Pen Monument by Hoàn Kiếm Lake will join 400 of the world’s most famous landmarks to celebrate St Patrick’s Day by going green. — Photo courtesy of the embassyViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s historic Pen Tower next to Hoàn Kiếm (Returned Sword) Lake will be lit up in green on Saturday along with 400 of the world’s most famous landmarks to celebrate St Patrick’s Day – Ireland’s national day. The Ireland Day festival will start at 1pm on Saturday. Various cultual activities including games, sports and a performance by the Traditional Irish Music Society of University College Cork will take place. Every year on March 17, Ireland and its people celebrate Ireland’s national day. With up to 70 million people around the world having Irish ancestry and many more friends of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day is a worldwide celebration. Since 2010, the ‘Ireland’s Global … [Read more...] about Hà Nội to go green on St Patrick’s Day
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The Octagon House at Ly Thai To Park turned green on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 - Photo: Courtesy of Embassy of Ireland This is part of the “Ireland’s Global Greening” initiative, a major worldwide campaign in which landmark sites around the world such as the Empire State building in New York, the City Hall in London, and the Great Wall of China, will turn green to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Ahead of the Green Lighting Ceremony, the Ireland Day Festival, a fun-filled free public event of Irish cultural activities will be organized by the Friends of Ireland in Vietnam group in the afternoon near Hoan Kiem Lake. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Native_ads The Traditional Irish Music Society of University College Cork will bring some of the best Irish music and dance to both the Ireland Day Festival and the Green Lighting Ceremony. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Inpage_Banner This is the third time Hanoi has joined the event. In 2017, Hanoi was the first city in Southeast Asia … [Read more...] about Hanoi goes green on St. Patrick’s Day
Relic of Quảng Bình Quan, a spot where free Wi-Fi will be available in Quảng Bình Province. — VNS Photo Phước BửuViet Nam News QUẢNG BÌNH — The central province of Quảng Bình has plans to introduce free Wi-Fi coverage at 12 locations around the province, including the coastal and island localities. Particularly, four Wi-Fi generating stations will be built at Ngang Pass in the province’s Quảng Trạch District, Sen Thủy Commune in Lệ Thủy District, Hải Ninh Commune in Quảng Ninh District, and Đá Nhảy Beach in Bố Trạch District. The stations are expected to meet the communications needs of border guards and military forces located in these areas, who put up in the waters or near the ocean’s edge. The installation will be done by the military locomotive business, Viettel. Other targeted areas for free Wi-Fi coverage include Bảo … [Read more...] about Quảng Bình to offer Wi-Fi across 12 locations
A Milwaukee policeman whose fatal shooting of a suspect sparked overnight rioting in the U.S. Midwestern city appeared to have acted lawfully after the man turned toward him with a gun in his hand, Police Chief Edward Flynn said on Sunday. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker activated the state's National Guard in case of more violence in response to the death of Sylville K. Smith, 23, who was shot while trying to flee from an officer who had stopped his car on Saturday. In a scene Mayor Tom Barrett described as “unlike anything I have seen in my adult life in this city,” crowds gathered after the shooting and then turned violent during the night in the city's Sherman Park neighborhood. Gunshots were fired, six businesses were destroyed by fire and police cars damaged before calm was restored in the neighborhood, which has a reputation for poverty and crime. Seventeen people were arrested in the disturbances, Flynn said. Four police officers were treated for injuries and … [Read more...] about Officer’s shooting of suspect that sparked Milwaukee riot appears lawful: police
VietNamNet Bridge - With total area of over 2,000 square meters, it would take about VND500 billion to provide free wi-fi throughout HCMC, experts have estimated. HCMC’s Vice Mayor Tran Vinh Tuyen at a meeting with the HCMC Tourism Department said that a Singaporean firm suggested providing free wi-fi throughout the city to help residents and tourists more easily check information. It would also facilitate the e-government plan the city is implementing. To have mobile phones or laptops witj wi-fi connection, there must be a wi-fi transmitting device which could be either Access Point (AP) or router AP. An outdoor AP will be needed for outdoor wi-fi connection. In general, an outdoor AP has the coverage of between 50 and 300 meters in radius. An expert said that the coverage of 150-200 meters would be reasonable, because within the radius, mobile devices cannot connect. If not, phones would still be able to detect wi-fi wave, but may not have internet connection. With total area … [Read more...] about How much will it cost to have free wi-fi throughout HCM City?