Cyclists to challenge the Sơn Trà Mountain Race


Update: June, 21/2017 – 17:00

A zigzag road of Sơn Trà Mountain offers scenic bike race for riders. — VNS Photo Công Thành

ĐÀ NẴNG — More than 100 amateur cyclists will partake in the Sơn Trà Mountain race on Sunday (June 25) promoting the protection of the red-shanked douc langur in the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve.

Chairman of the city’s bicycling association Đỗ Anh Tuấn told Việt Nam News that the race aims to encourage local residents and tourists to help protect nature and wildlife in Sơn Trà Nature Reserve. Tiếp tục đọc “Cyclists to challenge the Sơn Trà Mountain Race”

Energy efficiency database compiled


Update: June, 21/2017 – 10:35

Vice minister of construction Phan Thị Mỹ Linh delivers speech at the event in Hà Nội yesterday. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — A database of energy efficiency in 280 large buildings in Việt Nam’s five biggest cities has been compiled and analysed under a four-year programme by the Ministry of Construction and the United States Agency for International Development.

The first ever National Building Energy Performance Database includes the cities of Hà Nội, HCM City, Đà Nẵng, Hải Phòng and Cần Thơ. The US-funded project, presented yesterday in Hà Nội, aimed to identify energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions of buildings in Việt Nam with a view to reducing emissions in the future, said Vũ Thị Kim Thoa of the USAID Việt Nam Clean Energy Programme. Tiếp tục đọc “Energy efficiency database compiled”

Miranda Kerr asked to relinquish jewels linked to Malaysian laundering case

Australian model finds herself caught up in a multibillion-dollar 1MDB corruption scandal alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio

Miranda Kerr
Malaysian financier Jho Low gifted Miranda Kerr jewellery worth millions, according to US prosecutors. Photograph: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

Australian model Miranda Kerr should hand over millions of dollars in gifted jewels that were allegedly purchased using money stolen from a fund established by Malaysia’s prime minister, a Malaysian NGO has said.

US prosecutors say the jewellery — including a $3.8m (£3m) 8.88 carat diamond pendant from New York-based designer Lorraine Schwartz — was gifted to Kerr by Jho Low, a financier at the heart of the corruption scandal that has engulfed the Malaysian government.

SABM Australia, a nongovernmental organisation based in Melbourne that says it advocates for enhanced governance in Malaysia, said it was “not alleging any wrongdoing by Miranda Kerr” but called for her to “hand over all jewels gifted to her”.

The US justice department says more than $4.5bn has been stolen from the 1MDB fund and is seeking to seize assets including a Picasso painting given to actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the rights to two Hollywood films — The Wolf of Wall Street and Dumb and Dumber To.

The films were produced by Red Granite, which was founded by the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak’s, stepson, Riza Aziz.

US authorities have not charged Jho Low. Kerr and DiCaprio have not been accused of any crime. DiCaprio has begun proceedings to transfer ownership of the $3.2m (£2.5m) artwork to the US government.

The spokesman said DiCaprio had accepted the gifts to raise funds in an auction for his environmental foundation.

SABM Australia called on Kerr to follow DiCaprio’s example.

It said it also wanted Australian “police to investigate if any of the stolen funds have found their way to purchase Australian assets including property, works of art and jewellery”.

In a civil complaint, US authorities have accused Jho Low of laundering more than $400m stolen from state fund 1MDB through an account in the United States.

Jho Low had spent millions of the money on jewellery for Kerr, requesting Schwartz engrave necklaces, bracelets and rings with the model’s initials.

One 11.72-carat heart-shaped diamond was presented to Kerr, who lives in Los Angeles, as a Valentine’s Day present.

Another, a $1.9m (£1.5m) matching diamond jewellery set, was given to Kerr “as a gift during a multi-day excursion aboard his new yacht the Equanimity, in late July and early August of 2014”. The luxury mega-yacht, capable of carrying up to 26 guests and up to 33 crew members and includes a helicopter landing pad and cinema, is also up for seizure.

Kerr separated from her ex-husband Orlando Bloom in 2013 and is believed to have dated Jho Low in 2014. She recently married Snap Inc co-founder Evan Spiegel.

The style icon’s own jewellery line, in collaboration with Swarovski, starts at $69. Kerr did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Razak has denied any wrongdoing. US prosecutors alleged nearly $30m (£23.8m) stolen from 1MDB was also used to buy jewellery for the wife of “Malaysian Official 1”, which refers to Najib.

“We simply will not allow the United States to be a place where corrupt individuals can expect to hide assets and lavishly spend money that should be used for the benefit of citizens of other nations,” Kenneth Blanco, acting assistant attorney general, said in a statement last week.

1MDB said on Friday that it had never been contacted in relation to the case.

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German teenagers who shot toy gun at Thai king spark diplomatic incident

A 14-year-old boy is being investigated for attempted criminal assault after shooting at king’s entourage with non-lethal weapon

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun watches the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony in central Bangkok, Thailand
King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun at the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
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The assassins ambushed the king at nightfall and fired their shots as the royal’s entourage passed in front of their lair.

As the shooters were 13 and 14 years old, and their weapon of choice an airsoft gun loaded with plastic pellets, the incident that took place in a suburb of Munich on 10 June is unlikely to have consequences as historic as the ambush of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Tiếp tục đọc “German teenagers who shot toy gun at Thai king spark diplomatic incident”

China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours


China’s most notorious dog meat festival opened in Yulin on June 21 with butchers hacking slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh following rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year. (Photo: AFP) 

YULIN: A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday (Jun 21) with sellers torching the hair off carcasses, butchers chopping slabs of canines and cooks frying up dishes, dispelling rumours that authorities would ban sales this year.

After earlier reports of a sales ban at the summer solstice event in the southern city of Yulin, animal rights groups said vendors and officials reached a compromise and set a limit of two dogs on display per stall.

But multiple carcasses rested on several stalls at two markets, with stiff pointy tails, leathery yellow skin, eyes shut and bared teeth as if in a final growl. Tiếp tục đọc “China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours”

Indonesia’s largest Muslim youth group plans to tackle extremism through humanitarian declaration


Nahdlatul Ulama is the largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia. (Photo: AFP/Adek Berry) 

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian doctor on Sumatra island and a teenager in Jakarta fled from their homes last month in fear of vigilantes from the radical Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) who threatened and harassed them.

A video of the 15-year-old male being surrounded and slapped by FPI members went viral online. Indonesian police have said the teen and his family are now in a “safe place”.

Both the teenager and the female doctor had posted comments on Facebook on FPI’s leader, Habib Rizeiq Shihab, who is wanted by police in a pornography case. Rizieq had fled Indonesia for Saudi Arabia to avoid being questioned by the authorities.

“If (Rizieq’s) innocent, why run? Doesn’t he have 300 lawyers and 7 million supporters by his side? Don’t run away, bib (Habib),” Dr Fiera Lovita wrote on her Facebook page, according to Indonesian online media Liputan6.

Rizieq’s followers were outraged and accused her of insulting Islam. They threatened to kill, stone and burn her alive, Dr Fiera was quoted as saying by Liputan6. Tiếp tục đọc “Indonesia’s largest Muslim youth group plans to tackle extremism through humanitarian declaration”

Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels

al jazeera 18 June 2017

Truce allows government troops to focus on quelling a month-long siege by ISIL-linked fighters in Mindanao province.

In the past year, the government has engaged in an on-and-off truce with communist rebels [Reuters]

The Philippine government has announced it will suspend offensives against communist fighters, allowing troops to focus on quelling a bloody siege by ISIL-linked fighters in the country’s south.

Silvestre Bello III, chief government negotiator, said on Sunday that the government move is in response to a similar plan by the communist New People’s Army rebels. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels”

Đạo đức kinh doanh và trách nhiệm xã hội – Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

*Bài viết này giới thiệu một cách khái quát và các điểm chính của đạo đức kinh doanh. Các bạn có thể tham khảo thêm các tài liệu và chủ đề liên quan bằng cách bấm vào các đường link có trong bài

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Các phần của chủ đề này bao gồm

1.     Đạo đức, nguyên tắc và các giá trị đạo đức

2.     Đạo đức kinh doanh là gì?

3.     Quản lý đạo đức tại công sở

·       Chương trình Quản lý Đạo đức tại công sở

·       Phát triển các Quy tắc Đạo đức

·       Phát triển các Quy tắc ứng xử

·       Giải quyết các vấn đề đạo đức và đưa ra những quyết định đạo đức

4.     Đào tạo về đạo đức

5.     Đánh giá văn hóa và nuôi dưỡng nền văn hoá đạo đức

6.     Một số vấn đề đạo đức đương thời (có thể tranh cãi)

7.     Các nguồn lực phổ biến cho quản lý đạo đức tại công sở

8.     Trách nhiệm xã hội

·       Hội đồng quản trị và trách nhiệm xã hội

·       Các nguồn lực phổ biến về trách nhiệm xã hội

·       Thư viện về các vấn đề Liên quan đến Đạo đức và Trách nhiệm xã hội. Tiếp tục đọc “Đạo đức kinh doanh và trách nhiệm xã hội – Business Ethics and Social Responsibility”

Cần có bước đột phá trong chiến lược phát triển năng lượng tái tạo

21:25 |08/04/2012

nangluongvietnam_Ngành công nghiệp điện trên thế giới hiện nay chủ yếu dựa trên công nghệ nhiệt điện và thủy điện đã mang đến cho nhân loại nền văn minh điện, nhưng cũng đã bộc lộ mặt trái của nó đối với môi trường trái đất. Với việc đốt cháy nhiên liệu gốc hóa thạch, đã trở thành nguồn phát thải khí nhà kính lớn nhất gây ra biến đổi khí hậu trên toàn cầu. Còn công nghệ điện hạt nhân lại không an toàn và gây ra những hiểm họa phóng xạ như Checnobưn, Fukishima và để lại tác hại lâu dài cho môi trường.

Phát triển “năng lượng xanh” là xu thế tất yếu

Vì vậy, Thế kỷ 21 với chiến lược phát triển bền vững trên toàn cầu, đặc biệt là thời kỳ phát triển “kinh tế xanh”, “năng lượng xanh” đã bắt đầu chứng kiến những công nghệ mới để sản xuất điện, nhiên liệu “sạch hơn”, trong đó có sản xuất điện từ các nguồn năng lượng tái tạo vô tận trong tự nhiên, hay luôn phát sinh cùng đời sống con người. Ðó là những công nghệ sản xuất điện từ nguồn năng lượng tái tạo có sẵn trong tự nhiên như: mặt trời, gió, sinh khối, sóng biển, thủy triều, địa nhiệt và nhiệt biển. Tiếp tục đọc “Cần có bước đột phá trong chiến lược phát triển năng lượng tái tạo”