Nurimaru APEC House where RoK-ASEAN Commemorative Summit 2019 will take place. — Photo courtesy of the KTO HÀ NỘI — South Korea is stepping up its efforts to attract visitors from ASEAN with a special programme from November 20 to December 11. The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will run the campaign 'Korea Welcomes You! ASEAN Welcome Week 2019' to celebrate 30 years since the establishment of the ASEAN-South Korea diplomatic relationship and South Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit 2019 which will take place in Busan on November 25-26. Booths with information in Vietnamese, English, Thai, Burmese and Indonesian will be arranged at Incheon International Airport, Myeongdong Street (Seoul) and Haeundae beach (Busan). At these booths, tourists from ASEAN will receive gifts and coupon books which offer discounts up to 20 per cent for more than 50 major tourist … [Read more...] about South Korea to give week-long welcome for tourists from ASEAN
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US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (R) at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper affirmed the US has attached importance to its comprehensive partnership with Vietnam while delivering a speech at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi on November 20. In his speech, Esper shared about his trips to the Republic of Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam after attending the ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting in Thailand. During Esper’s meetings with his counterparts, they highlighted the need to maintain order in line with international law to bring security and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific amid rising challenges. He emphasised that the US wants a strong, independent, prosperous Vietnam that plays an increasingly important role in the Indo-Pacific region, and spoke highly of strong development steps in bilateral ties in various areas since the normalisation of Vietnam – US relations. … [Read more...] about US Secretary of Defense gives speech at Diplomatic Academy
A "xam" band from Ninh Binh province performs at the press conference to announce the festival (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Artists from across the country aged 7-70 will perform at the "xam" (blind wanderers’ music) festival from December 3-5 in the northern province of Ninh Binh. Fifteen clubs had registered to take part, according to Nguyen Manh Cuong, Director of Ninh Binh province’s Department of Culture and Sports. The festival is designed to preserve and promote the art of singing and introduce the country's traditional heritage to international visitors, he said at a recent press conference in Hanoi. “We host the festival because Ninh Binh is considered the cradle of the ”xam” singing, the hometown of Meritorious Artist Ha Thi Cau (1917-2013), the so-called 'last humane treasure of xam' and the most famous artisan of this genre,” he said. “Xam” clubs and training … [Read more...] about “Xam” festival to give young artists a chance
It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s. At Lockheed Martin, for example, it used to take a technician two painstaking days to measure 309 locations for certain fasteners on a particular curved panel. But according to Shelley Peterson, the aerospace company's head of emerging technologies, the same job now takes little more than two hours. What changed? The technician started wearing glasses. But not just any old glasses: specifically, the Microsoft Hololens. It looks like a bulky set of safety goggles. And it layers digital information over the real world. In this case, it scans the curved panel, makes its calculations, and shows the technician exactly where each fastener should go. Productivity experts are gushing about the potential benefits of augmented-reality devices such as the Hololens and Google Glass. When Google first demonstrated its smart glasses in 2012, their prospects seemed quite different. They were seen as a … [Read more...] about Why do billions of people still not have glasses?
Salaries increased 5.1% on average in 2019 and are projected to increase 5.3% in 2020.Median pay for engineering jobs is, on average, 14% more and pay for roles in technology are 12% higher than the Malaysia market as a whole. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 November 2019 - Salaries in Malaysia rose by 5.1% in 2019 and are expected to jump by 5.3% in 2020, according to the Malaysia 2019 Salary Increase & Total Compensation MeasurementTM Survey by Aon (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions. These rates indicate that wages in Malaysia are increasing faster than those in Singapore (3.8%) and Thailand (4.9%) but slower than in Indonesia (7.4%). With annual inflation at 2.4%, Malaysians experienced an average growth of 2.7% in real wages in 2019, up from 2.1% the previous year. In the face of a growing economy and steady salary increases, Malaysian businesses must evaluate their … [Read more...] about Salaries to Increase 5.3% in 2020: Aon Malaysia 2019 Salary Increase & Total Compensation Measurement™ Survey