Kapok | Groundhog Day

In the 1993 comedy “Groundhog Day”, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who falls victim of some form of never ending time loop while reluctantly covering a seemingly dull and repetitive

Abandoned, orphaned, unwanted

* Movies: Avengers: Age of Ultron * Books: Pleasantville by Attica Locke * Music: Cama Incendiada by Mana * Wine: The English Connection * Food: Shower Your Mother With Love     DOWNLOAD

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‘Age of Ultron’ is an Avengers overdose

It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado

‘Pleasantville’ has gripping, believable plot

The compelling “Pleasantville” continues Attica Locke’s insightful look at African-American life in Houston, where politics, race and classism converge in myriad ways. Locke sets her third novel in Pleasantville, a Houston

Pop-rockers Mana reignite on ‘Cama Incendiada’

It’s a given that pop-rock band Mana will sell out shows wherever they go, whether it’s the Staples Center (where they set the mark with 11 sell-out concerts) or in

News of the World | For Afghanistan’s abandoned children, help is scarce

  Starved and beaten by his step-mother, the little boy with big brown eyes was already withdrawn and unhappy by the time his father banished him from the family home and

The English Connection

Partly due to its geographical location, the inland Alentejo region is by no means as heavily influenced by the English as the Douro region. However, in view of the Anglo-Portuguese

Food | Shower you mother with love

The spectacular menu continues on to the main entrée, saffron risotto with green asparagus, parmesan tuile and orange reduction, making a grand entrance to impress your mother with its refreshing

Beauty | Ultimate moisturization

“Don’t use just any cream that you can buy from a beauty counter at a department store. It’s not going to work. We need state-of-the-art technology backed with science. That’s

Friday, May 1, 2015 – edition no. 2303

* Pacquiao vs Mayweather | Closing in ‘the fight of the century’ * Employment security tops May 1 concerns * New pair of pandas arrives in Macau * Nepal capital remains on edge

The Buzz | Tropicana Las Vegas hotel and casino to be sold for USD360M

The Tropicana hotel and casino in Las Vegas is being sold for USD360 million. A group of shareholders, including private equity firm Onex Corp., say they will sell the 58-year-old Tropicana

World briefs

CHINA Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies

Norway’s finance minister doubts global warming is man-made

Norway’s finance minister says she doubts that global warming is man-made, seemingly contradicting the country’s official position in U.N. climate talks. In an on-camera interview posted on the Aftenposten newspaper’s website,

2014 Report | CCAC receives fewer graft complaints

The Commission stressed in its annual report, released yesterday, that its work fighting corruption and administrative violations relies on citizens’ support and participation – an assertion that is reflected in

Corruption | Alexis Tam explains Chao Son U sacking

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, clarified yesterday why he sacked Chao Son U from the Cultural Industries Fund’s administrative committee. Alexis Tam said that his Secretariat initiated

Courts | Adelson says Jacobs almost destroyed Sands China

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire founder and chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., said the man he fired almost five years ago as the head of his casinos in Macau was

Cooperation | Zhuhai mayor envisages borderless region

Macau and its neighboring city of Zhuhai could go borderless in the future under the implementation of the Chinese government’s “One- belt-one-road” economic initiatives and multiple free-trade zones, according to Ling

Wynn urges end to uncertainty as profit slides

Billionaire Steve Wynn has called on Macau’s government to provide clarity on plans for the Chinese city as his casino company cut its dividend and China’s anti-corruption drive slashes profits. Wynn

Casino workers call for improvements to social security scheme

In a press conference held yesterday at the Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) premises, members of the association advocated for improvements to casino workers’ social security regime. “Currently, gaming concessionaires

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