Venetian Macau Golf Open 2014

Venetian Macau Golf Open 2014

The 16th edition of the Venetian Macau Golf Open 2014, one of the highlights on the Asian Tour, will tee off on Thursday, 23 October at the picturesque Macau Golf and Country Club. The tournament boasts a field of former champions, including last year’s victor, Scott Hend, fresh from his thrilling Hong Kong Open triumph last week, alongside four-time Major winner, Ernie Els, and the evergreen Spaniard Miguel Angel Jiménez.

The Venetian Macau Golf Open is jointly organised by Macau Sport Development Board of Macau SAR Government (MSDB) and Golf Association of Macau. It is sanctioned by both the Asian Tour and the Golf Association of Macau, and promoted by IMG. The Venetian Macao® is the title sponsor of the event for a third successive year. This year’s event boasts a total prize fund of US$900,000, an increase of 12.5% compared to last year.

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Macau Grand Prix. 13-16 November 2014

Macau Grand Prix. 13-16 November 2014

Each November during the Macau Grand Prix, Macau wakes up with a jolt as more than 200 racing drivers and riders, as well as thousands of motor sports fans, descend on the territory for the world’s only international street circuit race meeting which features both car and motorcycle races.

The 61st running of the legendary event, the Macau Grand Prix 2014 will be held with a total of three days of extraordinary racing from November 13th to 16th.

Macau Grand Prix

Macau Grand Prix Straight

The program is unprecedented in its depth of talent, diversity, and prestige, with an impressive combination of exciting young talent, established stars and the world’s most famous names in automotive excellence.

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Apple’s iCloud attacked by mainland hackers

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. “We’re aware of intermittent organized network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user information, and we take this very […]

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APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing 

Asia Pacific finance ministers were meeting yesterday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures. Opening the meeting of 21 ministers from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economies, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said recovery from the global economic downturn had been tepid. But […]

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Red Cross official tells Beijing meeting 6 months to contain Ebola

A top Red Cross official said yesterday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months. Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, told a news conference in Beijing that the […]

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Hong Kong | Mainland media says protesters are foreign puppets

China’s media is ratcheting up the rhetoric against Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, saying protesters risk becoming foreign puppets. In an editorial yesterday in the English-language daily Global Times, the paper linked the protests to other movements that China deems hostile to the Chinese Communist Party’s authority. “The external political situation concerning Occupy Central is increasingly […]

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Kenny G’s Hong Kong visit out of tune with PRC

Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests yesterday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about foreign meddling. The American musician tweeted about his visit to the semiautonomous southern Chinese city, where thousands of student-led protesters have occupied streets for more than three weeks […]

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North Korea | American detainee lands back home in Ohio

A U.S. man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed yesterday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The State Department announced Tuesday that the 56-year-old Fowle had been released. The news came about six months after he was taken into […]

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Philippines | Marine murder suspect guarded by US in camp 

A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown yesterday from his warship to the Philippine military’s main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody. The emotional case involving Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton and Jennifer Laude, whose […]

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Islamic State | Militant fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of weapons included hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, according to a video uploaded by a media group […]

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USA | Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Benjamin C. Bradlee, the editor who transformed the Washington Post into a leading U.S. newspaper with the pursuit of the Watergate break-in story, which culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died. He was 93. Ever the newsman and ever one to challenge conventional wisdom, Bradlee imagined his own obituary years […]

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this day in history: 1951 Churchill denies ‘warmonger’ claims

The Conservative leader, Winston Churchill, has wound up his election campaign with a hard-hitting speech in which he vigorously denied accusations of warmongering. The former prime minister, who is bidding to return to office after six years in opposition, was speaking in Devonport in Plymouth, on the final day of the five week campaign. Labour […]

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