Last man standing -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (L) accepted the best picture Oscar for "The Shape of Water" from Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
H pylori bacteria where does it come from
Marion Potriquet is looking for her birth mother in Vietnam. Photo acquired by VnExpress On April 10, 1996, a baby girl was born at Tu Du, now a major obstetrics hospital in HCMC, and named Niem Thuc Nu. But Nu did not have a chance to see her mother. Niem Nhuc Kieu, the mother, who was 25 then, decided to abandon her daughter just a few hours after giving birth without even leaving a note or message. Doctors had no choice but to send the baby to the Go Vap Orphanage in the city’s Go Vap District. Around that time a French woman named Brigitte Potriquet, 44, had traveled all the way to Vietnam to find and adopt a child. And, she was looking for a newborn baby girl. Staying at a hotel in the city’s downtown, Brigitte, her husband and their daughter waited anxiously for news from the Go Vap Orphanage that a new child had arrived. The French couple got married quite late and they had agreed that if it was hard for them to have children, they would adopt. They had arrived in … [Read more...] about Adopted orphan comes from France in search of Vietnamese mother
Viet Nam News By Dr. Mathieu Nalpas* Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can infect and live in the stomach. It was identified for the first time in 1982. It’s presence in the stomach has been linked with gastritis, stomach ulcer and stomach cancer. However, most of the people infected with H. Pylori are not symptomatic and the bacteria does not cause any problems. The infection is more common in developing countries than in Western countries. This is usually a lifelong infection unless it is treated with medicines to eradicate the bacteria. How do we catch H. pylori ? The exact mechanism of transmission is not known with certainty. We probably catch it during childhood, from other child or family members. It is very rare to catch H. pylori as an adult, most of the people are infected during childhood. The bacteria stays in the stomach all the life if it is not treated. Possibilities of transmission include sharing food and utensils, contact with … [Read more...] about Helicobacter pylori
While GIC Private Limited cut its losses in Vinasun last week, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation (HSC) spends around VND100 billion ($4.4 million) becoming the third largest shareholder of Vinasun. 2018 is the fourth consecutive year that Vinasun approves lower business targets HSC has just announced buying 7.2 million shares of Vietnam Sun Corporation (Vinasun, code: VNS), equalling 10.61 per cent. It held only 8 VNS shares before. The transaction took place on May 25, when GIC Private Limited sold a total of 5.4 million VNS shares on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HSX). This Singaporean investment fund fully divested Vinasun at only 40 per cent of the original purchasing price, losing approximately VND120 billion ($5.3 million) in four years. At the average price of VND14,000 apiece, HSC is estimated to spend over VND100 billion ($4.4 million) becoming a large shareholder of Vinasun. After this “low-cost” transaction, HSC became the third largest … [Read more...] about What does HSC expect from loss making Vinasun?
China vows to protect its interests from "reckless" U.S. trade threats Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China April 24, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING (REUTERS) - China lashed out yesterday at renewed threats from the White House on trade, warning that it was ready to fight back if Washington was looking for a trade war, days ahead of a planned visit by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. In an unexpected change in tone, the United States said on Tuesday that it still held the threat of imposing tariffs on US$50 billion of imports from China unless it addressed the issue of theft of American intellectual property. Washington also said it will press ahead with restrictions on investment by Chinese companies in the United States as well as export controls for goods exported to China. Its tougher stance comes as President Donald Trump prepares for a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose key diplomatic backer is China, and as … [Read more...] about China vows to protect its interests from “reckless” U.S. trade threats