Tony Gillies, editor in chief of Australian Associated Press. Photo mediaweek.com.au Việt Nam News reporter Lê Hương interviews Tony Gillies, editor in chief of Australian Associated Press, on the sidelines of the 44th meeting of the executive members of the Organisation of Asia Pacific News Agency hosted by the Vietnam News Agency in Hà Nội on April 19. - Could you tell us how your agency has met the trend of watching video news online? - As a B2B operation AAP works closely with its subscribers to understand the impact of its content on their platforms. It is not just about the use of the content, it’s about how that content performs for their audience – how much they engage with it via views, likes or comments. Some AAP customers have been willing to share these analytics on the basis that if AAP content performs well it is better for them. AAP also works with analytics platforms that track AAP use and monitors the reactions of the … [Read more...] about Great work by VNA to bring news agencies together: AAP editor
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UK vote designed to bring Brexit clarity. But can politicians finally agree? There is an over-used saying about negotiations with the European Union: "Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed." But in the case of Brexit, that agreement may never come. Britain's political deadlock over its biggest challenge for decades may never be broken. In a series of votes in Britain's House of Commons Tuesday evening, lawmakers will try to take control of Brexit from UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government, which has failed to get parliamentary approval for her plan for leaving the EU. Several amendments expected to be put to a vote should, in theory, finally bring some clarity over what kind of Brexit will win the most support. But that is only in theory. Even as events unfolded Monday, with momentum building around two key amendments, opposing factions were trying to block them. It is possible that, when the time comes for voting, just after 7 p.m. UK time, nothing will pass. And with … [Read more...] about UK vote designed to bring Brexit clarity. But can politicians finally agree?
A green tea hill in Phu Tho province (Source: VNA) Phu Tho (VNA) - The campaign “Vietnamese prioritises using Vietnamese goods” deployed in the northern province of Phu Tho over the last nine years has proven effective, helping change the habit of locals in using domestically-produced commodities. The campaign offers favourable conditions for producers and businesses operating in the locality to affirm the prestige, quality and diversity of their products. A representative from the provincial Fatherland Front Committee said the campaign has contributed to promoting the consumption of made-in-Vietnam goods in the locality. It has opened opportunities for enterprises to access the domestic consumption market. Many businesses have been aware of renovating technology, expanding production, improving competitiveness, and stabilising goods prices in order to meet the increasing demands of consumers. To help locals easily access Vietnamese goods, the … [Read more...] about Phu Tho works hard to bring made-in-Vietnam goods closer to consumers
Viet Nam News ĐẮK LẮK — They call him the King of Avocado for his unrivalled knowledge of the tree, the exceptionally high quality avocado seeds he supplies and his passion for transferring his planting techniques to other farmers of the Central Highlands. That’s how Việt Nam’s leading biologist Nguyễn Lân Dũng describes Trịnh Xuân Mười, the man who built a 12ha avocado farm from scratch. “It may take a week to tell about my childhood,” Mười toldThanh niên (Young People) newspaper. He was born and raised in a family of 13 in Diễn Châu District in the central province of Nghệ An, one of the poorest localities in the country. Poverty seemed to never stop haunting them. Mười dropped out when he was a sixth grader and in 1990, at age 16, he left the hometown, moving down South to find a livelihood. Hopping on the Reunification express train … [Read more...] about The King of Avocado brings the green to the Central Highlands
A bus running on compressed natural gas (CNG) in HCM City. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội plans to introduce buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) on a trial basis on three routes from early July, the city’s Department of Transport has said. The proposed routes are Mỹ Đình bus station-Sơn Tây bus station, Yên Nghĩa bus station-Đặng Xá urban area and National Hospital of Tropical Diseases-Times City urban area. The three routes are under the management of Bảo Yến Tourism, Construction and Services Co Ltd. Buses in the first route will pick up and drop off passengers 122 times per day, while buses in the second and third routes will do so 126 times and 138 times per day, respectively. According to the … [Read more...] about Hà Nội to roll out green buses