ASK THE VET | Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Ear mites are extremely contagious. They can be passed from the mother animal to her offspring. Additionally, the mites are easily spread to

Monday, August 11, 2014 – edition no. 2126

*  EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MEL HANSEN | MGM Cotai obtains full building plan approval * Next wave of casino resorts may increase problem gambling * Guangzhou-Macau by helicopter * Obama says Iraq intervention

Japan architects sell lifestyle on a global stage

A new generation of Japanese architects believes the world has fallen out of love with the 20th century steel and concrete skyscraper. They are pushing a human-friendly alternative that some

Rear Window | TUI cum laude

The ruling that the MSAR’s Court of Final Appeal (TUI) made on the negative answer that the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau gave the Open Society in response to their

The buzz: Billy Joel, Maria Shriver featured in baby boomer doc

PBS announced yesterday that "American Masters: The Boomer List" will air Sept. 23 on member stations. The 90-minute production, directed by filmmaker-photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, will include 19 notable public figures.

Gaming alert | Atlantic City: Revel casino bankruptcy auction postponed a week

The bankruptcy auction of the Revel Casino Hotel that was scheduled for today (Macau time) has been postponed until next week because lawyers need more time to review the bids

World briefs

CHINA An activist says one of China’s best-known rights lawyers and fiery government critics has been released from prison but appears to be under close supervision by the authorities. Hu

Melco Crown 2Q results show year-on-year decrease in net revenue

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was USD1,199.5 million, representing a decrease of approximately 7% from US$1,295.0 million for the comparable period in 2013. The decline in net

Organizer disappointed with casino workers’ protest turnout

The Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG) has once again staged a protest against casino operator Sands China. The protest took place yesterday, this time outside the group’s Sands Macao property. There

UM takes part in study highlighting smart devices’ vulnerability

A collaborative study joined by the University of Macau (UM) has found that hackers, when seeking to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet, can readily exploit smart devices

Hungry Ghost Festival this weekend | Local paper crafters fading with the years

With the Hungry Ghost Festival taking place this weekend, local residents are burning paper sacrifice offerings on the streets. According to Chinese tradition, a person’s spirit continues to live in the

Macau Chinese Orchestra completes tour in Portugal

Besides preparing three different musical programs, the orchestra aimed to present a repertoire that reflects the musical culture of Macau and China. In addition to this, they also played pieces

Expats to organize charity music festival in Zhuhai

The event – the Come Together 2014 Charity Music Festival – is being organized by the Come Together Community. The festival will be held on September 13th from 2p.m. until

More illegal inns reportedly involved in criminal activity

The Follow-up Committee for Public Administration has been discussing and assessing law enforcement issues relating to illegal inns. Lawmaker Chan Meng Kam, who heads the AL Committee, revealed that there

Hengqin | International Court of Arbitration established

The International Court of Arbitration of the Hengqin New Area was established yesterday. A Zhuhai representative said that the organization is designed to meet the demands of future growth trends

Coutinho urges DSRT to issue fines for poor TV reception

The legislators asked the government why they have not waited for the University of Macau’s final report on the future of TV services in order to then find a better

CE: Real estate market development to stabilize

The Chief Executive is convinced that the real estate market development in Macau is due to reach a state of stability and balance. In a meeting with representatives from the

Portuguese banker Ricardo Salgado’s fortune ‘hidden’ in Singapore

Former Banco Espirito Santo SA Chief Executive Ricardo Salgado, who was recently detained in Portugal following a money-laundering investigation, has allegedly hidden part of his personal fortune in Singaporean bank

Wynn, Galaxy lead casino slump on slowing mass market growth

Wynn Macau, a unit of Wynn Resorts Ltd., fell to almost a three- year low before ending down 7.6 percent at HKD29.35 at the close of trading in Hong Kong. Galaxy

Real Estate Matters: The demand for rental property is still rising…

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor. Having established the company in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing properties

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