Video PlayerClose by Zhang Jianhua, Chanthaphaphone Mixayboua VIENTIANE, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Building Laos-China community with a shared future brings benefits to Lao and Chinese peoples, a high-ranking Lao official told Xinhua. The action plan to jointly build a community with a shared future signed by the top leaders of the two countries in April has brought the bilateral relationship to a higher level, Khenthong Nuanthasing the vice chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of the country's parliament, the National Assembly (NA), told Xinhua on Friday in Lao capital Vientiane. "The year of 2019 is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Laos-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which also witnessed the inking of the very important political document of the action plan to build Laos-China community with a shared future," said Khenthong, adding that the document is the foundation of the Laos-China relationship in new era and brings more efficient bilateral … [Read more...] about Interview: Building Laos-China community with shared future brings benefits to peoples: Lao official
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Video PlayerClose KABUL, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Saffron production in Afghanistan has risen to record levels this year with a 22 percent increase compared to last year, Afghan Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock said Wednesday. "The latest statistics of Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock showed that saffron or so-called 'red gold' production increased 22 percent, reaching 13 metric tons this year," the ministry said in a statement. About 15,610 acres of land were cultivated saffron in 33 of the country's 34 provinces this year, producing 12,955 kg of saffron, which is nearly 13 metric tons, according to the statement. Extensive training has been carried out in training and capacity building sector, and more than 6,600 saffron workers have been trained on production, processing and packaging of saffron this year, the statement read. Nearly 90 percent of saffron production is exported abroad, the statement added. "Saffron farmers received some 17 million U.S. … [Read more...] about Saffron production hits record high in Afghanistan
With an astute coach in Mark Rudan, an inspirational playmaker in Alessandro Diamanti and big personalities such as Besart Berisha, the real question is why not? David Davutovic looks as three reasons the A-League’s newest club can make history in their maiden campaign in his latest edition of Duva’s XI. Plus a former A-League prodigy’s Bundesliga debut, the latest on Australia’s Women’s World Cup bid and where Kevin Muscat’s coaching future could lie. MORE FOOTBALL NEWS: Alessandro Diamanti has been a revelation in his first A-League campaign for Western United.Source:Getty Images 1. WESTERN UNITED There are three reasons Western United can win A-League title in their debut season. Former Italy and West Ham star Alessandro Diamanti, impressive squad depth and a stellar away record (three wins, one loss). They’ve shown game plan variations and an ability to win while under pressure. Diamanti possesses the A-League’s best left … [Read more...] about David Davutovic wraps up the 11 biggest talking points in world football and the A-League
What are the most successful ways to make any business profitable? Finding a niche? Maybe. Driving sales? Absolutely. But there is one aspect of running a business that can transform your entire balance sheet—efficiently planning the operations. Energy-efficiency models hold the potential to not only improve operations for higher productivity, but also help save millions for any business. There are multiple cases where businesses have saved millions of rupees by making smaller changes in their processes. And energy-efficiency technologies play a crucial role in driving this change. At a time where there is intense competition in every industry, and multiple start-ups are challenging the traditional models of running a business, turning to energy efficiency for cost savings while also managing your carbon footprint can have long-standing benefits. The pros of turning towards a more energy-efficient business model clearly outweighs the hurdles that may lie in the way. But … [Read more...] about This company saved Rs 13,42,920 with a simple energy-efficient switch!
Deep down, Katragadda is still that boy who makes as well as sells soapHe has directed a Telugu film on treasure hunters, is the author of a well-acclaimed book called S.M.A.S.H Innovation, paints extensively, is a regular blogger on subjects as varied as carbon steel's India connection, how to prevent flooding of lakes and health care for the masses. As if this isn't enough, Gopichand Katragadda, the first chief technology officer (CTO) of the Tata group, has also been trying to decipher the Indus script. And to our consternation, towards the end of the lunch, he challenges us to a game of antakshari to show off his knowledge of Hindi film music, one of his favourite singers being Yo Yo Honey Singh. So when does he work for a living, we ask. The answer is prompt: "Weekends are more than enough. Besides, I do eight hours of intense office work every day. One can't be on a treadmill all the time and must pursue other interests in life and meet people outside work as well to become more … [Read more...] about Gopichand Katragadda: Tata group’s lab-to-market man