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Seabirds in danger in updated Red List

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

These are the findings of the recent IUCN Red List update on the conservation status of the world’s birds. The research conducted by BirdLife International reassessed the status of 238 bird species in 2017, leading to a change in Red List Category for 135 species. As well as highlighting the growing threat to seabirds, one […]

Publishing collection of General Van Tien Dung

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

General Van Tien Dung PANO – In response to readers’ demands, a collection of General Van Tien Dung’s works has been published by the Army Publishing House, celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the South’s liberation (April 30). During the two resistance wars against the French and Americans, the name of General Van Tien Dung was […]

Nearly 3,500 Vietnamese take Apple to court over slowing iPhone

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Thousands of Vietnamese consumers have joined in a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc., accusing the U.S. tech company of intentionally slowing their iPhones without consent. Lawyers Tran Manh Tung and Nguyen Ngoc Hung filed the case against Apple Vietnam Co. Ltd. with the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on January 12 on behalf of […]

Japanese cherry blossoms in Sapa

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The northern province of Lao Cai is proving popular with visitors as its Japanese cherry blossoms at Sapa near Mount Fansipan are blooming. Sapa has seen sunshine after cold weather, making the trees bloom quickly.  Japanese cherry blossoms in Sapa  Thousands of Japanese cherry trees have been planted successfully in Sapa District. The Japanese cherry […]

Footwear industry unveils strategy

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Lefaso President Nguyen Duc Thuan said the strategy, which focuses on the support and material industries, aims to end the sector’s dependence on foreign materials and technologies, and shift it from sub-contracting to direct contracting. Under the strategy, the sector will need VND18.8 trillion (US$989 million) to produce shoe trees and footwear models, and expand […]

The sea floor is sinking under the weight of climate change

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

The consequences of the alarming deformation of the Earth has been highlighted by researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Combining data on mass loss from the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets, and changes in water storage on land surfaces (due to dam, reservoirs and irrigation), they were able to feed this information […]

Building wind power projects on land costs less: experts

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Vietnam has a large potential to develop wind power at sea but it should focus on the development of wind power on land first, Nguyen Ngoc Tan, an expert in wind power from Germany, suggested. At a seminar on wind power issues in Vietnam held on the afternoon of April 6th, the Vietnamese national said […]

Final Hours: Two Base Main Cabin Select Fares For the Price of One With Virgin America

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

Six extra inches of legroom; complimentary food and drinks; one checked bag at no additional charge; plush leather seats; on-demand entertainment and games; and both priority security and priority boarding: who would not want all of those amenities when traveling on a domestic flight within the United States? Better yet: what if those amenities were part […]

ILO helps improve working conditions for textile employees

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

The programme will be conducted over five years supporting the government in improving labour standards, and working with companies to build a more effective process for abiding to them. The focus will be on increasing the efficiency of enterprises, widening their consumer services and thereby promoting overall economic development. Vietnam is the first nation chosen […]

Ancient Greek Gods Found in Israel

by John Smith @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

  A 2,300-year-old image depicting the birth of the Greek goddess Athena has been unearthed by scientists studying the remains of a Biblical site in Israel, local media have reported. The find in e-Tell, just north of the Sea of Galilee, is the second such discovery of Greek culture in the Middle East reported this […]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met Chinese business representatives

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

(VOVworld) – Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong met Chinese business executives in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang province during his official visit to China on Sunday. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met Chinese business representatives (Photo: VOV) He told the business representatives that Vietnam and China’s relations have developed positively. Vietnam’s socialist oriented market economy is […]

Ba Huan Company to diversify into processed foods

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A high-tech poultry egg processing plant owned by Ba Huan Company in Ha Noi. — VNS Photo Ba Huan Company, which supplies fresh products and is well-known for its safe eggs in the southern region, has said that this year it will focus on processed items to offer customers more choices. Pham Thanh Hung, its […]

New Zealand tourism viewed positively by most

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa, and undertaken before and after each summer, was conducted in November 2017.Stephen England-Hall says pressure on infrastructure is the top concern and while concerns about the environment and traffic congestion remain, they have significantly declined.It is reassuring to see New Zealanders value the industry and are proud of […]

MGM Resorts And The Strip Are Back!

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

It was only six or seven years ago, at the depths of the Great Recession, that Wall Street analysts were spending all of their time talking about MGM Resorts, one of the largest gaming companies. Only it wasn’t “good” talk. It was Steve Wynn who started the age of the mega-casino in Las Vegas, but […]

Local students awarded for public toilet plan

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Pham Thi Thien Ngan and Vo Thi Quynh Nghi were awarded VND30 million in cash in total. Their public toilet proposal, which would cost VND4 billion (US$250,000), aims to be environmentally friendly and economical. The silver prize of VND20 million went to a project called “Turning the Traditional Vietnamese Market into a Supermarket” by the […]

Israeli Mom And Daughter Discover Clay Lamp from Hellenistic Period

by Theo Ioannou @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

An Israeli mother and her daughter discovered an ancient clay candle holder dating back to the Hellenistic period – when Judah Maccabee fought against the ruler of Antiochus 2,200 years ago. While making their way through the mounds near the historic area of the Beit She’an Valley by the Jordan River Valley one week ago, […]

Vietnam asks for impartial view on its human rights achievements

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Vietnam plans to maintain dialogue on human rights with certain countries and partners to strengthen mutual understanding, share experiences and open opportunities for bilateral relationships in human rights, said the foreign ministry spokesperson. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng at a press briefing on Thursday Asked about the country’s stance towards some […]

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

May also confirmed the loan of the Bayeux Tapestry from France, a historic work depicting the Norman conquest of England which she said would come to Britain in 2022 for the first time in over 900 years. The two leaders, meeting for wide-ranging talks at the Sandhurst military academy near London, agreed that the UK […]

Greek Culture Unearthed in War-Torn Syria

by Philip Chrysopoulos @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Amid the bloody conflict in Syria, evidence of ancient Greek culture in the war-torn Middle Eastern country has recently been unearthed. Three Byzantine mosaic panels have been discovered inside an archaeological site during a Syrian army mine-clearance operation in the eastern countryside of Hama in, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). One […]

Vietnamese publishers cooperates with Spain’s Casa Asia

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

An agreement to this effect was signed in Hanoi on July 26 during a working visit to Vietnam from July 25-30 by Casa Asia General Director Ion de la Riva. Casa Asia is a public association set up in 2001 and run by the Spanish King and Queen in order to accelerate various projects and […]

Palestinians Protest Visit of Greek Orthodox Patriarch Accused of Selling Land to Israel

by Philip Chrysopoulos @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Palestinian Christians protested violently against a visit by Greek Orthodox Church Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Saturday, according to Ma’an news agency. Theophilos III, along with several other religious and political figures, were visiting Bethlehem as part of celebrations for Greek Orthodox Christmas Eve, on January 6, […]

Poor people in Soc Trang get free medical checkups

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Poor people in Ba Trinh commune in Ke Sach district of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang receive free medical checkups and medicines (Photo: VNA) Soc Trang (VNA) – More than 300 poor people and policy beneficiaries in Ba Trinh commune in Ke Sach district of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang received free […]

VFF leader sends greetings to Catholic followers

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

He wished the Catholics a peaceful and prosperous Christmas and expressed hope that Catholic dignitaries would further encourage believers to join in the national construction cause towards “a wealthy people, a strong country and an equal, democratic and civilised society.” The president of the nation’s biggest mass organisation also acknowledged Catholics’ active participation together with […]

VN & China exchange congratulations ondiplomatic relationship establishment

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

 On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Vietnam-China Steering Committee on Bilateral Cooperation Mr. Pham Binh Minh also exchanged congratulatory messages with Yang Jiechi who is the Chairman of China- Vietnam Steering Committee on Bilateral Cooperation and Foreign Affairs Minister of China Wang Yi.     BY THANH NAM- […]

Vietnam Fatherland Front President Nguyen Thien Nhan offers Tet gifts in Son La

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

(VOVworld) – Vietnam Fatherland Front President Nguyen Thien Nhan offered Tet gifts to social beneficiaries and poor households during his visit to Son La province from January 14 to 15 on the occasion of the upcoming traditional lunar new year. During a meeting with locals in Chieng Co commune, he praised local coffee plantation as […]

Austrian company hands over firefighting equipment

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

At the event, Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen Pham Minh Chinh said the equipment provided previously by the Austrian government and relevant agencies have been used efficiently in fighting major fires across the country. He expressed his hope that the Austrian government and relevant agencies would continue assisting the Vietnamese firefighting force in […]

52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

ASTANA: Fifty-two people were killed on Thursday (Jan 18) when the Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said. A handout picture provided by the Kazakh emergency situations ministry on Jan 18, 2018 shows a charred bus on a road in the region around the […]

Greek Maestro Yanni Enthrals Music Lovers in Saudi Arabia

by Tasos Kokkinidis @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Renowned Greek composer and pianist Yanni enthralled a sell-out crowd at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) on Thursday in a concert held under the supervision of the Saudi General Authority for Entertainment. Yanni, 63, enjoyed a great reception from fans as he arrived on stage with his 12-piece orchestra. The show kicked off with […]

Exports to Latin America tipped to earn US$1.8 billion in 2010

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Bilateral trade turnover is expected to total US$3.5 billion. The ministry attributes the increase to the continuing recovery of the world economy. Footwear exports are forecast to reach US$325.5 million or as much as 25 percent of all export revenue earned in Latin America. Garments and textiles are also key exports earning more than US$100 […]

Party Chief receives Speaker of Indonesian Regional Representatives Council

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Vietnam and Indonesia have similar benefits so the two sides neede to continue strengthening further comprehensive cooperation, the General Secretary said. The Party Chief believed that the visit would contribute to boosting the friendship and cooperation ties between the two legislative agencies in particular and between the two countries in general.  On the same day, […]

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits workers of Ca Pass tunnel project

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The leader also praised spirit and responsibility of the investor as well as overall collaboration of the authorities of Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa province and relevant agencies in order to early put the tunnel into the operation as now. Ca Pass tunnel project is a major construction of the country with the largest scale in […]

Royal Caribbean and CPP–The Myers-Briggs Company team up to help travelers

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

Royal Caribbean International is teaming up with the international authority on personality research, CPP–The Myers-Briggs Company, to create a convenient way for travelers to navigate the possibilities for their next adventure from start to finish. The co-created quiz from Royal Caribbean and the Myers-Briggs team serves as a tool to guide adventurers in planning more […]

New symbol of Vietnam-Laos friendship

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

At the event, Deputy PM Somsavad Lengsavad affirmed that the works are the new symbol of special friendship between the two countries, contributing to sustainable Laos-Vietnam relations on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of Vientiane and the 35th anniversary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The VND81 billion works which started on October 20, […]

Iceland make gender pay gap illegal

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

Under new rules that came into action on 1 January, all companies and government agencies in Iceland employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies. Any employer found to be in violation and fails to prove pay parity will face fines. ‘It’s a mechanism to ensure women and […]

Vietnamese collegiate university becomes first nationwide to consider SAT scores for admission

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The Vietnam National University – Hanoi announced its admission policy for 2018 on Thursday, in which performance in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is also utilized as the standard for selecting students.  Officials of the university in Hanoi, which is one of the most prestigious universities in the country, said that the higher education institution […]

Vietnamese collegiate university becomes first nationwide to consider SAT scores for admission

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The Vietnam National University – Hanoi announced its admission policy for 2018 on Thursday, in which performance in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is also utilized as the standard for selecting students.  Officials of the university in Hanoi, which is one of the most prestigious universities in the country, said that the higher education institution […]

Exhibition on famous children’s book to open at weekend

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Cover of the book De Men Phieu Lưu Ky (Adventures of a Cricket) by To Hoai (Photo courtesy of the publisher)   Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition honouring the most well-known Vietnamese children’s book De Men Phieu Luu Ky (Adventures of a Cricket) by late writer To Hoai (1920-2014) will open to the public from […]

“Thank You SFMS, for the helping hand”

by sfmsadmin @ | St Francis Methodist School Singapore

St. Francis Methodist School is just like a second home to me, reminding me of friendly smiles and warm care. Time really flies quickly, and it has already been more than 2 years since I graduated from St. Francis Methodist School in 2008. For 2 years in SFMS, I had a wonderful time with countless […]

IIHM set to open India’s first-ever Τourism University

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

IIHM – International Institute Of Hotel Management with campuses at Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bangkok, and it’s sister concern IAM with campuses at Goa, Kolkata and Guwahati has decided to form the country’s first-ever Tourism University named IIHM University in West Bengal under the WB Pvt University Act.Suborno Bose, the main […]

Greek Goddess Artemis Statue Found in Egypt

by Philip Chrysopoulos @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

The Egyptian-Swiss mission working in the old town of Aswan, Egypt, has unearthed a small incomplete statue that is likely to depict the Greek goddess Artemis, according to the Ahram website. The archaeologists team led by Egyptologist Wolfgang Muller, uncovered a statue of a woman without a head, feet and right hand. General director of […]

To Insanity and Beyond! How the TSA Inspired a Charity Drive (and How You Can Help)

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

Score one for the good guys. A few weeks ago, Levi Zilka, age 5, was returning from Disneyworld when the TSA at Fort Lauderdale airport noticed a weapon in his bag. As the first line of defense at the airport, the TSA inspected the bag. And then they confiscated Levi’s Buzz Lightyear Star Command Flip […]

Fish sauce magnate becomes Vietnam’s third billionaire

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

It’s well known that Vietnamese people cannot live without fish sauce or instant noodles, and this insatiable appetite has helped create the country’s third dollar billionaire. Nguyen Dang Quang, chairman and founder of Masan Group, now has total assets of $1.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. “Masan serves consumers with ‘must-have’ ones like […]

Hilton Eliminates AXON Awards Without Notice, Then Makes The Change Customer-Friendly(er)

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

Hilton eliminated AXON awards at the beginning of 2017 without notice.  These were awards for holders of their co-branded American Express cardholders.  They allowed cardholders to book discounted 4-night award stays.  Join the discussion about these changes on InsideFlyer. Whenever there’s a change without notice, customers are the ones left holding the bag.  Folks who […]

A Last-Minute Valentine’s Gift Guide for Literary Travelers

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

by Amy Munslow Valentine’s Day has a sly ability to sneak up on you. Between recovering from the last set of holidays, diligently attempting to keep New Year’s resolutions, and seemingly endless snow shoveling, it’s no wonder so many people are taken by surprise at the sea of pink hearts and red roses on February 14th. Luckily, Literary Traveler […]

The Flyer’s Guide to Running in Airports

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

Some of you may be faced with long layovers in the upcoming holiday season. I often use the down time to get a nice workout in — by running a few laps in the terminal. Now don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t work in many airports, but there are a large number of mega-hubs, particularly […]

Vietnamese overseas students bring fame to the Fatherland

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

PANO – Many Vietnamese overseas students have brought pride to the homeland with their outstanding academic results and their merit certificates given by schools in various countries. 18-year-old Le Ngoc Tuong Van has been studying in the US since she was 6 years old. Facing many difficulties in the new environment, Van was presented a […]

Isozakiya Wagashi

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

Just steps from Anamoriinari Station on the Keikyu Line, the bright lights and colorful displays of Isozakiya beckon locals and visitors alike to taste the wonderful wagashi creations. The shop, which has been open for 22 years, offers a wide range of traditional sweets. Kenchi Okumura, the Nagasaki-born owner, worked for eight years in local […]

Abbot Fund continues to expand children’s nutrition programme

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

The US$51,000 programme aims to improve child nutrition among 2,000 school children by providing nourishing foods including Ensure, Similac, Isomil, and multivitamins as well as paediatric and nutritional education to teachers and health workers. The Child Nutrition Programme also aims to enrich the diets of malnourished children by training educators in good nutrition, while providing […]

The light of the North

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

I’m based at the promisingly named Aurora Safari Camp, 40km below the Arctic Circle and 80km north of the city of Lulea that sits on the Gulf of Bothnia. The camp is a collection of ultra-comfortable teepees, rising from the snow around a central mess tent where a piping hot boiler lifts the temperature to […]

“Hellenists, Go Back To Greece”: Israeli Far-Right Groups Disrupt Hanukkah Celebration

by Theo Ioannou @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Members of Israeli far-right groups disrupted a Jerusalem community center’s Hanukkah celebration, which incorporated Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and Mohammed’s birthday. The protesters called the participants “Hellenists” and told them to “go back to Greece. The protest took place on Wednesday night outside a Jerusalem community center hosting a multi-faith “Hanukkah” celebration, which included a […]

Dak Nong province urged to promote administrative reform and business climate improvement

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

(VOVworld) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged the central highlands province of Dak Nong to boost administrative reform and facilitate business growth to sharpen competitiveness. During his working visit to the province on Saturday, the Deputy Prime Minister praised the province’s role as a gateway linking the central highlands and southern economic […]

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VN stocks grow further on corporate earnings hope

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The benchmark VN Index on HCM Stock Exchange advanced 1.11 per cent to close at 1,061.92 points. It had gained 1.5 per cent on Thursday. The minor HNX Index on Ha Noi Stock Exchange rose 0.35 per cent to end at 122.33 points. The northern market index finished Thursday up 1.22 per cent. Nearly 215 […]

German pledges €300 mln for Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The German Embassy in Hanoi said this is the result negotiations on development cooperation between the two countries’ governments that concluded in Germany on October 26. Of the total, €15 million EUR funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment will be allocated to environmental protection programmes. According to Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary […]

Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club Boston Logan, Main Terminal

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

What’s better than a Delta Sky Club in Boston? How about two Sky Clubs in Boston? This review is for the “new” main terminal club. Until this year, Delta only had one Sky Club in Boston, located in the satellite concourse of Terminal A. This Sky Club is excellent in its own right, known for […]

Upper Secondary Outdoor Camp

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Solving the suspicious saiga silencing

by robert @ Travel Breaking News

The Central Asian steppe, in which saiga antelopes inhabit, is renowned for being an extreme part of the world in which to live, with temperature swinging wildly from below -40°C in winter to above 40°C in summer. Add in the risks posed by hungry wolves, insecure food supplies, disease, and – of course – the […]

Management mechanisms for transport projects should be revamped

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Investment in infrastructure construction is crucial to boosting economic growth. However, many transport projects managed by the Ministry of Transport are taking much longer than expected pace due to soaring material costs and management weaknesses in implementing projects. Since early this year, increases in the prices of building materials have had a negative impact on […]

Monkeys destroy Ninh Thuan crops

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Farmers in Ninh Thuan Province are complaining about being attacked by wild monkeys who are also destroying their vineyards. People in Ninh Thuan Province have been attacked by wild monkeys According to dozens of households in Khanh Hai Town, a group of seven monkeys often come to the houses located near the mountain. They eat […]

Delta Adding RFID Tracking To Luggage

by robert @ Uncategorized – Travel Breaking News

For those of you flying Delta (and those who still check luggage), your bags will soon be a smidge more likely to get to your destination when they’re supposed to be there. By sometime in the second half of the year, all bags will be tagged with RFID chips, allowing both you and the airline […]

Indian ambassador look for further trade

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

“The most important thing for business people is to know each other, to know where there are possibilities for cooperation, for mutually beneficial trade and investment,” he said at a press conference here on April 4. The ambassador announced that an Indian delegation of 62 business people led by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and […]

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