Friday, September 26, 2014 – edition no. 2159

* CTM confident of competitive advantage as new player emerges * Macau casino stocks slump * Residents question light rail transit fire safety * 50 killed in weekend xinjiang attacks   DOWNLOAD

Port wine in Portugal and Douro River vineyards

* Movies: Tracks * Books: Tennessee williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by john lahr * Music: Partners  by barbra streisand * Wine: The Carthaginian Resurgence III * Food: Red for passion white for

‘Tracks’ leaves a mark

The movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran’s excellent new film “Tracks,” into the deepest

Brilliant new biography of Tennessee Williams

When “The Glass Menagerie” opened on Broadway in March 1945, the actress cast as Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield got so drunk before the show that a bucket was placed in

Streisand’s timeless ‘Partners’ soars

Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” isn’t just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It’s a love album for the ages, as fit for your anniversary as your parents’ or

TRAVELOGUE |Port wine in Portugal and Douro River vineyards

Ribbons of bright green grape leaves alternated with golden stone walls as far as I could see along the steep banks of Portugal’s Douro River. Cantilevered steps led up hand-stacked

The Carthaginian Resurgence III

(Continued from “The Carthaginian Resurgence II” on 11 July 2014) Located at the northern tip of Africa, Tunisia is merely 155km away from the Sicilian city of Marsala, or 225km away

RED FOR PASSION, WHITE FOR ROMANCE

Martin’s company was set up in 2008 to offer clients the privilege of acquiring bottles of “VDP Grosse Lage” Riesling and Pinot noir wine from the Nahe region, one-hour southwest

The Buzz | Tribes from US, Canada sign bison treaty

Native tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed a treaty Tuesday establishing an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of

World briefs

CHINA and Japan resumed high-level talks on maritime issues this week, in a sign that they want to improve relations badly strained in recent years by territorial disputes and wartime

ART | Rare Warhol paintings headed to NYC auction

“Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)” and “Four Marlons” rate among Warhol’s most famous portraits. The monumental paintings, each nearly 2.1 meters high, have never appeared at auction before and could bring

Hong Kong air pollution hits highest level

The pollution, as measured by the Air Quality Health Index, recorded the highest reading of 10-plus at three monitoring stations, according to the Environmental Protection Department website. Nitrogen dioxide levels

CCAC says Wynn land deal probe still under way

Macau’s anti-graft agency said it’s still examining a land deal by Wynn Resorts Ltd., a day after the U.S. company’s chairman Steve Wynn said he thought the probe was over. “The

Delta Bridge to be ready by end of 2016

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) yesterday revealed the design of the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macau Bridge (Delta Bridge). According to the mainland authority responsible for building the bridge, the infrastructure is

Tourism | Opinion poll shows support for new walking tour routes

A survey carried out by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has shown that residents and local businesses are generally supportive of the new walking tour routes. The routes were

ASIAN GAMES | Badminton women’s doubles enters final eight

The Macau duo first defeated Singapore yesterday and entered the final 16, where they fought South Korea and defeated their opponents in two straight sets. They will next meet the

HEALTH | Medical school could be set up in UM

The deputy director of the Health Bureau (SSM) and director of the Conde de São Januário Central Hospital (CHCSJ), Chan Wai Sin, has revealed that the Bureau is in the

Showcasing the art of the Japanese tea ceremony

Setting foot in the Japanese style teahouse, Tealosophy, the tatami floor inside might give people the illusion that they are indeed in Japan. One of Tealosophy’s founders, Justin Ng, told the

BRIEFS | Special lane for buses from Barra to Border Gate

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) director Wong Wan revealed yesterday that the government plans to set up an exclusive express lane for buses from Barra to the Border Gate. “We have

Two die of dengue fever in Guangzhou

Two people infected with dengue fever have passed away in Guangzhou, Macau’s Health Bureau (SSM) revealed yesterday. SSM said in a statement that the dengue fever outbreak in the neighboring

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