his presence felt with

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CHINA A Chinese court has accepted a case brought by a social organization against oil giants ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. over oil spills in northern China

Gem fair exhibitors display mixed feelings about sales

Jewelry exhibitors from more than 15 countries placed their glittering products on sale at a four-day fair at the Venetian Macao, showcasing unique Asian gems and accessories for approximately 900

CRIME | Man arrested for indecent exposure

The Public Security Police Force arrested a local man for allegedly publicly exposing himself over 100 times to female passersby, during their regular anti-crime operations on Sunday. The 42-year-old insurance agent

Forum focuses on ‘judicial system impartiality’

The president of the Court of Final Appeal, Sam Hou Fai, has said that China’s law reform has invariably captured the attention of Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Hence, the

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | Local culture and architecture featured on documentary

A documentary reflecting upon Macau’s architectural, urban and cultural heritage is due to be aired by National Geographic later this year, as a team recently visited the city to interview

Opening ceremony LA2015 | A unique moment for local Special Olympics athletes

Saturday’s three-hour event was attended by a crowd of 62,338 fans who watched the 6,500 athletes representing 165 countries and regions. It is the largest number of nations to have

Number of non-resident workers increases

The number of non-resident workers in Macau continued to increase in June, reaching 180,523 according to data released by the Human Resources Office. Most non-resident workers (117,316) are from mainland

Community nanny program scrapped due to lack of demand

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS)’s pilot program aimed at providing community-based babysitting services will end next month after a one year trial period, as the authorities have failed to identify

Statistics | Unemployment rate continues at 1.8 percent

The unemployment rate for April-June 2015 remained stable at 1.8 percent as in the previous period (March-May 2015), according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The underemployment rate was

Interview | Akiko Takahashi | ‘Our strategy is to become the employer that people choose to stay with’

As gaming operators develop new casino resorts along the Cotai Strip, the use of recruitment strategies to fill job vacancies have become crucial. In an exclusive interview with The Times,

Echo is using jewelry to track down the world’s top gamblers

Echo Entertainment Group Ltd. needs a way to penetrate the exclusive community of the world’s top gamblers and lure them to its Brisbane casino. It’s partnering with the world’s largest

Corporate Bits | Priscilla Chan to perform at the venetian

One of Hong Kong’s most recognizable voices, Priscilla Chan has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. To celebrate that achievement, the concert will see Chan repackage the

Greece, creditors get down to business on bailout deal

Technical talks over Greece’s third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country’s creditors continued arriving in Athens yesterday. The

Chinese financing to Mozambique increases 160 pct in 2 years

China is now Mozambique’s largest creditor, after increasing its funding to the African country by 160 percent since 2012 as significant Chinese investments are being prepared. The weight of financing from

Angola Cables builds submarine station in Brazil

Angola Cables, an Angolan company that will manage the operations of the fiber-optic submarine cable between Angola and Brazil through the cities of Luanda and Fortaleza, already has a plot

Portuguese company sets up chocolate factory in Angola

The managing director of Portuguese chocolate factory Avianense, founded in Viana do Castelo in 1914, announced the company was in talks with Angolan investors to install a unit in Luanda,

Shanghai share index suffers biggest daily drop since 2007

The Shanghai share index fell the most since early 2007 yesterday as Chinese stocks suffered a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to calm the market. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down

Hong Kong feeling the mainland’s pain

For Hong Kong, it’s been one thing after another when it comes to China. A series of anti-China and pro-democracy protests last year prompted stores to close and mainland tour groups

Woman dies after being trapped in escalator, but saves son

Sunday’s horrific accident in the central city of Jingzhou was caught on surveillance camera footage that circulated heavily on the Internet in China. The woman — identified in media reports as

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