Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?
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International Teenager Fati makes history as Barcelona knock Inter out of Champions League The Saigon Times Daily Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019,16:24 (GMT+7) Teenager Fati makes history as Barcelona knock Inter out of Champions LeagueThe Saigon Times Daily Barcelona's Anssumane Fati celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates at San Siro, Milan, Italy December 10, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS BARCELONA (REUTERS) - Inter Milan crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday after 17-year-old Ansu Fati became the youngest scorer in the competition’s history by firing in a late winner to seal Barcelona’s 2-1 victory at San Siro. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde rested Lionel Messi and several other key players for the trip to Milan, having already secured top spot in Group F, but Carles Perez put the Spaniards in front on his Champions League debut after just 23 minutes before Romelu Lukaku levelled on the stroke … [Read more...] about Teenager Fati makes history as Barcelona knock Inter out of Champions League
Ice cream is also a market where local and foreign brands are battling it out for market share. The Kido Group, formerly Kinh Do, posted its highest revenue growth for three years in 2018 after selling its snacks business. The new strategy - fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) including cooking oil, instant noodles, and frozen foods - lay behind the growth. When penetrating into new markets, the group defined its priorities as market dominance and testing as well as developing its ice cream category, with the aim of remaining the market leader despite the increasing competition and slowing growth in FMCG. Less-than-expected growth Kido Foods, which owns ice cream and other frozen food brands, holds a 40 per cent market share and has a huge distribution network of up to 70,000 points throughout the country. Ice cream contributes up to 80 per cent of its total revenue, but revenue growth from ice cream fell 12.3 per cent last year compared to 2017. Promotional campaigns and declining … [Read more...] about Competition rising in VN ice cream market
Competition is heating up in Vietnam's consumer lending market as existing foreign financial organizations rush to expand as new entrants join the market. The joint venture, which marks Hyundai Card’s first overseas endeavor, is touted as a new growth engine in the Southeast Asian market in a company statement. Consumer lending in Vietnam has increased strongly in recent times on the back of rising affluence amid strong economic growth. “As the market continues its growth momentum, new players, including foreign financial institutions, have been looking for entry into the country,” said Mr. Masataka Yoshida, Senior Managing Director, Head of the Cross-Border Division, and CEO Vietnam at the Recof Corporation, a Japan-based merger and acquisition (M&A) consulting firm. One after the other Before Hyundai Card, a host of other South Korean financial players penetrated into Vietnam’s fast-growing consumer finance market. Lotte Card acquired Techcom Finance in … [Read more...] about Consumer lending a contested landscape
A traffic police officer deals with a traffic violator in a stretch of the National Highway 1A, running through the northern province of Ninh Binh. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security has considered proposing a demerit point system to tackle driving offences. The proposal would entail each driver holding a certain number of points on their driving licence, with the points managed on a data system and points subtracted after driving offences are committed. When half of the points are gone, drivers might lose their licences if violations are repeated, said Colonel Do Thanh Binh, Deputy Director of the Traffic Police Department. According to the department, to implement the system, data on driving licences should be made synchronous nationwide. Current laws impose administrative punishments or revoke driving licences in a certain period for driver’s offences. However, these laws are reported to not be … [Read more...] about Police propose points system for driving offences