Vietnam 

Sơn La exports 60 tonnes of locally-grown longan – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth at the Sông Mã Longan Festival. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn SƠN LA — The northern mountainous province of Sơn La exported 60 tonnes of its longan to China and other countries on Saturday.  The shipment was announced at the opening ceremony of the Sông Mã Longan Festival here the same day.  In his speech at the event, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyễn Quốc Khánh said that the festival was held to promote Sơn La longan which can meet standards and requirements of choosy markets such as Japan,…

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Sơn La Longan and Safe Farm Produce Week 2019 launched in Hà Nội – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A customer buys longan at Big C Thăng Long in Hà Nội. The “Sơn La Longan and Safe Farm Produce Week 2019” will run until July 23. — VNS Photo Mai Hương HÀ NỘI – Building a good trade marketing campaign will help provinces not only increase sales of their agricultural products but effectively build their product brands. The statement was made by Vũ Đức Thuận, deputy director of the Sơn La Province’s Department of Planning and Investment at the launch of the ‘Sơn La…

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Singapore 

Missing father and 3-year-old son found but yet to return to Toa Payoh home, Singapore News

The father and son pair who went missing two weeks ago has been found, The New Paper understands. On Wednesday last week, the police had released an appeal for information on the whereabouts of Mr Chew Poh Soon, 55, and three-year-old Darrell. The pair was last seen at Block 123 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, on July 2, at about 2pm. When TNP went down to their flat yesterday, Mr Chew’s wife, who goes by only the name Susanna, said a police officer had informed her on Saturday that they had…

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Singapore 

Mother gets 6½ years’ jail for abusing young son and fracturing his skull, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman abused her 23-month-old son so severely that he ended up with cerebral palsy and the developmental age of a six-month-old child. He also had to be fed through a tube inserted into the stomach. The court heard that in March last year, the woman slapped the boy, then 23 months old, so hard that he fell and hit his head on a metal table leg. This caused him to suffer severe head injuries. On another occasion, she fractured his arm by yanking it forcefully when he…

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Singapore 

Second chance at life: Singaporean finds liver donor after son posts appeal on social media, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – When his father’s chronic hepatitis B infection took a turn for the worse last month, Mr Leslie Tan decided to post an appeal for a liver donor on social media. He and his family were not sure if they could find any donors through the Facebook post. But within days, a 36-year-old stranger, Mr Lin Hanwei, offered his father a new lease of life. Mr Tan, 24, who is a student at Nanyang Technological University, told The Straits Times that it was “pure luck and coincidence” that Mr…

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Vietnam 

Sơn La exports first batch of mangoes to UK – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Farmers in Yên Châu District harvest mangos for export. The first batch of three tonnes of mangoes from the district in Sơn La Province were packed on June 19 for export to the UK. — VNA/VNS Photo Hữu Quyết SƠN LA — The first batch of three tonnes of mangoes, grown in Yên Châu District in the northern mountainous province of Sơn La, were packaged on June 19 for export to the UK. Hà Văn Sơn, director of the Chiềng Hặc Agricultural Cooperative in Yên Châu, said a total of seven tonnes will be shipped…

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Vietnam 

Box – Sơn La mangoes exported to demanding markets – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The ceremony announcing the export of Sơn La mangoes to the US, the UK, Australia and China. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Cường SƠN LA Mangoes grown in Yên Châu District, the northern mountain province of Sơn La, began being exported to the US, UK, Australian and Chinese markets on Saturday. Speaking at a ceremony to announce the export of its speciality to the four key markets, provincial party secretary Hoàng Văn Chất said the event would help promote Sơn La mangoes in other markets around the world. This is the first time Sơn La mangoes have been exported to the…

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Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho’s son buys 20pc stake in Australia’s Crown Resorts for US$1.3 billion

Australian billionaire James Packer has sold nearly half his stake in Crown Resorts casinos to Lawrence Ho, son of Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho, for A$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion).Packer’s investment company, Consolidated Press Holdings, said late on Thursday that the sale to Lawrence Ho’s Melco Resorts and Entertainment involved 19.99 per cent of Crown Resorts, bringing its holding in the group down to 26 per cent.Packer, who stepped down from the Crown board last year to deal with what… Source link

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Singapore 

Lee Hsien Yang’s son Li Huanwu marries male partner in South Africa, Singapore News

PETALING JAYA – The grandson of the late Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Li Huanwu, married his male “soul mate” in Cape Town, South Africa. This was revealed by Li’s partner, Heng Yirui, who made the announcement on his personal Instagram account on Friday (24 May). “Today I marry my soul mate. Looking forward to a lifetime of moments like this with (Huanwu),” said Heng in his post. The couple also sent photos of their wedding to Pink Dot Singapore, a non-profit movement against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

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Vietnam 

Sơn La Plum promotion week launched in Hà Nội – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Sơn La plums are introduced to visitors at the Exhibition Fair, Economic Transaction and Commercial Area in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — A week for the promotion of plums and other agricultural products from the northern mountainous province of Sơn La is taking place in Hà Nội’s Exhibition Fair, Economic Transaction and Commercial Area. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Deputy Director of the Sơn La Planning and Investment Department Vũ Đức Thuận said the province is home to more than 8,700ha of plum cultivation areas that are currently in their harvest season, with an expected output…

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