USJ appoints new deans confirming Emilie Tran and Father Eleutério’s replacements

Emilie Tran was the dean of USJ’s Faculty of Administration and Leadership, who has now been replaced by professor José Alves, although she will continue to work in the university

16 visitors from West Africa pass health assessment on Ebola

In response to the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, the Health Bureau announced health assessments for visitors from three West African counties entering Macau. As of yesterday afternnon,

Briefs | Mozambique to open consulate in Macau

Mozambique is expected to open a consulate in Macau this year. According to TDM, Rafael Marques will be the new consul and is heading the Mozambican delegation visiting the MSAR

Central Taipa LRT station construction begins

Given that the station is located at the major arterial road between Taipa and Coloane, the contractor will be converting part of the pavement and parking spaces into a temporary

Briefs: Galaxy employees to rally seeking 10 percent salary rise

Casino workers employed by Galaxy will organize a rally if the company does not agree to a 10 percent salary increase. Radio Macau reported that workers are willing to take

IPM scholars critical of gov’t ‘passive administration’

During an academic seminar organized by the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) two days ago, professor Ieong Wan Chong pointed out that the passive administrative culture in Macau, with the mindset

CHINA | Services index drops to six-month low on property

A Chinese services-industry index declined to a six-month low in July, dragged down by a weaker property market. The non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 54.2 from 55.0 in June, the

China revamps Everbright Group in state business shake-up

The company will become a joint stock company instead of a “state-wholly-owned enterprise,” Hong Kong-listed unit China Everbright Ltd. said in an exchange filing yesterday. Set up in 1983, the

Corporate Bits | Two Macau students named Microsoft Office specialist World Champions

In its 13th year, the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship attracted more than 400,000 candidates from 130 countries. 123 student finalists participated in the final round of the competition. Certiport

Banco Espirito Santo may lose control in Angola

“If BES decides not to accompany the increase, either entirely or partly, it may no longer have a controlling stake and/or it will be diluted to a stake that will

Non-oil GDP in East Timor rises 7.8 percent in 2012

Non-oil Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in East Timor (Timor Leste) rose 7.8 percent in 2012, the spokesman for the Timor government and Minister of State and for the Presidency of

Embraer increases aircraft sales

Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer delivered 29 executive jets in the second quarter of the year, or 7 more airplanes than in the same period of 2013, which allowed the company

Car parts plant blast kills 69, hurts 187

A suspected dust explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors killed at least 69 people and injured more than 180 others, state media reported yesterday, again

ASK THE VET | Heat Stroke in Macau

out for and how to prevent and treat it. Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body’s temperature in a safe range. Animals do not have efficient cooling

96 dead last week in Xinjiang

Chinese state media released a detailed casualty count yesterday for last week’s violence in the western province of Xinjiang, with 37 people and 59 attackers killed in the deadliest unrest

Strong quake kills at least 175 in Yunnan

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes yesterday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county

TAIWAN |Explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

Authorities in Taiwan’s second-biggest city zeroed in on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 28 people and injured 286, as

NEPAL | Indian prime minister aims to bolster ties 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Nepal yesterday to meet top leaders, offer prayers at a revered Hindu temple and address the parliament. Modi’s visit is significant because India has a major

NORTH KOREA | 2 detained Americans seek US help

Two American tourists charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what

NEPAL | ‘No chance’ of finding 159 landslide victims

There is no chance of finding any of the more than 150 people who are believed to have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, an official said yesterday,

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