Eight talented chefs from Hyatt hotels across the region competed at Grand Hyatt Macau in the third edition of Hyatt’s global cooking competitionHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 13 November 2019 - Hyatt today announced that Vernon Rego, Chef de Partie -- Events at Grand Hyatt Melbourne has emerged champion in the Asia Pacific edition of The Good Taste Series competition. Vernon Rego, together with runners-up Daichi Kondo, Chef de Partie at The Grill in Hyatt Regency Kyoto and Mark Zaragoza, Chef de Cuisine at The Cellar in Grand Hyatt Manila, will represent the company's Asia Pacific region in the global final held in Abu Dhabi in March 2020. A testament to Hyatt's commitment to culinary excellence and creativity, The Good Taste Series is open to anyone from line cooks to executive sous chefs in Hyatt hotels globally.All dish in TGTS Asia Pacific FinalVernon REGO - Winner of TGTS Asia Pacific FinalAll contestants in TGTS Asia Pacific Final with … [Read more...] about Hyatt Announces the Asia Pacific Winner of The Good Taste Series Annual Culinary Challenge
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Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh (R) and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong (C) at the conference on the EVFTA held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Overcoming tariff barriers doesn’t mean Vietnamese good and services can easily enter the European Union (EU), but they still have to satisfy strict non-tariff requirements of what is one of the world’s most demanding markets, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was signed in Hanoi on June 30. Once taking effect, it will eliminate 99 percent of the import tariff lines between the two sides in 7-10 years. This is the highest commitment level Vietnam has received among the FTAs it has inked. Notably, many commodities will benefit from the zero-percent tariffs immediately after the deal becomes effective such as coffee, peppercorn, honey and aquatic products. At a conference … [Read more...] about Tariff removal doesn’t mean easy entrance into EU market: minister
Sweden’s experiences in developing a low carbon circular economy were shared with the Vietnamese side during a seminar jointly held by the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) in Hanoi on November 12. Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Mawe speaks at the seminar. (Photo: Swedish Embassy) Addressing the event, Swedish Ambassador Ann Mawe said that as one of the world’s leading sustainable development countries, Sweden is aiming towards a zero-waste society. Thanks to the people’s sense of environmental protection, the Government’s encouragement and an effective waste collection system, Sweden has achieved much progress in the “recycling revolution” over the past two decades, with the proportion of households’ recycled waste increasing from 38% in 1975 to 99% today, she stated. The circular economy can be simply understood as “reducing, reusing and … [Read more...] about Vietnam learns from Sweden’s experience in developing low carbon circular economy
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
Attending the event were Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh; VAVA President, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh; Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics (GDP) of the Vietnam People's Army, Lieutenant General Le Hien Van; and representatives of departments and agencies, international friends, a large of war wounded and sick soldiers, and AO/Dioxin victims. Speaking at the event, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh praised the achievements of VAVA organizations at all levels over the past years, and sent best wishes to AO/Dioxin victims who have tried hard to overcome difficulties and challenges in life. Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaking at the event He also stressed that AO/Dioxin has left serious consequences; therefore, the whole community should join hands to help AO/Dioxin victims ease their pains and difficulties in life. Through the program, the Deputy Prime Minister called on domestic and … [Read more...] about Various efforts to support AO victims