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Julia Roberts watches Man United's latest box-office flop
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Julia Roberts has swapped movie theaters for soccer's Theater of Dreams.
The American actress was joined by her family at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium to see Sunday's English Premier League match against West Ham.
And they were among the few United fans with anything to smile about after the 1-1 draw as Roberts' three children were able to enjoy a kick-about on the field of the record 20-time English soccer champions.
United's chances of winning the Premier League are already fading after a fourth consecutive home game without a win. Jose Mourinho's sixth-placed team is 11 points behind leader Chelsea after one third of the season.
Roberts won an Oscar in 2001 for her portrayal of crusading legal advocate "Erin Brockovich." She received Oscar nominations for "Steel Magnolias" and "Pretty Woman."
34 Vietnamese kids poisoned after playing with Chinese toy bombs
Education authorities in the Mekong Delta of Kien Giang have issued warnings about a Chinese exploding toy product after many students were sickened by the gas it released. Hoang Huu Thinh, a spokesman of the province’s education department, said 34 students at a primary school were hospitalized with headache and breathing difficulty after playing with the toy known as “stink bomb” last week. They were discharged after recovering but some developed the symptoms again and had to be sent back to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
WATCHING TUESDAY: It all comes down to math
WASHINGTON (AP) — Your parents were right: Math really does matter.After all of the tumult and tedium of a long, ugly presidential campaign, Election Day is all about which candidate can win enough states to get to 270 electoral votes.From pre-dawn voting in New Hampshire to late-night poll closes in Alaska, it's sure to be a long day.Some things to watch for along the way Tuesday as the autumn of our campaign discontent hurtles to a close. All times are EST.THE TIMELINEThe first burst of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
HCM City to promote tourism at Cannes Film Festival
Tourism images of HCMC will be displayed at the Cannes Film Festival in France set to take place for 10 days starting from May 17. Foreign tourists in HCM City Aside from large-sized billboards placed in front of the Majestic Barriere hotel and opposite Palais des Festivals to capture international guests’ attention, the HCMC Department of Tourism will meet international guests to introduce the city’s tourism products at the event.Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the Vietnam Cinema Department, said… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Uber and GrabTaxi to be legalised
The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has suggested that Uber and Grab taxis should have signs on their cars to differentiate them from conventional taxis. Drivers for Uber and GrabTaxi should have signs on their cars to differentiate them from conventional taxis, according to the DRVN.The draft sparked a wave of protest from many traditional taxi companies, however, who said this change would amount to legal recognition of Uber and GrabTaxi.Do Quoc Binh, chairman of the Ha Noi Taxi… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Mekong Delta grapples with slower economic growth
VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta’s economy expanded 6.9% last year, well below 7.8% in 2015, marking the fifth consecutive year the delta had seen its economic growth cooling, according to data of the Southwest Steering Committee. Workers put bags of rice into a warehouse in the Mekong Delta. The delta continued seeing an economic slowdown last year – Photo: Trung Chanh/SGT The average annual economic growth of the delta stayed at 10% in the 2001-2010 period before it fell to 8.8% in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...