Australia's second-largest city has so far endured 262 days, or nearly nine months, of restrictions during six separate lockdowns since March 2020, representing the longest cumulative lockdown for any city in the world. Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, last year went through 234 straight days of lockdown. In Melbourne, people were seen cheering and clapping from their balconies, while cars honked horns continuously at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday when lockdown restrictions in place since early August ended. Many venues, including food outlets and even haircutters, opened at the unusual hour for the occasion. Josh Mihan, owner of The Bearded Man barber shop in Melbourne, told Reuters he is nearly booked out for the next month and he is encouraging customers to make appointments for Christmas. "We all love cutting hair and being on the floor is such a lovely feeling, being around people," he said. "I have urged our customer base, make sure you have booked in your Christmas cut." … [Read more...] about Melbourne reopens as world’s most locked-down city eases pandemic restrictions
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CapitaLand again recognised as global sustainability leader in property sector “Vaccine passport” – both citizens and businesses are waiting impatiently "Western City" in the heart of the capital – regarded as the coordinates of the international community Special factors at two high-end resorts of Sun Group named in the Top 25 Leading Asian Resorts Despite Covid hurdles, businesses strive to sustain production, supply of essential goods Five hotels and resorts under the Sun Hospitality Group (SHG) - the tourism resort brand of Sun Group - have been honoured at the World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) 2021, which is one of the most reputable awards in the world in the field of hotels and resorts. In particular, Hotel de la Coupole - MGallery, a 5-star hotel with splendid Indochinese architectural style, located in the center of Sa Pa (Lao Cai) was named “Hotel with the most luxurious architecture in the world” (Luxury Architecture Design Hotel - Global … [Read more...] about World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021 honours 5 high-class hotels and resorts of Sun Group
The Government issued Resolution 127 after its September regular meeting, which says that offline teaching will resume in areas that have controlled Covid-19 and can ensure safety from October 2021. Localities are now gearing up to prepare to receive students, including HCM City, the major epicenter of the fourth pandemic wave. Nguyen Tang Vu from the HCM City High School for the Gifted believes that as students return to school, online teaching will stop but not completely. Vu said students have adapted well to online teaching. His students study seriously and effectively, always fulfilling exercises. However, he found some problems in online teaching. “I found that many students have to study online with devices with small screens, such as smartphones and tablets. As students have busy schedules, they will bear negative impact if having to look at small screen for too long,” he said. The other problem is online exams. No one can say for sure if students cheat during … [Read more...] about Will online teaching end its mission when schools reopen?
A customer at a branch of VPBank (VPB). VPB lost 2 per cent on Thursday. — Photo VPBank Vietnamese shares ended Thursday on a negative note after foreign investors extended their net selling streak, further dampening investor sentiment. On the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), the VN-Index lost 0.65 per cent, to close Thursday at 1,384.77 points. The market's breadth was neutral with 220 stocks increasing while 205 stocks declined. The southern market index had declined 0.11 per cent, to finish Wednesday at 1,393.80 points. The market liquidity was also high as domestic investors poured over VND21 trillion (US$923 million) into the southern market, equivalent to a trading volume of nearly 709 million shares. “On HoSE, foreign investors continued their net selling with a net value of VND790 billion,” reported the news site cafef.vn. Hoa Phat Group (HPG) was the stock that was under the strongest net selling pressure of foreign investors with a value of VND310 billion. … [Read more...] about Shares end lower on foreign net selling force
Passengers wait at an international airport on Bali Island of Indonesia on October 14 (Photo: AFP/VNA) Jakarta (VNA) – While the COVID-19 Task Force of Indonesia is preparing strategies to prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases during the year-end holidays, Thailand is to permit fully vaccinated arrivals from low-risk countries to return to its popular destinations. Wiku Adisasmito, spokesman for COVID-19 handling of the Indonesia n Government, told a press conference on October 19 that the Indonesian government is mapping out strategies for ministries and sectors to anticipate a spike in cases during year-end holidays. Holidays during the Christmas and the New Year will increase people's mobility, stirring the fear that COVID-19 cases will surge again during the period, like last year, he said, adding that the government has prepared a number of strategies such as ensuring the easing of public activities but will apply strict regulations. The government is also seeking to … [Read more...] about Indonesia prepares for possible COVID-19 surge, Thailand to reopen to foreign tourists
Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?