An increasing number of young locals, mostly good-looking girls, vie for attention and earn money by posing for and sharing nude photos, but not a few have borne tremendous consequences over this insidious practice. An increasing number of young locals, mostly good-looking girls, vie for attention and earn money by posing for and sharing nude photos, but not a few have borne tremendous consequences over this insidious practice. In today’s modern world, girls who yearn for good income without hard work or adequate education, or crave attention and admiration from their peers for their stunning curves do not hesitate to strip off and pose for nude photos, either professionally as nude models or just to keep up with the fad. Such titillating photos are rife on social networks, posted either by their owners on purpose or by their ill-meaning friends or photographers. Fed up with conventional outdoor or studio bridal shoots, a number of couples also choose to add specials to their … [Read more...] about Nude photos make or break young Vietnamese’s self-expression?
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Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers. As militants kept international monitors away from wreckage and scores of bodies festered for a third day, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the rebels to cooperate and insisted that a U.N.-mandated investigation must not leap to conclusions. Moscow denies involvement and has pointed a finger at Kiev's military. The Dutch government, whose citizens made up most of the 298 aboard MH17 from Amsterdam, said it was "furious" at the manhandling of corpses strewn for miles over open country and asked Ukraine's president for help to bring "our people" home. After U.S. President Barack Obama said the loss of the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight showed it was time to end the conflict, Germany called it Moscow's last chance to cooperate. European powers seemed to swing behind … [Read more...] about Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’
A range of goods from various multinational companies sold in Vietnam are being boycotted by consumers due to the bad reputation of their brand ambassador. The companies, which hired 32-year-old Ho Ngoc Ha – a female celebrity in the middle of an adultery scandal – to sell their products, include Unilever’s Sunsilk and Vaseline brands, California Fitness & Yoga, Yamaha Motorcycles, Nestle’s Lavie, and many others. Ha is said to have been romantically involved for years with a wealthy married man who has three children. The man has attempted to divorce his wife, embroiling his whole family in scandal. However, the boycott reached its peak a few days ago when the man’s wife, for the first time, expressed her sorrow on a social networking site and received only a cold response from her husband. The public were quick to express their support for the woman, with her post receiving 200,000 likes in less than an hour. The boycotting campaign is spreading … [Read more...] about Scandal leaves multinational companies facing boycott
Vietnamese law compatible with EVFTA’s major commitments Vietnam’s laws on intellectual property (IP) have conformed to most IP-related commitments of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), according to an expert team in charge of reviewing domestic IP regulations. Domestic laws are compatible to commitments in the EVFTA regarding the overall principles of IP protection, IP protection norms and requirements of the effectuation of the deal at border areas, said Nguyen Thi Thu Trang , Director of the WTO and Integration Centre under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( VCCI ) at a workshop in Hanoi on March 1. However, she said, domestic law needs to be supplemented to satisfy the pact’s commitments on exclusive rights of performers and producers to publicise sound and image recordings; protection of 169 names of EU geographical indications listed in the EVFTA; pharmaceutical patent term extension to offset the loss of term due to delay in obtaining … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 4/3
DJ Ronski Speed set for New Year's countdown in Ha Noi World top 100 DJ Ronski Speed will stir up the festive atmosphere in the August Revolution Square in front of the Ha Noi Opera House on Saturday night to bring in the new year on December 31, from 8pm. Danish pop band Asteroids Galaxy Tour will also perform with their hit The Golden Age. Vietnamese-Australian singer Thanh Bui, who was among the top eight finalists in Australia Idol 2008 and the Rhapsody Philharmonic – which includes Viet Nam National Academy of Music students – will also perform at the event. Hosted by the Holland's brewer Heineken, the countdown party is expected to attract thousands of people to join in welcoming the new year.TV rights uncertain 3 days ahead of league start With three days to go before Vietnam’s top-tier football Super League 2012 kicks off, local television stations have yet reached a deal with TV firm AVG, who won exclusive rights to air the top leagues for 20 years from … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 29/12