Vietnam-Born bidder wins billion-dollar contract in U.S. Reported by Pham Le California Waste Solutions (CWS) has won a decisive campaign against its rival, Waste Management Inc., the largest waste treatment company in the U.S. The prize is a package worth US$2.7 billion, which allows CWS to manage waste collection and disposal for the Californian city of Oakland for 20 years. The Saigon Times interviewed CWS General Director David Duong on his winning of this package as well as implementation of projects in Vietnam. Q: Could you elaborate on this US$2.7-billion package? How long did it take for you to win it? A: We’re very glad that seven out of eight members of the Oakland City Council voted for CWS as the entity undertaking waste collection and disposal for the city, where we are just the minority, much smaller than our rival, Waste Management, a company with branches in all 50 states of the U.S. as well as many countries around the world. CWS was chosen in part because we … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Born bidder wins billion-dollar contract in U.S.
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The International Tennis Federation has told the local Vietnamese federation to probe into the case in which a British player was allegedly robbed and peeped on while bathing by a gay man in two separate incidents during his performance in the southern province of Binh Duong last month. Andrew Fitzpatrick, ranked 487th on the world tally, won a men’s doubles match at the Men’s Future - Becamex 2012 on September 24, after which he “had a shocker in the showers,” the 23-year-old wrote on Twitter. “Amazing scenes out here, anything else want to happen to me?” he tweeted.Peeked and robbed “Someone decided they would try to join me in my cubicle. A guy. He did something horrendous to me so I hit him,” Andrew, who is also the British number 13, told his followers in another tweet. "I... ran for the exit of the changing room so he couldn't escape and I could call for back-up,” he was quoted by BBC as saying. Fitzpatrick, from Solihull, … [Read more...] about British player peeped on by gay man in Vietnam
A Night of Concert and Ballet – Changing of the Season 30 and 31 Mar 2016, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội Come to A Night of Concert and Ballet – Changing of the Season with the performance of: – Conductor: David Gomez Ramirez – Singers: Thang Long (Soprano), Anh Vu (Tenor), Tran Trang (Soprano), Kieu Tham (Mezzo Soprano), Phuong Dung (Soprano), Vu Nga (Mezzo Soprano), Manh Dung (Bariton),Thanh Binh (Soprano) And the Choir, the Orchestra, Dancers of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet PROGRAM Part I: Opera “The Magic flute” – by W. A. Mozart Overture No. 2 Aria Papageno “Der Wogelfager bin ich ja” 3’00 Manh Dung No. 3 Aria Tamino “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon” 4’40 Anh Vu No. 4 Aria Queen of the night “Zum Leiden bin ich ausenkoren” 4’35 Tran Trang No. 5 Quintett: Papageno, Tamino, 3 Dame “Hm!hm!hm!” 6’30 Kieu Tham, Anh Vu, Tran … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON MARCH 15-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
Foresight Filmfestival N° 2 – Call for Entries Deadline: 15 May 2016 Time of festival: starting on Jun 30 2016 The Foresight Filmfestival is the first science-vision festival that invites visionaries from research, film making, media, and society to discuss the questions of “How do we want to live? How will we live?”. It is also the opportunity to take a look into the future from both a technological and societal standpoint and begin developing concrete visions together to shape the future. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the festival will take place in Halle (Saale) on June 30th 2016. Until May 15th 2016 researchers, scientists, filmmakers and project developers are called to submit their filmic vision on our current topics to the competition of Foresight Filmfestival N° 2. 2016 Discussion Topics 1. From Do-it-yourself to Do-it-together. Transformation through exchanging, sharing and doing-it-yourself? 2. Digital … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON MARCH 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
Second Vietnamese poet wins Cikada award Vietnamese poet Mai Van Phan has become the second Vietnamese poet to get Sweden’s Cikada literary award for his contributions to protecting the inviolability of life through his great poems, according to the Vietnam News Agency. At the Cikada award ceremony in Hanoi on December 1, Lars Vargo, chairman of the Cikada literary award, was quoted by the Vietnam News Agency as saying that Phan’s works help the Swedes gain an insight into Vietnam, as well as Vietnamese people and culture. The Cikada literary award has made significant contributions to the effort of the Swedish Embassy to spur cultural exchanges between the two nations, Vargo added. The Cikada award was launched in 2004 to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of famous Swedish poet Harry Martinson (1904-1978), and recognize the poet’s works that extol the sanctity of life. Martinson won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1974. The Cikada award is named after a … [Read more...] about Second Vietnamese poet wins Cikada award