RUGBY | Australian roundup Manly moves ahead as upsets reign in NRL

Manly extended its lead to four points atop Australia's National Rugby League table as it achieved a hard-fought 22-12 win over the New Zealand Warriors in the weekend's 20th round

CYCLING | Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins

Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey

Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared — except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying

Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps. Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, is a

Monday, July 28, 2014 – edition no. 2116

* New York Post reports on the ‘Special Laundering Regions of China’ * Analysis: Sands commitment to retail now bearing fruit * Award recognizes outstanding teenagers in Macau * UN finds second black

Rear Window: Virtuous cycle, vicious cycle

If we take as a given the alleged overall dissatisfaction over the Chief Executive’s performance, there is a fair possibility that no matter who would be invited to advise on

World Views: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

World Views: Why I’ll soon be flying again on Malaysia Airlines

How grim can it get for Malaysia Airlines? Earlier this week the carrier announced that it’s offering no-questions-asked refunds or postponements on all tickets valid for travel in 2014 -

THE BUZZ: Japan trade deficit at record USD75B in first half

Japan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen (USD74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance

Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival

This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino, Jennifer Aniston and Ethan Hawke. Organizers yesterday announced

World briefs

TAIWAN Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the

Who do I call?

I live above the 20th floor in a building in Taipa, opposite Near Hengqin. From my windows, I have quite a view overseeing HQ mountains with its vivid green at this

Anti-gas-station residents demand CCAC’s probe

A group of Taipa residents rallied outside the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) yesterday, urging the organization to look into a recent dispute over plans to build a gas station in

IACM to financially support Lusofonia Festival concerts

speaking countries. According to media reports, a number of associations involved in the event later threatened not to organize the festival this year, if the aforementioned changes were to be implemented. IACM

Macau Peninsula LRT section to begin construction in 2016

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) has released more information on the Macau Peninsula Northeastern section of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT). This new information includes some details concerning the planned

FOOD SAFETY | Group petitions at McDonald’s over rotten meat scandal

A grassroots group petitioned at a McDonald’s canteen in Avenida de Horta e Costa, asking McDonald’s Macau to explain the Husi incident to the public. “As a big fast-food chain in

Airport company negotiating new flight routes

The Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) has revealed that it is currently planning new direct flights between Macau and Tianjin, China. During a press briefing yesterday regarding the Work Plan

Minimum wage bill could become universal

Lawmaker Cheang Chi Keong has revealed that Macau’s government has decided to adjust the current minimum wage legislation so that it can one day become universal. The Legislative Assembly (AL) Third

Pro-democratic groups file court appeal on referendum assemblies

The president of the Open Macau Society, one of the three groups involved in launching an unofficial referendum on electoral reform, told the Times that they will be filling an

No Macau residents involved in Taiwan air crash

The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) has released a statement announcing that there is no evidence that any Macau residents were aboard the TransAsia Airways flight GE222, en route from

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