Hoi An makes it on top 25 best destinations

Last update 09:49 | 10/05/2017
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About 30 km south of central Da Nang City, Hoi An is a well-preserved example of the important Southeast Asian trading port it was from the 15th-19th centuries.

According to TripAdvisor, Hoi An is an attractive destination for both domestic and foreign visitors.

The co-existence of indigenous customs and habits and those imported by foreign settlers creates a distinctive look which lures visitors to the ancient town.

Ideal weather and sun-drenched beaches are also bonus points for the town.

Yet, TripAdvisor recommends the locality to improve accommodation infrastructure to meet the continuously rising demand of visitors.

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Costly education project debacle causes loss in public confidence

Last update 08:15 | 11/05/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Many educational projects capitalized at trillions of dong have failed, but negative consequences have affected generations of students.

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The new general education programming became a hot topic of discussion on education forums after MOET opened the draft frame curriculum for public opinion some days ago.

Many parents have expressed their concern that the new general education programming would once again fail like many other multi-trillion dong reform programs. If so, big money will be lost, while an entire generation of students will be spoiled. Tiếp tục đọc “Costly education project debacle causes loss in public confidence”

Fish, clams die from unknown cause in southern Vietnamese province

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/11/2017 14:37 GMT + 7

Dead fish wash ashore in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on May 8, 2017.

Aquatic animals raised by farmers in Kien Giang Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are dying en masse from unknown causes, damaging the livelihoods of local residents.

Fish and clam farmers along a 20 kilometer section of the coast in Thuan Yen Commune, Ha Tien Town, Kien Giang Province, are in shock and despair after finding their livestock decimated.

A meeting was called by Dang Tuyet Em, deputy secretary of the provincial Party Committee, on Wednesday afternoon to address the situation. Tiếp tục đọc “Fish, clams die from unknown cause in southern Vietnamese province”

Vietnam province fears ‘another Formosa’ as paper mill raises environmental concerns

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/11/2017 13:33 GMT + 7

The construction site of the VNT19 pulp mill is seen in Quang Ngai Province, located in central Vietnam.

With the fish death disaster caused by wastewater dumped by a steel plant into the waters off central Vietnam still fresh in the minds of citizens, administrators in a province housing a paper mill are worried about giving history the opportunity to repeat itself.

The administration of the central province of Quang Ngai has called on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to provide more detailed guidance on how to ensure the VNT19 pulp mill in Binh Son District will not become ‘another Formosa.’ Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam province fears ‘another Formosa’ as paper mill raises environmental concerns”

New avian flu outbreaks in Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông

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Update: May, 11/2017 – 09:00

A/H5N1 avian flu outbreaks were found at two farms in Ea Rốp and Ea Tmốt communes in Ea Súp District in Đắk Lắk Province, with more than 2,200 ducks culled. — VNA/VNS Photo danviet.vn

HÀ NỘI – Three more avian flu outbreaks have been recorded in the Central Highlands provinces of Đắk Lắk and Đắk Nông, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

A/H5N1 avian flu outbreaks were found at two farms in Ea Rốp and Ea Tmốt communes in Ea Súp District in Đắk Lắk Province, with more than 2,200 ducks culled. Tiếp tục đọc “New avian flu outbreaks in Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông”

Đồng Tháp extends state of emergency, erosion continues

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Update: May, 11/2017 – 15:45

The bank of the Tiền River section crossing Bình Hòa Hamlet, Thanh Bình District, Đồng Tháp Province is severely eroded. — VNA/VNS Photo
ĐỒNG THÁP — The southern province of Đồng Tháp on Wednesday extended its state of emergency as the erosion worsened, with a section of the riverbank covering some 600m affected so far.

A section of the Tiền riverbank, running from Mương Cả Lách to Bình Thành Market in Bình Hòa Hamlet, Thanh Bình District, was reported to have been eroded by 150m over the last few days, since the last state-of-emergency declaration last month. Tiếp tục đọc “Đồng Tháp extends state of emergency, erosion continues”

MARD: China’s fishing ban in Việt Nam’s waters is valueless

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Update: May, 11/2017 – 19:05

Fishing vessels of fishermen in Sa Huỳnh area in central Quảng Ngãi Province. Việt Nam rejects China’s unilateral ban on fishing in Tonkin Gulf from May 1 to August 16. – Photo: laodong.com.vn

HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has said that China’s statement on halting fishing activities for a limited period in the waters belonging to Việt Nam’s sovereignty is valueless.In a document sent to provincial People’s Committees nationwide, the ministry noted that China’s Bureau of Fisheries temporality halted fishing activities from 12:00 of May 1 to 12:00 of August 16 in sea areas, including China’s waters in joint fishing grounds with Việt Nam (in the east of the demarcation line in Tonkin Gulf) and sea areas belonging to Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “MARD: China’s fishing ban in Việt Nam’s waters is valueless”

Two men face 80 lashes in Indonesia after being accused of having gay sex

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Sharia lawyers in Aceh province say pair ‘confessed’ to being in a gay relationship after they were filmed by vigilantes

Two men accused of having gay sex sit during their trial at Sharia court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Two men accused of having gay sex sit during their trial at Sharia court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photograph: Heri Juanda/AP

Sharia prosecutors in Indonesia’s Aceh province say two men on trial for gay sex should each be punished with 80 lashes, in another blow to the country’s moderate image after a top Christian official was imprisoned for blasphemy.

The lead prosecutor, Gulmaini, who goes by one name, said on Wednesday the two men aged 20 and 23 had “confessed” to being in a gay relationship, which was supported by video footage and other evidence found in their rented room. Tiếp tục đọc “Two men face 80 lashes in Indonesia after being accused of having gay sex”

Ambition to meet reality as China gathers world for Silk Road summit

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When leaders of 28 nations gather in Beijing next week for a summit to map out China’s ambitious new Silk Road project, one question is likely to be on attendees’ minds – what exactly is the Belt and Road Initiative?

 
People take pictures of the “Golden Bridge on Silk Road” installation by artist Shu Yong, set up ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING: When leaders of 28 nations gather in Beijing next week for a summit to map out China’s ambitious new Silk Road project, one question is likely to be on attendees’ minds: what exactly is the Belt and Road Initiative?

Proposed in 2013 by President Xi Jinping to promote a vision of expanding links between Asia, Africa and Europe underpinned by billions of dollars in infrastructure investment, the project is broad on ambition but still short on specifics. Tiếp tục đọc “Ambition to meet reality as China gathers world for Silk Road summit”

China says has ‘positive’ talks with Vietnam on South China Sea

Reuters
The leaders of China and Vietnam had “positive” talks about the disputed South China Sea on Thursday with neither side criticising the other, a senior Chinese diplomat said.
 
Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING: The leaders of China and Vietnam had “positive” talks about the disputed South China Sea on Thursday with neither side criticising the other, a senior Chinese diplomat said.

Vietnam is the country most openly at odds with China over the waterway since the Philippines pulled back from confrontation under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Speaking after Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said the South China Sea had been brought up in their talks.

“It was discussed but the main tone was very positive,” Liu told reporters.

Both agreed to follow their consensus to continue stabilising the situation and to keep pushing talks, as well as continue joint resource exploration in less sensitive areas, like the Gulf of Tonkin, he added.

“I think that talking about the South China Sea this time is really a positive piece of news. Neither side raised any criticisms of each other. There were no voices of that were out of step,” Liu said.

China claims 90 percent of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan lay claim to parts of the route, through which about US$5 trillion of trade passes each year.

Last year, tensions heightened between Beijing and Hanoi after Taiwan and U.S. officials said Beijing had placed surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island, part of the Paracel archipelago which China controls.

Vietnam called China’s actions a serious infringement of its sovereignty over the Paracels.

In 2014, tensions between the two communist countries peaked more dramatically

when China moved an oil rig into disputed waters and protests broke out across Vietnam.

Relations have since gradually improved with a series of high level visits between the two, though the military buildup continues in the region, including China’s building of airstrips on man-made islands in the South China Sea.

In comments in front of reporters, Xi told Quang he hoped to take relations to a new stage to better benefit both peoples.

Xi also praised the leadership of Vietnam for its economic reforms.

“As a comrade and neighbour, we are happy to see this,” Xi said.

Quang is in Beijing to attend a weekend conference on an ambitious scheme proposed by Xi to build a new Silk Road connecting China to Asia, Europe and beyond through massive infrastructure investment.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie)

Source: Reuters

THỊNH VƯỢNG TỪ ĐỘT PHÁ (P1)

ENGLISH: THRIVING THROUGH DISRUPTION: HOW BUSINESS LEADERS ARE FOSTERING DISRUPTION ACROSS THEIR ORGANISATIONS

Báo cáo này và cuộc khảo sát các nhà điều hành toàn cầu đánh giá cách nhìn nhận của các công ty về sự đột phá và những điều họ đang thực hiện. Tập trung vào lĩnh vực dịch vụ tài chính, chăm sóc sức khỏe và năng lượng, báo cáo phân tích điều gì đang tạo ra sự đột phá trong các ngành, điều gì sẽ định hình sự đột phá trong tương lai và sự phản ứng khác nhau ở mỗi công ty để tận dụng những thách thức và cơ hội mà đột phá mang lại.

Phần 1

Phần 2

Phần 3

GIỚI THIỆU

Khái niệm cổ điển của sự sang tạo đột phá – disruptive innovation – do giáo sư Clayton Christensen, trường Kinh doanh Harvard, đưa ra là các công ty mới thành lập sử dụng công nghệ để cung cấp những sản phẩm và dịch vụ thay thế rẻ hơn. Đột phá có thể cũng xảy ra khi xuất hiện những phương tiện thuận tiện hơn để tạo ra sản phẩm và dịch vụ. Dù là ngành kinh doanh nào, vẫn luôn có những công ty đột phá và công ty bị ảnh hưởng bởi sự đột phá. Tiếp tục đọc “THỊNH VƯỢNG TỪ ĐỘT PHÁ (P1)”

Sơn Trà ký sự – Kỳ 4: Luận về Chà vá chân nâu và chùa Linh Ứng

NĐT – 09/05/2017 – 19:37 PM

Nhắc đến Sơn Trà, các phương tiện truyền thông, cả “lề phải” lẫn “lề trái”, đều nhất mực ngợi ca Voọc chà vá chân nâu và chùa Linh Ứng bãi Bụt. Trên truyền thông chưa thấy ai đề cập đến sự tương phản của hai “điểm nhấn” đó.

» Để voọc Sơn Trà còn đất sống
» Đừng để Sơn Trà bị “băm nát” và thu hẹp
» Sơn Trà ký sự – Kỳ 1: Chuyện về ông ‘thần rừng’
» Sơn Trà ký sự – Kỳ 2: Y cẩm dạ hành
» Sơn Trà ký sự – Kỳ 3: Mấu chốt của những vấn đề ‘nóng’ trên bán đảo Sơn Trà

Chúng tôi không mô tả về Chà vá chân nâu, vì người ta đã viết rất kỹ và chụp hình, quay phim rất rõ về loài động vật đặc biệt quý hiếm đang xếp vào danh mục cực kỳ nguy cấp này. Bạn đọc có thể dễ dàng tìm đọc và chiêm ngưỡng chúng trên mạng với đủ kiểu, đủ dáng, đủ mọi góc nhìn, góc chụp, góc quay.

Chỉ xin lưu ý là chúng chỉ ăn lá và hoa quả của những loài cây đặc hữu, là những loài cây chỉ có ở Sơn Trà, chỉ hít thở và sinh con đẻ cái trong hệ sinh thái của rừng nguyên sinh nơi đây. Chúng không ăn rặt một vài thứ như những con vật mà chúng ta nuôi, mà mùa nào, giờ nào chúng ăn những thứ gì trong những loài cây đặc hữu đó chúng ta không biết, không thể biết và không cần phải biết.

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