Nguyễn Văn Sơn was nicknamed Tree Man due to his disease of uncontrolled warts over his hands and feet. — Photo infonet.vn NINH BÌNH — Nguyễn Văn Sơn was dubbed the first ‘tree man’ in Việt Nam due to his incurable disease of warts covering both his hands and feet. The 48-year-old man from Ninh Bình Province said that his illness started when he was 10 when small warts appeared on his soles and gradually spread to his hands. The growth of scaly warts over 40 years of Sơn’s life debilitated and distorted his hands and feet, preventing the proper use of his limbs. He could only move slowly, and painfully, by walking on his knees. Son and his mother, Nguyễn Thị Dệt, travelled to various hospitals and doctors seeking hope of a treatment, but nothing worked. Dermatologist Lê Anh Tuấn said that Sơn was suspected of suffering from Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia, a disease … [Read more...] about First ‘tree man’ in Việt Nam
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By Nguyen Quy  August 7, 2018 | 07:17 pm GMT+7 Saigon police are investigating the death of a Canadian whose decaying body was found Monday in Tan Binh District. The cause of death has not been ascertained yet. Media reports said that the man, in his fifties, whose name has not been revealed, was a long-term resident of Cong Hoa Street in Tan Binh District. He had not been seen leaving his room for several days, the reports said. On Monday morning, neighbors reported a stench covering the complex in which the Canadian man had rented a small room. When the landlord got no response after banging on the man’s door, he immediately contacted the local police. The police broke into the room and found the foreigner’s decaying body. According to neighbors, the man had rented the room for two years and lived alone. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest metropolis, is one of the most visited destinations in the country, with four million foreigners arriving in the … [Read more...] about Police probe mysterious death of Canadian man in Saigon
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's more than 2,000 billionaires, while U.S. President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list for the fourth straight year, and has been ranked as the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 23 years. Among the top 10 billionaires, a group heavily dominated by Americans, many from the technology sector, Gates was followed by Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett, with wealth was estimated at $75.6 billion, a $14.8 billion jump from the 2016 list, despite his pledge to give away 99 percent of his wealth. Others in the top 10 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who moved up to number three with the biggest gain of any person on the planet, a $27.6 billion increase to his fortune of $72.8 billion. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was number five and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was number seven. … [Read more...] about Bill Gates again world’s richest man; Trump slips
Pham Thu Huong, 1969, from Hanoi, vice president of Vingroup, is the richest woman with VND4.724 trillion in stock assets as of December 31, 2016. Her husband, Pham Nhat Vuong, is president of Vingroup, the second richest billionaire. The 10 richest women on the stock market have total assets worth VND19.301 trillion, accounting for 11.5 percent of total assets of the 500 richest Vietnamese billionaires. The second position belongs to Pham Thuy Hang, Huong’s younger sister. Hang, who is also vice president of Vingroup, has VND3.155 trillion Truong Thi Le Khanh, born in 1961, from An Giang province, the third richest woman, president and general director of Vinh Hoan Seafood JSC, has VND2.634 trillion. Le Thi Ngoc Diep is in the fourth position with VND2.317 trillion. Diep is the wife of Trinh Van Quyet, president of FLC Group, the richest stock billionaire in 2016. Diep and Quyet have the huge total stock assets of VND36 trillion. With VND2.304 trillion, Vu Thi Hien is in the … [Read more...] about What are the stock assets of the 10 richest Vietnamese women?
QINGDAO, China - China's richest man, property developer Wang Jianlin, raised the curtain on a planned 50 billion yuan ($8.17 billion) "motion-picture city" which he described as the biggest-ever single investment in the movie and television industry.Dalian Wanda Group, was surrounded by Hollywood stars John Travolta, Nicole Kidman and Catherine Zeta-Jones on Sunday as he launched his most ambitious project yet in the picturesque coastal city of Qingdao. When completed in 2017, the Oriental Movie Metropolis will boast 20 sound stages, including the world's first underwater studio, a massive convention and exhibition complex, a sprawling shopping mall with an indoor amusement park and seven resort hotels. The project also will include a yacht club with 300 berths. "The Oriental Movie Metropolis is a major step in China's strategy to become a global cultural powerhouse," Wang said. It was not only crucial to the development of Wanda's entertainment business, he added, but … [Read more...] about That’s entertainment: Stars come out as China’s richest man announces $8 bln film park