Children brutally beaten at Ho Chi Minh City childcare center

Children aged two to five are physically abused at the facility on a daily basisBy Tuoi Tre News

November 26, 2017, 15:46 GMT+7

​Children brutally beaten at Ho Chi Minh City childcare center
Pham Thi My Minh threatens the children with a knife during a meal at the Mam Xanh daycare facility in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Workers at a daycare center in Ho Chi Minh City have been caught physically abusing dozens of children.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters have revealed the ugly truth at the Mam Xanh child care facility in Hiep Thanh Ward, District 12. Tiếp tục đọc “Children brutally beaten at Ho Chi Minh City childcare center”

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Formosa exceeds emission limit after raising capacity for evaluation: Vietnam ministry

The steel business was responsible for mass fish deaths along the central coast of Vietnam in 2016

A Formosa steel plant in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Recent reports of emissions exceeding the permissible amount at Formosa steel mills in north-central Ha Tinh Province were the result of a raised capacity to evaluate the company’s emission treatment system, Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.

The ministry gave the explanation on Saturday afternoon following rumors that the Taiwanese steel business was once again bringing harm to Vietnam’s environment. Tiếp tục đọc “Formosa exceeds emission limit after raising capacity for evaluation: Vietnam ministry”

Vietnam city proposes subsidizing airlines flying to local airport

The Can Tho International Airport is operating well below its design capacity

Passengers disembark a Vietjet plane at Can Tho International Airport. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The administration of a city in southern Vietnam has suggested using state money to provide subsidy to airlines opening new routes to its unmarketable airport.

The proposal has been submitted to the municipal People’s Council for review and approval.

According to the proposal, all airlines opening new routes to the Can Tho International Airport will be subsidized based on ticket price. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam city proposes subsidizing airlines flying to local airport”

Would we be better off without religion?

Reza Aslan and Lawrence Krauss debate whether religion is inherently violent, and if science and faith can coexist.

Al Jazeera

Is religion a force of good or evil? A controversial question at times, but one that can’t be avoided in the modern world. From violence and terror, to gender equality, to science, reason, and education – the faithful and the faithless tend to repeatedly clash over whether religion is a net positive or negative, whether it helps humanity more than it hurts it. Tiếp tục đọc “Would we be better off without religion?”

The nunchaku and a young man’s path of career

VNN – Update: November, 26/2017 – 09:00 Gripping: Lại Xuân Huy guides his club members on practising nunchaku moves. VNS Photos Trung Hiếu

Viet Nam News Endless effort and passion has enabled Lại Xuân Huy to succeed at a deadly form of martial arts. He even quit university to learn more about the ancient art from Okinawa, the home of nunchaku, two sticks joined by a short chain. Trung Hiếu reports.

As I walked through Thống Nhất Park in Hà Nội on a cool autumn afternoon, I heard strange whirring sounds behind trees in the distance.

Drawing nearer, I was surprised to find a group of about 30 young people, male and female, dressed in black. They were practising martial arts with two short wooden, metal or plastic sticks  joined by a short chain. Tiếp tục đọc “The nunchaku and a young man’s path of career”

Ra mắt bộ sưu tập độc đáo “Voi ở Tây Nguyên”

>> Tặng bảo tàng đồ nghề bắt voi rừng của Vua Voi
>> Lễ tiếp nhận bộ dụng cụ bắt voi của gia tộc Ama Kông
>> Để mãi còn truyền kỳ Vua Voi

Sau gần 4 năm tiếp nhận bộ dụng cụ săn voi gia truyền do thầy thuốc Khăm Phết Lào, con trai của “Vua voi” Ama Kông hiến tặng, Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam đã triển khai nhiều chuyến điền dã nghiên cứu sâu về chủ đề này, chuẩn bị công phu tỉ mỉ, để làm lễ khai mạc trưng bày bộ sưu tập “Voi ở Tây Nguyên” vào chiều ngày 25/11/2017.

Góc trưng bày bộ đồ nghề săn voi

Tiếp tục đọc “Ra mắt bộ sưu tập độc đáo “Voi ở Tây Nguyên””

Venezuela is likely to be the first country to lose all of its glaciers, but unfortunately it will not be the last country.

Venezuela is losing its last glacier

Glacierhub.com

Humboldt Glacier, 14 December 2011 (Source: The Photographer/ Creative Commons).

Venezuela used to have five glaciers. Today, only one remains. The last glacier in Venezuela, the Humboldt glacier, is about to disappear. “Reduced to an area of ten football pitches, a tenth of its size 30 years ago, it will be gone within a decade or two,” reports The Economist. Once Venezuela loses the Humbolt, it will become the first country in modern history to have lost all of its glaciers.

The glacier is expected to completely vanish in ten to twenty years, and scientists have expressed the importance of studying the glacier in its last stages. However, the political and economic crisis in Venezuela makes it difficult to study the glacier. In the past, studies have shown how rapid glacier retreat affects the water cycle in glacier-dependent basins, which changes water regulation and availability. Thus, the disappearance of the Humboldt glacier will impact local communities as run-off stability and water supply for agriculture change. Tiếp tục đọc “Venezuela is likely to be the first country to lose all of its glaciers, but unfortunately it will not be the last country.”