PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct 7 - Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in Haiti earlier this week before it skirted Florida's Atlantic coast on Friday and plowed northward over waters just off Georgia. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct 7 - Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in Haiti earlier this week before it skirted Florida's Atlantic coast on Friday and plowed northward over waters just off Georgia. The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, surged to at least 842 on Friday as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm, according to a Reuters tally of death tolls given by officials. Matthew triggered mass evacuations along the U.S. coast from Florida through Georgia and into South Carolina and North Carolina. U.S. President Barack Obama urged people not to be complacent and to heed safety instructions. … [Read more...] about Hurricane Matthew kills over 800 in Haiti before hitting U.S.
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British dance ensemble to brighten Vietnam stages Two stunning contemporary dance productions "Without Stars" and "There We Have Been" inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood are set to light up Vietnam stages this October. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi for a one-night-only show on October 22 and the IDECAF stage in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-25. A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, James Cousins founded his dance company in 2012 along with creative producer Francesca Moseley. Also in 2012, he was the recipient of the inaugural Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Choreography Award. "Saving Every Woman, Saving Every Child" photo exhibition A photo exhibition shining the light on challenges women and girls around the globe face sponsored by the Embassy of Canada is set to take place at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi from October 9-21. The photographs showcase images from countries where Canada's Department of … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News 8/10
Vendors sell food at the Cho Hom market in Hanoi. Cheaper feed grains mean lower costs and expanding meat supplies from poultry, hog and cattle producers. At an outdoor market in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, Trinh Thi Thanh pays 100,000 dong ($4.74) a kilogram for the pork her family eats more than any other meat. That's down from 150,000 dong a few years ago, easing pressure on the cost of family meals that had been surging, she said. "In the past, price fevers happened much more often," said Thanh, 63, a housewife and grandmother who buys food for a household of seven adults and two children. "Now, even when wages or gasoline prices go up, food costs in the market don't advance, or rise very little." Gains in food costs around the world have slowed as record harvests from India to the U.S. expanded supply and sent corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar and coffee into bear markets. The Standard & Poor's GSCI Agriculture Index of eight crops tumbled 22 percent last year, the biggest … [Read more...] about Cheaper Hanoi pork shows crops ease world food cost
Hanoi Times - Within the first decade after the 1975 end of the war, Vietnam's economy faced stagnation, with inflation hitting 700 percent in 1986 and a serious shortage of funds for investment. In that year, the Communist Party in its Sixth Congress approved a broad reform package, "Doi Moi" (or Renovation), that introduced market reforms and dramatically improved Vietnam's business climate. The country started shifting its central-planning economy based on the Soviet style toward a market-oriented mechanism.The country issued the law on foreign investment in Vietnam in 1987, which reaffirmed the market opening policy that provided a higher legal framework to help the country attract foreign investment.Over the past two decades ending in 2007, Vietnam has attracted $98 billion of foreign investment, of which operational projects totaled $83 billion. Foreign investment projects had yet to pick during the first three years of 1988-1990 since the law came into effect but the … [Read more...] about Vietnam-US economic cooperation
Movement and Contemporary Dance Workshop "Pendulum" Fri 31 Jul 2015, 7.30 pm Blossom Art House 94B Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi This class will focus on the fundamental aspect of contemporary dance, the pendulum concept, the idea that our body has two main weights (our head and our hips) and all movement is created by the pull and push of these two weights working together. Think of how a baby moves. When it stands up it lifts its bottom first and then swings its head up so that it is standing. This is the very fundamental idea of movement which we tend to lose as we grow older. Using this idea of pendulum allows a person to give in to their body and let go of order and structure. Once a person allows their body, instead of the mind, to take control of their movements, creativity starts to flow. This is very important in today's world where we are constantly having to think and follow rules, allowing our natural movements to flow gives us a break from the chaotic and stressful world … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 20-31