By Nguyen Quy  September 25, 2018 | 09:50 am GMT+7 Philippine authorities have seized a Vietnamese fishing boat and detained its five-member crew for fishing illegally in their country's territorial waters. The vessel was intercepted by the Philippine Coast Guard Wednesday off Palawan, an archipelago on the western border of the Philippines, GMA News reported Monday. They seized one ton of yellow fin tuna worth 200,000 pesos ($3,700) and a tiger shark weighing 50 kilograms, local authorities said. The crew allegedly failed to furnish a permit for fishing in Philippine waters. The news site quoted the Coast Guard as saying they “had a hard time chasing the fishermen.” In May this year 20 Vietnamese fishermen had been detained off Mangsee Island in the Philippines with more than 50 pieces of sharks and rays they had chopped up, the Star Online reported. Two months before that 14 Vietnamese fishermen had been arrested off Paluan, a municipality in the … [Read more...] about Philippines detains 5 Vietnamese fishermen, boat
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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has great potential in developing digital technology but it has not been able to achieve a great deal because of a lack of digital readiness. VCCI Chair Vu Tien Loc cited a recent survey by Harvard University as saying that Vietnam is one of the five sides of the rising star in the digital technology world. The other four sides include India, Brazil, China and the Philippines. However, though digital technology wave has been developing strongly, Vietnam’s readiness for ‘digital opportunity’ is very low. Loc commented that Vietnam’s economy and small & medium enterprises are standing in front of the integration of two waves – institutional reform and digital technology. And if they can take full advantage of the opportunity, they will be able to develop. Vietnam has great potential in developing digital technology but it has not been able to achieve a great deal because of a lack of digital readiness. There are important … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam a rising star in the digital technology community?
One more Tan Son Nhat airport bus service launched Southern Airport Transportation Joint Stock Company (SATSCO) on May 19 launched Bus Route No. 49 using high-quality automobiles to shuttle passengers between Tan Son Nhat airport and downtown HCMC. Buses ply SATSCO's second such route from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and depart from the airport and the downtown every 15 to 30 minutes. The traveling time of the new shuttle bus service is 30 to 40 minutes, and fares cost VND40,000 per passenger. Yellow buses of the new route will stop at major hotels, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the HCMC Opera House in the center of the city, instead of using public bus stops. SATSCO is working on a plan to develop more five-star bus services with free wifi and staff able to communicate in English. Two months ago, the company put into serve Bus Route No. 109 linking the airport and the downtown. The company expected the two bus routes will help reduce traffic congestion on the streets leading to Tan … [Read more...] about Social News 24/5
PANO – Vietnamese young pop singer Son Tung MT-P will compete for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) Best Worldwide Act 2015 on November 25th at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy. The Thai Binh province-born star was chosen as the representative from Southeast Asia after defeating six others: Faizal Tahir of Malaysia, James Reid and Nadine Lustre of the Philippines, NOAH of Indonesia, Slot Machine of Thailand and The Sam Willows of Singapore. The selection of the representative was based on their professional activities, including record sales, frequency of appearances on radio and television, online watching and listening, popularity on social media, and ticket sales. Votes for the Best Worldwide Act award will be taken through MTV EMA networks, including websites, Facebook and mobile apps. Son Tung MT-P will compete with five others from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea for the award via the website: asia.mtvema.com. Source: Zing.vnTranslated by … [Read more...] about Pop star to compete on MTV at Italy awards
Binh Duong lose opening match at Thailand football cup Hosts Chonburi FC defeated Becamex Binh Duong FC 3-1 in the opening match of Thaland's 2013 Chang Choburi Cup on January 26. Chonburi opened the scoring in the 30th minute of the first half. Becamex Binh Duong came back with an equalizer before the intervals. Chonburi's pressing tactics paid off in the second half. They moved ahead 2-1 in the 76th minute, and Thiago sealed the 3-1 victory with a goal in the final minute of the match. Becamex Binh Duong will now play Suphanburi Club on January 28. The tournament—an international friendly—has attracted leading Thai clubs, Vietnam's Becamex Binh Duong Club, and the Republic of Korea's K-League Busan IPARK. National team fares well in friendly match The national football team defeated Vicem Hai Phong 2-0 in a friendly match at Hai Phong Stadium on Saturday. Nguyen Gia Tu and Hoang Danh Ngoc scored either side of half-time to provide a … [Read more...] about SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF 28/1