HÀ NỘI — Low-cost carrier Vietjet ranks second in the list of five airlines having the most attractive flight attendants. The ranking, selected by Canada VIVA Lifestyle and Travel – the fastest growing digital media company for Millennials in the world – also includes Emirates, Air France, Air Serbia and Singapore Airlines. “The ingenious bikini uniforms debuted by Vietjet last year made their CEO the first female billionaire in Việt Nam, although that’s not the only reason for their success,” VIVA Lifestyle and Travel said. Over past years, Vietjet has been seeking dynamic and customer-focussed candidates to be qualified as the airline’s friendly and professional flight attendants, in order to keep pace with the rapid development and expansion of its domestic and international networks. Successful candidates have opportunities to attend intensive training courses in Việt Nam and other foreign countries and enjoy an attractive income and many other benefits as well as unlimited promotion opportunities within the group.
Philippines wind farm generates power, jobs and curious touristsWind turbines are helping the Philippines diversify its energy sources beyond fossil fuels and generating not only power, but jobs, revenue and interest among thousands of curious tourists. Wind power is slowly taking off in the Philippines, which faces a huge challenge to find cheaper, cleaner and more efficient ways to power what is one of the world's fastest growing economies and a swelling population of over 100 million people. "A lot of people can see the beauty of the Philippines," said tourist Christian Lagaja. Wind energy is a work in progress and farms like this produce only a fraction of the country's installed capacity of 20,055 megawatts, which the energy minister recently said needs to double by 2030 to meet demand. Power in the Philippines at present is generated 34 percent by coal, 34 percent by oil and gas and 32 percent from renewable sources, among them wind, biomass, hydropower and solar.
Tying the knot, vintage styleA couple in Hanoi have decided to tie the knot a special way – dressing in wedding costumes of the past 100 years to create a vintage nuptuals photo collection. The couple, Quynh Anh and The Truong, dressed in various period costumes, divided into groups of years - from before 1945, from 1945 to 1954, 1975-1986, 1986-2000, 2000-2010 and 2017. “We watched old photos of our grandparents, parents and chose the most interesting images of each period,” she added. A wedding in the style of the 2000-2010 period with more careful decorations and fashionable costumes. A photo of a wedding in the revolutionary period with the then-popular banner "Enjoy new happiness without forgetting duties."
Linda Hamilton trains Vietnam women’s footballersVietNamNet Bridge – Former US women’s national team footballer Linda Hamilton, who won the World Cup in 1991, and coach Lisa Berg had a short training session with Vietnamese women’s footballers as part of the Sports Envoys programme in Ha Noi on Tuesday. Young Vietnamese footballers enjoy themselves with Linda Hamilton and coach Lisa Berg during the training session in the framework of Sports Envoys programme in Ha Noi on Tuesday. She believed if Vietnamese footballers receive support, they will greatly improve. Hamilton and Berg will have another training session with footballers in the northern province of Son La today and tomorrow. The Sport Envoys programme is a global sports mentoring programme of the US Department of State.
International, local DJs at EDM festVietNamNet Bridge – Eleven international and local DJs will perform at the Ravolution Music Festival 2017 in District 2 of HCM City on May 12-13. Bass and beat: Dutch DJ duo Blasterjaxx will perform at the Ravolution Festival 2017 in District 2 on May 12-13. Photo from the event’s Facebook pageThe festival will feature Swedish DJ and record producer Steve Angello, who began playing music in 2011. He was ranked 30th best DJ on the DJ Mag’s Top 100 in 2016. Local artists will be Hoang Anh, Touliver, Kruise and Slim V.The festival will take place at the Sala Urban Area, 12 Mai Chi Tho Street, in District 1.
Ensuring water security is becoming an urgent task for Việt Nam in the context of climate change impacting all aspects of life, heard a conference on Wednesday. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vnHÀ NỘI – Ensuring water security is becoming an urgent task for Việt Nam in the context of climate change impacting all aspects of life, heard a conference on Wednesday. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Trần Việt Thanh said that climate change has made protecting water resources more complicated. According to Dr Prof Nguyễn Mại, VAFIE chairman, several factors have posed difficulties for Việt Nam in ensuring water security. “It is also necessary to have a complete policy system on water resources to increase the efficiency of water management, protection and use, and change public awareness and action in ensuring water security”, he added.
Fun Beach Festival, one of the country’s biggest music and camping festivals, will be held in the southern coastal city of Vũng Tàu on April 29 and 30. The event, themed “Legend of the Sea”, will feature more than 100 local and international DJs and musicians, numerous camping activities, and seafood. French singer Celine Farach will take part in the show. The event will take place at the Biển Đông Tourism Area. Tickets priced from VNĐ310,000 can be bought at www.ticketbox.vn.
Fun Beach Festival comes to Vung TauVietNamNet Bridge – Fun Beach Festival, one of the country’s biggest music and camping festivals, will be held in the southern coastal city of Vung Tau on April 29 and 30. Beach melodies: French singer Celine Farach will perform during the Fun Beach Festival in Vung Tau on April 29 and 30. Photo from the event’s Facebook pageThe event, themed “Legend of the Sea”, will feature more than 100 local and international DJs and musicians, numerous camping activities, and seafood. French singer Celine Farach will take part in the show. The event will take place at the Bien Dong Tourism Area.
South Korean pianist Kim Jee Hee will present a piano recital at the HCM City Conservatory of Music on April 22. The guest performer will be young cellist William Cho of the British International School. She has been a lecturer at Korean schools, including Soongeui Women’s College, Gangneung-Wonju National University and Hanse University. She is now working as an artistic director for the Harmony Nation Programme of M4one Foundation in Korea. The concert will begin at 8pm at the conservatory on 112 Nguyễn Du Street in District 1.
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng plans seven suburban communes in Hòa Vang District for high-tech farms on a total area of 540ha – a crucial step to boost high quality and safe agriculture. The director the city’s agriculture and rural development, Nguyễn Phú Ban, said the plan is part of a strategy to develop Đà Nẵng as a safe tourism destination, as well as a centre of nano-industry and world-class high-tech farms. These farms’ products are eligible for sale at major supermarkets in the city,” Ban said. According to the city, all supermarkets welcome "made-in Đà Nẵng" products, but farmers in the city have yet to supply sufficient quality products, including vegetable, seafood and quarantined poultry. According to the city, the introduction of high-tech farm centres could supply enough safe food for the city and tourists.
BÌNH THUẬN – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc lauded plans to develop the southern coastal province of Bình Thuận into a green, clean and sustainable economy during a local investment promotion conference yesterday. He revealed that the government will embark on several large-scale infrastructure projects in Bình Thuận, such as highways, coastal roads, and Phan Thiết airport. The PM also asked Bình Thuận to improve workforce training and become one of the top 20 localities nationwide in terms of the administrative reform index. Endowed with a sunny and windy climate, Bình Thuận is well-positioned to develop agro-forestry-fisheries, renewable energy, green tourism and mining. Thanks to its 192km coastline, Bình Thuận is also one of the four largest fishing grounds in the country with yearly seafood production of more than 200,000 tonnes.
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam must reach a higher level of national and international branding on its path to economic and societal development. This was the consensus at a conference on green growth development strategy held yesterday in Hà Nội. The conference, held by the National Branding Programme Secretariat, discussed the importance of national brand building in order to achieve an effective green economy for Việt Nam and raise corporate awareness of the matter. In agreement with Lang, Đặng Thúy Hà, Nielsen’s Vietnam representative, suggested the country prioritise green growth for fast and sustainable progress. It acted as a friendly environment for dialogues about practical and urgent issues in green branding for Vietnamese firms, with exchanges between policy makers and businesses on supporting policies and solutions for sustainability.
Quy Nhon student wins big scholarship from University of ChicagoVietNamNet Bridge - Born and raised in Quy Nhon City in the central province of Binh Dinh, Lam Quang Nhat has won a full scholarship worth VND6 billion from the University of Chicago to study physics, where another Vietnamese citizen – mathematician Ngo Bao Chau, the Fields Medal winner – is a professor. The student from Binh Dinh province has had impressive results: third prize at the English national competition, third prize at the English Talents’ Olympiad and first prize at IOE, an online English competition. “I was once a volunteer at a large physics center in Quy Nhon and I luckily had the opportunity to work as an interpreter for a French physicist,” he said. Nhat believes the the university focuses on the personality of each individual as well as the differences in way of thinking. “This will help me prepare well for university study and the cold weather in Chicago,” he said.
SYDNEY — Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put "Australian values" at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, including competent English, belief in gender equality and a four-year qualification period. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia was "an "extraordinary nation... We’re not defined by race or religion or culture, as many other nations are. "So today we are announcing changes to strengthen citizenship, to make for a stronger Australia, stronger citizenship, stronger citizens." Candidates for citizenship will under the new rules be required to be permanent residents for four years against one year today. "This is about allegiance and commitment to Australian values."
HÀ NỘI — With credit growth accelerating in the first quarter, many commercial banks may become more demanding in selecting lending customers. Head of a large-sized bank, who declined to be named, revealed that his bank’s credit growth in Q1 was up to more than 8 per cent. With high credit growth rate in Q1, banks’ capital flows would, therefore, show signs of changing, with focus on restructuring customers’ demands and capital use efficiency. With the current good credit growth prospect, I believe this screening will expand in many banks,” the insider said. Early every year, the central bank assigns credit growth for each commercial bank to meet the annual credit growth target of the entire banking system.