Viet Nam News THE HAGUE — A writer who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said on Sunday she was the victim of a "publicity stunt", Dutch media reported. Picasso’s Harlequin Head was one of seven celebrated paintings snatched from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam in 2012 during a daring robbery local media dubbed "the theft of the century". The artworks by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, Matisse and Lucian Freud have not been seen since. But Dutch writer Mira Feticu, who wrote a novel based on the brazen heist, thought she had uncovered the piece after she was sent an anonymous letter around 10 days ago "with instructions regarding the place where the painting was hidden" in Romania. Feticu, of Romanian origin, said the tip-off led her to a forest in the east of the country where she dug up an artwork wrapped in plastic. Romanian authorities, who were handed the canvas on Saturday night, said that it "might be" … [Read more...] about But is it art? Pranksters plant missing ’Picasso’ in Romania
What painting is pablo picasso most famous for
Social insurance fund mostly used for G-bondsBy Thuy Dung Most of the social insurance fund is being invested in G-bonds, which is safe but generates low profit - PHOTO: TL HANOI – Up to 90% of the social insurance fund has been used to purchase Government bonds (G-bonds), which are supposedly safe but generate low profit, said Dao Viet Anh, deputy general director of Vietnam Social Security (VSS). At a recent press conference to discuss the plan for using the social insurance fund next year, Anh said VSS has used the available money in the fund in line with the Government’s requirements while considering the need for liquidity and the safety of the investment. Investment in G-bonds not only ensures capital recovery but also helps mobilize capital for projects and settle public debts. In addition, investment in G-bonds using capital from the social insurance fund will extend the maturity term of G-bonds. The Government had earlier issued bonds with a … [Read more...] about Social insurance fund mostly used for G-bonds
72 year-old farmer Nguyen Hoang Oanh has become a man famous for his ability to grow giant crops, earning the nickname “King of the Fair”. Mr. Oanh with his giant papaws From the southern province of Soc Trang, the aging farmer has won prizes for the enormous sizes of some of his fruits and vegetables. He is even well known among foreign visitors for having grown such things as 60kg purple yam, a large cluster of bananas with 42 bunches and a 62cm papaw. Despite his old age, Oanh, who lives in An Tan hamlet, An Lac Tay commune in Ke Sach district, is still busy thinking up ideas for new products. His peculiar ambition has grown over a period of twenty years of farming experience. “I saw some of the impressive things at agricultural fairs. That gave me the idea to try to grow some of my own. I don’t grow these things to sell, but to show them. You don’t necessarily need a large area, but just a bit of idle space in your garden,” he says. In … [Read more...] about Farmer grows famous for giant crops
Mr. Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam: Vietnam is the third largest market for CapitaLand in Southeast Asia As Singapore and Vietnam are marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties (on August 1) days ahead of the Singapore National Day (on August 9), could you please share with us your feeling during this special occasion? Mr. Chen Lian Pang: Relations between Singapore and Vietnam have grown from strength to strength since the two countries established bilateral diplomatic relations on August 1, 1973. The two countries have seen frequent exchange of high-ranking visits. Recently in May 2018, President Halimah Yacob and PM Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore welcomed PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in his first official visit to Singapore, which is a milestone on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and five years of the strategic partnership. Singapore is always one of the top 10 trade partners and the third biggest investor of Vietnam with … [Read more...] about Mr. Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam: Vietnam is the third largest market for CapitaLand in Southeast Asia
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy Now it’s time to get down to business. The domestic leagues around Europe kick off in few weeks’ time and my eyes will be firmly focused on all things Premier League. Clubs in England have been splashing the cash like there’s no tomorrow. And this year’s big spenders, so far, have been my team, Liverpool. Including the acquisition of Virgil van Dijk (£75m) and Naby Keita (£54m) back in January, Liverpool have so far spent a small fortune in 2018, adding Fabinho (£40.5m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£13m) and Alisson (£67m) to their squad. That’s a total of £250m or VNĐ7.6 trillion. So what does that mean for a team that finished fourth last season and haven’t won a major trophy in far too many years? Is it all or bust for manager Jurgen Klopp? If he doesn’t bring silverware back to Anfield come May, will Klopp get the chop? Many feel this is last chance saloon for the German who has … [Read more...] about Is it last chance saloon for Klopp?