Offbeat | Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

Oscar nominees Glenn Close and “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored today at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Close will

Rugby Academy | Bats return from Bangkok with silverware

LOCAL rugby team Macau Bats recently participated in the Bangkok International 10s, a leading regional competition. This was the second year that the club played in the

Football | Man United defeats Chelsea, advances to FA Cup quarterfinals

Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba each scored first-half goals as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 yesterday at Stamford Bridge to advance to the

The Buzz | Not a copycat: US Supreme Court staying out of actor’s ‘Empire’ lawsuit

The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show “Empire.” The high court said yesterday it won’t take a case involving the Fox

Cheap and green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system

Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show that leader Kim

World Briefs

CHINA The Iranian foreign minister’s passionate defense of his country’s interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him “a famous person” in China, his Chinese counterpart

Animal Farm | Written in water!

1.The end of the contracts of the two Portuguese legal advisors to the Legislative Assembly came with a justification that was at the time presented by the President

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – edition no. 3232

* AL Plenary | Taxi law approved amid criticism of new corporate model * Public prosecutors, judges need upgrade * Plan to integrate Macau, HK skirts tough questions * Chanel iconic couturier Karl

Briefs | Macau keeps little data on talent development

A study carried out by the Talent Development Committee has found that “local human resources and the pool of qualified staff are in a situation of scarcity,” reports

Courts | Prosecution drops Costa Nunes Kindergarten sexual abuse case

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has decided to drop the case of the alleged sexual abuse of children at the D. José da Costa Nunes Kindergarten,

Foreign business in banking sector falls

The proportion of international business in the local banking sector dipped in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest information released by the Monetary

Turkish university has used copycat Macau emblem for a decade

A Turkish university has been using a logo almost identical to the Macau emblem for more than a decade. The blue version of the lotus flower-based emblem

Crime | PJ investigating case of dead man in Cotai hotel as homicide

The Judiciary Police (PJ) are investigating the case of the man found dead in a Conrad hotel room in Cotai on Sunday as a homicide, the PJ

Gov’t abolishes 15-year poultry import ban

The local government has lifted the 15-year ban on the import of poultry products from Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Taiwan, Guangxi, Hubei and Hunan,

Gaming | Amax gives up on Greek Mythology, offloads shares for cheap

Amax International Holdings is offloading a 24.8 percent share in the defunct Greek Mythology casino for HKD38,000, when it is believed to be valued at more than

Macau, HK, Shenzhen, Guangzhou | The four cores of the Greater Bay Area

China’s State Council has unveiled its ambitious vision for the Greater Bay Area, linking Macau and Hong Kong with cities in southern China to create a high-tech

China wants to build the first power station in space

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit. Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is preparing

Huawei | Washington accused of blocking progress

BEIJING accused Washington yesterday of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers are a

Corporate Bits | Accorhotels raises RMB630,000 for environmental fund

AccorHotels Greater China announced that it raised over RMB630,000 through the Give a Tree campaign, a four-month fundraising and awareness campaign, to support the environment.

Police seize USD1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen USD1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry,

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