Vietnam to assist Sri Lanka to develop fisheries and aquaculture industry | Daily FT
Vietnam has agreed to enter into a bilateral agreement for the development of fisheries and aquaculture in Sri Lanka.The decision was taken at a discussion between Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda and Vietnam’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Pham Kieu Thu in Colombo recently.The discussion focused on joint ventures to develop the fisheries and aquatic resources in Sri Lanka.It was decided to sign this bilateral agreement for fisheries projects to be launched from 2021 to 2025.The agreement covers the exchange of modern methods and experiences in the field of aquaculture, including sea cucumber fa...
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Chicago 7 prosecutor: 'They were going to try to destroy our trial. And they did a damn good job'
CHICAGO — Even five decades later, former federal prosecutor Dick Schultz has a pretty good idea of when the legendary Chicago 7 trial started to go off the rails: during the testimony of the very first witness.That day in September 1969, U.S. District Judge Julius Hoffman halted the trial after he was informed that a juror had received a threatening letter purportedly sent from the Black Panthers. Hoffman, famous for his ironclad control of his courtroom, told attorneys from both sides to keep the information to themselves so he could question the juror in private, Schultz told the Chicago Tr...
10-Man Quang Nam Earn Relegation Lifeline with Nam Dinh Win
Round 16 of the 2020 V.League 1 season was played out across Monday and Tuesday, with both championship and relegation groups producing huge results that builds up more excitement as the Vietnamese top flight enters its final stretches. Defending V.League 1 champions Hanoi FC, who were struggling during the first half of the season, suddenly found themselves having a decent shout at retaining the title after their Round 16 match, while last-placed Quang Nam FC found themselves extending their own lifeline in their battle against relegation after winning their own Round 16 match.A first half go...
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Iris Ohyama sets up Thai unit for sales and sourcing in S.E. Asia
BANGKOK, NNA - Iris Ohyama Inc. has launched a unit in Thailand to increase product sales and material sourcing in Southeast Asian nations, the Japanese home appliance company said Tuesday.Iris Ohyama Thailand Co., set up in Bangkok in January, will be in full operation on Nov. 1 after a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is Iris Ohyama's second Southeast Asian unit following one in Vietnam.The Thai company, currently with a capital of 10 million baht ($320,000) and five employees, is intended to raise sales of home electric appliances and other products and beef up the sourcing of such it...
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Being US pawn on SCS issue doesn’t serve Japan’s interests
South China Sea Photo: VCGJapanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday held talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi. They discussed the South China Sea (SCS) issue and agreed to step up defense and security cooperation in the face of "China's expanding influence in the region," the Associated Press reported."Vietnam is crucial to achieving our vision of 'the Free and Open Indo-Pacific,'" Suga was quoted as saying. Vietnam is the first stop of Suga's first overseas trip as Japanese prime minister. Hyping the South China Sea issue in Vietnam shows that Suga is followin...
Will Bunch: The chilling part about 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'? It's all happening again in 2020
There’s a shocking real-life plot twist in the middle of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” — Aaron Sorkin’s occasionally flawed but mostly compelling and timely new film that washed across an entertainment-starved nation over the weekend — that I imagine sent a lot of Netflix addicts from Gen Z racing to their Google machine.One minute the charismatic young Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton (played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a presence in the late-1969 trial as a daily adviser to his fellow Panther and defendant, Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). The next minute Hampton is disappeared — ...
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It finally happened. Vietnam has overtaken us in the development race.According to a post by Austin Ong, program manager of the Integrated Development Studies Institute, the IMF projects Vietnam’s per capita income will rise to $3,500 this year. That compares with the Philippines’ per capita income of $3,380.Vietnam has a population of 90 million against our population of about 110 million. She is the only other country in our part of the world, apart from China, to avoid economic contraction this year.The reason Vietnam’s economy continues to expand this year (while ours is expected to contra...
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GEOQUIZ: Which three countries border the Gulf of Thailand?Answer: Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Formerly known as the Gulf of Siam, it is an inlet of the South China Sea.———©2020 Chicago Tribune
Suga, Vietnam's Phuc to focus on economic, defense cooperation
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga started a meeting Monday with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, with the two set to discuss economic and defense cooperation.Suga is expected to promote efforts to achieve a "free and open Indo-Pacific," in a veiled counter to China's growing influence in the region, as well as agree with Phuc to facilitate the cross-border flow of medical supplies and other goods, according to Japanese officials.Japan is looking to diversify its supply chain to mitigate risks brought to light by the COVID-19 crisis, including its reliance on Chinese i...
Philly florists bring beauty back to voting with public installations across the region
PHILADELPHIA — Siblings Thi Lam and Ngoc Lam-Mathis, who immigrated from Vietnam to Philadelphia as children, have always have always found something beautiful about voting.“Voting is very important to the both of us,” Lam-Mathis, 36, said. “We respect the right to vote.”But this year, the brother-and-sister florists — co-owners of Floraltology in the city’s Elmwood section — have watched as politicians and pundits alike have dragged the voting process through the dirt (and not the nutrient-rich kind that’s good for growth).“The action of voting this year has been cast over with a negative con...
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