In Vietnam today, the phrase “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (Industry 4.0) has become a catchphrase everywhere and at anytime. Its marvelous achievements reflect the superior development of human intelligence, while signaling that the era of depending on abundant labour forces and natural resources is gradually coming to an end. Industry 4.0 has brought about significant benefits, with the areas of production modes and structure, labour, consumption, lifestyle, national governance methods, international relations and means of war having transformed remarkably. But everything has two sides. It is the source of so many implications, such as the risk of unemployment, weakened cohesion between people, including in the family, cybersecurity risks, and high-tech crimes, threatening the peace of every nation and individual. In order to fully tap into the benefits brought about by Industry 4.0 and prevent its consequences, the decisive factor is still humans. People talk a lot … [Read more...] about What will 2019 be like?
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The "Duck Stop" is located near the Phong Nha - Ke Bang Cave in Quang Binh Province. It has become a very popular destination of late. Western tourists enjoy a duck massage. Photo courtesy of Bianca Yorke - Davies The Duck Stop Farm is a brainchild of 20-year-old Tran Van Quynh. The owner of the 120 ducks has also named the farm "Duck Heaven". Quynh guides visitors for the first attempt at getting the duck massage, on how to hold a handful of seeds in their cupped palms and allow the ducks to munch them. The experience is similar to the famous fish massage in Thailand where people put their legs in water tanks full of small fish that nibble at the skin. Robyn, a tourist from Poland, said she’d never laughed so much. "I never thought I would be chased by hundreds of ducks. It felt great to have them massage me," she said. Tourists also have the opportunity to become a "leader" of hundreds of ducks. The "Duck Leader" section is introduced soon after tourists … [Read more...] about If it looks like a duck…and massages like a duck…
Following the chaos that occurred outside the My Dinh Stadium the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) might switch to selling tickets online if Vietnam enter the semi-finals. Despite the cold and rainy weather on Sunday, fans queue up patiently outside the stadium. Some had even arrived the day before. A barrier was installed by security officials two hours before the counters opened at 8 a.m. But the barrier collapsed as thousands of people jostled and shoved. Luckily there were no injuries. This woman waited in the line since 7 p.m. the day before. She scaled the fence but couldn’t get down because there was no space left on the ground to put her feet. A person could buy up to four tickets. After one hour, all 9,000 tickets were sold out. The VFF said 1,000 organizations and associations had demanded some 60,000 tickets while the stadium’s capacity is only 40,000. The tickets are priced at VND150,000, 200,000, 300,000, 400,000 ($6.46, 8.62, 13, 17). The match is … [Read more...] about AFF Cup: This is what anticipation looks like in football-crazy Vietnam
Representatives of gold trading companies said this was the best time to buy gold. — Photo petrotimes.vn In recent days, buyers have been accounting for 80 per cent of all customers at Bao Tin Minh Chau Jewellery and Gemstone Company, one of Viet Nam’s biggest gold trading companies. Market observers said the sharp increase in the number of buyers was because many people believed gold prices would harden at the end of the year and hoped to make a quick profit. Representatives of gold trading companies said this was the best time to buy gold. Global gold prices have been falling for months especially with the relentless appreciation of the US dollar. Gold and the greenback traditionally have an inverse correlation. However, the recent economic and political instability around the world could put paid to this, and the precious metal could resume its role as a safe haven, which would cause its price to rise strongly, the representatives said. Many analysts concurred saying … [Read more...] about Gold prices likely to rise by year-end: analysts
The Hanoitimes - Asia is a huge and mysterious part of the world which has so many incredible places that it would take us years to visit and properly feel them. Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Con Dao islands and Hue in Vietnam have been ranked 18th, 12th and eighth among the 20 hidden gems of Asia will surely inspire wanderlust and make you want to get back to this wonderful place again and again, according to a list released by The Travel, a website on vacation destination. Phong Nha-Ke Bang. Photo: Thetravel.com “Vietnam has plenty of outstanding beaches, tasty street snacks and hidden gems that are yet to be discovered by the traveling enthusiasts. Central Vietnam is especially interesting because it serves home to the cities of Hoi an and Hue and to a number of natural wonders one of which is Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park,” The Travel wrote. The Travel advises travelers that by visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site you can see the world’s largest cave … [Read more...] about Vietnam destinations among Asia’s hidden gems that make the US look like a dump