Lawyers find proposed gambling law’s dividend restriction impractical

Two lawyers from a local law firm have said they find the government’s proposal to restrict distribution of dividends “difficult to harmonize with Macau’s legal framework.” The government is running a

ZURICH MEETING | Xi, Biden expected to meet virtually by year’s end

With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting before year’s end, according to the White House. The

CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising

The CIA said yesterday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a broad U.S. government effort focused on countering Beijing’s influence. The group will become one

This day in history | 2003 The Terminator takes on California

The film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been elected governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before his term was due to end. It is the first time in

Nobel Prize | Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded literature prize

U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose work explores the profound impact of migration on uprooted people and the places they make their new homes, won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Personnel Finance | How to invest in cryptocurrency without buying any

Cryptocurrencies are inherently cryptic — it’s right there in the name. And if you follow Warren Buffett’s advice to never invest in businesses you can’t understand, it may be hard

Drive In | ‘The Sopranos’ prequel is made for the TV fans

When “The Sopranos” is brought up these days, it’s usually for the nebulous way it ended: That now-famous cut-to-black in a crowded diner while Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” plays. Whether

TASTE OF EDESIA | The unspoken onion

Krug has always lived up to its reputation as the first and still unique champagne house to create only prestige champagne every year since its foundation. Individuality, the art of

The Buzz | WHO starts shipping COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea

The World Health Organization has started shipping COVID-19 medical supplies into North Korea, a possible sign that the North is easing one of the world’s strictest pandemic border closures to

USA | North Carolina charter school under fire for teacher’s comments

A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a

World Views | US-China challenge: Easing tensions despite differences

In a relationship as fraught as America’s and China’s, just an agreement that talks were productive was a sign of progress. Nine months into Joe Biden’s presidency, the two sides finally

Friday, October 8, 2021 – edition no. 3872

— Xi, Biden expected to meet virtually by year’s end after envoys of the two superpowers met successfully in Zurich * On arrival | Vaccines are finally part of the equation *

THE CONVERSATION | Why improvisation is the future in an AI-dominated world

Rich Pellegrin University of Florida In his autobiography, Miles Davis complained that classical musicians were like robots. He spoke from experience – he’d studied classical music at Juilliard and recorded with classical

Import-related Covid-19 infections are local infections: SSM

Neurosurgeon Tai Wa Hou, medical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital, admitted for the first time yesterday that import-related Covid-19 infections are actually local infections. The categorization of

Briefs | First round of NATs at elderly home all negative

  The first round of nucleic acid tests (NATs) for the elderly and staff at the elderly home Asilo Vila Madalena were negative. The Social Welfare Bureau and the Health Bureau

Over 500 cross-border students still stranded after border changes

More than 500 students and their parents who do not have a living place in Macau have been arranged to stay in youth hostels and school dormitories, according to an

MGM refutes idea that central gov’t is tightening control on gaming sector

MGM Resorts International brushed off concerns relating to China tightening its control on Macau’s gaming sector, which scared investors away when the proposed gaming law amendment was announced last month. Speaking

JETCO to launch cardless cash withdrawal service in the city

  Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) yesterday announced the launch of the cross-bank cardless cash withdrawal service in Macau, with an expectation to integrate the cross-bank cardless cash withdrawal feature

Jai Alai building, hotel remain open

The gaming areas in the Jai Alai building and Hotel Jai Alai remain open, while Casino Oceanus is temporarily closed for disinfection works, SJM Resorts, S.A. disclosed in a statement. The

Briefs | HK to test cross-border fintech applications

  Hong Kong will facilitate financial institutions, and information and technology companies from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, to test cross-border fintech applications, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (CE) Carrie Lam said

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