Viet Nam News TORONTO — The parents of award-winning Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, an environmental activist campaigning to protect sharks, said on Thursday they hoped his experience in the water could help him survive after he disappeared off the Florida coast this week. Stewart, 37, went missing on Tuesday after a deepwater dive to retrieve an anchor. His dive partner collapsed after returning to the boat, while Stewart, who signaled he was OK when he surfaced, later disappeared, his parents said. "If anybody can survive in the water, it is him," Brian Stewart, his father said in a telephone interview, adding his son was "super fit" and a highly skilled scuba diver. "A bunch of the people in the boat gave their attention to the guy who collapsed and a minute later they turned, and Rob was gone. They haven’t seen him since," he said. At the time of the incident, Stewart was filming a documentary called Sharkwater: Extinction, which he was aiming to show at the … [Read more...] about Parents of Canadian ‘Sharkwater’ filmmaker have hope for missing son – Life & Style – Vietnam News Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports
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VietNamNet Bridge - Artificial intelligence now plays an increasingly important role in enterprises’ operation as it helps increase productivity, thus optimizing profit. However, Vietnamese businesses still hesitate to invest in it. Kien learned many new concepts such as big data and artificial intelligence. “This is knowledge that can only be applied in reality 10-15 years later,” Kien said. In early 2016, Hana, mIdeas’ virtual consultancy officer, was completed after many years of experiments. Hana can provide online consultancy to satisfy 70-80 percent of clients’ information in all fields, from telecommunication to healthcare, from education to food & drink. Hana can give advice about recipes and addresses of good restaurants and related information at very high speed. Some Vietnamese businesses, including a big telecom brand, have become mIdeas’ strategic partners, using Hana. Not only are they able to solve problems quickly, Hana can also … [Read more...] about How will artificial intelligence affect VN businesses?
Administrative Reform - Business Environment Improvement In every country in the world, particularly in ASEAN countries, administrative reform is always of great concern for governments and is one of the most important factors in public administration reform. To portray this issue, Vietnam Business Forum, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in cooperation with the National Political Publishing House, released a publication titled “Administrative reform for economic development, business environment improvement” chief-authored by Dr Doan Duy Khuong. In this publication, the authors strongly put forth recommendations and solutions that Vietnam, as well as other countries with similar development, can consult to improve the effectiveness of administrative reform. Vietnam Business Forum would like to excerpt these recommendations and solutions. Recommendation 1: Dynamic vision and approach system is needed In the current changing world, each nation is facing … [Read more...] about Administrative Reform – Business Environment Improvement
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam had become the target of spy attack of hackers, according to a US intelligence report. Network security is no longer a distant issue of developing countries like Vietnam. Vietnam’s delegate at a cyber-security conference in Russia in June 2015. Statistics show that Vietnam is among the top countries faced with malware. Vietnam ranked number 1 in the world for the rate of malware infection through portable storage devices (USB, memory sticks or external drives), with 70.83% of PCs infected and 39.95% of users faced withmalware from cyberspace. Colonel Nguyen Van Thinh, Deputy Director of the Network Security Agency of the Ministry of Public Security, cited intelligence reports on the global threat by the US company CrowdStrike with the warning that Vietnam may continue to be one of the key targets of hackers linked to the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea) conflict. China has declared: "Cyberspace is the fifth battlefield … [Read more...] about New intelligence front and the threat to Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge – Three national anti-corruption hotlines that were created for the public to report corruption have already received more than 200 calls since they were publicised on December 13, said the Head of Government Inspectorate Anti-corruption Bureau Pham Trong Dat. Dat said one-third of the calls to 08048228, 0902386999 and 01256986688 were able to provide the authority with credible evidence, which was sufficient for the bureau to start investigations. The majority of the calls were made to report corruption issues in local government bodies on district and commune levels. A large number of calls were about land management, land compensation policies and abuse of an office's power, which falls under the local authority's jurisdiction, revealing it was likely that citizens were not satisfied with the manner said issues were handled by local authorities and chose to call the hotlines instead. Many calls were also made to report incidents in which traffic police … [Read more...] about Anti-corruption hotlines busy as Tet holiday approaches