Inspiring: Teacher Trần Thị Thúy talks with one of her students during an English lesson. — Photo baohungyen.vnViet Nam News Trần Thị Thúy’s world opened up after she read a magazine that was in both Vietnamese and English. It encouraged her to learn English. She then became an English teacher. Her classroom has often been on a computer screen because she wants her students to make friends all over the world. by Mai Khuyên HƯNG YÊN — Teacher Trần Thị Thúy, 32, from Đức Hợp High School in the northern province of Hưng Yên remembered how her dream started, when she got hold of a bilingual magazine in 1999. “That was really an unforgettable moment. A new world opened up and I was inspired, so I pledged to study English as a way to help myself realise my dream,” said Thúy. Her determination empowered her to study and become a teacher of English to help … [Read more...] about Magazine opens up the world
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Viet Nam News George Burchett* When Xuân Diệu Street, on which I ride my motorbike every day, turns into a moving garden, I know spring has come and Tết is around the corner. Xe ôms (motorbike taxis) loaded with pots of kumquats, peach blossoms, pomelo trees of various sizes, from average to gigantic, move in both directions. Flower sellers push their baskets of beautifully arranged flowers on their bikes. The area of Tây Hồ (West Lake) where I live has many orchards, which grow mostly kumquat trees for Tết. Hà Nội’s Flower Market is also nearby. Add to this the fruit sellers with their seasonal offerings, and throughout the year one is treated to a spectacle for all the senses. But around Tết, it becomes an exotic explosion. The orchards on Đặng Thai Mai are crowded with customers choosing the perfect kumquat trees. They either carry those with them, or have them delivered. One has to admire … [Read more...] about Flower power in the air ahead of festival
Bruno Fux, INSEE Ecocycle Vietnam director, speaking at the circular economy conference A reality of the current society is that to support economic development, people have to exploit many natural resources, which can seriously damage the environment. How can businesses limit these negative impacts? At the “Zero Landfill in Circular Economy” conference organised by INSEE Ecocycle Vietnam, experts and industry leaders have discussed the circular economy model and focused on the practical application of this model in efficient waste management and the responsible consumption of natural resources. The circular economy: an inevitable trend Currently, we are living in a linear economy where products are made from natural resources, sold to the market, consumed, and then disposed into the environment. This linear economy model will lead to the over-exploitation of natural resources and generation of huge amounts of waste. If we continue applying this model, the total demand … [Read more...] about The circular economy: sustainable development for big companies
Angry: Liverpool fans protest of the golden handshake given to Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore. — Photo courtesy of Alistair Bascombe Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy Around 200 men from Liverpool travelled to Spain in 1933. They were ordinary, working class lads. Many from industrial backgrounds like coal miners, or dock workers, who headed south to fight in the Spanish Civil War. At the time, the UK government wanted nothing to do with troubles in Spain where General Francisco Franco was hell bent on ruling the country with a fascist iron fist. Despite the ban on Brits helping out, the Liverpudlians, along with many other working class men from other cities in the UK, went anyway, picked up their arms and fought side by side with soldiers who they couldn’t even speak the same language as. They had no real reason to be there other than they believed it was the right thing to do. No doubt most, if not all of those fighting, had socialist tendencies and strong … [Read more...] about Just Scu on earth do you think you are, Richard?
Space technologies are vital to the early warning and management of the effects of the disaster.—VNA/VNS Photo Quốc KhánhViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The focus of space technology is the cosmos, but the technologies that are helping us explore our universe are now also saving lives, preserving our environment and enhancing our nation’s transportation and security, and improving our lives in many ways. The information was shared by experts attending a seminar held by the Space Committee in Hà Nội yesterday. The national strategy for space technology research and application 2006-2020 was approved by the Prime Minister in July 2006. Since then, research and the application of space technology have developed in many fields of civil society, said Doãn Hà Thắng, Head of the Việt Nam Space Committee office. “Innovative technologies and the application of space science to everyday life have helped improve health … [Read more...] about Space technology contributes to Việt Nam’s development