Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February

HONG KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer mainland Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday. Data posted on the gambling regulator’s website Tuesday show that February’s gross gambling revenue fell by 48.6 percent …

Quote of the Day

“My wife always reminds me I depress everybody so much that I need to pass out tranquilizers.” ~Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), quoted by the Boston Globe, joking about his curmudgeonly demeanor. Bonus Quote of the Day – Political Wire : Political Wire.

Celeb birthdays for March 4, 2015

Bassist Chris Squire of Yes is 67. Singer Shakin’ Stevens is 67. Singer Chris Rea is 64. Actress Kay Lenz is 62. Percussionist Emilio Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine is 62. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 61. Actor Mykelti Williamson (“Forrest Gump”) is 58. Actress Patricia Heaton is 57. Actor …

Image of Asia: Weaving traditional souvenirs in Myanmar

In this photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe, an ethnic Kayan Padaung woman in traditional attire weaves at a souvenir shop in Ywama village, Inle Lake, northeastern Shan state, Myanmar. Wearing neck rings is officially discouraged in Myanmar but shop owners employ Padang women in traditional attire as a tourist attraction. via …

A Full Tour Through Frank Lloyd Wright’s First LA House, Restored to Its 1920s Beauty – Curbed Inside – Curbed LA

The Hollyhock House was the first house Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned in Los Angeles, part of a performing arts complex commissioned in the early 1920s by oil heiress Aline Barnsdall for an incredible 36-acre hilltop site on the Hollywood/Los Feliz border, but Wright was often away during construction, working on the Imperial Hotel in …