The Hanoitimes - Rising demand for homestay in Vietnam enables investors to consider investment portfolio. Unique homestay on trees in Hanoi Booming homestay service in Hanoi to serve flux of tourists Where you can stay in hot summer: Come two amazing homestays near Hanoi “Homestay” is not only the accommodation service Homestay is seeing rising demand in Vietnam and the way it flourishes largely generates investment from both domestic and foreign investors. Photo: North-vietnam.com Before taking a well-prepared process for the investment, let’s explore how magnetic this segment brings about. Homestay, which is a popular form of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors sleep at the residence of a local of the city to which they are traveling, has become an optional in the context that hotels have been less affected by online home-sharing platforms than expected. The situation becomes more trendable in Vietnam where … [Read more...] about How should investors prepare for homestay race in Vietnam?
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It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping. The MacArthur competition is the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race Only one in ten will finish. This is the MacArthur competition -- the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race. It's a tough challenge for the birds and a tense affair for the owners. "Compared to Europe and the United States, we have lots of predators here and a lot of people who shoot these birds," said Jaime Lim, one of the Philippines' best-known pigeon fanciers -- as the pursuit's devotees are known. "Fishing nets are set up in the mountains to capture these birds. That's a major problem nowadays," the 68-year-old construction magnate added. Racing pigeons can be worth thousands of dollars but some that are kidnapped are sold off to unscrupulous fanciers for as little as $14, Lim explained. It's a nefarious side effect of the hobby's swelling … [Read more...] about The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines
Valtteri Bottas (right) and Lewis Hamilton celebrate a Mercedes one-two in Melbourne. (Photo: AFP/PETER PARKS) Perhaps it shouldn't have been a surprise to see Mercedes romp away to a one-two victory, but the absence of Ferrari from the podium was a real shock. And so we are left with some obvious questions: Where did all of Ferrari's preseason promise go? Will it come back on a different type of track? And, ultimately, will anyone be able to challenge Mercedes? There is a weight of evidence (outlined below) that suggests Ferrari will recover, but even if it doesn't, the emergence of a more aggressive Valtteri Bottas this year has the potential to keep things interesting. Again, it's too early to draw conclusions, but if Bottas can continue to drive on the level we saw in Australia, he will be a genuine threat to Lewis Hamilton's title defence. So let's start with the race winner and how he managed to put a five-time world champion in the shade on Sunday. THE REAL VALTTERI BOTTAS … [Read more...] about Formula One: How Valtteri Bottas rediscovered himself and why Ferrari need to do the same
The Hanoitimes - The sanctions leave direct impact on North Korean economy shown through a sharp decline in exports last year. What are visions for the denuclearization after second no-deal summit? The failure of the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi suggests sanctions remain a big issue between the US and North Korea, foreign media quoted international experts as saying. The UN Security Council votes to adopt a resolution imposing sanctions against North Korea. Photo: Getty Images North Korean nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 that Pyongyang’s shift away from weapons was “not a result of sanctions that have been imposed from outside.” But in July 2018, Seoul-based Bank of Korea estimated the North Korean economy had seen its biggest decline in two decades, with the country’s real annual gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 3.5% in 2017 while exports declined 37.2% in 2017 alone. … [Read more...] about How much do US-led sanctions hurt North Korea economy?
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy I don’t really know that much about Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan although it’s safe to say he has far more money than I can ever dream of. And believe me, I can dream of a lot. Ten years ago, Sheik Mansour bought Manchester City football club for a reported £210 million (VNĐ6.5 trillion). The season before the member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi decided to splash the cash, they finished ninth in the Premier League but since his investment, the only way has been up. They have won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup and last weekend for the fourth time they won the Football League Cup. Money well spent or success bought? City fans don’t care either way as long as the side is winning trophies. And right now, that’s exactly what they are doing. For many years, generations in fact, Manchester City lived in the shadows of their wealthier and far more successful rivals, Manchester United but in the last five or … [Read more...] about No matter how much you have, money can’t always buy you love