Vietnam will host the 19th Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province from November 18 to 22, 2019, according to the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA). The programme is expected to bring together 1,000 delegates from businesses and organisations with nominations for the awards from 16 member countries and economies of APICTA. This will be an opportunity for Vietnam to advertise its land, people and IT development, while creating a platform for domestic businesses and organisations to meet and connect with international partners, thus opening more opportunities for Vietnamese IT products and software solutions to compete and gain a foothold in the regional arena. Recently, a contingent of senior leaders, including 23 delegates from 14 APICTA member nations and economies, arrived in Vietnam to inspect the host country’s preparation for the event. Jit Singh Santok Singh, founder and chairman of the APICTA … [Read more...] about Ha Long to host 19th Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards
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At APICTA 2018 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam will host the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, from November 18-22, said the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association on August 6. Recently, a delegation of senior leaders, including 23 delegates from 14 APICTA member nations and economies, arrived in Vietnam to inspect the host country’s preparation for the event. Jit Singh Santok Singh, founder and Chairman of the APICTA Awards, highly valued the organising committee’s thorough preparations for the event. As part of the event, two international seminars on digital transformation and smart cities development will be held on November 20, with 400-500 delegates taking part. Other activities include exhibitions, trade exchanges between domestic and foreign IT firms, and a Vietnamese culture night. Hosted by the APICTA, the international awards aims to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote … [Read more...] about APICTA Awards 2019 to be held in Quang Ninh
It's sigh-of-relief time at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. After a tumultuous build-up, a host-free, more streamlined Oscars yielded a mild uptick in ratings Sunday night, and while far from perfect, a slick and satisfying enough show to avoid the disaster that some surely anticipated. The question is: Now what? Like the Grammys, the Oscars achieved a modest audience gain, after an alarming drop in 2018. Yet the lessons that the Academy can apply going forward aren't entirely clear -- thanks in part to all the variables at play -- other than the fact that efforts to change or evolve the show and its format in any significant way, including the nominees and winners, are going to be met with stiff resistance from traditionalists who would protect the institution. Sifting through the remnants of Oscar night, here are five key takeaways, and areas that the Academy will surely be contemplating in postmortem conversations: The ratings Oscar ratings exhibited marked … [Read more...] about Oscars 2019: Takeaways from the ‘host-free’ Academy Awards
The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning. "Roma," a Netflix film that looks back at director Alfonso Cuarón's youth in Mexico, and "The Favourite," a period dramedy with an all-star cast, tied for most nominations with ten each. "Black Panther" made history as the first superhero film to ever be nominated for best picture. The Marvel mega-hit was joined in that category by "BlacKkKlansman," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favourite," "Green Book," "Roma," "A Star Is Born" and "Vice." Without a clear frontrunner for best picture among popular favorites, or as of yet a host, this year's Oscar ceremony is shaping up to be particularly unpredictable. Observers had been interested in a potential best actress race between Glenn Close for her role in "The Wife" and Lady Gaga for her performance in "A Star Is Born," and they got their wish with Tuesday's announcement. Close took the trophy in that category at the Golden Globes, and the pair tied for best actress … [Read more...] about Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category
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