Discover Sin Ho – The second Sapa

Last update 12:12 | 28/03/2017

Sin Ho district in Lai Chau province has attracted more tourists in recent years thanks to its unspoiled nature and the diverse cultures of local ethnic minorities.

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Sin Ho district is 60 km west of Lai Chau city. Its north borders China’s Yunnan province and its south neighbors Tua Chua district, while Phong Tho and Muong Te district are in east and west of Sin Ho.

Visitors from Lai Chau township have to go through forests and caves and cross streams to reach to Sin Ho. The district is also accessible from Dien Bien city.

On both routes, visitors all find unspoiled natural beauty and rugged mountain terrain.

Sin Ho district is at the highest point of Lai Chau province. In the local language, Sin Ho means “place of many streams”. Continue reading “Discover Sin Ho – The second Sapa”

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UXO victim works to educate in Vietnam

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 04/24/2017 19:01 GMT + 7

A young man from central Vietnam who lost three of his limbs and vision to unexploded ordnance left from the U.S. war in Vietnam when he was ten years old is now actively working to protect others from the same fate.

Ho Van Lai, 27, from Cua Viet Town in Quang Tri Province, has come a long way since sustaining multiple serious injuries because of unexploded ordnance (UXO) 17 years ago.

His injuries, which affect 86 percent of his body, include missing both legs and his right arm, as well as seriously impaired vision in both eyes. Continue reading “UXO victim works to educate in Vietnam”

Hà Nội inagurates first waste-to-energy plant

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Update: April, 24/2017 – 18:45

The NEDO Factory, the first industrial waste-to-energy facility, is considered a pioneering project of Việt Nam’s industrial waste treatment industry.—VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Khánh

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội on Monday inaugurated its first industrial waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex, supplying electricity to the national power grid.The plant, the first of its kind in Việt Nam, completed its first production batch of 1.93MW of electricity on March 16, of which 1.2 MW was successfully connected to the national power grid. The remaining power was used for the factory’s production. Continue reading “Hà Nội inagurates first waste-to-energy plant”

Lawyer for Philippines hit man files complaint against Duterte in international court

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Reuters Apr 24, 2017

A Philippine lawyer said he filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, accusing them of crimes against humanity in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

Attorney Jude Sabio said in the 77-page complaint that Duterte “repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously” committed crimes against humanity and that under him, killing drug suspects and other criminals has become “best practice.”

Sabio is the lawyer for Edgar Matobato, a man who has testified in the Philippines Senate that he was part of a hit squad that operated on Duterte’s orders. Continue reading “Lawyer for Philippines hit man files complaint against Duterte in international court”

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts

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Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

A soldier films North Korean soldiers, officers and high ranking officials attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country’s founding father Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files

TOKYO:Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. Continue reading “Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts”

Vòng đeo hạt rừng từ vườn Núi Chúa

01/04/2017 12:38 GMT+7

TTO – Mùa khô ở Vườn quốc gia (VQG) Núi Chúa, lá cây không rụng mà khọp lại, giòn rụm. Lách qua bụi mọc xen đá núi, những người phụ nữ Raglai dang nắng đi lượm hạt rừng với giá 25.000 đồng/kg.

Vòng đeo hạt rừng từ vườn Núi Chúa
Chị Biểu (trái) có tay nghề khoan, xỏ hạt cây rừng giỏi nhất thôn Cầu Gãy. Chế tác từ hạt cây rừng là một phần nguồn sống mỗi ngày của gia đình chị và 26 chị em trong thôn – Ảnh: T.HÂN
“Tôi nghĩ sản phẩm này có tương lai vì mang đậm bản sắc địa phương. Vĩnh Hy, Hang Rái là những địa điểm du lịch nổi tiếng, chỉ cần 10% du khách đến đây mua sản phẩm là cộng đồng đủ sống
Anh LƯƠNG ĐỨC THIỆN

Continue reading “Vòng đeo hạt rừng từ vườn Núi Chúa”

ĐOẠN KẾT VỀ GIÁ ĐIỆN MẶT TRỜI: Kẻ cười, người khóc

TRẦN VINH DỰ – LÂM VŨ MINH KIỀU (*)

  • 24.04.2017, 08:58

TTCT_ Sau nhiều năm chờ đợi, thị trường quang điện vừa đón nhận một tin quan trọng, Thủ tướng ban hành quyết định số 11/2017/QĐ-TTg về cơ chế khuyến khích phát triển các dự án điện mặt trời tại Việt Nam. 

Not so green economy concept: Dollar sign vs forest with solar panels on seesaw. Highly detailed computer generated image with subtle grain texture added.Theo đó Tập đoàn Điện lực Việt Nam (EVN) sẽ có trách nhiệm mua toàn bộ sản lượng điện từ các dự án nối lưới với giá 9,35 cent/kWh. Quyết định này đang tạo ra một cơn địa chấn trong giới đầu tư trong và ngoài nước quan tâm đến thị trường điện Việt Nam.

Thị trường điện Việt Nam đang trong giai đoạn tái cơ cấu. Công ty tư nhân và doanh nghiệp nước ngoài không chỉ có thể tham gia sản xuất điện (như đầu tư làm một trang trại điện mặt trời) mà trong tương lai còn có thể phân phối điện. Continue reading “ĐOẠN KẾT VỀ GIÁ ĐIỆN MẶT TRỜI: Kẻ cười, người khóc”

Hành tinh đói: Thế giới ăn gì?

Theguardian

Nhiếp ảnh gia đến từ California, Mỹ – Peter Menzel đi qua 24 nước và là tác giả cuốn sách Hành tinh đói – Hungry Planet. Peter đã ghi lại hình ảnh thức ăn và chi phí cho thức ăn trong một tuần của các gia đình ở những nước khá nhau .

Từ gia đình người Sudan chi 79 penny (chưa đến 1 bảng Anh) cho 6 người ăn trong một tuần cho đến gia đình người Đức chi 320 bảng Anh cho 4 người ăn trong một tuần.

Gia đình Bainton ở Wiltshire, UK, chi £160 bảng Anh một tuần cho 4 người ăn

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Activists dedicated to conserving endangered doucs in Da Nang

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 04/24/2017 08:36 GMT + 7

Over the past few years, a group of veterinary engineers and volunteers have been devoted to the rescue and care of animals, particularly the endangered red-shanked doucs, found on Son Tra Peninsula in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang.

GreenViet, a Vietnamese animal rights group founded in 2012, has been conducting research and raising people’s awareness of the biodiversity in the central region and the Central Highlands, particularly in conserving the red-shanked douc population on Son Tra.

The peninsula, known for its pristine beauty and vast expanses of natural forest, used to shield the city from typhoons, sustain eco-tourism and provide shelter for national defense. Continue reading “Activists dedicated to conserving endangered doucs in Da Nang”

China, Philippines spar over military visit to island

Al Jaazeera

China voices displeasure after high-profile Philippine military brass visit disputed island in the South China Sea.

Troops march as a plane carrying Philippine military brass arrives on Pag-asa island [Bullit Marquez/AP]

China has protested about a visit by Philippine military chiefs to a disputed island in the South China Sea, but Manila maintained on Saturday that it owns the territory where Filipino troops and villagers have lived for decades.

The public argument comes amid a thaw in once-frosty relations between the neighbours after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office last June and moved to rekindle Manila’s friendship with Beijing, which has been strained by long-seething territorial disputes. Continue reading “China, Philippines spar over military visit to island”