Turkey defies its NATO allies in Syria, as Russia steps in

Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces yesterday, as Turkey’s president defied growing pressure and sanctions

Offbeat | Man charged after roommate attack, believed he was a vampire

A Washington state man was charged with a felony assault after police say he attacked his roommate believing he acknowledged being a vampire. Kitsap Sun reported this

This Day in History | 1968 – Black athletes make silent protest

Two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze

The Art of Giving | Modern Philanthropy: is Macau giving?

Modern philanthropy has its roots in the ancient world, where philanthropic practices were at the core of early social and belief structures. In the oriental world,

Life & Style | ‘Desperate’ Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

  Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported yesterday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in

Rugby World Cup | Speed test: Kolbe to challenge Japan wings in quarterfinals

Saturday, 15:15 England v Australia H 1.36, D 29, A 3.75 Saturday, 18:15 New Zealand v Ireland H 1.22, D 36, A 5.5 Sunday, 15:15 Wales v

Golf | Juggling Gary Woodland back in South Korea for CJ Cup

Gary Woodland finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka in last year’s CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. He returns this year for the first of three PGA Tour

World briefs

The Buzz | Hong Kong protest organizer attacked with hammers

Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody

Vietnam bans animated ‘Abominable’ over South China Sea map

Vietnam has pulled “Abominable” from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in

Made in Macao | Where has all the ice-cream gone?

What do we miss most about the old Macao? That question came to my mind during a recent class discussion on Macao’s culture. As my students started googling

Thursday, October 17, 2019 – edition no. 3396

* MGM raises $5.1 billion in Vegas resorts sale * The developer and promoter of The 13 Hotel is working hard to dispose of shares in the troubled project * New philanthropy

GTEF | Data privacy hindering Macau’s smart city development

The Macau SAR’s rigorous enforcement of data privacy could hinder the city’s progress in becoming a smart city, a Macau-based academic said yesterday. The


Over 40 years has passed between these two photographs of Camões Square (Praça de Luís de Camões). The square at Saint Anthony’s Parish, which faces St. Anthony’s Church, was

Gaming – Japan | Wynn Resorts confirms shift from Osaka to Kanto

Wynn Resorts has confirmed its decision to drop out of the race to develop an integrated resort in Osaka, once touted as the most attractive location for

Morgan Stanley: gaming contraction to worsen in Q4

Analysts at Morgan Stanley predict gross gaming revenue in Macau will contract year-on-year during every month of the fourth quarter. The decline will be driven by

Safety becomes a concern for New Macau team

Lawmaker Sulu Sou disclosed that his team at the New Macau Association has faced harassment and the threat of bodily harm from various sources in

Motorsports | Big names drop out of Macau Motorcycle GP

Although the entry list for this year’s Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix is not yet known, important names in the road racing scene have already publicly expressed

PLPEX doubles in size, budget increases 10%

The third Portuguese- speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (PLPEX), which is held alongside the 24th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), will feature a

Lionel Leong advocates Macau’s platform role in Portugal visit

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong met with Portuguese officials during his recent visit to Portugal and advocated Macau’s role as a platform for trade

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