A teacher in the remote mountainous province of Lai Chau has just been honoured for her efforts and contributions to a remote school in the area. Khoang Ha Po is teaching at a class opened for children aged between 3-5 at the remote village of Huoi Linh in Nam Nhun District in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, 500 kilometres from Hanoi. The village has just 18 Mong ethnic group households and is surrounded by rivers and high mountains. Children at the kindergarten class in Huoi Linh Village. Photo by Giaoduc.net The teacher, who is in her twenties, said that she came to teach at this class in 2015. As her house lies nearly 300 kilometres away in Muong Te District, she stays at this boarding class with the pupils and one other female teacher. "Life here is very hard due to difficult terrain," Po said. "The village is just some five kilometres from the commune's centre but it takes us nearly one hour by motorbike to travel to get food and necessities every … [Read more...] about Teacher honoured for great efforts in remote areas
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MoIT concerned over potential electricity shortages Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh sounded the alarm about the high risk of power shortages at a meeting earlier this week. In a report sent to the Government and the National Assembly, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) said extreme weather conditions have left many hydropower plants without enough water to produce electricity. The MoIT plans to import 20 million tonnes of coal in 2020 and 35 million tonnes in 2035. It also added the local supply of gas was not enough to generate electricity for projects in the southeast and the southwest of the country. There are more than 10 projects in the area accounting for 16 percent of total capacity in Viet Nam. MoIT said demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will continue to be strong, outpacing domestic production by 2020 requiring the country to import around one million cubic metres a year. Phung Van Sy, general manager of the ministry’s oil and gas division, said … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 20
It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s. At Lockheed Martin, for example, it used to take a technician two painstaking days to measure 309 locations for certain fasteners on a particular curved panel. But according to Shelley Peterson, the aerospace company's head of emerging technologies, the same job now takes little more than two hours. What changed? The technician started wearing glasses. But not just any old glasses: specifically, the Microsoft Hololens. It looks like a bulky set of safety goggles. And it layers digital information over the real world. In this case, it scans the curved panel, makes its calculations, and shows the technician exactly where each fastener should go. Productivity experts are gushing about the potential benefits of augmented-reality devices such as the Hololens and Google Glass. When Google first demonstrated its smart glasses in 2012, their prospects seemed quite different. They were seen as a … [Read more...] about Why do billions of people still not have glasses?