Survival drill unites US, Chinese, Australian forces Down Under

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U.S. Marines, U.S. and Australian Army soldiers and People’s Liberation Army personnel move to the survival training camp during Exercise Kowari 15 in the Northern Territory, Australia, Aug. 31, 2015. Kowari is environmental survival training hosted by Australia that includes the U.S., Australia and China.

Ten U.S. Marines and soldiers are in the Australian Outback for Kowari 15, a trilateral exercise with Chinese and Australian forces that focuses on survival in harsh environments.

Kowari, which runs through Sept. 12 and first took place last year, provides participants with an understanding of the basic principles, procedures, techniques and equipment to survive severe conditions, the Australian army said in a statement.

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Vietnam cuts fuel prices 7th time this year

By Manh Quan, Thanh Nien News

HANOI – Thursday, September 03, 2015 15:36 Email Print

An employee keys in the price of petrol at a pump at a petrol station in Hanoi, Vietnam September 3, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Kham An employee keys in the price of petrol at a pump at a petrol station in Hanoi, Vietnam September 3, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Kham

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Retail gasoline prices in Vietnam have been cut by around 6.5 percent on Thursday, the seventh reduction this year and the fifth since June, as global oil prices continue to decline.
The most popular grade RON-92 now sells at VND17,338 (76 US cents) per liter, while biofuel alternative E5 is priced at VND16,843 (73 cents) per liter, according to an announcement released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Finance.
The retail prices of diesel oil and kerosene are lowered by less than 1 percent to VND13,310 (58 cents) and VND12,286 (53 cents) respectively.
In their statement, the ministries said the latest adjustment was because the global fuel prices declined “quite sharply” over the past two weeks.
They said RON-92’s price decreased by 9.6 percent to sell at $56.414 per barrel, while diesel and kerosene saw a reduction of $0.5-2 per barrel.
Vietnamese authorities have adjusted retail fuel prices for 11 times this year, including four hikes.

Labor unions unhappy as mediators solve wage dispute with 12 pct increase

By Thu Hang, Thanh Nien News

HANOI – Thursday, September 03, 2015 17:37 Email Print

The current wage only covers 75 percent of a worker's basic life demands. Photo: Thu Hang The current wage only covers 75 percent of a worker’s basic life demands. Photo: Thu Hang

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The National Wage Council on Thursday decided to increase the minimum wage for Vietnamese workers by 12.4 percent next year, ending months of dispute between labor and business associations.

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Lời nguyền giữ rừng ở Cư H’Lăm

23/08/2015 10:37 GMT+7

 TT – Ai đi qua rừng Cư H’Lăm (huyện Cư M’Gar, tỉnh Đắk Lắk) đều mê hoặc trước vẻ đẹp của khu rừng nguyên sinh.
Những thân cây khổng lồ trong rừng nguyên sinh Cư H’Lăm - Ảnh: Tiến Thành
Những thân cây khổng lồ trong rừng nguyên sinh Cư H’Lăm – Ảnh: Tiến Thành

Khung cảnh như tranh vẽ khi bên đường xe cộ qua lại đông đúc là những cây cổ thụ trăm tuổi, những dây leo phủ kín giữ khung cảnh nguyên sơ của rừng tự nhiên. Tiếp tục đọc “Lời nguyền giữ rừng ở Cư H’Lăm”

KHÔNG CÓ TRẺ EM NÀO BỊ BỎ LẠI PHÍA SAU: VIỆT NAM TĂNG CƯỜNG GIÁO DỤC CHUYÊN BIỆT

Thọ (thứ hai từ phải sang) chơi đùa cùng một vài người bạn mới tại trường tiểu học Phạm Hồng Thái, nơi em được nhập học với sự t

Thọ (thứ hai từ phải sang) chơi đùa cùng một vài người bạn mới tại trường tiểu học Phạm Hồng Thái, nơi em được nhập học với sự trợ giúp của Dự án Hỗ trợ Người khuyết tật của USAID. – Kinh Hồ/PDSP

USAID – Trẻ em khuyết tật Việt Nam được hưởng lợi từ giáo dục hòa nhập.

““Em Thọ có nhiều tiến bộ, cả về thể chất và trí tuệ.”

Tháng 4/2015 – 10 năm trước, khi Nguyễn Thọ ra đời tại thành phố Đà Nẵng, cậu bé được chẩn đoán mắc bệnh bại não – một tình trạng bẩm sinh do não phát triển không bình thường ảnh hưởng đến sự phối hợp và vận động cơ bắp. Bại não không đe dọa đến tính mạng nhưng là tình trạng vĩnh viễn khó xử lý, đặc biệt với các gia đình nghèo. Tiếp tục đọc “KHÔNG CÓ TRẺ EM NÀO BỊ BỎ LẠI PHÍA SAU: VIỆT NAM TĂNG CƯỜNG GIÁO DỤC CHUYÊN BIỆT”

Strengthening Women’s Land Rights in Vietnam

Strengthening Women’s Land Rights in Vietnam

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

ICRW – It is very promising to see gender being included in important discussions around land policy. While we have made great strides incorporating gender perspective in this sector, much more work needs to be done to address the unique challenges and barriers women face that prevent them equal access to land and resources.

Last week, I had the honor to participate in the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, which brings representatives from governments, civil society, the private sector and development community to foster a dialogue and share best practices to improving land governance. At the conference, I presented initial findings from an innovative project, which is developing and training teams of grassroots legal advisors to help women farmers in Vietnam realize their land rights. Tiếp tục đọc “Strengthening Women’s Land Rights in Vietnam”

Remarks by the President Obama at the GLACIER Conference — Anchorage, AK

White House
For Immediate Release

Remarks by the President at the GLACIER Conference — Anchorage, AK

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
Anchorage, Alaska

5:00 P.M. AKDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  (Applause.) It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Alaska.  (Applause.)

I want to thank Secretary Kerry and members of my administration for your work here today.  Thank you to the many Alaskans, Alaska Natives and other indigenous peoples of the Arctic who’ve traveled a long way, in many cases, to share your insights and your experiences.  And to all the foreign ministers and delegations who’ve come here from around the world — welcome to the United States, and thank you all for attending this GLACIER Conference. Tiếp tục đọc “Remarks by the President Obama at the GLACIER Conference — Anchorage, AK”

Obama Makes Urgent Appeal in Alaska for Climate Change Action

 

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and STEVEN LEE MYERS AUG. 31, 2015

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott of Alaska hugged Gov. Bill Walker, back to camera, after President Obama arrived Monday in Anchorage. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

ANCHORAGE — President Obama on Monday issued a global call for urgent action to address climate change, declaring that the United States was partly to blame for what he called the defining challenge of the century and would rally the world to counter it. Tiếp tục đọc “Obama Makes Urgent Appeal in Alaska for Climate Change Action”

VN strives for human rights

Updated  September, 01 2015 08:47:00
Viet Nam should be proud of its record in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction, United Nations resident co-ordinator Pratibha Mehta told Viet Nam News Agency.

On September 2, 1945, in the Declaration of Independence to establish the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam, President Ho Chi Minh quoted the US Declaration of Independence saying: “All men are created equally. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”. Throughout the past 70 years, Viet Nam has been striving for a better life for its people. What would be your comments on Viet Nam’s efforts in promoting human rights, especially with regard to economic growth and poverty reduction?

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Tracking System Closes Gap Between HIV Diagnosis and Care in Vietnam

A client receives services at a district health clinic in Hai Phong.

Clinics can now follow up if patients fail to show up for treatment.

“I want my son to live a happy, normal life like all other children. And I’ll be there to watch him grow up.”

August 2015—When Hieu Trinh Thi married five years ago, she knew that her husband Truong might be HIV positive since he had been an intravenous drug user in the past. In Hai Phong, Vietnam, where the couple lives, 44 percent of people who inject drugs are infected with the virus.

Hieu knew too that she was at risk of contracting HIV from Truong, if she hadn’t already. But the abstract idea of the virus didn’t outweigh her love for the motorbike taxi driver, and the couple wed in the fall of 2010. Tiếp tục đọc “Tracking System Closes Gap Between HIV Diagnosis and Care in Vietnam”

Sanitation For All – let’s achieve the new SDG target.

Aug 31, 2015
Helen Clark
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I just spent two days in Tokyo at the World Assembly of Women sponsored by the Government of Japan. One of the issues I spoke on was the importance of sanitation, with a particular focus on the needs of #women and #girls.

Around the world, 2.5 billion people are estimated not to have basic sanitation, and over one billion must resort to open defecation. Tiếp tục đọc “Sanitation For All – let’s achieve the new SDG target.”