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Plum flower in full bloom in Son La
During the first month of the lunar New Year, the northern mountainous province of Son La is widely covered with a white coat of blooming plum flower, thus attracting a large number of visitors.
Plum flower blossoms in all hamlets in Son La.
Over recent years, plum trees have brought in high economic value to local households.
Visitors take selfie pictures with the white flower.
La Van Bun, a resident in La Hom Hamlet, Chieng Co village, Son La City says his family earns nearly VND300 million from plum trees per annum.
Stunning beauty of plum flower has turned Son La into an inviting tourism destination during the first days of the lunar New Year.
South Korean low-cost airline now flies to Da Nang
South Korean low-cost carrier T’way Air has launched a new direct service from Seoul to Da Nang. The first flight arrived at Da Nang International Airport last Friday and there will be four flights every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, according to a post on the government’s news website. Flights depart from Seoul at 1:15 p.m. and from Da Nang at 4:45 p.m., local time. T’way Air is also flying to Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Vientiane, Taipei and several airports in mainland China.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
GOP Senate candidates seize on news of rising premiums
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate candidates are jumping on news of sharply rising premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law as they seek advantage in the closing days of the election.The unpopular law was already an issue in some key Senate races, a recurring attack line for GOP candidates in states including Arizona, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri.The rate hike news this week provides additional ammunition. Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Labor ministry orders probe into Honda Vietnam’s alleged massive layoff
In a Honda Vietnam's factory. Photo by VnExpress/Trong Nghiep The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has asked that authorities in the northern province of Vinh Phuc look into reports of massive layoffs that allegedly happen regularly at Honda Vietnam. The company is located in the province and is a joint venture of Japan’s Honda Motor, Thailand’s Asian Honda Motor Co. and the Dynamic Machine Corporation and Farm Machinery Vietnam, with respective stakes of 42, 28 and 30 percent. … chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Web Summit is windfall for Portugal's economy
Lisbon (AFP) - The bars on the banks of Lisbon's Tagus river are gearing up for a bonanza as tens of thousands of people descend on the city for Europe's largest tech event.The Web Summit, also known as "Davos for geeks," which runs from Monday to Thursday with more than 53,000 people from 165 countries signed up to attend, is expected to deliver a shot in the arm for Portugal's ailing economy.The summit's previous five editions were held in Dublin, where a tradition for partying into the night… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump Tower evacuated after police dog alerted to ‘suspicious’ children’s toys
According to reports on social media and Presidential pool reporters, Trump Tower at 56th and 5th in Manhattan has been evacuated. NYPD is apparently responding to the area, and some reports are suggesting that it’s due to a “suspicious package,” although that has not been confirmed. Don't Miss: The official Galaxy Note 7 death party has begun, thanks to T-MobilePresident-Elect Trump is at his estate in Florida, so the evacuation is not directly related to a threat on him. However, one user on… chat_bubble_outline Read More...