Viet Nam News LONDON — Radiohead will headline next year’s Glastonbury festival, organisers announced on Thursday, after the British rock band’s logo appeared on grass at the countryside venue. "YES! Radiohead will be back at Worthy Farm and we really can’t wait," Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the festival, wrote on Instagram. Her post was accompanied by a photo of Radiohead’s "angry bear" logo, painted in white at the festival site in Somerset, southwest England. The English experimental rockers will headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on June 23, 2017, a Friday slot taken this year by British group Muse. British artists dominated the headline slots in 2016 with singer Adele and band Colplay topping the Pyramid Stage line-up on the following two nights. Radiohead hinted at their Glastonbury gig recently when guitarist Ed O’Brien said he’d be keen to appear at the festival again. "To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be … [Read more...] about Radiohead to headline Glastonbury music festival in 2017
Elaine Thompson seen at the recent Rio Olympics in Brazil. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News Athletics ZURICH – Rarely can a women’s 200m race headlined by recently-crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson be seen to boast such as stellar field as the one gathered for the Zurich Diamond League meet on Thursday. Lining up alongside Thompson are world champion and Olympic silver medallist Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, American Allyson Felix, who won 200m gold at the 2012 London Games and is also a three-time world champion in the distance, and Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown, Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008. Between them, the quartet have dominated the women’s 200m since 2004, reaping seven of the 12 available medals in the last four Olympics and 10 of the 18 in six world championships over the same period, including nine individual 200m golds. They will be joined in the Weltklasse field by European champion and Olympic bronze medallist Dina … [Read more...] about Thompson headlines stellar 200m in Zurich
Viet Nam News Readers ranging from foreign diplomats to local businesspeople - and expats falling somewhere in between - all have their own reasons for reading Viet Nam News. Ha Chan Ho, senior strategic advisor to Samsung Electronics Vietnam I have been living in Viet Nam for more than four years, and I have been reading Viet Nam News every day. I usually start with the front page, followed by the national and business sections as well as lifestyles. If I had more time, I would read all the pages. I found that by reading Viet Nam News daily, I can understand more about Viet Nam and get all the information I need about the country. I feel that this newspaper has become a very important part of my daily life. Việt Nam has a lot of newspapers and television networks. But there are not many English media outlets. Việt Nam News is the only national English daily newspaper. The foreign community in Việt Nam is getting bigger, and I believe that they need more information about Việt … [Read more...] about Readers Review: Why read Việt Nam News?
Google on Friday began letting US smartphone users stay abreast of local news whereever they happen to be. Google News first made location-based service available about three years ago. The new featue enables people to tap into location-sensing capabilities of smartphones to customize what headlines are displayed on homepages of devices. "Google News for mobile lets you keep up with the latest news, wherever you are," Singh said. He said the new feature "surfaces news relevant to the city you're in and surrounding areas" once smartphone users have given permission for the software to access location information on devices. Source AFP … [Read more...] about Google sends local news to smartphones
News agencies and radios, such as Xinhua, AFP, RFI, BBC, and RFA, all cited the Vietnamese leader and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Hu Jintao as saying that Vietnam and China have made important achievements in every field of their bilateral relationship. They have also decided to establish a hot line between the two parties’ top leaders, with a view to strengthening China-Vietnam relations. Hong Kong’s Shang bao newspaper on June 2 quoted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as saying that the CPC and the Chinese government always attach great importance to developing relations with Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Party leader’s visit to China hits foreign media headlines