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Vietnam Airlines gets 120 minute ETOP certification

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:11 am




Vietnam Airlines gets 120 minute ETOP certification


QĐND – Sunday, January 09, 2011, 22:18 (GMT+7)


The Vietnam Aviation Corporation (Vietnam Airlines) has received a 120 minute ETOP (Extended- range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) certificate.


This rule allows twin-engined airliners to fly long-distance routes.


Vietnam Airlines is striving to get a 180 minute ETOP certification and other standards to ensure the efficiency of flights to the US.


Over the past 14 years, Vietnam Airlines has ensured safety of 687,550 domestic and international flights and is now expanding its network of 44 air routes to 26 locations in 15 nations and 35 domestic air routes.


Vietnam Airlines has a group of young crew and 70 modern aircraft such as B777, A330-200, A321 and AT7-500 with an average age of 6.5 years.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

UK leaders in frantic last minute polls push

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s main party leaders launched a final day of campaigning Wednesday with one poll suggesting that almost four in 10 voters in the cliffhanger general election had yet to decide who to back.


And with a succession of opinion polls giving the opposition Conservatives only a narrow lead going into Thursday’s voting, the scene was set for a dramatic finish to what has been the closest election battle for a generation.

A customer looks at information screens displaying the odds on the result of this week’s general election in a bookmakers in central London. AFP photo

The party leaders were to crisscross the country on a frantic last day of campaigning.


David Cameron, whose Conservative party are ahead in opinion polls, embarked on a 24-hour battlebus tour in a bid to fulfil a commitment to visit every part of Britain.


Cameron’s all-night campaigning push ahead of the vote takes him through northern and central England, into Wales, before finishing in the city of Bristol, southwest England.


“We are going at it all night, all day, all next day, all the way through to polling day,” he said at a rally in Renfrewshire, Scotland, Tuesday.


“That is how we are going to win the election.”


The Conservatives are fighting to oust the ruling Labour Party after 13 years in power.


But the strong poll lead they enjoyed several months ago has now been whittled down to a few points.


Most surveys indicate they would not win enough seats in the House of Commons to be able to form a government on their own, leading to a hung parliament.


The latest ComRes poll for ITV News and The Independent newspaper showed no change on the previous day, with the Tories on 37 percent, Labour on 29 and the Liberal Democrats 26.


But it also indicated that nearly four in 10 voters had not yet made up their mind who to back, suggesting all was still to play for.


Gordon Brown, fighting to secure a historic fourth term in office for Labour, was to travel through northern England and Scotland Wednesday.


At a campaign rally late Tuesday in Manchester, northwest England, Brown appealed to voters to “come home” to the party.


“When the last 48 hours of this campaign has passed, in that one minute in the polling booth vote for the kind of country you believe in, and come home to Labour,” he said.


But there were mixed messages from Labour over the issue of tactical voting.


Cabinet ministers Ed Balls and Peter Hain signalled Labour supporters should cast their ballots for Nick Clegg’s centrist Liberal Democrats in seats where it was a tight race between the Lib Dems and the Tories.


Tactical voting in the swing constituencies, which essentially decide the results of British elections, could keep the Conservatives out of power, they suggested.


“Of course I want the Labour candidate to win but I understand people’s concerns about letting the Conservatives in,” said Balls, who is education minister.


He also urged Lib Dem supporters to “bite their lip” and vote for Labour in seats where it was a tight race between the governing party and the Conservatives, in comments to the New Statesman magazine.


But Labour campaign coordinator, Douglas Alexander, appeared to disagree with his colleague, warning: “If you vote for the Liberal Democrats you could wake up on Friday morning and see a Conservative-led government, including Liberal Democrats.”


Clegg dismissed talk of tactical voting as “another sign of Labour’s desperation.”


His party has enjoyed a surge of support in the election campaign on the back of his performance in TV debates, and he is anxious to avoid tactical voting, fearing it could dent his party’s share of the popular vote.


This would damage his negotiating power in the event of a hung parliament, with commentators suggesting he could hold the balance of power.


On the campaign trail in Glasgow, Scotland, Clegg urged voters to back his party to usher in a “new kind of politics” — one of his party’s main policies is reform of the voting system towards proportional representation.


“Support us. Support us in our campaign in these vital last crucial hours of the election campaign and deliver the fairness, the difference, the real change that I think Glasgow and Britain deserve.”

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Source: SGGP

Plan for 200 VND a minute phone calls

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2008 at 5:01 pm

The Ministry of Information and Communications has recommended that landline phone tariffs for domestic users be unified.

If approved, in the new year, home users will pay just 200 VND per minute irrespective of where in the country they are calling. Now the tariffs range from 120 VND for local calls to 400-700 VND for long-distance calls.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang said the move would help more people living outside cities buy phones.

The ministry has also proposed a 7,000 VND reduction in monthly subscription to 20,000 VND.

It would continue to regulate domestic phone tariffs until 2010, while charges for commercial users would be decided by the service providers, but within a 50 percent band of the charges of 200 VND a minute and 20,000 VND a month.

From 2011, suppliers will be free to decide charges for all subscribers, within a 50 percent band.

Mobile and international phone service providers recently cut tariffs.-

Plan for VND200 a minute phone calls

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2008 at 4:14 pm

HCM CITY — The Ministry of Information and Communications has recommended that landline phone tariffs for domestic users be unified.


If approved, in the new year, home users will pay just VND200 per minute irrespective of where in the country they are calling. Now the tariffs range from VND120 for local calls to VD400-700 for long-distance calls.


Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang said the move would help more people living outside cities buy phones.


The ministry has also proposed a VND7,000 reduction in monthly subscription to VND20,000.


It would continue to regulate domestic phone tariffs until 2010, while charges for commercial users would be decided by the service providers, but within a 50 per cent band of the charges of VND200 a minute and VND20,000 a month.


From 2011, suppliers will be free to decide charges for all subscribers, within a 50 per cent band.


Mobile and international phone service providers recently cut tariffs. —