SEOUL — K-pop superstars BTS will take a 'long-term break' from the music scene, their agency said on Monday, after the boy band topped charts in the US and Britain earlier this year. But the pause may only last a few weeks, with the septet due to play a controversial show in Saudi Arabia in October. The K-pop industry is known for cutthroat competition and around-the-clock work hours that include concerts, press events and gruelling singing and dancing training when the stars are offstage. BTS will take their "first official long-term break since their debut" six years ago, managers Big Hit Entertainment said, adding it will be a time to "recharge and refresh as musicians and creators". It would also be a time for them to "enjoy their daily lives as normal 20-something young men", the agency said in a midnight statement. "If you run into BTS at an unexpected place, we ask for the fans' consideration to allow the members to enjoy their private time." BTS - or Bangtan … [Read more...] about K-pop superstars BTS to take ‘long-term break
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Truong Dang Vinh Phuc, director of Vinh Long Department of Planning and Investment, shines a light on the province’s major upcoming investment promotion event, and how the province will attempt to increase support for financiers in the months to come. The province has carried out a series of actions in recent years in order to attract further investment Continuing the success of the Vinh Long investment promotion conference last year, on August 15, Vinh Long People’s Committee will host a similar major event themed on co-operation for sustainable development. The event is expected to attract around 350 participants, including provincial leaders, and other leaders from authorised management agencies based in the province, along with representatives from business associations and domestic and foreign companies. Truong Dang Vinh Phuc The conference seeks to act as an open forum about investment with direct interactions between provincial leaders, investors, … [Read more...] about Improving Vinh Long for foreign investors
What do the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Long Bien Bridge have in common? All three were designed by the great French architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel. All three are iconic and highly symbolic. It is hard to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, New York without the Statue of Liberty and Hanoi without the Long Bien Bridge. In a monumentally ironic and ugly twist, the Long Bien Bridge was heavily bombed by the custodians of the Statue of Liberty during the Vietnam War. But it survived U.S. bombs and is still used by trains, motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrian to cross the majestic Red River. I always get a thrill when I cross the bridge on my motorbike. I can't think of too many bridges in the world that have so much character and sustain their own little world. Hanoians are very fond of their bridge. It is almost like a living creature. You want to treat it with kindness and respect. Which is what this story is about. For some time now, a gang of spray-can vandals … [Read more...] about Long Bien Bridge gets ‘bombed’ again
The Hanoitimes - The center’s experts said that as May is still the transition period, there is a dispute between hot and cold wave, so extreme weather may occur such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm. Scorching heat to attack Hanoi tomorrow The blazing hot temperatures in Hanoi city, as well as Vietnam’s northwest and central region may last until May 20, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). The current heat wave scorches Hanoi since early morning, with the highest temperature of 35-37 degrees Celsius, it even is expected to surge to 39 degrees Celsius tomorrow. Hot weather will continue to take place in Hanoi in May. Photo: Cong Hung The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is developing and causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 36 to 39 degrees Celsius, and even 40 in some … [Read more...] about How long is scorching heat in Hanoi lasting?
VietNamNet Bridge - With 80 million magnetic cards in circulation, commercial banks would have to spend trillions of dong to convert them into chip cards to ensure security. According to the State Bank of Vietnam, by the end of the third quarter, commercial banks had issued 147 million payment cards of different kinds. With the standards of domestic chip cards set by the State Bank, commercial banks can order chip card products from overseas as the standards are equal to EVM standards of international chip cards. With the standards of domestic chip cards set by the State Bank, commercial banks can order chip card products from overseas as the standards are equal to EVM standards of international chip cards. RELATED NEWS Are bank card criminals flocking to Vietnam? High number of bank cards are inactive Thanh Lich … [Read more...] about How much does it cost to convert magnetic into chip cards?