VietNamNet Bridge - Apple SIM services are available in 140 countries, including in the Southeast Asian region, except for Vietnam because partners of Apple have not cooperated with local networks. According to an announcement from Apple, Apple SIM services are now supported in 140 countries and territories around the world. Except for China and Vietnam, most of the countries in the region such as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have Apple SIM support networks. To bring Apple SIM to these countries, Apple has signed contracts with major telecommunications companies such as AT&T, AU, EE, Sprint, Three, T Mobile, GigSky and AlwaysOnline Wireless. Of these, GigSky is the largest partner as it brings Apple SIM to more than 100 countries and territories. In Southeast Asia, GigSky signed with most telecom networks (except for those in Vietnam) to provide the package of 500 MB/30 days of use, with the charges varying on each country. According to Zing News, … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam not among the 140 countries with Apple SIM?
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Quang Liem misses out on SPICE Cup title Liem got off to a perfect start with consecutive wins in the first three rounds of play before eventually losing steam and recording six draws in a row during the remainder of the tournament. Turkey’s Alexander Ipatov claimed this year’s championship title with a half-point advantage over Quang Liem, while American Kayden Troff – who also won 6.5 points – placed second with a lower sub-index than the Turkish player. The seventh edition of the annual tournament took place in the American state of Missouri from October 15-20. Nearly 50 players competed for US$11,000 in total prize money in the nine-round Swiss system event. U21 Vietnam lose to Sydney FC 4-0 Vietnam’s U21 squad was defeated by Sydney FC 0-4 in an October 19 match in the 7th International Football Tournament framework sponsored by Thanh Nien (Youth) newspaper, which is taking place in Ninh Thuan province. Vietnamese players made many … [Read more...] about Quang Liem misses out on SPICE Cup title
PM wants fast work on airport Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed ministries and other agencies involved to speed up construction of Long Thanh International Airport near HCM City. He tasked the People's Committee of Dong Nai Province, where the airport will be built, with making zoning plans for an area to relocate families moved out to make way for the airport, develop the area and do a feasibility study for the airport. The resettlement area will be approved after the feasibility study is. The provincial authorities have been instructed to work with the ministries of Planning and Investment, Finance, and Transport to arrange funding to build the airport. The transport ministry will help Vietnam Airlines to conduct the feasibility study for the first stage of the project. Located in Long Thanh District, the airport will be designed to handle 100 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo annually when the first stage is completed in 2025.HCM City plans multi-story … [Read more...] about Social News 14/11
VietNamNet Bridge – The first edition of Vietnam Mountain Bike Marathon is set to take place on November 4-6 in the remote mountainous region around Sapa Town in the northwestern province of Lao Cai, organizer Topas Travel has announced. The three-day mountain bike race is expected to take racers through terraced paddy fields and ethnic minority villages. The route covers large parts of remote mountains, meaning competitors will see parts of this region that are normally out of reach. The first stage will feature a 55-kilometer trail in the beautiful and rarely visited Muong Hum Commune in northern Sapa which is home to the H’Mong ethnic minority group. For stage two which stretches 68 km, bikers will head to Thanh Phu Commune populated by Tay and Red Dao peoples. The race then concludes with a wild sprint stage back towards Sapa. Cory Wallace, a Canadian multiple award-winning biker who rode some of the course on test runs earlier in the year, said: “Every year … [Read more...] about First mountain bike race in Vietnam to take place in Sapa
Excerpts from memoir Ship With Paper Sails, Story of a Hanoi Newsman* by Nguyễn Khuyến, former Viet Nam News Editor-in-Chief War I cannot claim to have been more exposed to war hazards than were other average residents in Hà Nội in those years of war, and certainly no more than members of the Militia, the Fire Brigade and the Red Cross. In fact, care was even taken to protect me and some other "assets" of the Foreign Desk from unnecessary risks. Early in 1965, Trần Văn Chương and I were secreted to a sort of "safe base," a cave among a cluster of massive limestone outcrops west of the city, where the agency had set up a reserve transmitter. For a week, we were drilled in emergency measures in the utter stillness of the natural bunker. This protective cocoon notwithstanding, I remained in Hà Nội throughout the American air war, to be close to "where the action is". In the absence of my wife and children, who were evacuated to the countryside again and again, I would stay at the … [Read more...] about Ship With Paper Sails