(VOVworld) - Growing mushrooms is a traditional craft of Lai Vung district in Dong Thap province. To meet a growing demand, local farmers have applied a greenhouse mushroom cultivation model to boost productivity and quality. Mushrooms contain a great deal of protein, vitamin, and growing them can be quite profitable. In Lai Vung district, Dong Thap province, straw mushrooms are cultivated along the Hau River - Dinh Hoa, Tan Hoa, Tan Thanh, and Vinh Thoi. The locals grow mushrooms in the fields, in their gardens, and now in greenhouses, a cultivation model which has made many mushroom growers in the province rich, earning up to 880 USD a month. In just 15 square meters, Ngo Minh Tan of Hoa Thanh commune can harvest more than 10 kilos of mushrooms a day. He told us: "If we grow mushrooms outdoors, we must use pesticides. But it's unnecessary to spray pesticides in a greenhouse because there are no insects. This model boosts the price of straw mushrooms." The greenhouse model reduces … [Read more...] about Dong Thap farmers make fortune growing straw mushrooms
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According to the new salary scheme, to be implemented shortly, the President would make 3.77 million VND (about $US 250) a month, announced the salary reform agency on January 10. President Tran Duc Luong (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi … [Read more...] about How much does Vietnam’s President make?
VietNamNet Bridge – Many people advised Ms. Hoang Phuong Lan, a resident of Thai Binh City,Thai Binh Province to cut her hair but she has not done so since 1996. Lan was recognized to have the longest straight hair in Vietnam by the Vietnam Records Book Center in 2012. Lan loved long hair when she was a child. She let her hair grow and had the nickname “Long-hair Lan”. In 1996, for various reasons, she had to cut her long hair to shoulder length, with a lot of regret. However that was her only hair-cut. Lan said when her hair was short, she washed it almost every day with herbs like lemon leaves, citronella leaves, soapberry and holy basil. She liked the feeling of touching the smooth and silky hair. As time passed, her hair got longer and longer and it took more time to wash the hair. Currently, her hair is 2.4m long and she has to spend one hour to wash it. She usually massages the head very slowly and gently to avoid hurting the roots. She cherishes the hair. … [Read more...] about The woman with 2.4m long hair
A biotechnology company says it can produce diesel using the same ingredients that make grass grow, media reported on Monday. The Massachusetts company Joule Unlimited has created a genetically engineered organism capable of producing diesel fuel or ethanol, which can be used to run cars and jet engines. Joule, a producer of alternative energy technologies, was founded in 2007 and based in Cambridge. The organism that Joule created is called a cyanobacterium, and it uses water, sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce and secrete renewable fuels. … [Read more...] about U.S. firm says it can “grow” diesel
TLC: A member of the Timeless Community gives a free hair cut to a local elder. — Photo tienphong.vn Be it cleaning up beaches or offering free haircuts to elderly people, a group of volunteers in Hoi An have taken it upon themselves to offer their support to the local community. Nguyen Trang reports. The Timeless Community has been active in Hoi An City in the central provinces of Quang Nam since July 2014. It brings together young volunteers who carry out several activities for needy elderly people and children. Head of the group Nguyen Trung Tan, 23, a graduate of Quy Nhon University, said he had joined social volunteer work organised by his university to help needy people while he was a student. “When I graduated, my friends and I decided to set up our own volunteer group of 14 graduates and students from local colleges and universities as well as the local women’s union,” he said. The group often organises activities such as clearing rubbish in streets, … [Read more...] about Volunteers try to make a difference
It's every woman's dream: could chocolate, the substance that cures everything from PMS to heartbreak, also make you skinnier? Here's the skinny: Dr. Beatrice Golomb, associate professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego, has published a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine linking regular chocolate consumption with a lower body mass index, or BMI. Golomb and her team surveyed 1,018 men and women aged 20 to 85 years old about their weekly food intake. Those who reported that they ate chocolate more frequently had lower BMIs. Even more surprisingly, the lower BMI group did not report eating fewer calories or exercising more than their heavier counterparts in the study. "That does not mean that you can eat unbounded amounts of chocolate," Golomb says. Ah, the catch. The research is certainly intriguing. Golomb had hypothesized that the metabolic benefits of chocolate - properties that would slightly increase your metabolism - would offset the calories … [Read more...] about Could eating chocolate make you thinner?
Nine women disfigured by acid became defiant models Saturday at the first haute couture fashion show for the survivors of the growing scourge of acid attacks in India. The women, nearly all victims of husbands or close family, paraded in gowns donated by top Indian designers including Rohit Bal, Ranna Gill and Archana Kochhar. None covered their face. "I was very nervous," said Meena Khatoon, mother of a young son after her venture down the catwalk. But the New Delhi woman, who was attacked by her ex-husband, insisted she had a point to prove. "People often looked away when I went outside. They would walk in the opposite direction when they saw me. I would face a lot of problems," Khatoon told AFP. "But then one day I thought, if that's the way you think, so be it. I have to build my life, I want my son to study and I have to support him." Khatoon now runs her own small business fixing mobile phones. She has been helped by Make Love Not Scars which organized the New Delhi show. The … [Read more...] about India acid attack victims defiant on the haute couture catwalk
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam makes boxes and wires for Samsung smartphones, while the five key components of products are made by foreign-invested enterprises. Samsung says it will take Vietnamese companies 10 years to become more involved in the company’s production chain.Government agencies and experts all agree that the presence of the foreign conglomerates in Vietnam like Samsung has strengthened the economy.As for the high 7.46 percent GDP growth rate in the third quarter, deputy general director of GSO (General Statistics Office) Nguyen Bich Lam said it was the Galaxy Note 8s and Samsung’s expansion in Vietnam which contributed to the high growth rate.Shim Won Hwan, president of Samsung Viet Nam Complex, said at a recent event that … [Read more...] about Samsung smartphones: what does Vietnam actually make?
Nhan Dan - The White House has changed their story from day to day as to what actually happened before, during and after the attacks on the US Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left four dead including a US Ambassador, on September 11 last year, which is making a mockery of the American political system. On Wednesday, the White House released approximately 100 pages of internal emails in a half-hearted lame effort to counter complaints that the Obama administration was involved in a cover-up of the truth. The emails detail in-depth discussions and a tortured process inside the Obama administration about how to cover up the truth and present a now largely discredited hypothesis about the Benghazi attacks. According to the emails, the officials knew that the attacks were a premeditated terror assault but lied to the American people to make it appear that the attacks were a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islamic film. However, in a hearing before the House Oversight … [Read more...] about White House: What difference does the truth make?
Nguyen Quynh Anh, a 25-year-old communications officer in Hanoi, never thought she would find her spouse through the popular dating site noi.vn. Unattached young men and women attend a singles party in Hanoi. Dating services are growing in popularity with busy professionals in the country's major cities. — File Photo "At first I was just looking for friends but ended up meeting my husband through the offline events," she said. Established in September 2008, noi.vn currentlyhas over 700,000 members and claims that at least 200 couples havewedded after using its services. In a country where dating has normally beengoverned by traditional guidelines, entrepreneurs have now establishedcompanies to serve the new wave of young professionals who have littletime to find their romantic partners. Le Quang Binh, director of the non-profitInstitute for the Study of Society, Economy and Environment in … [Read more...] about Match-making services grow in popularity