At least six people were killed when a busy commuter train crashed into a car on the rails outside New York City during on Tuesday (Feb 3) evening rush hour, local media reported. NEW YORK: At least six people were killed when a busy commuter train crashed into a car on the rails outside New York City during on Tuesday (Feb 3) evening rush hour, local media reported. The driver of the car was killed when the train slammed into the vehicle around 6.30pm and five passengers aboard died after flames ripped through a carriage, NBC New York reported. Metro-North, the train operator, confirmed a Harlem Line train had struck a vehicle but did not immediately announce fatalities. Authorities scrambled to help hundreds of shell-shocked passengers off the train, which had departed from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) and passengers told NBC. The collision occurred in Valhalla, just outside New York City, reports said, with several US media … [Read more...] about Six dead after train hits car outside New York City: Reports
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VietNamNet Bridge – A hot debate continues about the decision to move the headquarters of the stock exchange from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. The HCMC Stock Exchange. Ho Chi Minh City is the center of economy and finance of the country. Infrastructure, investors and financial institutions are largely located in the city. Many experts and investors questioned the move after they learned that the Ministry of Finance had submitted to the PM a proposal to merge Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) and Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) as one, based in Hanoi with the name “Vietnam Stock Exchanges”. The "cradle" of the VN stock market In the eyes of many investors and financial world, Ho Chi Minh City is the "cradle" of the stock market. When you say "the Wall Street of Vietnam", domestic and foreign investors will immediately think of the busy area on Nguyen Cong Tru Street (District 1) and the adjacent streets. The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange is a modern building, … [Read more...] about Why will ‘Wall Street’ be moved from HCM City to Hanoi?
Agent Orange movie nets New York award James Phan By James Phan in HCMC HCMC-based movie The Tale of An Phuc House won the Best Documentary Film at the New York City International Film Festival last weekend, organizers revealed on their official website. The film, directed by Bulgaria-born Ivan, focuses on Vietnamese children living with the curse of Agent Orange. The 90-minute documentary tells the story about the lives of 20 disabled Vietnamese children who are third-generation victims of Agent Orange at the An Phuc rehabilitation center based in the city. The movie had its world premiere on June 17 which prompted many famous people from around the world and especially those involved in the film industry to offer financial help to the kids in the film. The film was jointly produced by Babel Entertainment in Canada and Crea TV in Vietnam. Tankushev, whose wife is Vietnamese, will be donating all proceeds from the film to An Phuc as well as other orphanages in HCMC. … [Read more...] about Agent Orange movie nets New York award
(Cinet) - “The Tale of An Phuc House”, a moving documentary featuring local Agent Orange victims, has recently been selected for consideration in the Best Feature Documentary Film category at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), which will take place on June 13-20. The documentary, jointly produced by Canada’s Babel Entertainment in Association and Vietnam’s Crea TV, will vie with four other documentaries for the prize. The Tale of An Phuc House, which has a running time of 91-minutes, is the work of Canadian director Ivan Tankushev, whose wife is Vietnamese. It is an objective portrayal of the daily life and the tremendous effortsmade by 20 exceptional young adults who are third-generation Agent Orange victim living in An Phuc Center for People with Disabilities (HCM city). The documentary is a story of hope, and focuses on the residents' attitudes of compassion, dignity, happiness and love. The film is scheduled to be presented at the … [Read more...] about Documentary on AO victims nominated at New York film festival
May 13 - The world's oldest living person, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones, died on Thursday in New York City, a research group said. May 13 - The world's oldest living person, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones, died on Thursday in New York City, a research group said. Jones' death makes Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, a 116-year-old woman in Italy, the oldest living person, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Jones, who was born in the southern U.S. state of Alabama in 1899, was the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves. After graduating from high school she moved north in 1922 to New Jersey and then New York, where she worked as a housekeeper and childcare provider, according to Guinness World Records and the Vandalia Senior Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, where she lived. Jones, who retired in 1965, had said that lots of sleep is the secret to her longevity and that she had never smoked or drank alcohol. The oldest verified person was … [Read more...] about World’s oldest person dies in New York City, aged 116