These workers have signed up for a diverse range of classes ranging from "Starting a Podcast" to "Dealing with Change." The one-day event was organized by the School of Public Affairs at American University and billed as a chance to engage in free learning and networking opportunities. But for many of the 550 people who signed up, it was a welcome opportunity to tackle the boredom and stress they have been facing since a budgetary impasse over a border wall sought by President Donald Trump but opposed by Democrats forced the partial closure of the government on December 22. Some 800,000 workers have been affected, forced either to stay at home or work without pay until the government is funded. "My wife was very happy to get me out of the house," quipped Adam Santo, a senior official in the U.S. Department of Commerce. "I do childcare for my daughter, take care of the house making dinner, the laundry," he said of the three weeks he has now spent at home. For Matthew Garlipp, who lives … [Read more...] about Bored and stressed, US workers hit by shutdown head back to school
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The Hanoitimes - Health Departments need to public information of the capsules and warn the people not to trade or use any unclear drug. People once find out medicine of unknown origin should report to authorized agencies while health authorities need to cooperate with customs, market watchdogs, and police to tighten the control on the issue. The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAVN) under the Ministry of Health has announced that it will not allow the register, production, import, or circulation of any Chinese drug made from human flesh. Human flesh-made capsules seized at South Korea’s South Chungcheong. Photo: EPA The announcement was made after international media reports saying that the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA) in late October had issued a warning of having thousands of human flesh-sourced capsules in the Nigerian market. The drug is smuggled from China. The DAVN immediately sent an alert to health authorities in the centrally-governed … [Read more...] about Vietnam ministry alerts of Chinese human flesh-sourced medicine
Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.By Huynh Kim A view of the roundtable discussion – PHOTO: HUYNH KIM CAN THO – Two entrepreneurs doing business in the United States have advised Mekong Delta firms to work in line with the law and to be persistent in their efforts if they wish to export their products to the world’s largest economy. The Can Tho Promotion Agency held a roundtable discussion yesterday, which put forward ways to boost exports of agricultural products in Can Tho City and the Mekong Delta as a whole to the United States. The event gathered some 100 firms based in the Mekong Delta. Having lived in the United States for 38 years, Simon Ky Tran, director of Bfarmusa Company, is an experienced consultant for Vietnamese firms, helping them export their agricultural products to the United States successfully. This includes rice in Can Tho City and sugar of Thanh Thanh Cong Group in Tay Ninh Province. He noted that it took … [Read more...] about Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.
U.S. food safety agency asserts Vietnamese tra fish quality compatibilityBy Trung Chanh Workers check the weight of tra fish fillets at a Vietnamese seafood producer – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH CAN THO – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the United States Department of Agriculture has proposed the Office of the Federal Register amend the Siluriformes fish inspection regulations to list Vietnam as a country eligible to export Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States. Vietnamese catfish, under the Siluriformes order, mainly tra fish (Pangasius), will be qualified to be shipped to the United States if the proposal is approved. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers told The Saigon Times today, September 17, that after receiving the proposal from the FSIS, the Federal Register posted a draft, seeking feedback for the request. The FSIS proposed this action because the agency had reviewed Vietnam’s laws, regulations … [Read more...] about U.S. food safety agency asserts Vietnamese tra fish quality compatibility
The department has also sent letters to 19 ministries, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federation of the Thai Industries to seek their cooperation in promoting water bottles without cap seals. They are expected to cultivate an understanding among their employees that drinking from a bottle without the seal is just as safe. To eliminate cap seals nationwide, schools, hotels, religious institutes, banks and airlines have been discouraged from buying bottles with cap seals. Cap seals are expected to be phased out completely within 2019.-VNA … [Read more...] about Thailand: Use of cap seals to be phased out in one year