Jason Momoa, whose new film Aquaman is leading the North American box office in its opening weekend, is seen at the film’s Hollywood premiere earlier in December 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — New Warner Bros. release Aquaman made the biggest waves in North American theatrers over the weekend with US$67.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations estimated on Sunday. That put it well ahead of two other new holiday-timed releases, as Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns took in $22.2 million for the three-day weekend, flying slightly higher than Paramount’s Bumblebee at $21 million. Together, the three helped boost the year’s domestic box-office revenue toward a record $11.8 billion, Hollywood Reporter said. Aquaman stars Jason Momoa in a title role infused with new swagger by director James Wan, with Variety calling Momoa’s Aquaman "a bare-chested Hawaiian super-stud with long, shaggy surfer … [Read more...] about Aquaman makes a big splash to top N.American box office
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South Korean investors continue to show their enthusiasm for Vietnam through recent major deals with businesses in the country. South Korean investors are shifting their focus in Vietnam from direct investment to M&A deals, Photo: Le Toan South Korea’s eagerness to directly invest in Vietnam is nothing new. However, the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) wave between Korean and Vietnamese businesses only emerged in recent years, and is now growing from strength to strength. In just the last month, two major partnerships have been cemented. ASAM Asset Management bought VND200 billion ($8.85 million) of convertible bonds from Vietnamese textile manufacturer TNG Investment and Trading JSC. The new capital from ASAM will help TNG improve its financial health, invest more heavily in assembly lines, and seek customers shifting their production base away from China. According to industry insiders, ASAM has only been in Vietnam for five months, and this is the first major … [Read more...] about South Korean M&A wave rises
Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell Can changing clubs make a difference in your game as a professional? We read all the time that a well-known Tour pro decided to switch brands, mostly due to a ridiculous amount of money being waved in his/her face. What people do not realize is that many of these pros are not entirely stupid and usually demand that the company make a virtual copy of their old tried and true club, with minimal cosmetic or technical changes, and just a new brand stamped on it. What’s old is new… sort of. But occasionally, the manufacturer might demand the player accept the designs they currently have, modified a bit to meet the player’s requirements. This can be something as simple as weighting, or grinding the sole a bit differently than what is actually on the market. But, almost without exception, once the player has a brand new set of clubs in his brand new bag, his game usually goes completely to hell, at least for a short while. Having said … [Read more...] about Can changing clubs make a difference in your game?
VietNamNet Bridge – Xam (blind busker’s singing) is on the way to revitalisation in the northern port city of Hai Phong since more and more local people and tourists are coming to admire the traditional musical art. Admiration: Crowds gather to watch a chieu Xam performance at the traditional festival in Le Chan District, Hai Phong City in March. — VNS Photo Han Minh Over the past two years, performances of the folk music have appeared in celebrative events and cultural festivals in the city, as well as in surrounding localities. Common venues are pagodas and temples, and even in family parties. Known locally as chieu Xam, it is a group of three or five traditional musicians performing on a mat in the public places including parks and cafes. Ha Quang Huy, 42, a visitor from Hanoi said that he was impressed by a Xam singing festival held last weekend at the Hao Khe cultural communal house in Hai Phong’s Le Chan District. The show was held to pay … [Read more...] about Xam singing makes a come back in Hai Phong
Viet Nam News BẮC NINH — Wheelchairs controlled by head motion may bring new hope to people with disabilities in Việt Nam. Young students are pushing to make the equipment affordable for all. Nguyễn Công Khánh and Nguyễn Hữu Thành Đạt, two senior students from Bắc Ninh Province High School for the Gifted, successfully invented a wheelchair operated by head motion, voice activation and smart phones. The wheelchairs are intended for use by people with missing limbs. Their project competed against hundreds of others and received first prize in the 2018 National Science and Technology Competition for high school students in the northern region. When asked what inspired them to start the project, Khánh and Đạt said that their old and weak grandfathers were their greatest inspiration. Although a head motion wheelchair is not a new innovation in the world, its high cost is a real obstruction to … [Read more...] about Young students make head motion wheelchairs practical