50,000 remaining North-South train tickets for Tet holiday Nearly 50,000 train tickets on the North-South route for the upcoming Lunar New Year 2019 (Tet) holiday are now available (Illustrative photo: VNA) Nearly 50,000 train tickets on the North-South route for the upcoming Lunar New Year 2019 (Tet) holiday are now available, said the Hanoi Railway Transport JSC (Haraco). A total of about 230,000 train tickets have been sold already, of which 190,000 are on the North-South route. Meanwhile, tickets on peak days from January 28 to February 2, 2019 (from the 23rd to 29th day of the 12th lunar month), and on February 9-12 (between the fifth and eighth day of the new lunar year), are sold out. In the calendar New Year, Haraco will arrange an additional 15 trains for inter-provincial routes from Hanoi to Dong Hoi, Vinh, Thanh Hoa, Lao Cai, and Hai Phong. Passengers are advised to visit the company’s new ticket sales portal vetauonline.vn to purchase suitable tickets at reasonable … [Read more...] about Social News 23/12
HUNDREDS of flights have been affected by the chaos at Gatwick - but which ones have been cancelled? What caused the delay, what have officials said, and when will things return to normal? Here is all the info... What flights are cancelled? Thousands of holiday makers were affected by Gatwick Airport being forced to close in the lead up to Christmas. You can check the list of affected flights here or you can check the Gatwick Airport website. A spokesperson said: "Following reports of two drones flying over the Gatwick Airfield, we have had to suspend flights while this is investigated. "We apologise to any any affected passengers for this inconvenience but the safety is our foremost priority." But as of Saturday December 22, officials are hoping that the flights have resumed as normal. A spokesperson added: "Our runway is open and we aim to run a full schedule on Saturday 22 December. "Passengers should expect some delays and cancellations as we continue to recover our operations … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport news – is your flight cancelled and how do you get compensation for delays?
To seize these advantages and make the most of the opportunities presented by free trade agreements (FTAs), businesses have been advised to comply with the rules of origin set by FTAs. According to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), Vietnam’s exports in 2017 to ASEAN, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea reached US$21.7 billion, US$35.3 billion, US$16.8 billion and US$15 billion, respectively. During the first nine months of the year, the country’s total turnover to the Asian market surged by 21% to US$96 billion, accounting for 53.5% of total export turnover. Of which, exports to ASEAN, the Republic of Korea and India increased by 10.2%, 26.1% and 88.6% on-year, respectively. Potential remains untapped At a recent seminar on trade promotion within the Asian market, Le Hoang Tai, deputy director general of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade highlighted Asia as … [Read more...] about Businesses advised to obey rules of origin to boost exports to Asia
HUNDREDS of flights have been affected by the chaos at Gatwick - but which ones have been cancelled? What caused the delay, what have officials said, and when will things return to normal? Here is all the info... What flights are cancelled? Gatwick officials have warned holidaymakers to expect at least 24 hours of disruption - and were unable to give a time-frame for when normal service can be resumed. You can check the list of affected flights here. A spokesperson said: "Following reports of two drones flying over the Gatwick Airfield, we have had to suspend flights while this is investigated. "We apologise to any any affected passengers for this inconvenience but the safety is our foremost priority." Gatwick bosses are fighting to bring the airport back to normal after the drones plunged more than 200,000 passengers into Christmas chaos for the third day running. A total of 91 of the 412 scheduled arrivals have been cancelled, while 64 of 371 scheduled departures have been axed. … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport news – is your flight cancelled and how to get compensation for delays?
JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER AP, 1:20 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, during one particularly frenetic stretch in Donald Trump’s presidency, a top Republican senator said there were three men guarding the country from chaos: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Within weeks, not one will be left in the administration. Mattis will be the last to go, and his abrupt resignation Thursday marks the end of the ‘contain and control’ phase of Trump’s administration — one where generals, business leaders and establishment Republicans struggled to guide the president and curb his most disruptive impulses. They were branded in Washington as the “troika of sanity,” the “axis of adults” and the “committee to save America.” But as Trump careens toward his third year in office, their efforts are in tatters and most are out of a job. The early consequences … [Read more...] about Analysis: As advisers leave, Trump’s guardrails come off