Friday, August 8, 2014 – edition no. 2125

* Hungry Ghost Festival this weekend: Macau’s paper crafters fading with the years * Sands workers’ protest loses support * More illegal inns involved in criminal activity * Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge

‘Journey’ – nice ingredients, bland result

Take one Oscar-winning British actress. Add an appealing supporting cast. Lather on the picturesque French countryside. Sprinkle liberally with gorgeous food shots, from bubbling, spicy Indian delicacies to perfectly composed

Elizabeth Little’s ‘Dear Daughter’ is engrossing

The unlikable protagonist with a biting personality and outrageous actions, but who is fascinating at the same time, has never been more popular. Just think of "Gone Girl." In her confident

Shaver shows staying power on new album

Old cowboys love to lament that contemporary country music's in a sorry state and guilty of casting aside sage singers and songwriters — like Billy Joe Shaver. The crusty Texan

NEWS OF THE WORLD | 7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords

Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring had amassed some 1.2 billion username

The Bijou of Margaux

Situated a stone’s throw away from the Gironde, Ferrière (Troisième Cru) is the little gem of a Bordeaux estate, comprising merely 16ha of vineyards. The vineyards are located in the


At SOHO, City of Dreams’ new vibrant dining and entertainment district, the atmosphere is quite relaxed. After several minutes of walking around the area, I decide to hop over to

the buzz | WHO: Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases

The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932. The new figures come yesterday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the death

Ugandan lawmakers in campaign to revive gay law

Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay measure and hope to have it passed within weeks, a lawmaker said. About 150 lawmakers have promised to vote

World briefs

CHINA Gao Zhisheng, a fiery critic of China’s authoritarian government whose imprisonment and accounts of torture triggered international criticism of Beijing appears set for release today, amid concerns he will

Nitro Circus Live | ‘New riders, new vision, new theme, new costumes’

It is also the first time in Nitro Circus Live history that the show is going “retro” – the entire performance has been choreographed and styled as a 1920s, Barnum

ARTS | When classical music meets animated movies

Magic Piano & the Chopin Shorts will be taking children on a journey through classical music this weekend. The Macau Cultural Center (CCM) is presenting a project combining the works

Gov’t pledges MOP100m earthquake relief

Chief Executive Chui Sai On wrote to the central government yesterday, pledging MOP100 million to the relief effort in response to the earthquake that took place in Yunnan province on

Lau Si Io acknowledges risk of housing bubble

After attending a Legislative Assembly meeting, the secretary told the media that the government’s policies on the property market are effective, and that conditions have been stabilized. He did not

F1 race director inspects Guia Circuit ahead of Grand Prix

The MGP Committee said in a statement that Mr Whiting had assessed the entire circuit and its infrastructure, including the pavement and its ongoing construction works. Charlie Whiting provided suggestions to

Briefs: Number of e-permit holders quadruples in July

The number of e-permits in use soared to 200,000 in July, a total of four times higher than the 50,000 permits recorded in June. Mainland authorities have estimated that this

Fire department to hire over 400 more workers

A spokesperson from CB told the Times that the department submitted the advice about expanding the department to the CE after evaluating how circumstances will change in the upcoming five

MHAA calls for a cultural heritage material database

The association sent a delegation to join the 20th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), which took place in Portugal between July 22 and 26. Before attending

EDUCATION | Local students crowned in global software contests

However, they were in fact already champions, having won local software competitions organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) this May. Only five competitors stood out as

Scholar finds one-candidate CE election ‘worrying’

Professor Ieong Wan Chong from the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has said that he is both pleased with, and concerned by, the fact that there is only one candidate in

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