By Le Hoang  September 16, 2019 | 02:09 pm GMT+7 Dogs stolen by a dog theft gang in Thanh Hoa Province are seized by police, September 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Thanh Hoa Police. Police in the central province of Thanh Hoa detained 10 people Sunday after busting a gang of dog thieves, saving 40 dogs they had stolen. Le Thi Phuong, 34, Tran Van Thang, 33, and Lai Khac Hung, 38, were identified as the leaders of the gang that carried out dozens of thefts every night. According to the investigation, the gang, carrying stun guns and other sharp weapons rode motorbikes through residential areas at midnight and shot dogs roaming free on the street. In the small hours on Sunday, some police officers followed the gang and swooped down on them. Police seized 40 stolen dogs from the gang and announced their find, asking families with stolen pets to take them home. Dog theft is rarely treated as a criminal offense in Vietnam unless the canines are valued at more than … [Read more...] about Police rescue 40 stolen dogs in central Vietnam
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Illustrative image. — Photo baogiaothong.vn THÁI NGUYÊN — Thái Nguyên Central Hospital said that it had treated serious dog bites on a 20-month-old boy from the province’s Đại Từ District. According to the hospital, the boy was hospitalised on Saturday with dozens of wounds on his face, ankles and nose. After emergency treatment, the child recovered from critical condition. Now, the patient’s health is stable and he continues to receive care at the Department of Neurosurgery. The boy’s relatives said he was playing alone in the kitchen when he was suddenly attacked by the family’s dog. Hearing the boy’s screams, his relatives rushed in and saw the wounds on his face. They took the boy to a local hospital for first aid and then to the Thái Nguyên Central Hospital because he had lost a lot of blood. On Sunday, the Vietnam-Germany Hospital said it had treated a … [Read more...] about 20-month-old boy treated for serious dog bites
Mong docked tail dogs with a red coat Bac Ha market opens every Sunday morning in the center of Bac Ha town, about 60 km from Lao Cai city. Serendib magazine of Sri Lanka selected it as one of the 10 most interesting markets in Southeast Asia. The market has maintained the character of ethnic groups in Vietnam’s northwest region. In the old days, Bac Ha was a trade hub on the Silk Road from China’s Yunnan province to Central Asia. Local people, mostly Mong, brought their best products to sell at the market. Visitors are impressed by the diversity of products, the colorful clothes of the ethnic women, and the lively atmosphere. Bac Ha market has 4 sections selling cattle, household utensils and farm tools, brocade weaving products and jewelry, and food. They reserve a large space to sell thousands of buffalos, cows, horses, and pigs. Women and tourists are attracted to the garment and textile area where they can choose from a variety of brocade clothes, accessories, and … [Read more...] about Mong “docked tail” dog believed to bring luck to owners
By Robert Bicknell Comedian Billy Crystal joined the cast of Saturday Night Live the 1984-85 season. His most famous recurring sketch was his parody of Fernando Lamas, a smarmy talk-show host whose catch phrase was “It is better to look better than to feel good and, darling, you look Mahvelous!” became a media sensation So, here’s an interesting question… Is it better to look good, or to play good? (Grammar critics stop screaming, I know “play good” is wrong, but it’s the only way it fits the set up correctly. Call it, artistic licence and shaddap). The reason behind this is that I see far too many people on the driving ranges trying to swing like Tour pros and failing miserably. The painstakingly compare their swings to what they see on YouTube and keep making changes, despite not having the physical characteristics or strengths of the player in the video. So the question is, do you want to look like you can play golf, or do you want to … [Read more...] about Look good, or play good?
Nguyen Quang Thieu, poet My father died of lung cancer in 2008. In his twilight years, he was confined to a cushioned chair, as he could not breathe while lying on a bed. Since he was living in the countryside, my siblings and I could only take care of him during the weekends, as we all had jobs in faraway places. During the time that I spent with him, I started to notice more carefully the behavior of our family dog, Lu, who my Dad had raised since he was young. Lu often walked outside the porch or around the neighborhood during the day. But ever since my Dad became bedridden, he stayed with him the whole time, lying next to his chair. I think Lu hasn’t slept at all during that time. Dad’s terminal cancer forced him to take painkillers once every two or three hours. Every time he moaned in pain or wanted to get up, Lu immediately stood up and sat by his side. I often timed my phone alarm to wake my Dad up once every 1.5 hours to help him take his medications … [Read more...] about Why our dog was a close family member