Former world number one Woods, who once wondered if nagging back trouble would spell the end of his career, had an eagle and six birdies to finish 72 holes on eight-under par 280.That never put him within striking distance of Fowler, who produced a remarkable course-record 61 on the par-72 Albany Golf Club layout.Fowler birdied the first seven holes, and eight holes on the front nine. After birdies at 11, 13 and 15 was eyeing golf's magic number of 59.No more birdies were forthcoming, however, and Fowler settled for a course-record 61 and a total of 18-under 270.Fowler finished four shots in front of fellow American Charley Hoffman, the overnight leader by five strokes who carded a final-round 72 for 274. "I knew I needed to get off to a quick start today to at least show Charley I was there," said Fowler, who started the day seven shots adrift. "We took care of that and kept it rolling from there."Fowler was disappointed with his par at the eighth, where he had hoped to improve … [Read more...] about Woods fires final-round 68 as Fowler wins Hero World Challenge
A woman and both of her daughters were killed when their house went up in flames in Saigon early on Monday morning. Joggers on an alley off Lac Long Quan Street in District 11 spotted the blaze at around 5 a.m. and immediately started banging on the door and shouting to wake the people inside up. A 40-year-old man and his brother managed to escape, but his wife and two children, aged 15 and 16 years old, got stuck inside. Firefighters have recovered their bodies. The 40-square-meter house (430 sq ft) with a wooden attic was destroyed. Neighbors said the family had been living there for many years. Police are investigating the cause. Deadly fires are common in Vietnam and are generally blamed on a lack of fire-safety measures. … [Read more...] about Mother and two daughters killed in Saigon house fire
According to local media, the mall caught fire at 15:00 (local time) on December 2 which then spread across 1,500 sqm of the building, causing 300 sqm of roof to collapse. More than 200 firefighters were deployed to the site, bringing the fire under control by 17:00.Local police suspect an electrical short circuit might have caused the blaze.Orenburg city, about 1,500 km southeast of Moscow, has about 300 Vietnamese people doing business, mostly in “the mall of Vietnamese”, according to a Vietnamese national living in the city.The Embassy of Vietnam in Russia has been working with local authorities to support affected Vietnamese there. VNS … [Read more...] about Fire breaks out in mall of Vietnamese in Orenburg, Russia
VietNamNet Bridge - Experts believe that if Vietnam imposes a carbon tax on coal-fired plants, ‘clean power’ will be able to compete with thermal power. There are 12 operating thermal power plantsNgo Duc Lam, an energy expert from VSEA (Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance), has applauded the government’s resolution on developing the Mekong Delta in a sustainable way by restricting coal-fired thermal power.Lam suggested that Vietnam should follow European countries and impose a carbon tax on thermal power plants. This is the fee the users of fossil fuels have to pay for carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere.By 2030, when the number of plants rises to 70, they will consume 162 million tons of coal and and produce a huge amount of waste. … [Read more...] about Will a carbon tax be imposed on coal-fired thermal power plants?
Fire swept through a shop house in Haiphong City, killing a family of six early today, December 29. Neighbours of the smalldressmaking establishment in alley 136, Nguyen Duc Canh Street, Le ChanDistrict, alerted fire authorities at around 5am. Fire fighters had troublebreaking through the front gate of the house, and by the time theygained access to the house the blaze had taken a firm hold. Fire fighters clear the site where cloth used for dressmaking is believed to have fuelled the blaze. Nguyen Xuan Binh, the vice chairman of the Haiphong People’s Committee, reported all six members of the family had died -- two elderly people aged over 80, a young couple, a young man and a boy. The young woman was said to be in the first month of pregnancy. Police said cloth used for dressmaking inside the house had fuelled the blaze, the cause of which has not yet been determined. One fire fighter suffered smoke inhalation. … [Read more...] about Fire kills family of 6 in Haiphong