Nigerian Vice President Yeni Osinbajo welcomes Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ (left). — VNA/VNS Photo Phi HùngHÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ held talks with Nigerian Vice President Yeni Osinbajo as part of the Vietnamese official’s working visit to the African country from October 29 to 31. During their talks on Wednesday, the two sides agreed to strengthen the exchange of delegations at all levels and through all channels, thus promoting mutual understanding. Osinbajo said his country wants to enhance cooperation with Việt Nam in agriculture as Nigeria is actively expanding agricultural production and promoting hi-tech application in the sector. Deputy PM Huệ took the occasion to convey the invitation of Vietnamese Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Việt Nam.
October 31, 2019 04:55 UTC
Creatives from across the region entered their innovative design projects into the DFA Design for Asia Awards (DFAA)and talented young designers also submitted their overseas plans to DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (DFA HKYDTA), part of the five major DFA Awards programmes to recognise local and international design professionals and experts. "We at Hong Kong Design Centre believe that design can improve quality of life, promote social innovation and preserve cultural heritage. The DFA Awards programme is one of the most prestigious and important awards in the design industry. Quality design aids quality lifeAn acknowledgment of outstanding design in Asia, DFA Design for Asia Awards raises awareness about the value of good design as an essential component in quality of life for a betterment. DFA Design Leadership Award (DFA DLA)Recognise the business leaders or companies who create exceptional and sustainable business success through strategic and innovative use of Design.
October 30, 2019 03:56 UTC
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 October 2019 - Sheen Cher, who stands at a statuesque 1.76m, will be representing Singapore in the Miss World 2019 Grand Final in London, United Kingdom this December. Sheen was named Miss World Singapore 2019 during the Miss World Singapore 2019 Grand Coronation Night held at Mediacorp Studio. Last year, Singaporean fashion entrepreneur and actress Vanessa Peh represented Singapore as Miss World Singapore 2018 and advanced into Top 30 during the Miss World 2019 Grand Final held at Sanya, China. The Miss World Singapore 2019 Grand Final is scheduled to be aired on Channel 5 this November. The Miss World Singapore Organization is in discussion with strategic partners to produce a Miss World Singapore 2020 reality television program in the coming year.
October 30, 2019 00:56 UTC
Auditor General Hồ Đức Phớc presented the report on the amended law on State Audit to the National Assembly on Friday in Hà Nội. Also according to the State Audit, the amendment also falls in line with the recommendations from the International Organisations of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and international practices. Phớc said access to electronic records – as well as which types of data would be audited and the duration data can be accessed by the State Audit – would only be granted with the consent from the audited organisations and individuals. Similarly, auditors given the right to access and analyse data would be responsible for any breach, the Auditor General said. Some deputies said they wanted the State Audit to have access to whatever records and data they need, regardless of the opinion of the audited organisations and individuals.
October 26, 2019 00:33 UTC
Fuelling the rise in corporate venture funding with regional heavyweights at the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2019 on Nov 5-6HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 Oct 2019 - Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), Cyberport's annual major tech investment event, will return on 5-6 November. Cyberport will also be announcing the investment-matching achievements of its investment platform Cyberport Investors Network (CIN) as it celebrates its second anniversary. Other panel discussions will explore industry related hot topics such as family ventures, early stage investing and investor-investee synergy, innovative funding platforms disrupting the tech capital market, and tech investment market outlook along the Belt & Road region and China. Cyberport Investors Network (CIN) continues to facilitate investment-matching as it celebrates its second anniversaryThrough CIN, which was established specifically for the Cyberport Community, Cyberport has helped start-ups raise capital while offering investment insight and experience. CVCF is a highly anticipated flagship tech venture event for investors and entrepreneurs in the digital technology domain.
October 24, 2019 10:41 UTC
— Photo courtesy of VingroupHCM CITY — Despite the slowdown in global deal-making due to ongoing worldwide economic uncertainty, Việt Nam remains active in M&A in 2020, according to a new report by Baker McKenzie. Việt Nam, Thailand and Indonesia were identified in the report as Asian countries that saw strong inbound activity in 2019. South Korea is the largest source of foreign direct investment in Việt Nam, as the latter has become a production base for major Korean multinationals such as Samsung and LG. Looking ahead, the report predicts that activity will pick up again post-2020, as Việt Nam remains an attractive market. To understand how these hypothetical outcomes might impact the global economy and the implications for deal making, you may view the interactive Global Transactions Forecast tool http://interactive.globaltransactionsforecast.com.
October 24, 2019 06:56 UTC
Photos: http://bit.ly/2AYO7mTVideo: http://bit.ly/2IGbsxVAttended by hundreds of senior government officials and energy executives from across Africa and the world, the Africa Oil & Power Conference & Exhibition is seeking solutions to make energy work better for Africans and investors. Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé, Minister of Petroleum and Energies of Senegal, and Nj Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber and CEO of the Centurion Law Group. Delivering the opening remarks, African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk addressed key issues facing the industry's future, reminding the continent that it needs and must do better to provide energy and jobs to all Africans. At the core of the African Energy Chamber's message was also a call to women empowerment across Africa's energy industry. The African Energy Chamber closed its opening remarks on the issues of infrastructure development and cross-border cooperation.
October 10, 2019 17:26 UTC
Setting the record as the best romance film of the year in Korea, CRAZY ROMANCE has accumulated total ticket admissions of 1,503,424 with gross box office revenue of more than US$10.7 million as of 9 October 2019, based on the latest statistics from the Korean Film Council. Presented and distributed by Next Entertainment World, the theatrical distribution rights of CRAZY ROMANCE in Singapore was purchased by Clover Films Pte. The latest daily statistics from the Korean Film Council (http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/eng/news/boxOffice_Daily.jsp?mode=BOXOFFICE_DAILY) on the performance of CRAZY ROMANCE shall be updated on the Group's website at http://www.spackmanentertainment.com. PMG is a talent management agency which represents and manages the careers of major artists in film, television, commercial endorsements, and branded entertainment. The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Simplex Films Limited ("Simplex Films") which is an early stage film production firm.
October 10, 2019 09:00 UTC
Ltd., a Singapore-based film distributor, purchased the theatrical distribution rights of CRAZY ROMANCE in Singapore. The estimated total production budget (including prints and advertising costs) for CRAZY ROMANCE is tentatively set at approximately KRW6.7 billion (or US$6.0million). The latest daily statistics from the Korean Film Council (http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/eng/news/boxOffice_Daily.jsp?mode=BOXOFFICE_DAILY) on the performance of CRAZY ROMANCE shall be updated on the Group's website at http://www.spackmanentertainment.com. PMG is a talent management agency which represents and manages the careers of major artists in film, television, commercial endorsements, and branded entertainment. The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Simplex Films Limited ("Simplex Films") which is an early stage film production firm.
October 09, 2019 04:30 UTC
Digitisation of the healthcare sector is important to better serve patients, but hacking by cybercriminals is a grave risk, and great efforts are needed to keep patient information secure. Once measurements are taken, the data is incorporated directly in the patient’s medical records without the need for manual intervention. According to the Ministry of Health, all healthcare establishments will complete digitisation of medical records by 2030. But the digitisation of the healthcare industry had led to a massive increase in the number of targeted attacks against the sector, he said. It is actually very dangerous.”At a recent conference on cybersecurity in the healthcare sector, experts said the consequences of a breach could be quite detrimental since healthcare records are highly personal and sensitive in nature.
October 09, 2019 00:56 UTC
Delegates at the 59th meeting of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force and the 9th Consultation Meeting of the IAI Task Force and ASEAN Partners in Jakarta, Indonesia. — Photo vov.vnJAKARTA — The 59th meeting of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force and the 9th Consultation Meeting of the IAI Task Force and ASEAN Partners took place in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 3-4. The 59th IAI Task Force Meeting is a regular event gathering representatives from ASEAN countries to review the implementation of IAI projects and seek ways to enhance the efficiency of the IAI Work Plan in the third phase in the 2016-20 period (IAI Work Plan III). In the future, the IAI Task Force plans to continue speeding up the project and launch 14 proposals which are being designed. At the 9th Consultation Meeting of the IAI Task Force and ASEAN Partners, the IAI Task Force briefed the partners of the implementation of the IAI Work Plan III.
October 07, 2019 08:26 UTC
In recent years, in the face of unpredictable weather and climate change, provinces in the Mekong Delta have adopted actions to adjust agriculture production to make it more adaptable. Farmers in the Mekong Delta have been growing rice for 50-70 years and rice cultivation is a strong economic sector. Does the MARD have scenarios on how to respond to climate change to help farmers in agriculture production? Under the Government's Resolution 120 on sustainable development of the Mekong Delta, agriculture production here will be organised according to ecological regions. Last but not least, if we want to increase land areas for fruit trees and aquaculture, we must reduce areas under rice cultivation.
October 07, 2019 02:03 UTC
A Norwegian project is being launched to promote the usage of plastic waste as a source of energy for energy intensive industries, reducing ocean waste and improving energy efficiency. The project will be carried out in five countries, the other four being China, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. Vietnam is the world’s fourth largest country in terms of discharging plastic wastes into the ocean, with its annual contribution being around 700,000 tonnesA Waste Management Department official said there was limited segregation of plastic waste, and low-value and recyclable wastes are typically discharged into the environment. It will push for public-private-partnerships in the collection of plastic waste and its usage in cement plants. This technique does not produce residues that need to be disposed, thus also saving waste processing costs.
October 06, 2019 16:07 UTC
— Vietnam PlusCost of farmed fish exceeds price set by Lao governmentAdding to their woes are the higher costs they incur in raising fish. — The Phnom Penh PostFeature photo Global EducationThis week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Teachers’ Day, October 5Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC). —About Lao morning news. Lao morning news roundup is the most comprehensive hand-curated selection of Lao English language news headlines published. This enables you to make an informed choice of whether you want to learn more by clicking directly through to the original Lao news article, or keep on reading the remaining Lao daily news headlines.
October 01, 2019 00:11 UTC
According to the real-time booking rate from the Korean Film Council, CRAZY ROMANCE recorded 12.3% in ticket reservation rate as at 2pm today, the highest amongst all other Korean films. Directed by independent film director Kim Han-gyeol, the romantic comedy film is presented and distributed by Next Entertainment World Co., Ltd. The estimated total production budget (including prints and advertising costs) for CRAZY ROMANCE is tentatively set at approximately KRW6.7 billion (or US$6.0million). The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Simplex Films Limited ("Simplex Films") which is an early stage film production firm. Simplex Films has several films in the pipeline including, A BOLT FROM THE BLUE, IRREVOCABLE PROMISE and OUR SUPERSTAR K.For more details, do visit http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/
September 30, 2019 09:00 UTC