This Day in History: 1981 ‘Gang of four’ launches new party

At a crowded press conference in London, signalling the start of a massive media campaign to recruit supporters, the party outlined its hopes of breaking the political mould and of

Offbeat: Crowd-funding campaign launched for ‘Super Troopers’ sequel

The comedy troupe behind the cult hit film “Super Troopers” has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help bankroll a sequel. Broken Lizard made the 2001 police comedy and on Tuesday asked

Cricket | What to watch in the Australia vs India World Cup semi

Australia and India have won six of the last eight Cricket World Cup titles and have developed a heated rivalry over the last decade. When the teams meet in the

Figure skating | Americans Chock, Bates take lead in ice dancing at worlds

Madison Chock and Evan Bates will attempt to become just the second Americans to win gold in ice dancing at the figure skating world championships after taking the lead in

Vox Parva | Scout oaths and laws are more than the “duty of others”

Recently, debate over the launching of national education has been heating up throughout society. It started on March 20 when “All About Macau”, a local online media source, published news about

Thursday, March 26, 2015 – edition no. 2278

* Macau hosts Asian Film Awards with glittering ceremony * ‘We can have less pollution’ * CTM preparing to transition customers from 3G to 4G * Lee Kuan Yew lies in state as

The Buzz | Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. Russia had sent seven paying guests to the International Space

World briefs

CHINA’s manufacturing fell to the lowest level in nearly a year as new orders shrank, according to a report that underscored the weakening outlook for the world’s second biggest economy.

Tube war | Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?

Would you pay to see some of the Internet’s best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the

Policy Address 2015 | Uneventful debate at the AL, diversification and cooperation top concerns

The session began with easy questions: Kou Hoi In was one of the lawmakers to note that the local economic structure is too dependent on gaming, saying that “now is

Cheong Kin Man | Local short film recognized at Canada International Film Festival

The Macau-born language enthusiast will receive his 2015 Rising Star Award for “A Useless Fiction” this coming April in the Canadian city of Vancouver. As part of his graduation project

Macau-born Isabella Leong triumphs in HK film festival premiere

“Murmurs” takes on the subject of dysfunctional families through the past and present lives of two generations. It sees lost soul Yu-mei (Leong) as an artist living in Taipei struggling

Murong Xuecun | Chinese dissident writer speaks at USJ

As one of the most vocal writers against censorship in China, Murong is known for his defense of freedom of expression. In recent years, he’s also gained notoriety for his

CE to attend annual Boao Forum in Hainan

O Lam, Chief-of-Office of the Chief Executive’s Office; Chan Chi Ping, Director of the Government Information Bureau, and Fung Sio Weng, Director of Protocol, Public Relations and External Affairs, will

MIECF | Environmental fair to focus on air quality

Themed “Green Economy – Solutions for Clean Air,” the fair will emphasize the solutions and business opportunities available in the pursuit of clean air. It will consist of an international

Gov’t to implement minimum wage for all sectors in 2019

A minimum wage will be fully implemented in all sectors during Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong’s term of office, emphasized Cheang Chi Keong, chairman of Legislative Assembly (AL)’s

All students poisoned with carbon monoxide released from hospital

All the schoolchildren from a local international school suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning during a field trip to a bread factory located at Rua da Praia do Manduco two days

Analysis | Can smoke-free casinos still cash in?

The boom times are over in Macau. The Chinese gambling hub’s gross domestic product plunged a horrifying 17.2 percent in the fourth quarter, and the government has curbed its projected casino

Corporate Bits | Local bakery & coffee shop go online

With commercial rents in Macau still remaining high, small businesses must find creative ways to push forward and going online is a feasible diversification strategy. “We have been devising ways

New visa system makes Angola more attractive to investors and tourists

The ongoing process of facilitating the allocation of visas by Angola makes the country more attractive to investors and tourists, creating new sources of revenue at a time when oil

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