A Co.opmart supermarket in HCM City. Saigon Co.op, the owner of Co.opmart supermarket chain, is marking its 30th birthday this year with a number of social activities. — Photo courtesy of Saigon Co.op The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (Saigon Co.op) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with more than 30 socially beneficial programmes. They include sorting waste at source, stopping sales of plastic straws, wrapping fruits and vegetables with clean banana leaves, setting up green payment counters exclusively for customers buying environment-friendly products, funding surgeries for disabled children, providing support to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers in their last days, and building charity houses and playgrounds in remote areas. Saigon Co.op will auction its seven unique keepsakes that mark milestones in its 30-year existence to raise funds for charity. It will mobilise contributions from staff and customers for its “A million national flags with … [Read more...] about Saigon Co.op celebrates 30th birthday meaningfully
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A Co.opmart supermarket in HCM City. Saigon Co.op, the owner of the Co.opmart supermarket chain, has rolled out a series of attractive promotions to celebrate its 30th birthday from now until May 15. — Thien Thu To mark its 30th birthday, Viet Nam's leading retailer Saigon Co.op has unveiled a series of promotions including big discounts on more than 30,000 products, attractive gifts and bonus points at all its stores from now until May 15. Saigon Co.ops retail systems include Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, Co.op Food, Co.opSmile, HTVCo.op, Sense City, and Cheers. All of them are offering the promotions. Daily necessities such as cooking oil, seasoning, pasta, shower gel, shampoo, tooth brush, and mineral water carry the biggest discounts, and customers buying more will get more benefits under the programme “Buy more, get great incentives” from now until May 1, with certain products offered at zero dong. A 1litre bottle of Simply pure rice bran oil has been discounted from … [Read more...] about Saigon Co.op offers big discounts on 30,000 products for 30th anniversary
At the start of every year the talk at the Australian Open is of the "new kids on the block", the "NextGen", the "young guns". Frances Tiafoe, who at the age of 20 caused the shock of the first round in stunning fifth seed Kevin Anderson, registered a second notable scalp on his 21st birthday against Grigor Dimitrov AFP/Paul Crock And every 12 months as the first Grand Slam heralds a fresh season they come ... and they go. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's stranglehold on the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup has been interrupted just twice since the Swiss master first lifted it in Melbourne in 2004. Marat Safin (2005) and Stan Wawrinka (2014) managed to interlope into the trio's private sanctum - and they were 25 and 28 years old respectively at the time, hardly fresh-faced youths. But this year seems different. The simple truth is the big three cannot halt Old Father Time and one day soon will retire from slugging it out around the world. We may have already seen … [Read more...] about Rise of Tsitsipas and Tiafoe new era or false dawn?
Shoko Kanazawa, a 33 year-old calligrapher with Down’s syndrome (Source: Getty Images)The powerful calligraphy measuring 4 meters high and 16 meters long, features 276 characters running from the ceiling to the floor, with the ink characters drawn with care and strength. "The calligraphy reveals her soul which is as pure as the Buddha's. I want as many people as possible to see it," said Koshi Kimiya, the 40-year-old chief priest at Ryoun-ji Temple in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, which shows Kanazawa's work. Ms. Shoko completed her work in 2015. It was to be the center piece for the exhibition celebrating her 30th birthday. Shoko started practicing shodo (Japanese expressive … [Read more...] about World’s largest Buddhist sutra calligraphy opens in Japan
A waxwork of Meghan Markle wearing a replica of her diamond engagement ring was unveiled on Wednesday at London's Madame Tussauds museum, less than two weeks before her wedding to Prince Harry. A wax figure of Meghan Markle, the US fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry, is pictured during a photocall at Madame Tussauds in central London on May 9, 2018. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) "Excitement ahead of the royal wedding is reaching fever pitch and we have been inundated with questions about when people can finally meet Their Royal Likenesses," general manager Edward Fuller said. The likeness of the US former television actress is in a green dress like the one she wore when the couple, who are getting married at Windsor Castle on May 19, announced their engagement in November. "They take about six months to make. We had to speed up a little because obviously once the engagement was announced we were off and running," Stephen Mansfield, the principal sculptor, told AFP. Asked if Harry … [Read more...] about Meghan unveiled at London waxwork museum