BRUSSELS - Prime Minister David Cameron told EU leaders yesterday they should consider reforming rules on freedom of movement, a Downing Street source said, after Britain voted to leave the bloc. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said Cameron told a leaders’ dinner in Brussels that Britain and the EU should "have as close an economic relationship as possible and that the key to staying close is really to look at reform to free movement". A British government source speaking anonymously added that Cameron believes free movement was "one of the driving factors in people voting to leave". Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would travel to Brussels today for talks to defend Scotland’s place in the European Union after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc. Sturgeon said she was "utterly determined" to protect Scotland as she obtained a formal mandate for direct talks with the European Union institutions at an emergency session of the … [Read more...] about Cameron tells EU free movement reform ’key’ to post-Brexit ties: UK govt source
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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese marketing experts commented that US President Obama gave Habevo a golden opportunity to advertise its Bia Ha Noi (Hanoi beer) brand. But Habeco still cannot take full advantage of the opportunity. After Obama had dinner at Huong Lien bun cha Shop and drank Bia Ha Noi on May 23, the first day of his visit to Vietnam, both brands appeared many times on mass media. Bia Ha Noi was even mentioned in Obama’s speech the next morning. However, while Huong Lien bun cha Shop’s business has been thriving since then, Bia Ha Noi is less lucky. A branding expert commented that Habeco is not professional in this case because it could not exploit the event to become more famous. What Habeco did after that was to post stories on its fanpage which simply said Obama drank Bia Ha Noi. Meanwhile, Bia Ha Noi has great advantages to advertise itself to become better known, not only in Vietnam, but also in the world. Vietnamese marketing experts commented that US … [Read more...] about Using Obama’s images for ads, does Habeco violate the law?
Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, plans to install signs warning of alligators in the area where a 2-year-old boy was killed by one of the reptiles, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, plans to install signs warning of alligators in the area where a 2-year-old boy was killed by one of the reptiles, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Police divers recovered the body of Lane Graves on Wednesday from the man-made lake where he had been snatched by the alligator as he played at the water's edge the night before. The resort had "No Swimming" signs where the boy was killed at the Seven Seas Lagoon, but did not specifically mention alligators. A source with knowledge of the situation said the resort now plans to install signs explicitly warning of the dangerous animals. The boy was grabbed by the reptile at the water's edge at about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday while his family, on vacation … [Read more...] about Disney to post alligator warning signs after boy’s death
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are considering a suggestion from a Singaporean company to offer free wireless Internet access throughout the city. Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are considering a suggestion from a Singaporean company to offer free wireless Internet access throughout the city. Tran Vinh Tuyen, vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday afternoon that he was working with the Singaporean firm to prepare a detailed report on the proposition. Tuyen expressed his support for the proposal, adding that particular steps to execute the plan should be carefully calculated. Free Wi-Fi accessibility will not only create an impression on local tourism but also form the foundation for establishing an effective digital government, one of the main goals of the municipal administration, the vice-chairman elaborated. “To build an e-government requires digital citizens. Free access to Wi-Fi across the … [Read more...] about Free Wi-Fi service to cover Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam strongly supports the ADB's initiatives for the goal of a poverty-free Asia and will actively take part in these activities, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. PM Dung made the statement at the 44th annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that opened in Hanoi on May 5. The meeting entitled "Asia's Future: Regional Challenges, Global Responsibilities" drew the participation of central bank governors, finance ministers, entrepreneurs and scholars from 67 ADB members and international financial organisations. Addressing the opening session, PM Dung warmly welcomed the distinguished delegates to the ADB annual meeting that was held for the first time in Hanoi. "I believe that this meeting would provide an excellent opportunity to have a full and comprehensive assessment of the ADB's efforts lately to make the right decisions on its directions of operation through the introduction of new and effective initiatives for … [Read more...] about Vietnam backs ADB’s initiatives for poverty-free Asia