Around Town Nha Nam to host third book talk this Friday Hoang phong Thursday, Jul 27, 2017,23:09 (GMT+7) Nha Nam to host third book talk this FridayHoang phong HCMC-based Nha Nam Media and Publishing House will hold the third talk show this Friday as part of a book talk series called “The Question.” The event themed “Creativity, Skills or Talents” will kick off at Nha Nam Books N’ Coffee Saigon at 24A, D5 Street, Ward 25 in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District at 7 p.m. on July 28. Participating audiences will have a chance to meet and exchange with speakers who have earned much experiences in the creative industry and gained outstanding success at a young age. Art editor Ta Quoc Ky Nam and Leo Dinh, creative director of RedCat Motion, a video agency providing creative communications strategy and creating animated stories that are both rational and emotional, will be present at the book talk to speak … [Read more...] about Nha Nam to host third book talk this Friday
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Friday's Tale Low-flying option? Son Nguyen Friday, Apr 7, 2017,06:55 (GMT+7) Low-flying option?Son Nguyen The Ministry of Transport is now facing a tough choice: whether to advocate competition in the civil aviation industry to benefit the public by refusing proposals to impose a floor airfare, or to curb competition by siding with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and its affiliate Jetstar Pacific. It is tough because the two State-owned carriers want a floor air ticket price set to ensure profitability, but taking this option means putting the public interests at stake, let alone it goes against the basic rules of the market economy. Such a dilemma, so to say, has stolen the spotlight in local media these days. In their proposals sent to the ministry, both Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific call for a floor airfare as a cushion in the fierce price war against private airline Vietjet Air. The private carrier, meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Low-flying option?
Friday's Tale Deadly right Son Nguyen Friday, Mar 23, 2018,22:18 (GMT+7) Deadly rightSon Nguyen A fatal traffic accident took place early this week when two vehicles – one fire engine and an inter-provincial bus – moving in opposite directions collided on an expressway in Hanoi. Traffic accidents are by no means abnormal in the country, but the case this time has stirred up heated debate, with many lawyers, experts, and the public entering a war of words over who or what is to blame for the accident. As covered in local media, a fire brigade in Hanoi, learning of an accident on Phap Van-Cau Gie Expressway on Sunday, sent a fire engine to the victim’s rescue. The fire engine took an access road to the expressway, and at the T-junction, the vehicle crossed directly onto the expressway in the wrong direction when the bus packed with 40 passengers was approaching. In a split second, the bus rammed into the fire-fighting … [Read more...] about Deadly right
Friday's Tale Stressful environment Son Nguyen Friday, Mar 2, 2018,22:06 (GMT+7) Stressful environmentSon Nguyen The proposed scheme by the Ministry of Finance to raise the environment tax on fuels from this July has been stiffly objected from far and wide, with many experts questioning the ministry’s wisdom in spurring State budget revenue disguised under the environmental cause. Under a draft Government resolution passed around by the ministry for public comment, the tax sum will rise to VND4,000 per liter of petrol from the current VND3,000, while the additional sums on other fuels range from VND500 to VND1,100 a liter. As widely covered in local media in the past several days, such a proposal is wrongly purported, as the underlying target is to replenish the State budget rather than to remedy the environment harmed by the use of fuels. The ministry’s approach, say experts, might also result in adverse impacts on … [Read more...] about Stressful environment
Despite smartphone manufacturers’ best efforts, there is still a big market in HCM City, often driven by nostalgia, for old feature phones, which is driving their prices to unreasonable levels. — Photo zing.vn Despite smartphone manufacturers’ best efforts, there is still a big market in HCM City, often driven by nostalgia, for old feature phones, which is driving their prices to unreasonable levels. At a used phone shop on Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, old Nokia, Motorola and Sony phones are being displayed at prices ranging from VND2 million (US$87) all the way up to VND10 million (US$437). A Nokia 8800 Anakin produced up to the end of the last decade costs VND3.5 million, an 8800 Sirocco costs VND4.5 million, an 8800 Arte costs VND7 million, while Nokia E71 and E72 and Motorola all fetch several million. “I spent VND4.7 million to buy a Nokia 8800 because I do not use many applications on smart phones and I like old designs,” Nguyen Dinh Huy of … [Read more...] about Old phones find match in HCMC