Will Smith gate-crashing a wedding party or John Legend and Alicia Keys serenading a woman at a launderette are just some of the reasons Apple Inc hopes viewers will pay for Apple Music as it launches new show "Carpool Karaoke: The Series." Talk show host James Corden (L) and LeBron James are shown during the taping of a new episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, available on Apple Music beginning August 8, 2017, in this undated handout photo provided August 3, 2017. Following the June launch of "Planet of the Apps," Apple's second premium video series will debut on Aug. 8, with hopes that a recognizable show and slew of A-list celebrities will help the world's largest technology company stand out in a saturated television market. "It's about the artist and the songs that are being sung, just to get a little behind-the-scenes of their … [Read more...] about Apple Music banks on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ fans paying for star pairings
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With the ‘sidewalk reclamation’ campaign continuing in District 1 and several other neighborhoods of Ho Chi Minh City, chances are that if your motorbike or car is parked outside a café or an eatery, it will be slapped with a ticket. But who will pay the fine? With the ‘sidewalk reclamation’ campaign continuing in District 1 and several other neighborhoods of Ho Chi Minh City, chances are that if your motorbike or car is parked outside a café or an eatery, it will be slapped with a ticket. But who will pay the fine? It is common practice in Vietnam for customers to leave their vehicles outside a service venue, usually parked on the pavement. Some venues have attendants to look after their customers’ vehicles, but some do not. Suppose members of the ‘sidewalk clearing’ team arrive to check the street where your motorbike is parked, while you are enjoying coffee inside. How will the law deal with this violation? According to … [Read more...] about Who pays for parking fines in Vietnam? You or the café owner?
With the power loss rate in Vietnam still standing at as high as 9 – 10 percent, despite a huge effort to cut the figure over the last few years, the generator has counted the losses into their power prices, and in the end it is consumers who have to pay for the damages. >> Electricity loss estimated at $310.4 mln in Jan-May >> Vietnam to hike power price by 5pct from July 1 Power loss in 2012 is expected to reach 9.2 percent, according to Duong Quang Thanh, deputy CEO of the Electricity Group of Vietnam, commonly known as EVN. With the country scheduled to produce and buy a total of 118 billion kWh this year, the loss will be an enormous 11 billion kWh. “Of course the loss will be added into the power prices sold to consumers,” an official from the Vietnamese Energy Association said. Meanwhile, an EVN report said it has cut power loss by 0.93 percent on an annual basis, helping to save some VND200 billion. Cut loss: impossible EVN currently counts … [Read more...] about It’s customers who pay for power losses
Auction pays for kids' surgeries (07-08-2008) Fund a smile: The oil painting Tu Do (Freedom) by Do Thu Huong is one of several paintings to be auctioned through Operation Smilenext month in Ha Noi. — Photo Courtesy of OSV HCM CITY — Operation Smile Viet Nam plans to auction paintings by renowned Vietnamese artists at Sofitel Plaza on September 13 in Ha Noi to raise funds for needy children suffering from congenital facial deformities. Paintings by Ton That Bang, Dao Chau Hai, Tran Vu Hoang, Vo Ta Hung, Do Thu Huong, Pham Luc and other artists will be on sale. The organisation's annual live auction titled Evening of Smiles will be conducted by Rob Blain, Asia-Pacific director of CBRE. Silent auctions will also be held at the event to sell paintings and photos donated by the artists and organisations. Organisers are now on their way to collect paintings from local and foreign artists for the charity auction. Female Artist Do Thu Huong, who is also a journalist, … [Read more...] about Auction pays for kids’ surgeries
(CPV)- "South Africa is ready for great party of football - World Cup 2010 that is being organized for the first time in Africa this June. Stadium, hotel, security force, human resource... are in good conditions. We can immediately host a football match", so said South African Ambassador to Vietnam Mr Ratubatsi Super Moloi in Hanoi today April 26. The Embassy has invited a youth group from Johannesburg city to perform the Diski dance, the latest craze of football dancing to perform at both our National Day Celebration in Ho Chi Minh City (April 26) and Hanoi (April 27). World Cup 2010 is an opportunity for the country to share its humanity, heritage and the beauty of our country, including its eight world heritage sites, with the rest of the world. So, South Africa together with its African nations will display continent's rich culture and heritage, making it a truly African World Cup. "On this occasion, we offer a specially free of charge visa namely "event visa" to any Vietnamese … [Read more...] about South Africa is ready for great party of football – World Cup 2010
(Cinet)- On September 15, Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism worked with Vietnam Center for Protection of Music Copyright (VCPMC) in the Southern Vietnam to prepare for a pilot on paying for an expense of an author copyright in Vung Tau City and Ba Ria town. The VCPMC in the Southern Vietnam associated with Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to organize a training course for some sectors and individuals about using music in Vung Tau City and Ba Ria town. Then, the Center will implement the pilot in some agencies, enterprises and individuals, including some bars, restaurants, hotels and karaoke, etc. Accordingly, all sectors and individuals will ask permission an author if using music works. All foreign musics in Vietnam must also pay some expenses relating to copyright as regulated in Berne Convention According to Regulation No.47/2009/NĐ-CP, some violating sectors and individuals will be punished from 2 millions to 30 millions. To implement in Vung tau City … [Read more...] about A pilot on paying for an expense of an author copyright in Vung Tau City and Ba Ria town
Nine European press agencies, including AFP, called Wednesday on internet giants to be forced to pay copyright for using news content on which they make vast profits.The call comes as the EU is debating a directive to make Facebook, Google, Twitter and other major players pay for the millions of news articles they use or link to."Facebook has become the biggest media in the world," the agencies said in a plea published in the French daily Le Monde."Yet neither Facebook nor Google have a newsroom... They do not have journalists in Syria risking their lives, nor a bureau in Zimbabwe investigating Mugabe's departure, nor editors to check and verify information sent in by reporters on the ground.""Access to free information is supposedly one of the great victories of the internet. But it is a myth," the agencies argued."At the end of the chain, informing the public costs a lot of money."News, the declaration added, is the second reason after catching up on family and friends for people to … [Read more...] about Net giants ‘must pay for news’ from which they make billions
Photo for illustration (Source: dantri.com.vn) This regulation will create many opportunities for people living HIV/AIDS to be cared and treated. However, for many reasons, the rate of health insurance coverage among people infected with HIV/AIDS is still low. According to health experts, the lowest cost for treatment of a HIV/AIDS patient is more than VND4 million/year, for those who follow the treatment regime 1. However, for drug resistant patients, who must follow the treatment regime 2, the cost increases by 7-8 times. Notably, the rate of drug resistant patients is on the rise, accounting for about 4.5% of HIV/AIDS patients on treatment. Thus, without health insurance cards, people with HIV/AIDS will have to spend a considerable amount of money for ARV treatment. According to statistics, as of September 2017, in 45 out of 63 provinces and cities, over 80% of ARV treatment patients enjoy health insurance service. In some localities, health insurance coverage among people living … [Read more...] about Health insurance to pay for all HIV/AIDS treatment services
It is common practice in Vietnam for customers to leave their vehicles outside a service venue, usually parked on the pavement. Some venues have attendants to look after their customers’ vehicles, but some do not. Suppose members of the ‘sidewalk clearing’ team arrive to check the street where your motorbike is parked, while you are enjoying coffee inside. How will the law deal with this violation?According to government decree No.46 issued in 2016, there are two kinds of administrative road traffic violations taking place, with corresponding fines.If a customer leaves his motorbike on the pavement of his own accord, he has committed an act of “leaving motorbikes on the street or the pavement against the law,” which carries a fine of between VND100,000 (US$4.46) and VND200,000 ($8.93).However, if a customer gives his vehicle to an attendant to look after, it is the venue owner who is deemed to be “occupying the street or the pavement to open a … [Read more...] about Who pays for parking fines in Vietnam? You or the café owner?
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thought about a proposal from the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to publicise names of people who pay for sex and require them to do community service. Here are some of the responses: Robert Fries, Texas, USA In the United States, it is common for police to set up "sting" operations. A female police officer poses as a prostitute and stands in an area where prostitution is a problem.When men approach her, she lets them make the first move so their intentions are clear. They then walk to a motel room and as soon as the man pays her money, police hidden in an adjoining room swoop in and arrest the man.The customers face fines and sometimes a jail sentence. The whole sting is videotaped from beginning to end so there cannot be any disputes about what transpired. Some of incidents are televised and the whole nation sees everything, including the face of the man.In most communities, local newspapers list the names, … [Read more...] about Majority oppose measure to ‘out’ people paying for sex