U.S. Donald Trump President Donald Trump on Friday morning tweeted in celebration of Vietnam War Veterans Day, but Twitter users were quick to ridicule him over the bone spurs diagnosis he received during the Vietnam War draft. “On this Vietnam War Veterans Day, we celebrate the brave Vietnam Veterans and all of America’s Veterans,” Trump tweeted. “Thank you for your service to our great Nation!” Trump was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels in 1968, and was medically except from serving in the military during the war. Mental health counselor and author Jeffrey Guterman responded to Trump’s tweet by linking to a New York Times story from December on how a podiatrist in Queens, New York, may have helped Trump avoid being drafted. Who diagnosed Trump and how he was exempted remains unclear a half century later, and Trump stated on the campaign trail that he could not remember who signed the documentation. “Trump bone spurs alert,” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Celebrates Vietnam War Veterans Day, Gets Ridiculed Over Bone Spurs
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByBinyamin Appelbaum Sept. 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump is building a wall of tariffs around the domestic economy, attempting to protect American jobs by limiting imports. But a tire factory that opened last year in Richburg, S.C., offers a reminder that globalization is hard to stop. In 2009, American tire makers persuaded the Obama administration to impose tariffs on Chinese tires, and imports of tires from China fell sharply. But Chinese companies did not stop making tires in response to the tariffs — they simply moved production to other places, including to the United States. Giti, one of the largest tire makers in China, built the South Carolina factory to make low-cost tires for Walmart. Two other Chinese tire companies are building plants in the neighboring … [Read more...] about Trump Says Tariffs Will Save American Factories. History Shows Otherwise.
Vietnam is emerging as one of the world’s hottest markets for private equity investments thanks to its high rate of return, driven by the country’s rapidly growing economy and the government’s fine-tuned policies. Mobile World Group is Mekong Capital’s most successful private equity investment Mekong Capital has recently announced that its Mekong Enterprise Fund II (MEF II) has successfully divested 100 percent of its final remaining investment in Vietnam, resulting in the fund achieving a net return multiple of 4.5 times and net internal rate of return (IRR) of 22.5 percent for its investors. This marked it as one of the most successful funds in the Asian private equity scene. In the latest investment from Vietnam’s Asia Chemical Corporation (ACC) alone, MEF II gained US$8.9 million, generating a gross return multiple of 2.6 times and a gross IRR of 15.1 percent. Earlier, MEF II also completed the sale of its last remaining five million shares in … [Read more...] about High return draws private equity investments to Vietnam
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) conferred the title “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces” on the Liberation Radio Station. VOV connected millions of Vietnamese during the struggles for national liberation and reform. Proud history At 11:30 am on September 7, 1945, the Voice of Vietnam broadcast its first program, following President Ho Chi Minh’s order for the establishment of a national radio station. Its signature said: “This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.” VOV President Nguyen The Ky said, “This signature signified the Voice of Vietnam, but more importantly it signified the newly-established Democratic Republic regime. We wanted to announce to the Vietnamese people and to the rest of the world that the Vietnamese State was born and the Voice of Vietnam was the voice of the new regime of Vietnam. At that time, this voice was sacred, friendly, and familiar to … [Read more...] about The Voice of Vietnam, 73 years of reform and development
Minnesota history gets prime-time treatment this fall on Twin Cities PBS-TPT. Starting Sept. 17, TPT pulls together the best Minnesota documentaries for “Minnesota Experience,” which airs at 9 p.m. Mondays on TPT2. Produced by local TPT producer Daniel Pierce Bergin, the series premiere, “Flour Power,” looks at the rise of the milling industry and how Minneapolis became the milling capital of the world. The episode tells related stories such as how cereal became a breakfast staple, according to a TPT news release. Other episodes from Minnesota’s past include “Lost Twin Cities III,” the third installment of the popular “Lost Twin Cities” specials that probe vanished places and cultures in the metropolitan area; “Cornerstones: A History of North Minneapolis”; and “Fires of 1918,” the story of the flames that killed almost 500 people in northeastern Minnesota and pushed more than 50,000 people from their homes. … [Read more...] about Minnesota history gets the spotlight Monday nights on TPT