HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Many software companies have provided free e-learning software for students to study online while schools remain closed at least until the month-end due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears. The HCM City Department of Education and Training and Smart School Joint Stock Company have provided many parents with software to enable their children to study at home. Through a free account, they can access online lessons in history, geography and other subjects, which have many videos and images uploaded by teachers. The software can be used for free until schools reopen after four weeks of closure due to the ongoing public health emergency caused by COVID-19. FPT Corporation provides free e-learning on its VioEdu system at https://vio.edu.vn/ for students throughout the country. The system has recorded nearly 27,000 users in recent weeks who accessed it 70,000 times. The company is training primary schools in Hanoi to upload lectures … [Read more...] about Companies launch free e-learning software amid school closure
Singapore (VNA) – As Singapore, an unlikely place for farming revolution, aims to boost agricultural production and rely less on imports to feed its 5.6 million people, the country has developed tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings and lab-grown shrimp. Singapore produces about 10 percent of its food; however, as climate change and population growth threatens global food supplies, it eyes to raise that to 30 percent by 2030 under a plan called “30-by-30”. The country has not given a total pricetag for “30-by-30” first unveiled in March, but it has various funding schemes. Besides Temasek, the government has set aside 144 million SGD (104 million USD) for research and development into food, and 63 million SGD for agriculture firms to use technology to boost productivity. As for Singapore, a tiny island state in Southeast Asia, the challenge is space. With only 1 percent of the country’s 724 square km land devoted to agriculture … [Read more...] about Singapore: From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp
Thao would also receive cash and cash equivalents, gold and foreign currency belonging to TNG that have been deposited at banks totaling VND1.76 trillion ($75.57 million). Vu was liable to pay the difference in assets to Thao, valued at VND1.22 trillion ($52.38 million), the court had ruled. … [Read more...] about Royal tussle continues: ‘Queen’ insists she has rights in coffee empire
Dong Minh Cuong, Director of the Asian Lotus Travel and Trading Joint Stock Company, said “I love Ba Be Lake so much that I come here again and again. The natural scenery is stunning. This is a really big freshwater lake in the mountains. There are many ancient giant trees in the dense forest.” … [Read more...] about Ba Be Lake, a jade of Vietnam’s northeastern mountains
Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?