Visitors look at some works at the exhibition on Belgian comic books on Nguyen Van Binh Book Street in District 1, HCM City - PHOTOS: Courtesy of the organizer The exhibition features 75 wood prints, with 10 of them created by renowned Belgian painter Dany and about 60 others used for the covers of books from Wallonie-Bruxelles (French Community of Belgium) which have been translated and published in Vietnam. Some of the books were written by great authors such as Maurice Maeterlinck, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911, detective novelist Georges Simenon, and contemporary writers, including Amélie Nothomb, Jean-Pierre Orban, and Nicolas Ancion. Popular characters in Belgian comics such as Smurf, Tintin, Lucky Luke, and Spirou, as well as the covers of several other children’s books are also introduced at the exhibition. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Native_ads The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held on Nguyen Van Binh Book Street on April 21 as part of the … [Read more...] about Belgian comic books on display in HCM City
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A man in the southern province of Bạc Liệu has been sentenced to six months in prison for falsifying single status certificates to separately marry two women when he has not even divorced from his first wife. Nguyễn Văn Thịnh, born in 1976, married his first wife in 2001 and they had two children. The couple got separated in 2009. In 2011, Thịnh met and fell in love with a woman named N.T.P.T, born in 1988, and wanted to marry her. Thịnh sought help from a contact who was able to provide false documents in the neighbouring province of Đồng Tháp, and paid him VNĐ2 million (US$86) for a fake single status certificate. Using the fake certificate, Thịnh married T and they had one son together. However, Thịnh’s second wife discovered the truth about his first wife and decided to divorce him. In late 2015, he tried using the same trick but the price for a fake certificate had … [Read more...] about How to get single, the hard way?
Brian SpenceViet Nam News Brian Spence* Congratulations! You’re ready to start investing. It might seem like a small step, but years from now you’ll look back and realise how meaningful this moment was to your financial future. This could be the defining decision that helped you achieve your financial dreams. However, dipping your toe into the waters of investing can seem a little daunting at first. Questions of which stocks to buy, how to manage risk and when to sell are likely to be at the front of your mind. But help is at hand. Here, I’ll walk you through the main decision-making processes. When and how do I buy my first stocks? Over the long term, stocks outperform any other asset class, so deciding to invest in the markets is undoubtedly a good decision. But don’t run out and buy stocks straight away – no matter what “hot tip” has come your way. Before selecting your first investment, you must complete the following financial steps. … [Read more...] about How to pop your cherry in Việt Nam’s stock market
Inside a MobiFone office in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre In the first three months from November 16, three major mobile network operators in Vietnam – Viettel, VinaPhone and MobiFone – will offer the service to post-paid subscribers to test its impact on the telecoms market. In the first quarter of 2019, the service will be rolled out for prepaid subscribers of the three operators as well as those of Hong Kong-invested Vietnamobile. Meanwhile, Gtel, a mobile network operator owned by Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, has not announced any plans to offer MNP to its subscribers. Once the service is launched on Friday, mobile users who wish to transfer their phone number to another network can register for the switch at any office of their current operator. The transfer fee is limited to no more than VND60,000 (US$2.60), and customers will receive a blank SIM card after paying for the service. They must then initiate the number porting … [Read more...] about How to port your Vietnamese phone number to another network operator
LOS ANGELES — Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world’s largest celebration of pop culture fandom. The 49th Comic-Con International will revel in movies, TV and - yes - comic books, as fans in pitch-perfect monster, alien and manga costumes swelter in the southern Californian heat over five surreal days. Where fandom abounds, controversy is never far behind. And the big bone of contention this year is Disney’s decision not to bring its Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to Comic-Con, despite a record-breaking year with Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. "It’s going to be an interesting year this year," said SyFy Wire editor-in-chief Adam Swiderski in a video preview of the Wednesday to Sunday get-together at the city’s harborfront convention centre. "A lot of the big players like ’Marvel,’ ’Star … [Read more...] about Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con