Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
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Revenue rose 38.3% year on year to RMB12.9 billion Setting differentiated advantage through technology reinforcementProduction capacity ramped up to boost profitability Results Highlights: A double-digit increase achieved in sales volume and revenue, steady growth in net profit Developing all-aluminium formwork components, and initiating the leasing business of aluminium alloy formwork Client-oriented strategy for the support of new energy vehicles and fabricated products High-end products continue to contribute, including the delivery of a newly-built all-aluminium superyacht by Silver Yachts An interim dividend of HK$0.1 per share declared, representing a dividend payout ratio of approximately 45.9% Financial Highlights: (RMB million) For the six months ended 30 June Change YoY 2019 2018 Sales volume (tonnes) 532,275 325,096 +63.7% Revenue 12,900 9,329 +38.3% Gross profit … [Read more...] about China Zhongwang announces 2019 interim results
Vietnam has made good progress in human development, with an average annual Human Development Index (HDI) growth of 1.36 per cent during the 1990-2018 period. A group of ethnic minority women in the mountainous district A Luoi in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue receive training on making brocade products commercially, as part of a programme by Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute and USAID aiming to promote sustainable development in the area. VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau This places Vietnam among the group of countries with the highest HDI growth rates in the world. This is one of the key finding of the 2019 Human Development Report, released on Monday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) entitled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st Century.” Addressing the report launch in Hanoi, UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen said the 2019 Human Development Report disclosed … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes progress in human development: experts
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (right) heads the ball to score his side's second goal against Athletic Bilbao during the Spanish La Liga football match. (Photo source AP/Bernat Armangue) Benzema has been one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise dreary campaign for the European champions and it was his second-half treble that proved the difference at the Santiago Bernabeu. Victory moves Madrid four points behind Atletico in second, while Bilbao stay seventh, with their chances of sealing a spot in the Europa League dented. However Zinedine Zidane's side stay 13 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, who beat Real Sociedad 2-1 on Saturday. Benzema's advance in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and surge since the reappointment of Zidane comes in stark contrast to Gareth Bale, who was whistled when introduced as a substitute here and frequently during his 20 minutes on the pitch. For all the impatience of the home crowd, it was Bale who won the corner for Benzema's second and then … [Read more...] about Benzema’s hat-trick fires Real Madrid past Bilbao
A scorching summer day in Hoai Nhon District, Binh Dinh Province could not stop farmer Tran An Diem from working hard to dig a well in search of a precious source of water. Vietnam's central region faces serious drought Heat wave hits three regions with temperature over 40C A rice paddy in Thua Thien-Hue Province dried out and cracked by the prolonged heat wave. The local Nhan An Dong paddy field is drying up due to the prolonged heat wave. Pointing out into his field, Diem said half of it was already destroyed by the extreme heat. Bemoaning the loss of their crops, four local families pooled VND6 million (US$258) to dig a well with the hope of saving their dying fields. “Many areas are parched… We must pay money to break the drought. Otherwise, the whole field will be burnt up,” he told Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper. Central provinces are experiencing unprecedented weather. Extreme, prolonged heat has pushed the … [Read more...] about Central Vietnam grapples with extreme heat, drought