Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables - including cabbage, broccoli and kale - can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. Illustrative image. – File photo That cruciferous veg is good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer chemicals were produced as the vegetables were digested. Cancer Research UK said there were plenty of reasons to eat more veg. The work focused on how vegetables alter the lining of the intestines, by studying mice and miniature bowels growing in the lab. Like the skin, the surface of the bowels is constantly being regenerated in a process that takes four to five days. But this constant renewal needs to be tightly controlled, otherwise it could lead to cancer or gut inflammation. And the work, published in the journal Immunity, showed chemicals in cruciferous vegetables were vital. From kitchen to cancer prevention? The researchers … [Read more...] about How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
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Cafes and restaurants which are popular places for football fans in Vietnam were shocked after Vietnam Television announced at a short notice that they must ask permission for broadcasting World Cup. illustrative image According to VTV, mass public viewing sessions of World Cup matches without their permission is a copyright violation no matter if they are free of charge or not. Local free-to-air and pay television, online websites and mobile apps that can air the matches must seek broadcasting permission from FIFA and VTV. Online newspapers are also required to ask for permission if they want to use video clips of the matches. Copyright management is tightened as FIFA warned that it may stop broadcasting World Cup in Vietnam if violations are detected. Many cafes along Bao Khanh, Ba Trieu, and Ho Dac Di streets have already put up banners for World Cup group watching with various discounts programmes and World Cup-related activities are being held and advertised. A cafe owner … [Read more...] about Bars continue showing World Cup despite copyright issues
The Trung Nguyen drama continues, as the group accuses its own subsidiary of violating intellectual property rights by producing its G7 brand instant coffee, requesting authorities to stop the exports of affected products. Trung Nguyen Corporation asked authorities to stop domestic sales of G7 products manufactured by Thao. Photo: vnexpress.net Drama around G7 products Several days ago, Trung Nguyen Corporation JSC asked the General Department of Vietnam Customs to temporarily halt the export of all G7 products manufactured by Trung Nguyen Instant Coffee JSC (Trung Nguyen JSC)’s Bac Giang branch (under Le Hoang Diep Thao, the wife of the chairman of Trung Nguyen JSC) due to violations of intellectual property rights. In addition, Trung Nguyen Corporation JSC has also requested the market regulator to stop the domestic sales of G7 products manufactured by Thao. On June 26, Thao responded Trung Nguyen’s accusations, asking why the parent company (Trung Nguyen Group) … [Read more...] about G7 chapter of Trung Nguyen drama continues
Vietnam’s e-commerce websites are still receiving heavy investment to develop despite big losses, but when will these projects stop losing? The Vietnamese e-commerce market is one of the leading markets in the region for investment. According to Nielsen, the annual growth speed of the e-commerce market is 22% and is expected to hit US$10 billion in annual revenue by 2022 from the current US$4 billion. The Vietnamese e-commerce market shows huge potential for development and receives great attention from new investors. In a recent report by Topica Founder Institute, e-commerce attracted US$83 million of foreign investment through 21 deals. Startup SEA (used to be Garena, which was termed as a unicorn in Asia), ranked first among investors pouring capital into Vietnamese startups in 2017. SEA spent US$64 million acquiring 82% of the shares in Foody, a food delivery website and app. CyberAgent Ventures, a Japanese venture investment fund, continues its activities in Vietnam. In … [Read more...] about When will Vietnam’s e-commerce players stop “burning money”?
Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarised zone between the countries on Friday in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a decade. The meeting, aimed at ending their decades-long conflict and easing tensions over the North's nuclear weapons programme, comes weeks before Kim is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Moon greeted Kim at the military demarcation line at 9:30 a.m. (0030 GMT), making Kim the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the 1950-53 Korean War. In an unplanned move, Kim invited Moon to step briefly across the demarcation line into North Korea, before the two leaders crossed back into South Korea holding hands. The two were handed flowers by a South Korean boy and girl, residents of a village situated in the demilitarised zone. Walking on a red carpet rolled out for the two heads of state, the pair were met by a South Korean honour guard in … [Read more...] about ‘A new history starts now’ as leaders of two Koreas begin summit