"Even though a neighbour came over and pleaded with my parents to evacuate, they didn't go... because I had told them that I'd come home (that day)," the tearful women said as she attempted to clean her parents' flood-devastated home. … [Read more...] about Japan issues fresh rain disaster warnings as toll hits 54
Disaster linked losses in 2018 hit 155 billion swiss re
"Natural disasters had destroyed nearly 62,000 houses, damaged over 108,000 hectares of crops, and killed nearly 8,000 cattle and poultry," the report said. "Total losses amounted to over VND3.4 trillion (USD148 million)." To help address the problems the prime minister has decided to allocate VND 4.4 trillion to fix 87.4 km of eroded dykes in some provinces. Eight provinces in the Mekong Delta provinces also received financial support of VND530 billion from the state budget to deal with droughts and saline intrusion. According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, there will be about 11 - 13 storms and low tropical pressures in the final months of this year. … [Read more...] about 47 deaths due to natural disasters this year
Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people at a landslide caused by heavy rain in Tsunagi, Kumamoto prefecture on July 7, 2020. Photo: AFP At least 80,000 rescue workers have already been deployed in a desperate effort to reach survivors stranded by flooding and landslides. … [Read more...] about Rain pounds central Japan, 55 feared dead in south
VSN reported net revenue exceeded VND1.45 trillion (US$62.4 million) in Q1, up 21 per cent year-on-year. Post-tax profit reached VND46.5 billion, up 19 per cent against last year. Revenue from fresh meat accounted for nearly VND669 billion, up 20 per cent and revenue from processed food accounted for nearly VND742 billion, up 22 per cent. … [Read more...] about Shares of husbandry companies soar on rising profits
According to Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, with significant number of unused family-based visas in FY2020, more than 14,200 EB-5 visas will be available for distribution in 2021. The Department of State treats Hong Kong (and Macau and Taiwan) as a separate foreign territory from mainland China for the purposes of immigration visa quotas. Thus, foreign nationals who are born in Hong Kong are not charged under the mainland China visa categories. … [Read more...] about CanAm: More Hong Kong residents favoring EB-5 visa to immigrate to the U.S.