Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s resort island Bali fell quiet on March 7 for the annual “Day of Silence” festival, halting flights, internet and closing tourist attractions to allow time for meditation and introspection. Known locally as Nyepi, the festival marks a new year of Hindus on the island. They are expected to stay at home for 24 hours and self-reflect on the day. Non-Hindus and tourists are also asked to participate by staying indoors for the island’s annual shutdown. Cars and motorcycles are not allowed on the road except in the case of an emergency, lights inside homes and on the street must be switched off, and tourist attractions and shopping centres are all closed. Ngurah Rai International Airport announced it would close for 24 hours starting from 6am on March 7, affecting 468 flights, including 207 international ones. Local authorities also ordered mobile internet providers to shut down for the day, except for essential public services. … [Read more...] about Bali island shut down for “Day of Silence”
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The cybersecurity and high-tech crimes prevention unit under the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security on Saturday said that it had worked in coordination with police officers in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong to bust the crime ring, having operated in Ho Chi Minh City, Lam Dong, and the northern province of Son La. … [Read more...] about Vietnam police bust criminal ring selling smartphone spyware
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With the current way of learning, students can obtain tips to solve math questions, but they don’t have deep knowledge about the nature of problems to apply them in life. Commenting about the current mathematics curriculums, Do Duc Thai, Mathematics and Information Technology Dean of the Hanoi University of Education, Chief Editor of the new mathematics curriculum for general education, said they are so difficult that ‘only professors with relatively good qualifications can understand’. … [Read more...] about E-textbooks supported by educators