For country superstar Kenny Chesney, summer seems to be a 12-month-a-year lifestyle. For Minnesotans, summer is a state of mind, especially during this spring-is-missing year. Chesney, a usual July visitor to Target Field, landed in the indoor confines of U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday. He proudly noted that it was the warmest day of the year in the metro (81 degrees at peak, but 63 at show time). That doesn’t matter because, in concert, Chesney is sunnier than the Beach Boys, beachier than Jimmy Buffett and tanner than George Hamilton (hey, millenials, he’s the guy in the new KFC commercial). And, at 50, Chesney is more energetic than anyone in country music. On Saturday, he bounced, boogied and boot-scooted all over the runway extending from the stage. And when it came time to lead the 48,455 fans in a clap-along, he did it by doing jumping jacks. His performance may have been more relentless, less hyper and more satisfying than any of his four shows at Target Field … [Read more...] about Kenny Chesney brings the sun to echoy U.S. Bank Stadium
A wide angle view of the Minnesota United Allianz Field in Saint Paul on Thursday, May 3, 2018. A media tour on Thursday marked the half way mark in the building of the new stadium. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)Greg Huber, Allianz Field project manager of Mortenson Construction Company answers a question from the press during a tour Allianz Field in Saint Paul on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The tour marked the half way mark in the building of the new stadium. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)A view of the west stands, looking to the north at Minnesota United Allianz Field in Saint Paul on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)Looking west from the pitch at the Minnesota United Allianz Field in Saint Paul on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)Work continues on the Minnesota United Allianz Field in Saint Paul on Thursday, May 3, 2018. This week marks the half-way done mark. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)The lights are installed at the Minnesota United Allianz Field in … [Read more...] about Minnesota United halfway home with Allianz Field, ‘the best’ soccer stadium in U.S.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chairman and CEO of JP. Morgan Jamie Dimon The Government leader made the statement during a reception for Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP. Morgan in Hanoi on May 3, during which he stressed that Vietnam needs big partners like the U.S. firm to join the underway economic restructuring process in the country. While praising the role played by JP. Morgan in the international financial market, PM Phuc applauded its active participation in the equitization of Vietnam’s major enterprises in the recent past. PM Phuc said that the flow of U.S. investment into Vietnam is increasing, noting that Vietnam is constantly improving its investment environment, and encouraging large U.S. firms to invest in the fields of finance, banking, energy, and high technology. He suggested JP. Morgan, with its reputation and experience, encourage more U.S. businesses to invest in Vietnam, thus actively boosting trade ties between the two countries on a mutually … [Read more...] about Government always creates optimal conditions for U.S. firms, says PM
The statement was made by Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang on May 4 in reply to reporters’ question about Viet Nam’s reaction to the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices of the U.S. Department of State. Despite recognition of Viet Nam’s achievements in protecting human rights, the reports still made some assessments that are not objective and do not reflect correctly the actual situation in the country. The nation’s efforts and achievements in this field have been recognized and highly evaluated by the international community, she added. “Like with other countries, Viet Nam is willing to discuss with the U.S. within the existing frameworks on issues of mutual concern in the frank, open and mutual respect spirit,” stressed the Spokeswoman, adding that the country considers this as an effective method to strengthen mutual understanding and address the issues in which both sides have differences./. By … [Read more...] about VN responds to U.S. human rights reports
Most likely, you have been to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States without knowing it. Remember that Griswoldian summer vacation to the Grand Canyon? The high school field trip to Independence Hall in Philadelphia? The college tour of the University of Virginia? Congratulations! That's three in your pocket. But don't stop now. You can collect all 23, intentionally or accidentally.For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its nearly 200 member states have been preserving, protecting and promoting the most valuable heritage places in the world. At last count, the organization has crowned 1,073 sites in more than 170 countries. Of those, 832 are cultural, 206 are natural and 35 are a mix of both categories. The chosen ones vary tremendously: The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; and the Engelsberg Ironworks in Sweden were all part of the class of 1993, for … [Read more...] about This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites