More prosecuted for public order disruption at Dong Nai IZs The People's Procuracy in Nhon Trach and Trang Bom district and Bien Hoa city, in southern Dong Nai province, approved the decision to prosecute two additional public disorder cases on May 20, with an additional 39 defendants prosecuted and temporarily detained. Specifically, Bien Hoa and Trang Bom police prosecuted 36 defendants on public disorder charges, while Nhon Trach police prosecuted two cases with three defendants on charges of property robbery. On the same day, Nhon Trach district police arrested three offenders, namely Nguyen Van Do, Nguyen Thanh Binh and Vo Quoc Thanh, all living in Trang Bom district, on charges of disturbing public order at Trang Bom's Ho Nai industrial zone on May 14. As of May 20, the Dong Nai provincial police had been holding 416 people and prosecuted a total of 18 criminal cases, with 76 defendants prosecuted and temporarily detained for a three-month period. Donations pour in for soldiers … [Read more...] about More prosecuted for public order disruption at Dong Nai IZs
Boston at the forum
Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has attended the Ministerial Health Leaders' Forum held by Harvard University in Massachusetts, the US, from June 3-6. The first ever Harvard Ministerial Health Leaders' Forum aims to foster the effectiveness of health ministers when developing and improving sustainable health and care services. At the forum, Minister Tien was among 15 health ministers from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America to be nominated as 2012 Harvard Health Leaders. They were selected for their innovative ideas and determination to bring health reform policies to life, helping to improve people's health. Earlier, from June 1-3, Minister Tien met with Harvard and Boston Universities to discuss training for health workers in Vietnam . She also held a meeting with several US businesses, that are already established in Vietnam, about public-private partnerships in the health care sector.-VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends world health leaders’ forum in US
Is our love affair with GDP coming to an end? If you were following this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is indeed the case. In three separate sessions, two giants of the financial world and one leading academic were all in agreement: gross domestic product – the estimate of the total value of goods and services a country produces – is up for review. Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, IMF head Christine Lagarde and MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson all said GDP is a poor indicator of progress, and argued for a change to the way we measure economic and social development. “We have to go back to GDP, the calculation of productivity, the value of things – in order to assess, and probably change, the way we look at the economy,” said Lagarde. As the business landscape reinvents itself, demographics shift, inequality expands, climate change gets worse and technology continues to advance at breakneck … [Read more...] about Beyond GDP – is it time to rethink the way we measure growth?
HCM CITY (Biz Hub)– Companies have been urged to embrace the opportunities presented by the ASEAN Economic Community, which will take effect by year-end, and not be afraid of the challenges that a more competitive environment will bring. Speakers at the Viet Nam CEO Forum held in HCM City on Thursday said that the establishment of the AEC would create free movements of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labour among ASEAN countries. Dr. Hans-Paul Burkner, chairman of Boston Consulting Group, said that local companies' advantages include understanding of their own market and consumers, and relations with suppliers. They also know how to interact with the government, and are flexible and fast in their operations. He advised domestic enterprises to identify their strengths and enter overseas markets only after establishing a strong position in the local market. Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong said businesses must comply with all laws and consult with … [Read more...] about Forum discusses strategies to take on ASEAN integration
WASHINGTON — Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien attended the Ministerial Health Leaders' Forum held by Harvard University in the US state of Massachusetts from June 3-6. This first ever Harvard Ministerial Health Leaders' Forum aimed to foster the effectiveness of health ministers when developing and improving sustainable health and care services. At the forum, Tien was among 15 health ministers from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America to be nominated to the 2012 Harvard Health Leaders. The group was selected for its innovative ideas and determination to bring health reform policies to life, helping improve people's health. Earlier, from June 1-3, Tien met with leading officials of Harvard and Boston universities to discuss training for health workers in Viet Nam. She also held a meeting with several US businesses already established in Viet Nam about public-private partnerships in the health care sector. — VNS … [Read more...] about VN minister attends world health leaders’ forum in US