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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 17

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:43 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 17
Police are seen at the scene of an incident involving a container falling off a tractor-trailer in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, on August 16, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Read what’s in the news today.

Society

-- A container fell off a tractor-trailer and landed on its side onto a section of National Highway 1A passing through Linh Xuan Ward, in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday night, but no one was injured.

-- A 50-year-old driver from the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long died on Friday afternoon inside the cabin of his truck when he reared ended another truck that was parking close to the hard shoulder on a section of Trung Luong – Ho Chi Minh City Expressway to fix its flat tire.

-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 6 said on Friday they are detaining a 36-year-old man from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre for illegally storing and transporting nearly 4,000 synthetic drug tablets.

Business

-- Tours from Vietnam to Hong Kong are now available for booking after a short hiatus, as flights in and out of Hong Kong airport resumed after days of protests.

-- Vietnam’s tourism growth experienced a significant slowdown in the first seven months of 2019, largely due to a 2.8-percent year-on-year decline in Chinese arrivals, the tourism general department said at a conference in the central city of Da Nang on Friday.

Education

-- Vietnam’s Ton Duc Thang University has for the very first time made it to the list of the world’s best 1,000 universities, taking the 901st place, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released on Thursday.

-- A smart Virtual Private Branch Exchange (V-PBX) solution has won the first prize of the national final round of the AI4VN National Hackathon 2019, a contest of programming artificial intelligence technology sponsored by Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Planning and Investment.

-- Vietnam ranks third among ASEAN countries for the proportion of young people aspiring to become entrepreneurs and business owners, according to results published on Friday of a survey carried out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on 56,000 respondents aged from 15-35 in the ten-country bloc in Southeast Asia.

-- VinAviation School, a high-tech academy focusing on training pilots and technicians founded by Vietnam’s leading conglomerate Vingroup in July, announced the official enrollment for its very first pilot course on Friday, with an expectation to admit 400 students.

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