AFTER relocating to the UK from the otherside of the world, cheeky Aussie Adam Hills is now a TV staple. The comedian-turned-host is best-known for presenting topical comedy show The Last Leg on Channel 4, but what do we know about him away from the cameras? Who is Adam Hills, how old is he and what's his background? Adam Hills was born in Sydney, Australia on July 10, 1970, so he just turned 48. After being born without a right foot, Adam walks on a prosthesis, and during his gigs he's been known to pass it around as a source of humour. His missing foot did not hold him back as a child, as his parents encouraged him to take part in gymnastics, football and cricket. The Aussie started doing stand-up at the tender age of 19 while studying journalism, after being inspired by Peter Sellers, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly and Robin Williams. He was soon performing at the Sydney Comedy Store and in the early 90s he landed radio breakfast spot while doing gigs. By 1997 he was ready for his … [Read more...] about Who is Adam Hills and how old is he? Australian presenter of The Last Leg and stand-up comedian
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WATCHDOG Live has returned to BBC One with a new series as the crew attempt to investigate consumer issues. Here's everything you need to know about the programme... When is the new series of Watchdog Live on BBC One? Watchdog Live, series 39, will air at 8pm on Wednesday, April 18 on BBC One. The series is filmed live in Salford, Manchester. The aim of the show is to hold big companies to account so consumers aren't left with a raw deal. In fact, in the last series, the investigations covered a broader range of consumer topics than on any previous series. Who are the presenters? Matt Allwright, Steph McGovern and Nikki Fox all return as presenters . Matt has been working in TV since 1966, presenting various shows such as Rogue Traders, Food Inspectors and Rogue Britain. Steph is best known for presenting on BBC Breakfast and Shop Well For Less. Nikki is a TV presenter and suffers from Muscular Dsytrophy. In 2010 she was a researcher and co-presenter on Gok Wan's Channel 4 show How To … [Read more...] about What time is the new series of Watchdog Live on BBC One, who are the presenters and what consumer issues are investigated?
Promised land for architects By Dinh Dung in HCMC Architect Minh Nguyen (R) of Fentress Architect shows a visitor some designs displayed at the Vietnam Architecture 2011 exhibition taking place at the SECC in HCMC’s District 7 last week - Photo: Dinh Dung Fast urbanization has turned Vietnam into a promised land for not only local property developers but also international ones. For many of them, the country with a sizeable population remains an attractive destination for potential investment. There are more and more high-rise buildings developed in the country’s big cities such as HCMC and Hanoi to serve the increasing demand for office and retail spaces and apartment buildings. As a result, the development has offered ample business opportunities to local and international architectures companies, which play an indispensable part of any property project development. Besides the number of local companies, the market is witnessing many foreign architecture firms come to … [Read more...] about Promised land for architects
In the autumn of 2016, Vietnam Investment Review joyfully celebrates its 25th anniversary of establishment. This is also a hallmark in the group's history of development. The events and forums organised by VIR at the national and international levels - such as the M&A Vietnam Forum and the Vietnam Investment Forum - have created a unique identity for the group. They have had significant impacts on many sectors of the economy. Through its publications and forums, VIR has created an important open debate-based information channel, contributing to the promotion of democracy in the process of making policies and important plans for the country's socioeconomic development. Successes reaped from persistent implementation of the motto "Pairing well with investors and enterprises" have strengthened VIR's fine media-enterprise relations. They have also enabled VIR to continue its mission to vividly reflect the business and investment developments in the economy, and at the same time to … [Read more...] about Pairing well with investors for 25 years
Quang Ninh Ready for Cooperation Quang Ninh, with a favourable geopolitical position, is often considered "Vietnam in miniature" because it has golden forest, silver sea, rivers and mountains, spectacular landscapes that attract all visitors and cling to the feet of any person. Among its benefits, Quang Ninh offers many attractions of invaluable cultural and historical value; as evidence that this land of peace and prosperity was sought out and selected by the ancestors of the Vietnamese. The people of Quang Ninh are people with fire in their hearts, thirst for living, and full of enthusiasm; this is the motivation to promote the advantages of this land. To bring into full play the inherent advantages of its nature and people, Quang Ninh has been building its new vision, planning and developing for a new future. Quang Ninh Investment Promotion Conference 2012, co-chaired by Quang Ninh People's Committee and Ministry of Planning and Investment, took place February 23-24, 2012 in Ha … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh Ready for Cooperation