VietNamNet Bridge - A new class of young rich people, born in the 1980s and 1990s, are earning billions of dong a month from the internet. Duong, a young father in Nghe An province, posts animated videos on Youtube to lure viewers. When he reaches a certain number of viewers, Duong will be allowed by YouTube to include advertising pieces on videos and receive money from every click with every inserted ad. The owners of the websites which provide content regularly and have a high number of visitors from stable clients are called in MMO as ‘publishers’. A new class of young rich people, born in the 1980s and 1990s, are earning billions of dong a month from the internet. The CEO of an online ad firm said his company has to pay $150,000-200,000 a month on average to one publisher. About 20 publishers receive money regularly from the company. Huynh Kim Tuoc from Facebook Vietnam said at a recent workshop on Vietnam’s e-commerce that there are about 50 young self-made … [Read more...] about How much do members of the online community earn?
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As clocks turn back, days get shorter, temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere plummet and 2012 draws to a close, there's no better time to strike a match and light those dark skies up with color. That's why online travel consultants Cheapflights.com (wwww.cheapflights.com) have come up with a list of Top 10 fire festivals around the world. Reuters has not endorsed this list: … [Read more...] about Travel Picks: Top 10 fire festivals around the world
Nong, a government employee pictured with the children of Kengkup village, Sepone District, Savhanakhet Province. Nong said four children were recently killed in the village while out playing with an unexploded sub-munitions dropped by American planes during the "secret" bombing campaign over Laos. The first use of cluster munitions reportedly occurred when a World War I fighter pilot, somewhere in Europe, tossed a box full of grenades out of a biplane. A new idea was born - a payload that contained not one but multiple explosive devices. And now, nearly a century later, the world is still trying to get rid of them. Over 1,000 international delegates, journalists and survivors are attending the first meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Laos this week. At the meeting, representatives from 108 signatory states will hammer out a decade-long plan to rid their nations of cluster bombs, rockets and missiles. Affected states - like the convention's host … [Read more...] about The worst weapon
Climate change has been increasingly appearing on key agendas in Vietnam, but a clear direction in tackling the issue is yet to be formed. Climate change has been a noticeable inclusion in Vietnam's foreign affairs activities in recent times. On bilateral and multilateral platforms the country is actively promoting and participating in related discussions. The number of participants in Vietnamese delegations to international conferences on climate change is also increasing. More so than most countries in world, climate change is not just an environmental issue for Vietnam but also economic, social and developmental. Its government places it alongside the most critical issues facing the country. "According to international scientific organisations, Vietnam is among the top five countries most affected by climate change and rising sea levels," said Mr Ngo Quang Xuan, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee. "While the total socioeconomic and … [Read more...] about At the crossroads
The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017.In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas and coal combined.Britain has halved carbon emissions in the electricity sector since 2012 to provide the fourth cleanest power system in Europe and seventh worldwide.In April, the UK had its first 24-hour period without using any coal power since the Industrial Revolution.The government is committed to phasing out unabated coal by 2025 as part of efforts to cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions in line with legal obligations.Separate findings from power research group MyGridGB show that renewable energy sources provided more power than coal for 90% of 2017, figures up to 12 December show.British wind farms produced more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year.This changing … [Read more...] about UK enjoyed ‘greenest year for electricity ever’ in 2017