"The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The recovery took time. There's no light way to say it. But I can tell you in the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine." … [Read more...] about Singer Duffy ‘drugged, raped and held captive’
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New York (VNA) – A 40-strong business delegation from the US will launch an investment promotion programme in Vietnam from March 3-6, aiming to expand trade and investment cooperation in the Southeast Asian country, according to an official from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC). In a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc on February 25, USABC Chairman Alex Feldman said the delegation will hold many activities to interact with officials from the Vietnamese Government, ministries and sectors, and work with local businesses and partners. It will also practically contribute to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties, he added. In recent times, the Vietnamese Embassy in the US has increased economic diplomatic activities to promote investment, trade and tourism cooperation between the two nations. The embassy recently coordinated with a delegation led by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh to work with … [Read more...] about US firms eye stronger investment cooperation in Vietnam
Of the five largest e-commerce players in the Vietnamese market at present - Shopee, Lazada, Tiki, Sendo and Adayroi - the top and the second largest firms are foreign-owned. Both Tiki and Sendo are controlled by foreign investors, with only Adayroi being truly Vietnamese with management coming from leading Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup. … [Read more...] about An internet economy: a golden treasure trove?
Take the case of Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Dung as an example. Giving up the job of a white-collar officer, she came back to her home in the suburban district of Cu Chi and started up a hi-tech orchid farm of her own. She spent months after months visiting successful orchid farms in the nation to gain more expertise and tips. Then she boldly applied for a preferential loan from her district to buy seeds as well as proper equipment. Thanks to implementing advanced technologies, she is able to save much overhead cost on her 15,000-square-meter farm while earning around VND200-300 million (approx. US$8,618 – 12,920) per month now. Presently, she is researching new automatic systems to spray pesticide for her trees. … [Read more...] about Hi-tech agriculture in HCMC enjoys promising results
I think empowerment doesn't come from men, or society, but only from women. Besides being a wife and a mother, many also have work, be they teachers, lawyers or manual workers, so please continue to be good teachers, good lawyers and good manual workers. … [Read more...] about Women need more than flowers to thrive