The Hanoitimes - There are a lot of great events you can enjoy in Hanoi this weekend, and here are the ones we recommend. Cinema Weekend: “The Deserted Valley” (2001) Cinema Weekend: “The Deserted Valley” (2001). In the November edition of Cinema Weekend TPD will host the screening of The Deserted Valley directed by Pham Nhue Giang. The Deserted Valley tells the story of a school in the mountainous regions – where there are only 3 teachers working and living. They are Mr. Tanh – the principal (Nguyen Hau), Ms. Giao (Hong Anh) and Ms. Minh (Tuyet Hanh). Their teaching routine in the mountainous villages is told through such trivial details: internal and external conflicts, affection, anger, etc. Released in 2001, The Deserted Valley received wide acclaim. The film was shown in film festivals in China, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, received the FIPRESCI Award at Melbourne International Film Festival, an Award … [Read more...] about UK’s Inspire Me Festival among other events to cheer up Hanoi weekend
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Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the mega expo "In Style, Hong Kong" is making its debut in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in September. After the successful launch in Jakarta, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, this year's campaign aims to highlight Hong Kong's vibrant lifestyle and unique creativity and shocase the city's branded, design-led products and world-class professional services. Peter Wong, HKTDC Regional Director of Southeast Asia and South Asia, is looking to forge wider cooperation and to generate more business opportunities for both cities. "By organising a series of events and engaging Hong Kong's top business professionals and leading brands, the event also seeks to strengthen collaboration between Hong Kong and Vietnamese businesses and to create more opportunities", said Wong. In his speech at the press conference held by HKTDC on 23rd August, Peter Wong, HKTDC Regional Director of Southeast Asia and South Asia expressed gratitude for the … [Read more...] about Mega Expo ‘In Style, Hong Kong’ Underway in Ho Chi Minh City
After nine years in the white of Real Madrid, Ronaldo says the time has come "for a new stage" in his life as he eyes a new on-pitch challenge in Serie A with Juve AFP/GABRIEL BOUYS But with another Ballon d'Or looking likely and a move to Juventus complete, Cristiano Ronaldo's status is as much that of multinational as footballer. The 33-year-old had long ago moved onto another plane in his nine years at the Bernabeu as the galactico of galacticos. Sporting Lisbon first nurtured his talents before Manchester United launched the process of turning him into a global icon over six years at Old Trafford. But his Real achievements have transformed the Portuguese into the Beautiful Game's megastar who now embarks on a fresh challenge at a "new stage in his life" After five Ballons d'Or and countless trophies, as well as more than a goal a game in his time with Real to capture 15 trophies, Ronaldo has nothing more to prove on the pitch as he heads for Turin on a four-year contract worth … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo, from player to one man multinational
People will witness a battle between the two strongest fireworks teams from Hong Kong (China) and Italy on the third night of Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2018). The theme ‘Happy Bridge’ will not only be illustrated with fireworks in the sky, but also by an art show that promises to be impressive. Rivals The Vulcan, which enjoys its legendary fireworks party on Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong) every New Year, is considered a respectable name. At DIFF 2018, its top fireworks will be a major attraction on the third fireworks night, in keeping with the theme 'Happy Bridge'. Established in 1974, Vulcan has gained international fame with major international awards, such as the Champion of International Fireworks Performance Hannover, Germany – 2009, the Champion of International Firework Performance Championships in Blackpool, England, 2009, the second prize at the Oman Fireworks World Show – 2010 and the third prize in the Quebec … [Read more...] about Happy Bridge night champs: Hong Kong or Italy?
Viet Nam News BARCELONA — Quim Torra, a newcomer to politics who has campaigned fiercely for Catalonia’s independence, was appointed regional president Monday vowing to keep fighting for a break from Spain. Torra’s election by the regional parliament paves the way for a new government in Catalonia after months of political limbo. Analysts warn the road ahead will be rocky as Torra faces rifts within the separatist camp and Catalans remain deeply split over leaving Spain. Torra, handpicked as presidential candidate by deposed, exiled leader Carles Puigdemont, scraped through the parliamentary vote - 66 separatist lawmakers voted for him, 65 anti-independence MPs against and four abstained. "We will build a Catalan republic," he said after the vote, as lawmakers sang Catalonia’s anthem "Els Segadors" ("The Reapers" in English). The 55-year-old father of three pledged to respect the result of an independence referendum held on October 1 despite a court ban … [Read more...] about Hardline separatist Torra appointed leader of Catalonia