Oil spill response training held in Quang Ninh Some 200 people from oil exploiting and transporting companies and organisations in the northern province of Quang Ninh were provided with necessary knowledge and skills to respond to oil spills during a training course held in the locality on March 28. The course was jointly organised by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Maritime Construction Investment Consultancy Joint Stock Company. Participants were equipped with measures to control oil spills, laws and regulations related to the issue as well as technical measures to clean up oil-contaminated areas and ways to manage environmental pollution after the oil spill. They also practised collecting oil from the spill in conditions of strong flows and big waves. There has been no serious oil spill case in Quang Ninh province since the beginning of 2017. Enhancing skills to prevent and tackle oil spills is necessary for the province as it is a … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief 28/3
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Heat wave continues in northern, central regions The temperature between 11am and 6pm today will stay above 35 degrees Celsius. The day temperature in Hà Nội can reach a high of 36 to 37 degrees Celsius or even higher in some areas. The centre said the heat wave would continue in the central region for the next two to three days, while the temperatures in the north would fall from tomorrow. Vietnam participates in ASEF Editors' Roundtable in Mongolia Editors from Asian and European media outlets discussed the roles and responsibility of journalists when reporting during the 8th ASEF Editors' Roundtable, held recently in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The 8th ASEF Editors' Roundtable, themed "Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity", was organised in conjunction with the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11) on July 7-9. About 20 senior commentators from esteemed media houses including Wenhui Daily (China), Frontline Magazine (India), The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), The Independent (Ireland), the … [Read more...] about Social News 11/7
North Korea is to restart a mothballed nuclear reactor that has been closed since 2007 in a move that could produce more plutonium for nuclear weapons as well as for domestic electricity production, its KCNA news agency said on Tuesday. The announcement came as the United States bolstered its forces in Korea and after a speech by leader Kim Jong-un was published in which he praised the country's nuclear weapons as a "deterrent". It was unclear how quickly the plant, whose cooling tower was destroyed, would take to restart, although the move is a big blow to China's stated aim of restarting de-nuclearization talks on the Korean peninsula. In Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesman expressed regret at the decision. Earlier, KCNA released a speech by Kim given on Sunday that appeared to dial down the prospects of a direct confrontation with the United States as he stressed that nuclear weapons would ensure the country's safety as a deterrent. "Our nuclear strength is a reliable war … [Read more...] about North Korea says to restart nuclear reactor
Your say (09-01-2009) Should foreigners be allowed to own property permanently? Next week: The article "Special children may need special loving" in the Viet Nam News on Tuesday raised the problem of raising children with special talents. Sometimes these children are prodigies, sometimes, they are autistic and have rare skills, but only in limited areas. Many parents, once they discover the real talent in their youngsters tend to let them focus on their speciality. Experts have warned that parents should not put too much pressure on those who have all-round talent as it can be burdensome. But how can children with special talents be recognised since Viet Nam has no criteria for recognising genuine child prodigies? How should their talents be developed? Should those children be allowed to learn beyond their normal age groups or just integrate with other students? We welcome opinions via e-mail, at: [email protected] or fax: 84 4 39332311. Letters can … [Read more...] about Should foreigners be allowed to own property permanently?
Nawaplastic still hungry for Binh Minh Plastic shares Owning a dominant stake in Binh Minh Plastic (BMP) did not quench Nawaplastic Industry Co., Ltd. (Nawaplastic)’s thirst for BMP shares. Most recently, Nawaplastic registered to buy an additional 1.17 million BMP shares to increase its holding to 44.525 million shares, equalling 54.39 per cent of the charter capital. The transaction is expected to occur between June18 and July16. The registered share volume is the remaining part of the 2.86 million shares that Nawaplastic failed to buy during previous transactions. Notably, Nawaplastic registered to buy 2.86 million BMP shares during transactions on May 14-June 12, however, the Thai investor ended up buying 1.69 million of the registered shares as BMP did not match Nawaplastic’s target price. BMP manufactures and trades civil and industrial products made of plastic and rubber. The company also designs, manufactures, and trades in plastic moulds for the casting industry; … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/6