Three titanium companies ordered to stop operations

Last update 17:46 | 17/04/2017
Three titanium companies ordered to stop operations

VietNamNet Bridge – The central province’s environmental department has ordered three titanium exploitation companies to suspend operations, which have continued for the last three years despite expired licences.

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Illegal sand mining taking place near the Phu Ngoc Bridge lying between Nhon Khanh and Nhon Phuc districts of An Nhon Township, Binh Dinh Province. — Photo thanhnien.vn

The three companies – My Tai Co Ltd, Tan Phat Co Ltd and Ban Mai Production & Commerce Co Ltd – were only granted permission by the province’s People’s Committee to carry out mining activities until the end of 2013, according to Huynh Quang Vinh, deputy head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DoNRE). Tiếp tục đọc “Three titanium companies ordered to stop operations”

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Scientist wins prizes for research on medicinal herbs in cancer treatment

Last update 09:50 | 14/02/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – For 20 years, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tram has been spending time to conduct research on  biological active substances of trinh nu hoang cung (Crinum latifolium), using the substances of the precious herb to support the treatment of tumors.

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Tram began her research on trinh nu hoang cung in 1990, when she was an officer of the Central Medicine Company No 2 and collaborator with the Bulgaria Academy of Science. She discovered that the plant contains active biological elements which stimulate immunity and prevent cancer cell angiogenesis, and therefore, can be used to support the treatment of cancer.

“Compared with other medicinal plants, trinh nu hoang cung has the strongest biological effect. The alkaloid extract from its leaves can support the treatment of tumors, both benign and malignant.” Tiếp tục đọc “Scientist wins prizes for research on medicinal herbs in cancer treatment”

Erotic massage parlors publicly advertised in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 04/17/2017 15:52 GMT + 7

Erotic massage parlors have mushroomed in Ho Chi Minh City recently, with competent authorities struggling to find a permanent solution.

Their illegal operation is not a new issue in the southern Vietnamese city, with a handful of facilities busted every year.

A boom is these types of businesses has been recorded again in recent months, with their services even marketed in public places like local diners, coffee shops and bars.

In several city districts during the evening, people can be approached by young men who lay pieces of paper on their table before leaving without saying a word. Tiếp tục đọc “Erotic massage parlors publicly advertised in Ho Chi Minh City”

Villagers hold police officers captive outside Hanoi

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 04/17/2017 09:59 GMT + 7

Hanoi administrators are calling on residents of a village outside the Vietnamese capital to remain calm and cooperate with authorities, after they took more than two dozen law enforcement officers hostage during a protest on Saturday.

On Sunday afternoon, the propaganda and education commission under the Hanoi Party Committee released an official statement on the disturbance in Dong Tam Commune in My Duc District, 30km from the centre of the city.

According to the document, residents with limited legal knowledge had obstructed on-duty police officers and held them captive over weekend.

More than 30 people, including members of a flying police unit, have been held at the commune’s culture house since Saturday afternoon, according to VnExpress. Tiếp tục đọc “Villagers hold police officers captive outside Hanoi”

Workers’ rentals: unrealistic policies don’t help

Monday, April 17 2017

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Update: April, 17/2017 – 09:00

A boarding house for construction workers in District 2, HCM City. — VNS Photo Việt Thanh

Lê TuyếtHCM CITY – When municipal authorities issued a Decision No.18 in 2011 on granting preferential loans to landlords for building and upgrading houses to rent to workers, it was widely welcomed.

However, six years later, the number of landlords accessing this facility has been very limited, despite the fact that they provide 85 per cent of workers in the city with a place to live.

Phù Nhật Phương, who owns a boarding house for workers on 46-48 Riverside Street, was among the first one to build such a facility in Tân Tạo A Ward, Bình Tân District. Tiếp tục đọc “Workers’ rentals: unrealistic policies don’t help”

Cities not ready for climate change: experts

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Update: April, 17/2017 – 09:00

A flooded alley in District 12, HCM City. High tides broke sewer No. 4 in the district’s Thạnh Xuân 25 Street during the rainy season in October last year, flooding the neighbourhood and disrupting the lives of residents. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh

HA NOI – Most Vietnamese cities lack the capacity to confront climate change challenges, experts say, calling for greater preparedness efforts.

Cities have to be ready to adapt to new situations and unexpected developments, ensuring essential services to residents at all times, they add.

Surveys done by the Urban Development Agency under the Construction Ministry have found cities in mountainous areas particularly vulnerable to natural calamities. Tiếp tục đọc “Cities not ready for climate change: experts”

PM halts US$10.6 billion steel plant

Vietnamnews

Update: April, 17/2017 – 09:00

The 3D image of the Hoa Sen Cà Ná Steel plant in the south-central province of Ninh Thuận. — Photo hoasengroup.vn

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has halted construction of the US$10.6-billion Hoa Sen Cà Ná steel plant in south-central Ninh Thuận Province, while requiring more studies to be completed on the consumer demand and the environmental impact of the plant.

A statement from the Government Office has cited Phúc as saying that the preparations for the project had been too “hasty” and had only provided a preliminary assessment. Tiếp tục đọc “PM halts US$10.6 billion steel plant”

PM green lights two large-scale reservoirs

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Update: April, 17/2017 – 10:19

Illustrative Image. — Photo baocongthuong.com.vn

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has given the investment green light to building two large-scale reservoirs with capacities of nearly a million cu.m each..

The Đồng Mít Reservoir in the central province of Bình Định and Cánh Tạng Reservoir in the northern province of Hòa Bình aim to improve irrigation for agriculture production, improve water supply and living standards in the two provinces. Tiếp tục đọc “PM green lights two large-scale reservoirs”

North Korea on ‘maximum alert’ after US threats

Al Jazeera

Pyongyang tells Washington its nuclear weapons are ‘not an illusion’ following US threats.

North Korea has warned its army is on “maximum alert” after the US vice president visited the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas and reiterated Washington’s position that “all options are on the table” in dealing with Pyongyang.

Sin Hong-chol, North Korea’s deputy foreign minister, told Al Jazeera in an exclusive interview on Monday that Donald Trump’s administration “should look at the world with open eyes”.

“The time of dictating orders by brandishing the US military might has gone. If those businessmen in power in the US thought of intimidating us by any military or sanction threats – as the [Barack] Obama administration used to do and failed – they will soon find out such threats are useless,” Sin said.

“If we notice any sign of assault on our sovereignty, our army will launch merciless military strikes against the US aggressors, wherever they may exist, from the remote US lands to the American military bases on the Korean peninsula, such as those of Japan and elsewhere.” Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea on ‘maximum alert’ after US threats”

PH must ‘act fast’ on islands in West PH Sea – Duterte

Manila Bulletin

Published April 17, 2017, 12:09 AM

By Genalyn D. Kabiling

Doha, Qatar — The Philippines must “act fast” in occupying its islands in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) before it loses them to other claimants, President Duterte said last Saturday in his talk at a Philippine-Qatar business forum here.

“With the movement of people there occupying the lands, I ordered my military to occupy the remaining 10 islands which are not inhabited, place our flag there, put some structures,” Duterte said in his remarks.

“I claim these islands as property of the Philippines. It’s because everybody is grabbing every land there in the South China Sea so if we do not act fast, we will end up with nothing,” he added. Tiếp tục đọc “PH must ‘act fast’ on islands in West PH Sea – Duterte”

United States Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ On ISIS in Afghanistan

United States Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ On ISIS in Afghanistan

To blow up an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan, the United States has dropped one of its most powerful non-nuclear bombs — the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, a 21,000-pound munition packing an explosive punch larger than almost anything else in the U.S. conventional arsenal.

According to the Defense Department, local Islamic State fighters had bolstered their subterranean defenses in the province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan. The MOAB, or GBU-43, was designed as a bunker buster, to allow U.S. forces to penetrate underground nuclear facilities like those in Iran — but made its debut in a more rustic setting. Tiếp tục đọc “United States Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ On ISIS in Afghanistan”

GS Ngô Việt Trung: Tiêu chuẩn GS, PGS là nỗi hổ thẹn cho nền giáo dục Việt Nam

BM – 13/04/2017 15:18 GMT+7

“Nếu tiêu chuẩn về chức danh thấp sẽ dẫn đến thầy không tốt, thầy không tốt sẽ dẫn đến trò dởm, trò dởm sẽ trở thành thầy còn dởm hơn nữa”, GS.TSKH Ngô Việt Trung, Viện Toán học cho hay.

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Số liệu giáo sư và phó giáo sư đã được công nhận ở nước ta từ năm 2011 – 2016 và Tổng số GS, PGS đã được công nhận ở nước ta từ năm 1980 – 2015 (Nguồn: Hội đồng Chức danh giáo sư nhà nước) – Đồ họa: N.KH. Theo Báo Tuổi trẻ

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