A group of young people in the central city of Danang have held a music show to raise funds to support the rescue of dogs and cats. Team 16 with more than 10 members was set up in October last year. The music show took place on Bach Dang Street, Danang, included some other activities such as statue painting and an art sale All of the money from the event will be used to buy things for rescued dogs and cats, including medicines and food. At the show, Nguyen Thi Diem Thuy, a member of Team 16, said that through the fundraising, the team wanted to call for more love and care of animals. Visitors who paint on statues featuring pets continue their money for the fundraising programme. Many of the pictures sold at the event were drawn from the team’s real stories when rescuing dogs and cats The members of the team People who want to take dogs and cats rescued by the team to their homes have to pledge they will provide … [Read more...] about Danang team raises funds for dog and cat rescue
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Forest fires supercharged by climate change are burning twice as much global tree cover as 20 years ago, according to a data Wednesday showing the equivalent of 16 football pitches are now lost every minute. The research showed in unprecedented detail how wildfires have progressed over the past two decades, with the blazes claiming an estimated three more million hectares each year -- an area the size of Belgium -- compared with 2001. The study showed that the majority of tree cover loss is occurring in the boreal forests that blanket much of Russia, Canada and Alaska, which are among the largest storers of carbon on Earth. Researchers from the University of Maryland used satellite imagery to map areas of tree cover lost, including that burned by what are known as stand-replacing forest fires. These are fires that kill all or most of the forest's canopy and which cause long-term changes to forest structure and soil chemistry. The data showed 2021 to be one of the worst years … [Read more...] about Climate change driving unprecedented forest fire loss
Accordingly, the naval region and organizations visited and encouraged fishermen to conduct sustainable and lawful fishing at sea. In addition, the delegation also popularized information about maritime boundary delimitation agreements between Vietnam and neighboring countries; and legal documents on safe, sustainable and lawful fishing; to name but a few. Meanwhile, Naval Region 2 presented 500 national flags, 100 life jackets, and 30 gifts (worth VND 30 million) to needy fishermen’s children, and distributed documents on legal fishing. On this occasion, a medical team of Naval Region 2 presented 10 medical bags, and provided free health check-ups and medicines for over 200 fishermen in wards of Phuoc Loc and Phuoc Hoi in La Gi town of the province. Translated by Minh Anh … [Read more...] about Naval Region 2 cares for fishermen in Binh Thuan province
They suggested ways to apply gender-responsible budgeting, ensure that the needs of women, men and others are fully considered throughout the budget cycle, and reinforce supervision by the communities, such as civil organizations and people, over public investment budget allocation from a gender perspective. The conference on “Strengthening Financial Resources to Advance Gender Equality in Vietnam” was held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Institute for Development & Community Health (LIGHT) in collaboration with the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women) under the U.N. Joint Program on Supporting Vietnam towards the 2030 Integrated Finance Strategy for Accelerating the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her opening remark, LIGHT Deputy Director Dr. Nguyen Thu Giang said as gender equality is important to realizing SDGs, it requires support policies from the central to local level. It is critical that … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks strengthening financial resources to advance gender equality
HD SAISON has unveiled a preferential loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) for workers at industrial parks across the country with the stated goal of protecting them from loan sharks. — Photo courtesy of the company HD SAISON, a subsidiary of HDBank, has earmarked a loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) at half the market interest rate for workers at industrial parks across the country. Through this, it hopes to help the government stabilise the economy and ensure social security, and protect workers from loan sharks. Workers expressed happiness on hearing about the package. HD SAISON will lend from this package until the end of 2023 at an interest rate of 20 per cent a year compared to the normal rate of 40-50 per cent. Borrowers can roll over their loans for several years. For the sake of workers An HD SAISON spokesperson said the company was honoured to be chosen by the Government and the State Bank of Vietnam as one of two consumer finance … [Read more...] about Why do workers opt for HD SAISON’s loan package?
Check out the news you should not miss today: COVID-19 Updates -- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health reported 2,192 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the national tally to 11,373,276, with 10,040,338 recoveries and 43,103 deaths. Society -- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health issued an official correction on Wednesday to the announcement that the country had recorded the new fast-spreading Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75, saying it had only detected the BA.2.74 sub-lineage. -- Authorities in Phu Quoc Island City, off the coast of Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam, said on Wednesday night that a 56-year-old man had passed away on his way to hospital due to exhaustion after attempting to rescue five tourists from drowning at a local beach earlier the same day. -- Police in Da Nang City, central Vietnam said on Wednesday that they were investigating a case where dozens of households were unable to open their doors with their locks tightly glued, forcing them to break the locks … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 18
In a town in northeastern Scotland, Debbie Banks looks for clues to track down criminals as she clicks through a database of tiger skins. There are thousands of photographs, including of rugs, carcasses and taxidermy specimens. Banks, the crime campaign leader for the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a London-based charity, tries to identify individual big cats from their stripes. Once a tiger is identified, an investigator can pinpoint where it comes from. "A tiger's stripes are as unique as human fingerprints," Banks told AFP . "We can use the images to cross-reference against images of captive tigers that might have been farmed." Currently this is slow painstaking work. This photograph taken on April 10, 2019 shows Vietnamese Border Patrol officials holding a confiscated tiger skin and bones while the suspect Pham Van Hiep (2nd R) looks on at a Border Guard station in northern Vietnam's Quang Ninh province. Photo: AFP But a new artificial … [Read more...] about Earning its stripes: tech bid to crack tiger trade