Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
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Industrial production expands 18 percent in Tien Giang Workers at a seafood processing factory at the My Tho Industrial Park of Tien Giang province The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang saw a record yearly growth of 18 percent in industrial production value in the first half of this year, to nearly 51.1 trillion VND (2.245 billion USD), according to Director of the province’s Department of Industry and Trade Ngo Van Tuan. The director said most major industries of the province such as food processing, beverages, garment making, shoes and metal production posted good growth compared to 2017. He noted that foreign-invested enterprises operating in key local industrial parks were the driving force behind the strong growth. Tuan cited as an example Heineken Vietnam Brewery Tien Giang whose beer output rose by 39.4 percent year on year. The local shoe making industry enjoyed a 25 percent growth with many orders from foreign partners, especially from China. The for-export tra … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 27/6