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  1. News - China - MACAU

    Macau officials blamed for job fears

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... blame' for job fears Strong opposition in Macau to plans for non-local students to work in the city after graduation has been attributed to a lack of faith in the government. Manpower consultants say Macau society is too conservative and afraid of competition while the city suffers from a severe labour shortage. But lawmaker Au Kam-san- expressing total opposition to the proposal- said ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Macau at odds over responsible gambling

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Macau's attempts to rein in problem gambling within its casinos may be a slow move in the right direction, but sceptics wouldn't bet on it A city at odds over responsible gaming Questions have been raised over the effectiveness of a policy to reduce the number of problem gamblers in Macau, with a former gambling addict and an academic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Gambling counsellor takes a soft approach

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... counsellor engaged in an outreach programme in Macau. After they receive the tissue packet, I would ask them to open it and ask if they know what it is about. Some of them will say, 'I know, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - BARS

    Review: The Roadhouse Bar

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com 45 Rua De Madrid, Wan Yu Villas, Macau. Tel: (853) 2875 2945 The vibe: the last place in Macau to find a Chanel bag or someone hoping to buy one. ... up. Not surprisingly, there is a rock and blues soundtrack with videos. Other televisions show sports channels and the bar also hosts events around the Macau Grand Prix. The drinks: it would ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - Part 2

    Postcards from Macau Hong Kong Trophy Day at Taipa (Macau Racing - Part 2)

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 07:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... edge to see Macau’s English language racecaller, Australian Harry Troy. Troy came to Macau as a jockey on a three-month riding contract, which has turned into a 16-year stint as racecaller. ... Given owner Cheng Ting Kong seems to own half of the young horses in Macau, maybe it is time he invests in at least a second set of racing colours.   How to boost crowd numbers While ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'No need to be so stupid': Macau academic cautions Hong Kong against importing labour

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Macau academic says Hong Kong should look at problems imported workers have caused there before launching any such scheme of its own Foreign workers a 'recipe for trouble' Hong Kong should closely study the problems imported labour have brought to Macau before looking elsewhere to boost its workforce, an academic in the former Portuguese ...

  7. News - China

    Macau NPC deputies defend Portuguese pillbox on Macau

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com NPC deputies defend Portuguese structure amid calls to tear down colonial facilities Plan to rid Macau of pillbox sparks row Two Macau deputies ... on Coloane Island, which could lead to the demolition of an 80-year-old Portuguese pillbox. Complications set in when a Beijing-linked group of academic and legal experts ran advertisements in Macau ...

  8. Business - Companies - GAMBLING

    Macau casino taps David Beckham's star power as it courts mainland China

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 05:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas David Beckham named promoter of Sands to edge up Macau and Singapore businesses-- but also mainland China, where casinos are illegal Retired soccer star and sometime underwear model David Beckham has signed on to help promote Las Vegas Sands' properties in Macau and Singapore. Sands said in a statement that it hoped to cash in on Beckham's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    ‘Better to gamble in Macau’: Hong Kong business students deem bitcoin too risky

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 10:32am by Johnny Tam

    ... not optimistic." Another student, Victor Tsang Kei-yin, described speculating on bitcoin as "dangerous". "If you want to speculate, it would be better to gamble in Macau," he said. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Macau cracks down on Philippine fliers with ‘amulets’

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 09:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Rising numbers of Philippine visitors are being arrested and deported by Macau for carrying amulets and lucky charms made of bullets, the foreign department said on Friday. “The consulate has noticed an increase in the number of cases where Filipino nationals were apprehended... in Macau SAR’s ports of entry because they had bullet amulets ...




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