Vietnamese football fans miss out on Asian Games coverageMany football fans in Vietnam have to turn to online channels to watch the Asian Games as the organisers expressed surprise that Vietnam failed to buy the rights for the event. Fans have to watch the Asian Games onlineOver 100 Vietnamese fans went to Wibawa Mukti Stadium in Indonesia for the Vietnam-Pakistan match where Vietnam won 3-0. However, despite the Asian Games being usually aired in Vietnam in previous years, this year, fans had to resort to online channels to find coverage. Vietnam Television failed to secure the broadcasting rights for the Asian Games with Kjsmworld Corp because of what they described as 'high prices'. According to Linda Wahyudi, the broadcasting director of the Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee, 75 countries have bought broadcasting rights for the Asian Games.
August 17, 2018 08:48 UTC
VN's top swimmer Anh Vien aims to make a splash at ASIADVietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is confident she will change her medal’s colour at the upcoming Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia. Going for gold: Vietnamese top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is ready to compete at the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia. “The ASIAD is an arena which is quite different from the Southeast Asian Games,” said Vien. My best result in the 400m medley is 4:36.85 which I set in the qualifying round of the Olympic Rio 2016. It aims to snatch at least three gold medals, with at least one in an Olympic sports category.
August 17, 2018 08:03 UTC
US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freedThe US has threatened to impose more economic sanctions on Turkey if it does not free a detained American pastor. He said early on Friday that Turkey had "taken advantage of the United States for many years" and that he was "cutting back on Turkey". On Thursday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said: "We have more that we are planning to do if they don't release him [Mr Brunson] quickly." Mr Brunson has denied charges of espionage, but faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty. Mr Erdogan wrote in the New York Times earlier that unless the US changed course, Turkey would look for new friends and allies.
August 17, 2018 07:52 UTC
Petrolimex asks for divestment extensionThe Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) has asked the Government to extend its deadline for selling the State’s capital to the 2019-20 period instead of this year as currently planned. A corner of Petrolimex Quang Ninh Company’s port, a subsidiary of the Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex). The largest petrol retailer has asked the Government to extend the deadline for its State divestment plan from 2018 to 2019-20. The amount of shares that should be offered for sale to reduce State ownership in Petrolimex to 51 per cent is estimated at 509.2 million shares, Petrolimex said. Net foreign capital was nearly VND47 trillion in 2017.
August 17, 2018 07:52 UTC
VN artists to attend Carnegie International exhibitionA group of artists from Viet Nam known as Art Labor and Joan Jonas will attend the 57th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the US. The Art Labor group with Thao Nguyen, Cong Tung and Arlette Quynh - Anh Tran. The Carnegie Museum of Art was established in 1896 and has sinve been a rendezvous point for contemporary artists from around the world. The Art Labor group was formed in 2012 by painters Thao Nguyen and Cong Tung and curator Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran. She has co-ordinated with Art Labor on various projects.
August 17, 2018 07:18 UTC
US military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019'President Trump's plans for a Veterans Day military parade through the streets of Washington DC have been delayed until at least 2019. Mr Trump was impressed by France's Bastille Day parade on a visit in 2017 and said the US could "top it". The Pentagon said the military would march from the White House to the Capitol, and the parade would feature a "heavy air component at the end". The focus was to be on the work of US military veterans through the ages, starting with the American Revolutionary War. The US had a military parade in 1991 following the end of its successful campaign to force Saddam Hussein's troops out of Kuwait.
August 17, 2018 07:07 UTC
Rose Park to open in HanoiVietNamNet Bridge – The capital city’s first ever rose park will open soon in Long Bien District, 10km east of the city centre. The first rose park will soon open in capital. Guests will be able to enjoy popular Vietnamese rose species like the Hue ancient red rose, Sa Pa rose, Van Khoi rose, Hai Phong pink rose and Nam Dinh white rose. The park will also play host to hundreds of international rose species from Bulgaria, the UK and France that have been imported from Thailand. The park, located in Dam Tranh, Thach Ban Ward, Long Bien District, will officially open to the public on September 2.
August 17, 2018 06:22 UTC
HCM City loses out on cruise tourism without large portsVietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City tourism sector needs to provide better inputs to the Government and improve marketing and promotion to maximise the city’s tourism potential, experts have said. Tourists in downtown HCM City. HCM City has thus missed the chance to attract high-spending cruise passengers, most of them from Europe, who spend an average of $100 a day, she said. City authorities should quickly resolve this problem since large cruise ships would hugely benefit the city’s tourism industry, she added. Bui Ta Hoang Vu, director of the city Department of Tourism, said ports in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province prefer container ships purely for economic reasons.
August 17, 2018 06:22 UTC
Tokyo Medical University apologises for changing female exam scoresOne of Japan's most prestigious medical universities has apologised for tampering with entrance exam scores to limit its intake of female students. The university has apologised for "betraying" the trust of the public -- Photo: REUTERSAn internal investigation found that Tokyo Medical University (TMU) had been manipulating the scores of female applicants from as early as 2006. It also marked down the scores of male applicants who had taken the entrance test at least four times. The university also admitted to adding extra points to the scores of 19 students who had made donations to the school. The newspaper reported that after the two-round application process earlier this year, only 30 female applicants were accepted to study, versus 141 men.
August 08, 2018 08:03 UTC
Developing 3D printing in VN: priting machines cheap, but materials lackingVietNamNet Bridge - The biggest problem hindering the development of 3D printing in Vietnam is not technology and equipment, but the lack of materials, according to Dr Hoang Xuan Tung from the HCM City University of Science & Technology. 3D printing is used widely in many business fields, from manufacturing and fine arts to healthcare and industrial production. Complex parts in industry such as wind power turbines and aircraft parts can also be made with 3D printing technology. Complex parts in industry such as wind power turbines and aircraft parts can also be made with 3D printing technology. Other types of materials such as ceramics, organic materials and metals have also been used for 3D printing.
August 08, 2018 08:03 UTC
It won’t be easy to lure foreign capital in H2: expertsVietNamNet Bridge - Foreign portfolio investment (FPI) will no longer be the main driver to attract foreign capital to Vietnam in the second half of 2018 as it was in the first six months of the year. The huge foreign capital flow has led to the VN Index rising by 20 percent within the first quarter of 2018. Analysts believe that FPI was the major driving force of the foreign capital flow. They also affirmed that FPI will no longer be the main driver to attract foreign capital in the second half. In Vietnam, foreign investors continued to be net sellers in May, June and the first half of July.
August 08, 2018 05:15 UTC
US initiates anti-dumping investigation into VN’s cold rolled steelThe US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the launch of an investigation into the avoidance of paying anti-dumping and anti-subsidy taxes on cold rolled steel (CRS) imported from Vietnam. Illustrative image (Source: vietnambiz.vn)The decision was made based on petitions filed by US businesses on June 12, alleging that the Vietnamese CRS is the same with the product which is under tax levy and produced by hot rolled steel imported from the Republic of Korea (RoK). The DOC will issue the final decision within 300 days since the initiation of the investigation, said the Trade Defence Department under the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. The agency recommended Vietnamese exporters fully cooperate with the US investigation agencies while closely coordinating with the department during the process.
August 08, 2018 04:30 UTC
Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Visitors come in abundance to Ha Long Bay with many opting for cruise tours where you can sleep on board. On the list, Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) is followed by Mt Batur, Bali (Indonesia), Bagan (Myanmar), Pidurangala Rock (Sri Lanka), andChandrashila Parvat (India). Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. In 2017, Quang Ninh welcomed a total of 9.87 million tourists, including 4.28 million foreigners, according to Quang Ninh provincial Department of Tourism.
August 08, 2018 04:08 UTC
Manh, however, also mentioned obstacles hindering the Vietnam-Russia economic and trade cooperation, saying that there are no effective mechanisms to promote the potential and strength of each country. The Vietnamese deputy defence minister affirmed the Defence Ministry will create all favourable conditions for Marc Razafindranaly to fulfil his tasks. According to the diplomat, over the four decades, bilateral trade and investment ties have grown considerably, driven by the favourable economic environment. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also offered his sympathies to Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. The city has also hosted many major events of ASEAN like 4th ASEAN Chief Justices’ Meeting, and ASEAN Law Association’s 38th Governing Council Meeting.
August 08, 2018 03:33 UTC
But there was one new yogurt that has been a top choice for customers – yogurt with jelly and pandan leaves, which look like gladiola leaves. With over 12,000 online orders on Foody.vn – a popular community where people can search, rate and comment on places to eat in Vietnam – for ‘Yogurt with pandan jelly and black pearl’, over 1,000 orders for ‘Yogurt with pandan jelly, black pearl and mixed fruits’ and over 2,000 orders for ‘Yogurt with pandan jelly, black pearl, mixed fruits and cheese’, as well as hundreds of visit per day, there was definitely something about this tasty kind of yogurt. Nikkie Garcia, a nutritionist, confirms that pandan leaves can be a good treatment for hypertension, weak nerves, joint pain and rheumatism. Boiling two pandan leaves and drinking them before eating can help you increase your appetite,” said Garcia. And with pandan, people have plenty of cooking methods, from sweet soup to cake, from sticky rice to sticky rice ice cream, and from soya bean curd to the amazing cubes of pandan jelly.
August 08, 2018 02:48 UTC