Offbeat | Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents

Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students’ mothers and fathers. The local teachers union called

GOLF |BRITISH | Open Crane makes last-minute trip with hopes of playing

Ben Crane faced long odds of getting into the British Open, and an even longer trip to get to Royal Liverpool. And he left without playing a single hole. Crane arrived in

CYCLING TOUR | Kristoff wins 12th stage, Nibali keeps lead

Alexander Kristoff, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey yessterday. Kristoff emerged

F1 | German drivers eying rare success in home GP

UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries. European football's governing body made

Bizcuits: Building Pride

It seems we are at risk of losing faith in our tertiary institutions. In terms of the fabric of such an organisation, there are a multitude of destructive forces: administrative

Gov’t reveals plans for LRT section facing Kun Iam Statue

Government officials disclosed two designs for the Avenida Dr Sun Yat-Sen section of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT), which will pass by the Kun Iam Statue. Apart from lowering the 100

HENGQIN | Guangdong announces ten square kilometers for Macau companies

The Guangdong Province governor, Zhu Xiaodan, revealed during yesterday’s annual Guangdong-Macau Cooperation Joint Conference that a “Macau area” measuring 10 square kilometers will be established on Hengqin Island. However, no

ART | Chinese paintings show a different Macau at the Venetian

From a goddess on a calm sea to a ship full of treasures, 60 artists from Macau and mainland China have used their creativity and artistic talents to depict a

Chui Sai On chooses same team as in 2009 for his campaign

Lawmaker Vong Hin Fai as candidacy representative, Leong Sio Pui as coordinator, and Eva Lou as assistant coordinator – these are not unknown names in Macau’s society. Having been chosen

BOXING | Pacquiao’s contender in November Macau fight revealed

US-based cable channel ESPN reported yesterday that Algieri – who holds a record of 20 wins, zero losses and eight KOs – will earn more than USD1 million from the

World briefs

BRICS The leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit yesterday (Macau time) that they gave final agreement to creating their own development bank worth USD100 billion that

THE BUZZ: Plane heading to hong kong hits turbulence, 20 injured

Severe turbulence struck a South African Airways plane that was heading to Hong Kong, injuring 20 people before the aircraft landed safely yesterday, the airline said. Medics were waiting at

NYC mayor’s plan for rail strike? I’m outta here

New York’s tabloid newspaper front pages next week are easy to imagine: a photo of a nightmarish traffic jam caused by a strike at the largest U.S. commuter railroad juxtaposed

New micro movie to promote responsible gambling

The Gaming Employees Home (GEH) is promoting a micro movie that aims to promote responsible gambling among casino workers. There will be five mini stories in the movie that will carry

LRT to be extended into Hengqin Island

The Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system currently under construction in Taipa will be extended into Hengqin Island, a plan that was confirmed yesterday by the Director-General of the Administrative Committee

Typhoon Rammasun: signal 3 to be hoisted tomorrow

As Typhoon Rammasun approaches, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) yesterday anticipated that they will need to hoist signal number three tomorrow. According to Radio Macau, the standby signal number

Temporarily loosened day care regulation raises concerns

The Macau government announced this week in the Official Gazette that it will allow day care centers to decrease the amount of floor area for every toddler under their care

First public bus service review report released

The report on the first review of the public bus service was announced by the Transport Bureau yesterday. Two of the current operators – Transmac and TCM – and the

PJ celebrates 54th anniversary

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has celebrated it 54th anniversary yesterday. During a speech in a awarding presentation ceremony, PJ Director Wong Sio Chak said that the rapid development and the

NEXT GENERATION TAXIS | Tech companies race to recruit drivers offering USD1,000 bonuses

Leifer has worked for San Francisco-based Lyft, the mobile application that lets people hail rides from cars festooned with pink mustaches, for the past year. In May, she picked up

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