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2008-09-04 09:00:34

Providential Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PRVH) (FRANKFURT: PR7), which operates in merger and acquisitions consultancy, financial services, energy and resources, real estate development and invests in special opportunities, has successfully completed the reverse merger of Nam Kim Joint Stock Co., a Vietnam-based company, ("NAKISCO") into a U.S. publicly traded entity, Sanitary Environmental Monitoring Labs, Inc., formerly known as SemcoLabs, Inc. According to the Stock Purchase and Investment...

2008-09-01 12:00:14

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Vietnamese Embassy in China Gives National Day Reception"] Beijing, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - Vietnam's embassy hosted a reception here Monday to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Nguyen Van Tho, the Vietnamese Ambassador to China, said that Vietnam has achieved remarkable progress in social, economic and cultural fields, and China has contributed a lot to its...

2008-08-26 09:01:03

Providential Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PRVH), which provides advisory, merger and acquisition services as well as independently investing in Vietnamese opportunities, today announced that its subsidiary PHILAND has broken ground on Phase One of the Pointe91 project in Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phase One work includes clearing approximately 20 acres of land as well as grading and excavation for the construction of the lake, entry guardhouse, and a sales office. Pointe91 will showcase Quang Nam's...

2008-08-26 09:01:02

Vietnamese Deputy PM says Beijing Olympics "successful, unprecedented" HANOI, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem said here Monday that Beijing Olympics is a " successful and unprecedented" sports event. Khiem, who is also Vietnamese Foreign Minister, made the remarks when meeting with visiting Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Wu Dawei. The Beijing Olympics is a showcase for China's excellent organizing skills, said Khiem, adding it also demonstrated that...

2008-08-22 18:00:35

Tokyo, Aug. 22 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. said Friday that it and Taiwan's top steelmaker, China Steel Corp., have signed an accord to establish a steel sheet-making joint venture in Vietnam. The new company, China Steel Sumikin Vietnam Joint Stock Co. (CSVC), is slated to start operations in early 2012, annually producing 1.6 million tons of high-quality steel sheet products, including galvanized steel, using hot-rolled steel provided by Sumitomo Metal and China...

2008-08-20 03:00:18

Former rocker Gary Glitter claimed he was having a heart attack while at the Bangkok airport and refused to board a flight to Britain, the BBC reports. Glitter was on his way from Vietnam, where he spent nearly three years in prison for sexually abusing two girls. Vietnam deported Glitter, 64, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, after releasing him from jail. While Glitter demanded he be allowed to remain in Thailand or elsewhere in Asia, Thai immigration officials have labeled him...

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Science" page: "RoK shares nuclear power development experiences"] Hanoi (VNA) -How to locally produce equipment for nuclear power plants is the main topic of a Vietnam-Republic of Korea symposium in Hanoi on August 13. RoK experts told the symposium, hosted by the National Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (NARIME), that foreign partners supplied equipment for their...

2008-08-12 00:00:34

The Democratic Party of Vietnam (DPV) announced today that an American citizen, Mr. Charlie Ly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, departed the U.S. on July 14, 2008 for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to visit family and friends. On July 24, as he was preparing to depart for home, the government of Vietnam confiscated his passport, placed him under house arrest in his hotel, and has interrogated him for many hours daily during these last 18 days. After the U.S. Department of State in Washington,...

2008-07-29 09:00:59

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi (VNA) -Vietnam National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong wants the relationship between Vietnam and France to become an exemplary partnership between developing and developed countries. During talks in Hanoi on July 28, French Senate President Christian Poncelet agreed with Trong's vision for the two countries. Chairman Trong praised Senate President Poncelet for his contributions to the relations of the two...

2008-07-28 09:01:20

Cavico Corporation (OTC BB: CVIC) ("Cavico" or "the Company"), a leading infrastructure development company in Vietnam, today announced that Cavico Mineral Exploitation is expanding construction and exploring for additional deposits at the Thung San mine. Cavico Mineral Exploitation is an entity formed by the two wholly owned Cavico subsidiaries, Cavico Tunnel and Cavico Hydropower. The Thung San mine, situated on 20 hectares of land in Quy Hop district, Nghe An province, has 20 million...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'