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Con Dao among top secret islands on the planet: CNN
CNN has included the Con Dao Islands chain, located off Vung Tau City and 230km from HCM City, on a list of crowd-free Asian getaways.
In addition to diving, palm-shaded beaches and rainforest trails, tourists can see a variety of wildlife, including nesting sea turtles, CNN said.
Last month, New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine included Con Dao on a list of the best secret islands on Earth.
In 2016, the islands made the Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 must-see places in Asia.
CNN’s list also included Cambodia’s Koh Rong, Malaysia’s Pangkor, Myanmar’s Lampi, the Philippines’ Palawan, Indonesia’s Raja Ampat and Samosir Island, and Thailand’s Koh Phayam.
Simmonds, Gretzky engineer Metropolitans' All-Star Game win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Simmonds' first All-Star weekend after a nine-year NHL career was strange enough. Having Wayne Gretzky for a coach made it even more surreal.And after he scored the tiebreaking goal to become the All-Star Game MVP in his former home city, the Philadelphia forward could only think of one word for this West Coast trip."Weird," Simmonds said with a grin.Indeed, the 3-on-3 format of this revamped midseason showcase can lead to weird hockey. It also allows the game's biggest… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
$4.5 billion Long Son petrochemical complex to resume construction
The construction of the $4.5 billion Long Son petrochemical complex in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, will be restarted in the fourth quarter of 2016 after eight-years of delay, according to newswire Doanhnhansaigon.vn. According to Dhep Vongvanich, advisor to the president of SCG cum executive director of SCG in Vietnam, as of now, the consortium has finished the site clearance and is working on completing the remaining procedures to restart in the fourth quarter of this… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Doping report details 'institutional conspiracy' in Russia
LONDON (AP) — A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren said Friday the conspiracy involved the Russian Sports Ministry, national anti-doping agency and the FSB intelligence service, providing further details of state involvement… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
The best things to do with your new HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or PlayStation VR
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Philippines to intensify drive offering free contraceptives
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has directed government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million poor women — a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church and pro-life groups.Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Wednesday the intensified drive to make contraceptives available and ensure "zero unmet need for family planning," is important to reduce poverty. The government's target is to cut the poverty rate… chat_bubble_outline Read More...