Viet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be sponsored by two Academy members representing their branch. Oscar winners and nominees are automatically considered for membership and don’t need sponsors. … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
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Installation of the new structure of buoys would start next year, a government agency told the BBC. It is thought that activity by the Anak Krakatau volcano set off undersea landslides, causing Saturday's tsunami. Officials say some 150 people are still missing and 16,000 have been displaced. Rescue workers, helped by heavy lifting equipment, are going from village to village, sifting through the debris looking for survivors in badly hit areas on the islands of Sumatra and Java. How will the new system work? The new mechanism would work by detecting the size of waves, Iyan Turyana, a spokesman for the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, told the BBC's Indonesian service. The existing technology failed to predict the tsunami that devastated coastal towns around the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Sumatra and Java. The system has been set up to monitor earthquakes, but not undersea landslides and volcanic eruptions, which can also generate deadly waves. Due to … [Read more...] about Indonesia tsunami: New warning system ‘to be built next year’
Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
After a piloting process of mobile phone number change in the middle of August, VNPT officially begins its 5-phase conversion for its 5 prefixes from September 15 to September 25. Accordingly, the prefix 0124 will be changed to 084, 0127 to 081, 0129 to 082, 0123 to 083, and 0125 to 085. To guarantee a smooth conversion and minimize potential negative impacts on phone users, VNPT has nearly completed all preparation tasks. It has formed a steering committee since this June and requested its technical units to carefully categorize all concerned prefixes. This is to ensure a precise conversion and to avoid mistake at all cost so that phone subscribers will not feel inconvenient. Until now, the conversion project has been successfully improved. VNPT has also finished the task of declaring new prefixes to technical systems, including the core network, the information technology system, the management system for commerce and manufacturing, the value added service (VAS), and the land-line … [Read more...] about VNPT to pilot phone number conversion in August
Accordingly, leaders and the staffs of affiliated units must be responsible for the violation of regulations and receive punishments for the mismanagement that leads to serious accidents. The VRC has also launched a regulation to ban its employees, including train drivers, railway barrier guards and those in similar positions from using personal mobile phones and tablets while at work. The campaign aims to strengthen the safety of the railways in the wake of a series of recent train accidents. By BICH QUYEN – Translated by Kim Khanh Tags: bans staff from using personal mobile phones at work VRC ensure railway traffic safety … [Read more...] about Railway company bans staff from using personal mobile phones at work
Abbott, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, on June 4 announced the launch of its most innovative infant formula fortified with immune nourishing human milk oligosaccharides (HMO)–the third most abundant solid component in breast milk, marking a ground-breaking development in infant nutrition science. The company’s more than fifteen year research shows that this special ingredient helps to narrow the gap between the immune systems of formula-fed and breast-fed babies and plays a fundamental role in babies’ digestive health and immunity. The press conference introducing HMO to Vietnam In the press conference where Abbott officially introduced Similac with HMO to Vietnam, VIR had the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with Dr James Stringham from Duke University Medical School, Dr Ardythe L. Morrow (Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children Hospital), and Dr Barbara Marriage (Global Science Lead, … [Read more...] about Abbott launches flagship immune system strengthening infant formula
South Korean giant Lotte Mart’s accumulated losses hit VND800 billion at the end of 2017. VIR’s Bich Ngoc talked with Jeong Seong Won, chief financial officer of Lotte Mart Vietnam, on the company’s development strategy and its views on its losses. In light of your reported VND800 billion ($35.2 million) losses, will Lotte Mart withdraw or at least reduce your investments in Vietnam? No, we will not withdraw or reduce investment capital. Lotte Mart is committed to long-term investment in Vietnam, so there will be no backing down. We anticipated difficulties in the initial stage of investment, however, with the strong potential of the parent company in South Korea, we will continue to develop, invest, and do business in Vietnam. All issues so far have been calculated into the long-term investment plan of Lotte Mart in Vietnam. Lotte Mart in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Le Toan We heard that Lotte Mart has reduced its investment capital in China. … [Read more...] about Lotte Mart does not falter in the face of “planned” heavy losses
German referee Deniz Aytekin checks out the VAR system ahead of a friendly match. (AFP/Glyn KIRK) After experiments in different FIFA tournaments, Serie A in Italy and the German Bundesliga this season, the principle is now well known in most countries. A message on the big screen confirms that the Video Assistant Referee is being used A message on the big screen confirms that the Video Assistant Referee is being used during this season's French League Cup final between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain. (AFP/FRANCK FIFE) VAR can be used in four scenarios - after a goal has been scored, for penalty decisions, red card decisions or for a case of mistaken identity of a player who has been booked or sent off. "It's about avoiding major and obvious mistakes, not refereeing with technology, the goal has never been to check every minor incident," explained Pierluigi Collina, chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee, during a VAR training programme organised at the Italian national training … [Read more...] about Controversial VAR system set for World Cup debut
Digital transformation is now an inevitable trend in developing and developed countries alike. Lim May Ann, executive director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, talked to VIR's Bich Thuy about its recent study on cross-border data flows: a review of regulatory enablers, blockers, and key sectoral opportunities in five Asian economies. Why did you choose India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam for this report? These five countries were selected as a representation of a wide range of policy approaches towards cross-border data flows and the digital economy that are currently being considered by governments around the world. Additionally, these countries are at pivotal points in the development of their digital economy infrastructure, which is clearly affected by their regulatory environments. The Vietnamese legal framework for cross-border data flows is currently considered “not yet open.” How does this affect the participation of international service … [Read more...] about Cross border data flows: how to approach the digital economy
Viet Nam News Ian de Cruz, the Global Director of Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 (P4G), a Denmark-inspired new initiative to support innovative public-private partnerships, talks to Việt Nam News about P4G and how it could work in Việt Nam on the occasion of his three-day visit to the country this week What is P4G? P4G is an international agreement that provides a frame for how we want to move the world into the future. It brings business, government and civil society organisations together to find public-private-partnerships and advanced solutions in five sectors. The first is food/agriculture, the second is water, the third is energy, the fourth is cities and the fifth is the circular economy. We have seven partner countries. The Danish government will provide funding for the next five years. The funding for this year is expected to be about US$4 million. In 2018, P4G expects to fund 5-10 partnerships with investment ranging from under $100,000 to … [Read more...] about How Denmark’s P4G could work in Việt Nam