Nữ du kích Bảy Mô

TĐH: Tình cờ hôm nay mình mới biết câu chuyện của nữ du kích Bảy Mô trên mạng. Có lẽ nhiều bạn đã biết rồi. Mình vốn đã khâm phục các nữ chiến binh. Câu chuyện đậm tình người lại làm mình thêm cảm động. Thêm vào đó nữ anh hùng này sau khi ra khỏi quân đội thì về sống cực khổ ở Tây Ninh, quê vợ của mình. Và Củ Chi là huyện rìa của Sài Gòn, cách nhà mình không xa. Mọi địa danh đều rất quen thuộc. Cuốn sách “The Tunnel of Cu Chi” nhắc đến người nữ du kích này là một cuốn sách về Chiến tranh Việt Mỹ rất nổi tiếng ở Mỹ.

Câu chuyện này còn nói lên một điểm lịch sử và chiến lược quan trọng: Những chiến binh du kích ở Miền Nam, sinh ra, lớn lên và chiến đấu như là cuộc sống tự nhiên – đời cha chiến đấu chống Pháp, đời con chiến đấu chống Mỹ. Chẳng ai bắt vào lính, chẳng ai tuyển mộ, chẳng ai bắt làm gì cả. Lớn lên là tự động chiến đấu như hít thở. Đây chính là điều các chiến lược gia Mỹ và VNCH chẳng hề biết. Đi lính như một nghĩa vụ phải làm là một chuyện. Tự nhiên mà chiến đấu, là chiến binh mà không “đi lính”, là một chuyện khác — chiến đấu tự nhiên như hít thở của cuộc sống, đó là nguồn sức mạnh vượt trên cả phi thường, đứng trên phương diện chiến lược mà nói.

Dưới đây là một clip về câu chuyện Bảy Mô, một series 3 clips nói chuyện với Bảy Mô, một clip về các nữ du kích Củ Chi (bây giờ đã là bà nội bà ngoại), và một bài báo.

Nữ Anh Hùng VN Siêu Đẳng Có Tấm Lòng Bồ Tát Tha Mạng Cho Lính Mỹ Vì Họ Khóc Khoe Ảnh Vợ Con

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North Korea will invite outside experts to observe closing of nuclear test site

Kim Jong-un has pledged to allow foreign journalists and experts to witness the decommissioning in May ahead of a meeting with Donald Trump
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Kim Jong-un told South Korea there was no need for North Korea to have nuclear weapons if relations with the US improved. Photograph: Reuters

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has pledged to shutter a nuclear test site and invite foreign experts and journalists to witness the decommissioning in May as he prepares to meet Donald Trump as early as next month.

Kim also said there was no need for the North to maintain a nuclear arsenal if a peace treaty is formalised and relations with the US improve, according to South Korea’s presidential office.

“Once we start talking, the United States will know that I am not a person to launch nuclear weapons at South Korea, the Pacific or the United States,” Kim was quoted as saying by Yoon Young-chan, a spokesman for the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in.

“If we maintain frequent meetings and build trust with the United States and receive promises for an end to the war and a non-aggression treaty, then why would be need to live in difficulty by keeping our nuclear weapons?”

Kim made the comments during meeting with Moon on Friday, where the two leaders signed a declaration calling for a “nuclear-free Korean peninsula”. Kim earlier said the North would halt nuclear and missile tests, but this was the first mention of inviting foreign observers.

“Some say that we are terminating facilities that are not functioning, but you will see that we have two more tunnels that are bigger than the existing ones and that they are in good condition,” Yoon quoted Kim as saying.

North Korea conducted all six of its nuclear tests at its Punggye-ri facility, buried deep beneath mountains, between 2006 and 2017. There had been speculation last week that the site was damaged beyond repair, a claim Kim seemed to rebuff. Little is known about the North’s military infrastructure so most intelligence is gleaned from satellite photos.

“This is a small but welcome step. But, as always, we must take North Korea’s actions with appropriate caution,” said Mintaro Oba, a former US diplomat who focused on North Korea policy. “We can’t rule out that Kim Jong-un wants to be seen as a maverick. He has a clear taste for bold moves that surprise the international community, something that sets him apart from his father.”

The US and South Korea still needed to maintain continuous dialogue with Pyongyang, Oba said, and he warned Kim is “a master of defining the public narrative”.

A meeting between the leaders of the US and North Korea could take place within “three or four weeks”, Trump said at a rally on Saturday in Michigan. He also warned any discussions “may not work out, I leave”.

Kim also pledge to align the North’s timezone with the South during the inter-Korean summit. Pyongyang time is currently 30 minutes ahead of Seoul, a change instituted by Kim in 2015. The change was framed at the time as a break with Japan’s colonial legacy on the peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

“I feel sad to see that there are two clocks hung on the wall of the Peace House, one for Seoul time and the other for Pyongyang time,” Kim said during his talks with Moon. “Since it is us who changed the time standard, we will return to the original one.”

The unified time zone was meant to ease communication between the South and US, Yoon said.


Tastes of Da Lat night market

Last update 09:00 | 29/04/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – Da Lat: The Central Highlands city of Da Lat has many things to offer tourists, including breathtaking views, a cool climate, and a bustling night market in the heart of the city.

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Atmosphere: Young people enjoy bowls of hot tofu pudding. — Photo diadiemanuong.com

Whenever I come to the city, I always visit the night market to immerse myself in the lively atmosphere among the street vendors. It’s a wonderful culinary experience that I can’t find anywhere else. Tiếp tục đọc “Tastes of Da Lat night market”

Bird’s eye views guaranteed in Stork Island

Last update 13:30 | 28/04/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – If you looking for the best bird’s eye view, there’s only one place to go: Stork Island.

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Birds-eye view: An aerial view of the island. VNA/VNS Photos Minh Duc

Gia Lac Commune, Gia Vien District, in the northern province of Ninh Binh, is home to thousands of white storks and other birds.

The area is an alluring destination to tourists who like nature and wildlife.

Gia Vien District is located 10km north of Ninh Binh City, which has forests, mountains, plain, lakes, marshland and rivers. Tiếp tục đọc “Bird’s eye views guaranteed in Stork Island”

Vietnam arrests mastermind behind large-scale illegal logging ring

The illegal logs had been easily transported out of a national park without detection from authorities

By Minh Nhien / Tuoi Tre News

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 15:04 GMT+7

Vietnam arrests mastermind behind large-scale illegal logging ring
Phan Huu Phuong, in gray T-shirt and jeans, is seen after his arrest in Dak Nong Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, on April 27, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The man behind a ring that managed to illegally fell down and transport a large amount of logs with impunity in Vietnam’s Central Highlands has been arrested, along with several members of the racket, police said on Friday.

Ringleader Phan Huu Phuong, 48, was nabbed and taken into custody after police raided his residence in Ea T’Linh, a town in Cu Jut District, Dak Nong Province.

Phuong and some of his ring members are being investigated for their involvement in serious illegal logging activities at the local Yok Don National Park, located at the border of Vietnam and Cambodia, according to police.

Police come and arrest Pham Huu Phuong at his residence.

During Friday’s raid, officers also confiscated 37 cubic meters of illegally logged timber, stored inside two trucks, at a workshop owned by Phuong, and various logging tools and piles of logs at an illegal logging site inside the park.

Phuong had managed to take the illegal logs out of the national part without impunity, even though he had to pass several check points run by the local border guard and forest ranger units.

Police thus hold suspicion that the ring had been abetted by local authorities.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security has sent a team of officers to help local police in further investigation of the case.

Vietnam arrests mastermind behind large-scale illegal logging ring
Curious neighbors surround the residence of Pham Huu Phuong when police raid the house. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnam arrests mastermind behind large-scale illegal logging ring
Illegal logs are seized by local Police in Dak Nong. Photo: Tuoi Tre

​Vietnamese movie wins Best Asian Film at int’l film festival in Iran

The movie about a father’s journey to take his son to hospital touched judges’ hearts at the festival

By Tuan Son / Tuoi Tre News Saturday, April 28, 2018, 14:02 GMT+7

Vietnamese director Luong Dinh Dung (R) poses for a photo with Reza Mirkarimi, director of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran, April 27, 2018.

Vietnamese independent movie Cha Cõng Con (Father and Son) has won Best Asian Film at the 36th annual Fajr International Film Festival that concluded on Friday in Iran.

The movie, directed by Luong Dinh Dung, was among 15 entries from 13 countries shortlisted for the festival’s Eastern Vista Awards, which recognizes films from Asian and Islamic countries.

The five-member board of judges, headed by three-time Oscar-winning American director Oliver Stone, praised the Vietnamese movie for the simplicity and homeliness in its narrative that stood out from the remaining award contenders. Tiếp tục đọc “​Vietnamese movie wins Best Asian Film at int’l film festival in Iran”

Agricultural ministry ranks food safety management

vietnamnews, Update: April, 28/2018 – 09:00


An agro market which offered safe food to customers in Trà Vinh City, Trà Vinh Province ahead of 2018 Tết (Lunar New Year). Trà Vinh Province tops the national ranking on the safety management of agro, forestry and seafood products in 2017. – VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hòa
Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI – Just 13 out of 63 provinces and cities nationwide are considered to have good practice of food safety management, according to a newly-released report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

The ranking scored provinces and cities to assess how they practised management on the safety of agro, forestry and seafood products in 2017. It is the third ranking of its kind to be released, after two previous ones in 2015 and 2016. Tiếp tục đọc “Agricultural ministry ranks food safety management”

Party chief urged redoubling anti-corruption efforts to regain public trust

Update: April, 28/2018 – 09:00 vietnamnews

General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng chaired the meeting held yesterday in Hà Nội by the Standing commission of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-corruption to review and give directions on several major corruption cases. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng asked relevant Cong authorities to expedite investigations into “major, complicated corruption and economic mismanagement cases” that have recently drawn wide public attention.

The party chief made the request yesterday during a meeting of the Standing commission of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-corruption, presided by Trọng himself, to review progress and give directions on cases under the committee’s ‘special supervision’. Tiếp tục đọc “Party chief urged redoubling anti-corruption efforts to regain public trust”

Australia’s foreign policy White Paper: What does it say, and what does it mean?

2017 Foreign Policy White Paper


Australia’s foreign policy White Paper: What does it say, and what does it mean?


After a long wait, the Federal Government has finally unveiled its foreign policy White Paper.

It’s a big deal. The White Paper is meant to transcend party loyalties and shape Australia’s approach to the world for more than a decade. Tiếp tục đọc “Australia’s foreign policy White Paper: What does it say, and what does it mean?”

Du học sinh Việt khởi nghiệp với mã nguồn mở ở Singapore

TTO – Đến Singapore du học, Đặng Hồng Phúc chọn đảo quốc này làm nơi khởi nghiệp trong lĩnh vực công nghệ thông tin.

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Hồng Phúc (áo dài, ngồi) chủ trì hội nghị mã nguồn mở với sự tham gia của các kỹ sư đến từ Ấn Độ, Singapore, Việt Nam… – Ảnh: NVCC

Dù khởi nghiệp thất bại hay sản phẩm “chết” đều mang về cho startup những bài học quý giá. Nếu bạn không bắt đầu, không vấp ngã thì sẽ không bao giờ học được gì” – Đặng Hồng Phúc

Cô gái người Cần Thơ 31 tuổi đã mở văn phòng ở Singapore đầu năm 2017 để bắt đầu cho hành trình khởi nghiệp của mình.

Nhiệt huyết với mã nguồn mở (open source), Phúc đã kết nối cộng đồng FOSSASIA hơn 20.000 thành viên – tự nguyện chia sẻ kiến thức công nghệ, hoàn thiện các giải pháp phục vụ nghiên cứu khoa học, giáo dục, thương mại…

Công ty của Phúc cũng là đối tác của Google trong nhiều sự kiện trại hè lập trình tại châu Á. Phúc và cộng sự cũng bắt đầu khởi nghiệp với hai sản phẩm là Trí tuệ nhân tạo mã nguồn mở (không độc quyền) và Phòng thí nghiệm mở (bộ sản phẩm giáo dục cho học sinh THPT).

* Tại sao Phúc chọn Singapore khởi nghiệp?

Tháng Tư được tin mất nhà

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Ủy ban phường vừa mời một số hộ trong khu phố lên họp để nghe ngành đường sắt công bố lịch cắm mốc giới tuyến đường sắt Trảng Bom – Hòa Hưng. Đúng hơn đây là buổi thông báo gián tiếp về tình hình giải tỏa nhà đất ở phường, sẽ thực hiện nhằm phục vụ dự án làm đường hành lang an toàn song song đoạn đường sắt chạy ngang đất phường mà việc cắm mốc nay mai là để xác định trước vùng cần giải tỏa. Tiếp tục đọc “Tháng Tư được tin mất nhà”

Bức tranh giáo dục nhìn từ lễ khai giảng

VNE – Thứ năm, 7/9/2017 | 10:42 GMT+7

Năm học của ba đứa trẻ có cùng một cái tên, “năm học 2017-2018”, nhưng lại mang những bộ mặt khác nhau.

Sáng sớm 5/9/2017.

Tẩn Láo San tỉnh giấc giữa khu nội trú vẫn chìm trong sương sớm. Ở phòng bên cạnh, học sinh cũng lục tục gọi nhau dậy. Hơn 12h đêm qua, bọn trẻ trong khu nội trú trường Pá Mỳ, huyện Mường Nhé, Điện Biên mới chịu đi ngủ. Chúng háo hức chờ ngày khai giảng. Tiếp tục đọc “Bức tranh giáo dục nhìn từ lễ khai giảng”

1,200 megawatt Vietnam coal plant gets funding, but Standard Chartered pulls out over climate policy conflict

The London-headquartered bank withdrew from the US$1.87 billion coal-fired power plant’s financing consortium, but eight other banks, including Singapore’s OCBC and DBS and Malaysia’s Maybank, closed the deal.

eco-business_What will be one of Vietnam’s largest coal-fired power stations has secured enough funding to get built, but a key member of the financing syndicate has pulled out following a campaign that highlighted a major conflict with the bank’s climate policy.

Financing closed on the US$1.87 billion, 1,200 megawatt Nghi Son 2 coal-fired power plant last week. But London-headquartered Standard Chartered Bank—which was initially part of a consortium of nine banks that includes Singapore’s Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and DBS, Malaysia’s Maybank and Japan Bank for International Cooperation—was absent from the final list of financiers.

A campaign by green groups Greenpeace and Market Forces pointed out that by financing the coal plant, StanChart was in breach of its own policy on energy and climate change. That policy rules out providing loans for coal plants above a certain emissions intensity.

The coal financing deal also goes against the Equator Principles, a framework for banks to assess the environmental and social risk of the infrastructure projects they finance, that StanChart signed in 2003.

Vietnam is well-placed for clean energy investment, but Singapore’s major banks continue to miss opportunities to fund a clean energy development pathway, instead locking in polluting coal for decades to come.

Julien Vincent, executive director, Market Forces

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