More Party cells needed in VN’s private businesses

Update: March, 28/2019 – 10:00 vna
 

The Secretariat of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee has issued a new instruction on the need to have Party cells in all private Vietnamese economic entities.– Photo thesaigontimes

HÀ NỘI – The Secretariat of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee has issued a new instruction on the need to have Party cells in all private Vietnamese economic entities.

Instruction No 33-CT/TW highlighted Party and Government policies to make private economic entities into a driving force for the country’s socialist-oriented market economy. The document also emphasised the need to develop party cells and mass organisations in any economic entity operating in Việt Nam. Continue reading “More Party cells needed in VN’s private businesses”

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Huế goes ahead with historic evacuation plan

Update: March, 29/2019 – 09:00 vna
 

Illegal houses on top of a citadel wall section. — VNS Photo Phước Bửu
Viet Nam NewsTHỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Huế authorities have announced plans to evacuate 4,200 families out of the citadel walls and buildings in an attempt to stop illegal lodging on relics.

The People’s Council of Thừa Thiên-Huế Province early this week approved the evacuation plan designed by the local People’s Committee. Continue reading “Huế goes ahead with historic evacuation plan”

About 100 Hà Nội streets will have pavement replaced with natural stones

Update: March, 29/2019 – 15:36 vna
 

Natural stones that will be used to resurface the pavement along streets in Hà Nội. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — The pavement of about 100 streets in Hà Nội will be replaced with natural stones this year instead of conventional concrete bricks.

The natural stones will be used along streets where electrical wires and telecommunication cables are buried underground.

For example, some eligible streets in Ba Đình District include Chu Văn An, Nguyễn Cảnh Chân, Hoàng Văn Thụ, Lê Hồng Phong, Trần Phú, Hoàng Diệu and Nguyễn Thái Học – Kim Mã.

Đống Đa, Tây Hồ, Hai Bà Trưng, Hoàn Kiếm, Hoàng Mai and Hà Đông districts will also have streets with natural stone pavements. Continue reading “About 100 Hà Nội streets will have pavement replaced with natural stones”

New university recruitment regulation raises concerns

Update: March, 30/2019 – 09:00 vna

 

Students submit applications for university admission at the National Economics University. – VNA/VNS Photo Quý Trung

Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — A new regulation concerning recruitment quotas for public tertiary education institutions in Việt Nam has been at the centre of debate among educators and lawmakers.

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) recently decided to use the percentage of students that gained employment after graduation as the basis to determine whether a university should be allowed to increase its recruitment quota for the next academic year. Continue reading “New university recruitment regulation raises concerns”

As Bayer’s Roundup Cancer Costs Accumulate, Questions Linger About the Wisdom of Its Monsanto Merger

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Bayer has to pay out $81 million in damages to a man who claims the Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer, a jury ruled Wednesday. In a similar ruling last year, the sum was $289 million, reduced to $78 million on appeal. Since that first verdict, Bayer’s shares have lost 40% of their value—and there are still around 11,300 such cases waiting in the wings. Continue reading “As Bayer’s Roundup Cancer Costs Accumulate, Questions Linger About the Wisdom of Its Monsanto Merger”

Google fined twice by EU in 8 months (2 articles)

Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

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European regulators said Google had violated antitrust rules by imposing unfair terms on companies that used Google’s search bar on their websites in Europe.CreditCreditPaulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times

LONDON — European authorities on Wednesday fined Google 1.5 billion euros for antitrust violations in the online advertising market, continuing its efforts to rein in the world’s biggest technology companies.

The fine, worth about $1.7 billion, is the third against Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforcing the region’s position as the world’s most aggressive watchdog of an industry with an increasingly powerful role in society and the global economy. The regulators said Google had violated antitrust rules by imposing unfair terms on companies that used its search bar on their websites in Europe.

Continue reading “Google fined twice by EU in 8 months (2 articles)”

Innovative solutions to help famers replant ageing coffee trees

Update: March, 28/2019 – 09:00 vnn

 

Trần Văn Nhiên (first from left), a coffee farmer in Quảng Hiệp, Cư M’Gar, Đắc Lắc Province with his cofee farm applying drip protection solution in the pilot phase, bringing healthier and taller coffee trees in comparison with curent farmer practices. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam NewsĐẮK LẮK — Coffee trees in Việt Nam are ageing and innovative technical solutions are needed to help farmers successfully replant them, a seminar, “Making use of plant protection products through drip irrigation system”, heard in Đắc Lắc Province on Wednesday. Continue reading “Innovative solutions to help famers replant ageing coffee trees”

Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers

Update: March, 30/2019 – 09:00 vnn
 

Pigs are raised in a farm belonging to Bùi Đức Luận in Sơn Vi Commune, Lâm Thao district in the northern province of Phú Thọ. Farmers are urged to form value chain to enhance the competitiveness for their products. — VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Sinh
Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — The pig industry plays an important role in the Asia Pacific, but, like other sectors, is facing challenges such as price volatility, food safety concerns and recently reported outbreaks of African swine fever. Therefore, solutions are needed to promote smallholder pig production in a sustainable way, experts said. Continue reading “Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers”

China’s activities in Hoàng Sa violate Việt Nam’s sovereignty: spokeswoman

Update: March, 29/2019 – 09:00 vietnamnews

 

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng at a press conference on Thursday.— VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has once again demanded China respect its sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in response to China’s live-fire drills and construction plans in Hoàng Sa.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the statement on Thursday at a press conference.

She reiterated: “Việt Nam has sufficient legal foundation and historical evidence testifying to its sovereignty over Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa archipelagoes in accordance with international law.” Continue reading “China’s activities in Hoàng Sa violate Việt Nam’s sovereignty: spokeswoman”

Project to restore Central Highlands forests gets nod

Update: March, 27/2019 – 10:46 VNN

 

More than VNĐ28.5 trillion (US$1.23 billion) has been earmarked for a project to protect, restore and sustainably develop forests in the Central Highlands until 2030. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — More than VNĐ28.5 trillion (US$1.23 billion) has been earmarked for a project to protect, restore and sustainably develop forests in the Central Highlands until 2030.

The project, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc last week, aims to cut forest losses and restore the coverage rate to 49.2 per cent, or 2.72 million hectares. Continue reading “Project to restore Central Highlands forests gets nod”