Bodies of victims (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry asked the Ministry of Public Security to verify identity of victims in a road accident in the Thai province of Kanchanaburi that left 10 migrant workers dead, including five Vietnamese. After the accident occured on March 23, the Vietnamese embassy in Thailand contacted provincial authorities to take citizen protection measures. The embassy also asked the transportation company to offer financial assistance to victims’ families. The Foreign Ministry directed the embassy continue keeping track of the case. Relevant information are available via the embassy’s hotline 66 89 896 6653 or Vietnam’s citizen protection hotline 84 981 84 84 84. In its latest announcement, Thailand’s CPS company, which employed Vietnamese workers, said it will initially offer 200,000 THB (2,000 USD) to families of victims, then 700,000 THB depending on vehicle insurance. According to … [Read more...] about Ministry asks for verifying identity of victims in Thai road crash
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The Hanoitimes - The movement will firstly leave influences on the hospitality segment and other services. No vacancy in luxury hotels in Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit The second meeting of US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, which is scheduled to take place in Hanoi next week, will leave positive impacts on Vietnamese tourism and real estate market, according to Savills Vietnam. Nguyen Hong Son, director advisory Savills Hanoi. Photo: Savills Vietnam The event, for the short-time, drives up tourism sector thanks to a surge of international visitors to the country, said Nguyen Hong Son, director advisory Savills Hanoi. The movement will firstly leave influences on the hospitality segment and other services. In fact, demand for hotel rooms in the city is expected to sharply increase days around the summit due to the attendance of politicians and delegations, media, security and logistics personnel, he said. Earlier … [Read more...] about How does Trump-Kim summit affect Vietnam’s real estate market?
Last man standing -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (L) accepted the best picture Oscar for "The Shape of Water" from Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
Facebook announced Friday it will require political ads on its platform to state who is paying for the message and would verify the identity of the payer, in a bid to curb outside election interference. Facebook to verify identities, require labels for political ads, photo AFP The social network, which is under fire for enabling manipulation of its platform in the 2016 election, said the new policy would require any messages for candidates or public issues to include the label "political ad" with the name of the person or entity paying for it. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the change will mean "we will hire thousands of more people" to get the new system in place ahead of US midterm elections in November. "We're starting this in the US and expanding to the rest of the world in the coming months," Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page. "These steps by themselves won't stop all people trying to game the system. But they will make it a lot harder for anyone to do what the … [Read more...] about Facebook to verify identities, require labels for political ads