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News Corp. set to unveil iPad newspaper, ‘The Daily’

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

Moscow daily death rate doubles amid heatwave: official

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 11:20 am

MOSCOW, Aug 9, 2010 (AFP) – The daily mortality rate in Moscow has nearly doubled amid a record heatwave, with hundreds of extra deaths each day compared to a normal period, the city’s top health official said Monday.

Ambulance staff wear masks to protect themself from forest fire smog in Moscow on August 8, 2010. AFP

“In usual times 360-380 people are dying each day. Now it is around 700,” the head of the city’s health department, Andrei Seltsovsky, said, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

“Our mortality rate has doubled,” he added, saying that 1,300 places were currently occupied out of 1,500 spaces in city morgues.

His comments broke days of official silence over the effects of the unprecedented heatwave and smog from wildfires on mortality rates, amid growing evidence in the press of a sharp rise in deaths.

Source: SGGP

Qatar Airways expansion: flights to Hanoi, daily service for HCMC

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Qatar Airways has announced a massive expansion plan for its operations in Vietnam, saying it will add Hanoi to its network and make the Ho Chi Minh City route a daily service.

A Qatar Airways statement, seen in HCM City Wednesday, said from November 1 this year, Hanoi will become the airline’s second network point in the country, with four weekly flights to Doha operating via Bangkok.

The flights will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The carrier’s HCM City route will on the same day become a daily service with three extra flights a week heading to Doha, also via Bangkok, adding to the four non-stop direct flights in operation since March 2007.

This file photo shows a Qatar Airways flight attendant stand at the Qatar Airways pavilion in an international travel expo in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

Therefore, the new daily service means four direct flights and three via Bangkok.

The expansion will boost Qatar Airways’ services to 11 flights a week from Vietnam to Doha and further open up the airline’s global network to traveling Vietnamese, with the airline offering onward connections from Doha to destinations throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.

The new Vietnam flights are part of a global expansion program that will see Qatar Airways add six new routes over a four month period from October 2010.

The announcement said daily flights from Doha to Thailand’s Phuket will start on October 11. The new flights will operate via Kuala Lumpur. Qatar Airways will also launch flights to Bucharest, Nice, Brussels and Budapest, bringing the airline’s route network to over 95 destinations by January 2011. 

Qatar Airways senior vice president, Commercial East Asia and Southwest Pacific, Marwan Koleilat said that Vietnam was a key growth market for the airline.

“Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding in Vietnam with the country forging ahead and experiencing rapid economic development,” he said in the announcement.
“The new route to Hanoi and the boosting of our Ho Chi Minh City flights to daily services demonstrate the confidence that Qatar Airways has in Vietnam.”

“We have a serious commitment to the Vietnamese people not only to bring tourists to Vietnam, who will contribute to the economy, but to also provide the traveling public access a growing global network and world class airline services.”

Qatar Airways says by 2013, it plans to serve 120 key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a modern fleet of 120 aircraft. At present the airline’s fleet stands at 84 aircraft, flying to 90 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North America.

Source: SGGP

Power outages upset daily lives, businesses

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Continuous power cuts during the intensely hot weather of late have drastically affected people’s lives and businesses.  

People forced to use bamboo fans due to power cuts during the intensely hot weather (Photo: Vietnam Net)

Northern provinces have all faced power failures for over a month. Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Lang Son, Ha Nam and Thai Binh provinces have had to endure alternating power cuts to economize scarce energy supplies.
Many people left without power for rice cookers and rice-husking machines, have been victims of the power cuts.  In addition, water companies have had to cut off the water supply.
Unable to tolerate the suffocating head without air-conditioning, people have been cooling off in rivers and ponds.
Nguyen Huu Tinh, deputy head of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Hanoi’s Dan Phuong District, acknowledged the non-stop power cut of recent days has upset people’s daily lives and businesses very much.
He said, “Furniture makers in the district’s Lien Hong Commune have faced a total loss of VND350 million (US$18,400) a day due to the power failure. They have had to have their employees quit.”
In Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen District, hundreds of incubation mills, which supply eggs to entire the North, have also faced difficulties caused by the energy cut.
Nguyen Xuan Cung, owner of an egg-incubating mill, said, “It takes 20 consecutive days to incubate a batch of eggs. But there was a sudden power cut of over 12 hours in my region on May 16, spoiling over 1,000 eggs, equivalent to VND10 million (US$526).”
To deal with the power cut, northern people have rushed to border areas, including Tan Thanh and Dong Dang in Lang Son Province and Mong Cai in Quang Ninh Province, as well as to electronic supermarkets in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ha Long and Lao Cai to buy power-conserving devices including fans and lamps.
However, many countryside families cannot afford the devices even though a power-conserving fan costs only VND150,000-600,000 ($8-32) and a lamp VND200,000-350,000 ($10.5-18).

Down south in Ho Chi Minh City, sales of electric fans and air conditioners have surged sharply following scorching temperatures, which rose to 38-40 Celsius degrees over the past week.
On May 18, sales of fans and air conditioners soared by 30-50 percent over the same period last year, selling at twice the rate of an average day.
Prices of beverages have increased as well, by 4-5 percent.
Though temperature in the north has been lower than other parts of the country, it is still hot and muggy, which have caused many children and elderly discomfort and dizziness.
Heat not expected to let up
The National Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Center said May 18, the entire country experienced severe heat that day, with HCMC and southern provinces seeing the highest temperatures.
Le Thanh Hai, the center’s deputy director, said the heat will continue today nationwide, and the north should see a cooler weather by May 22, while the south will suffer through more extreme heat for five to six more days.

Source: SGGP

400 Vietnamese infected with tuberculosis daily: doctor

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 8:48 am

Tuberculosis patients treated in the National Tuberculosis Hospital

Vietnam has more 400 tuberculosis patients and 55 die from the disease a day, a health official said.

Dinh Ngoc Sy, director of the National Tuberculosis Hospital, said the country stands at 12 among 22 nations that have highest number of patients with the disease.

Around 1.67 per cent of the population is at risk of infecting the disease. Recent studies by the hospital have revealed that more young people are now suffering from the disease, said Dr. Sy, adding that unhealthy lifestyle of young generation or young men get HIV virus.

Source: SGGP

Japan’s ANA flies to HCM City daily

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

(AFP files) All Nippon Airways jetliner takes off from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has started its daily service between Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam as the Japanese carrier on Sunday increased the number of flights to seven per week from five.

While much of the world has been dealing with hard economic times, the growth of the Vietnamese economy during the same time has been nothing short of astonishing, ANA said in an announcement dated Mar. 21.

The carrier said it had predicted that not only the flow of passengers from Japan and the United States to Vietnam would increase but that the amount of cargo flowing into Vietnam from these countries would increase as well.

“We therefore decided to increase the number of flights along this route.”

In 2001, ANA launched its direct Ho Chi Minh City-Tokyo route with two weekly flights. The frequency was then increased to five and now seven.

ANA said in a statement issued Jan. 27 this year in Tokyo that it would promote its international flights as the “pillar” of its growth in fiscal 2010 by capitalizing on the “biggest business opportunity’” to be created by the expansion of two core airports in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Looking ahead, ANA said in the statement, “The environment remains challenging, and the airline sector continues to face difficult times.”

On Mar. 19, ANA warned in another statement of a deeper net loss for the year to March but vowed to soon surpass its ailing rival Japan Airlines to become Asia’s largest airline.

ANA said its net loss would more than double to 65 billion yen (719 million dollars) from its earlier estimate of 28 billion yen for the financial year, due to weak demand for both its domestic and international flights.

The company also downgraded its revenue forecast for the year to 1.22 trillion yen from the 1.26 trillion yen projected earlier and its operating loss to 61 billion yen from 20 billion yen.

“Recovery was weaker than expected while competition among our rivals was more severe than we had originally thought” both at home and overseas, ANA said in the statement.

“ANA will build up our growth on a more global stage to reach our goal of becoming number one in Asia,” the company said.

Source: SGGP

Malaysians nabbed for card fraud

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Hanoi – Police investigators have asked authorities to prosecute two Malaysians for using fake credit cards, said the “Cong An Nhan Dan” (People’s Police) daily.

Cham Tack Choi, 24, and Tan Wei Hong, 27, were caught red-handed using fake credit cards to make purchases.

They confessed to having spent some 32,000 USD in a number of luxury shops and hotels in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City last December.