Don’t Believe the New Trump

Don’t Believe the New Trump

Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night was the first truly presidential speech he has ever given and therefore the best — far superior to his egomaniacal “I alone can fix it” Republican National Convention acceptance speech or his dark and divisive “American carnage” inaugural address. His tribute to fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, delivered while his widow sobbed in the balcony, was a genuinely moving moment, even if earlier in the day he refused to accept any personal responsibility for ordering the raid in which Owens died. For once he did not vilify the media or his opponents. Tiếp tục đọc “Don’t Believe the New Trump”

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Climate change triggers new diseases in Vietnam

Last update 07:50 | 26/12/2016
 VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists have found connections between climate change and the appearance of new diseases, especially vector borne diseases, including dengue fever and malaria.

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Vietnam is among five countries in the world to suffer the most from climate change.

According to the Central Steering Committee on Fighting and Preventing Calamities, the spell of cold weather which lasted from January 22 to January 28, 2016 in the north killed nearly 9,500 cattle and damaged 9,453 hectares of rice fields.

During the cold spell, snow not only appeared in mountainous areas near the border line, but also in Hanoi and Nghe An province, the thing which never happened in the past. Tiếp tục đọc “Climate change triggers new diseases in Vietnam”

Workers in VN paid half of salaries in China at Japanese factories

Last update 14:00 | 01/03/2017
 VietNamNet Bridge – The salary Vietnamese receive at Japanese businesses is half of what workers in China can expect. The key lies in productivity and the shift of production to higher stages of the value chain.

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A recent survey by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) showed Vietnamese workers received $4,025 on average per year in 2016, though they worked for leading Japanese companies.

The amount of money was less than 50 percent of the salary that Japanese companies paid to Chinese workers who work for factories in China.

JETRO’s Chief Representative Atsusuke Kawada said the pay to Vietnamese shows that Vietnam remains a market with cheap labor costs in comparison with other countries. This is a great advantage for Vietnam to attract Japanese investors. Tiếp tục đọc “Workers in VN paid half of salaries in China at Japanese factories”

Mass fight breaks out at Samsung plant in northern Vietnam

By Phuong Son   February 28, 2017 | 05:53 pm GMT+7

Mass fight breaks out at Samsung plant in northern Vietnam

Police guard the gate at Samsung Display Vietnam in Bac Ninh Province after violence breaks out on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Trong

A witness said a male worker was caught into a fight with guards at the plant.

A protest involving hundreds of construction workers broke out at a Vietnamese plant run by electronics giant Samsung in the northern province of Bac Ninh on Tuesday, after clashes with guards at the plant.

Police from Yen Phong District said violence broke out at Samsung Display, a screen production unit of the South Korean company.

Tiếp tục đọc “Mass fight breaks out at Samsung plant in northern Vietnam”

Thousands defy rally ban to celebrate Pakistani blasphemy murderer

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of religious hardliners in Pakistan defied a ban on demonstrations to rally on Wednesday in support of a man executed for murdering a popular governor over his call to reform the country’s blasphemy laws.

Mumtaz Qadri was executed on Feb. 29 last year for killing Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province.

Qadri had been assigned as one of Taseer’s bodyguards after the governor enraged the religious right by calling for reform to the country’s blasphemy laws in support of a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death. Tiếp tục đọc “Thousands defy rally ban to celebrate Pakistani blasphemy murderer”

Court charges two women with Kim Jong-nam murder

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Under heavy security, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals formally charged with murder and now face death penalty.

Two women were charged on Wednesday with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, after his assassination by a liquid chemical weapon at a Malaysian airport.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, were surrounded by a heavy police presence as they were charged in a Kuala Lumpur court over the February 13 killing.

Siti, wearing a red T-shirt, was brought in first to hear the murder charge read out before being taken away. Huong, also dressed casually, then heard the charge in Vietnamese.

The handcuffed women wearing body armour were both told they faced the death penalty if found guilty. Tiếp tục đọc “Court charges two women with Kim Jong-nam murder”

Phong Trào Việt Hóa Nhạc Trẻ Sài Gòn 60s-70s

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Hôm nay mình giới thiệu đến các bạn “Phong Trào Việt Hóa Nhạc Trẻ Sài Gòn 60s-70s”, là một phong trào đã đóng góp cho nền âm nhạc Việt Nam một kho tàng nghệ thuật sáng tạo của các nhạc sĩ tiên phong từng làm mưa làm gió một thời ở nơi được mệnh danh là “La Perle De L’Extrême-Orient” (“The Pearl Of The Far East” – “Hòn Ngọc Viễn Đông”).

Nhạc Trẻ là một hiện tượng âm nhạc xuất hiện ở miền Nam Việt Nam vào đầu thập niên 1960s, ảnh hưởng bởi âm nhạc đương đại của Âu Châu và Mỹ Châu.

Nhạc kích động Âu Mỹ bắt đầu xâm nhập thị trường miền Nam vào cuối năm 1959. Giới trẻ, con của các thương gia và giới trưởng giả theo học chương trình Pháp thường nghe các loại nhạc kích động của Mỹ và Pháp. Phải đợi tới khoảng 1963-65, phong trào nghe nhạc kích động Tây phương bành trướng mạnh qua các buổi tổ chức khiêu vũ tại gia. Các danh ca của Hoa Kỳ như: Paul Anka, Elvis Presley, The Platters, của Anh như: Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, của Pháp như: Johnny Halliday, Sylvie Vartan, Françoise Hardy, Christophe, Dalida, vv…. là thần tượng của thanh niên nam nữ dưới 18 tuổi. Tiếp tục đọc “Phong Trào Việt Hóa Nhạc Trẻ Sài Gòn 60s-70s”

Đường đi cát Việt ra nước ngoài – 5 kỳ

  • Kỳ 1: Đường đi cát Việt ra nước ngoài: Tàu chở cát đi đâu?
  • Kỳ 2: Đường đi cát Việt ra nước ngoài: Cát Việt bán giá bao nhiêu?
  • Kỳ 3: Cát Việt bán giá bèo, hải quan nghi vấn nhưng cho qua
  • Kỳ 4: Tìm sự thật các hợp đồng nhập khẩu cát ở Singapore
  • Cát Việt ra nước ngoài: “Bán” dự án, “xà xẻo” tài nguyên
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Kỳ 1: Đường đi cát Việt ra nước ngoài: Tàu chở cát đi đâu?
01/03/2017 09:58 GMT+7

TTOSuốt hai tháng đầu năm 2017, chúng tôi đã theo dõi 40 chiếc tàu đến vùng biển tỉnh Kiên Giang, Khánh Hòa và Hà Tĩnh chở cát. Bốn doanh nghiệp xuất khẩu cát chỉ biết tàu đi Singapore nhưng không biết chính xác địa chỉ nào.

Đường đi cát Việt ra nước ngoài: Tàu chở cát đi đâu?
Hai tàu JS Bandol và Sheng Wang Hai bắt đầu rời vùng biển Phú Quốc đi Singapore giữa tháng 1-2017 – Ảnh: V.TR.

Tiếp tục đọc “Đường đi cát Việt ra nước ngoài – 5 kỳ”

Thủ tướng làm việc với ĐH Đà Nẵng: Phải hướng đến một đô thị Đại học

GD&TĐ – Sáng nay (24/2) Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc đến thăm và làm việc với tập thể cán bộ, giáo viên và sinh viên ĐH Đà Nẵng. Tham gia cùng đoàn công tác của Thủ tướng có Bộ trưởng Bộ GD&ĐT Phùng Xuân Nhạ.

Quyết tâm xóa “quy hoạch treo” Làng Đại học Đà Nẵng

Dự án Làng Đại học Đà Nẵng đã được Thủ tướng Chính phủ phê duyệt từ năm 1997. Tiếp tục đọc “Thủ tướng làm việc với ĐH Đà Nẵng: Phải hướng đến một đô thị Đại học”

In Kim Jong-nam Killing, a Common Migration Tale Takes a Dark Turn

nytimes_NGHIA BINH, Vietnam — Growing up in this village of rice paddies and banana trees, Doan Thi Huong was known as a gentle girl and a diligent student, her brother said.

She left home at 17 to study pharmacology in Hanoi, the capital, and has returned home only about twice a year in the decade since, said her brother, Doan Van Binh. He said that he rarely pressed his sister for details about her life, and did not realize until a few days ago that she had been working in Malaysia.

Tiếp tục đọc “In Kim Jong-nam Killing, a Common Migration Tale Takes a Dark Turn”

Japanese emperor kicks off landmark visit to Vietnam

HANOI: Japan’s emperor arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday (Feb 28) for a whirlwind tour that will include a meeting with families of Japanese soldiers who stayed there after World War II.

The emperor and empress were received by Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and guards of honour at the Hanoi airport, where national flags were displayed.

The 83-year-old Akihito and his wife, Michiko, are on their first visit to the country, the latest in a series of trips to former battlegrounds. Tiếp tục đọc “Japanese emperor kicks off landmark visit to Vietnam”

South Korea closes biggest dog meat market in run-up to Olympics

Animals at market in Seongnam were kept in inhumane conditions and killed using electrocution, hanging and beating

Dogs are kept in a cage before they are slaughtered in Seongnam in South Korea.
Dogs are kept in a cage before they are slaughtered in Seongnam in South Korea. Photograph: Yun Suk-Bong/Reuters

The shutters have started coming down at South Korea’s biggest dog meat market as the country seeks to head off international criticism over its practice of killing dogs for human consumption before it hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Moran market in Seongnam sells more than 80,000 dogs, dead or alive, every year and accounts for about a third of South Korea’s dog meat consumption, according to local media. Tiếp tục đọc “South Korea closes biggest dog meat market in run-up to Olympics”

China ‘anti-terror’ rallies: thousands of troops on streets of Urumqi

More than 10,000 forces gather in capital of violence-stricken region of Xinjiang for second time in just over a week

Paramilitary policemen board a plane in Urumqi as they head for an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Kashgar.
Paramilitary policemen board a plane in Urumqi as they head for an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Kashgar. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

Thousands of troops have poured on to the streets of one of west China’s most important cities for the second time in just over a week, as a senior Communist party leader heralded an “all-out offensive” against terrorism in the violence-stricken region.

More than 10,000 rifle-toting forces gathered at the heart of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, for the latest in a series of spectacular mass “anti-terror rallies”. Tiếp tục đọc “China ‘anti-terror’ rallies: thousands of troops on streets of Urumqi”