A man in the southern province of Bạc Liệu has been sentenced to six months in prison for falsifying single status certificates to separately marry two women when he has not even divorced from his first wife. Nguyễn Văn Thịnh, born in 1976, married his first wife in 2001 and they had two children. The couple got separated in 2009. In 2011, Thịnh met and fell in love with a woman named N.T.P.T, born in 1988, and wanted to marry her. Thịnh sought help from a contact who was able to provide false documents in the neighbouring province of Đồng Tháp, and paid him VNĐ2 million (US$86) for a fake single status certificate. Using the fake certificate, Thịnh married T and they had one son together. However, Thịnh’s second wife discovered the truth about his first wife and decided to divorce him. In late 2015, he tried using the same trick but the price for a fake certificate had … [Read more...] about How to get single, the hard way?
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Valtteri Bottas (right) and Lewis Hamilton celebrate a Mercedes one-two in Melbourne. (Photo: AFP/PETER PARKS) Perhaps it shouldn't have been a surprise to see Mercedes romp away to a one-two victory, but the absence of Ferrari from the podium was a real shock. And so we are left with some obvious questions: Where did all of Ferrari's preseason promise go? Will it come back on a different type of track? And, ultimately, will anyone be able to challenge Mercedes? There is a weight of evidence (outlined below) that suggests Ferrari will recover, but even if it doesn't, the emergence of a more aggressive Valtteri Bottas this year has the potential to keep things interesting. Again, it's too early to draw conclusions, but if Bottas can continue to drive on the level we saw in Australia, he will be a genuine threat to Lewis Hamilton's title defence. So let's start with the race winner and how he managed to put a five-time world champion in the shade on Sunday. THE REAL VALTTERI BOTTAS … [Read more...] about Formula One: How Valtteri Bottas rediscovered himself and why Ferrari need to do the same
Trinh Thanh Thuy, Editor in Chief of Viet Nam News Viet Nam News While talks about The Fourth Industrial Revolution, smart cities and digital connection become trendy, Trinh Thanh Thuy suggests that we should make our existing communities smart first to ensure no one is left behind. People are talking industry 4.0 and 5.0, and of high flying, but in these efforts to build a smart digital environment a serious lack of attention is being paid to those on the ground, or more accurately, lack of orientation and measures for improving the life of those classified as poor and destitute. Even last week with the adoption of the ASEAN Smart Cities Framework by ASEAN leaders in Singapore, although it is quite comprehensive with beautiful concepts and promised “that no one is left behind”, the focus is mainly on the “urban centres”. Meanwhile at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Papua New Guinea with the theme … [Read more...] about Smart communities could be the smartest way forward
"What I seek to obtain is peace. What I seek is not a temporary change that may be decided by international conditions, but irreversible and lasting peace that will literally not shake despite how international conditions change," the president said in a weekly meeting with his top aides at his office Cheong Wa Dae. Moon's remarks came one day before he begins a three-day trip to Pyongyang for what would be his third bilateral summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Moon and Kim met in the border village of Panmunjom on April 27, then again on May 26. The president said he hoped to hold candid talks with the North Korean leader. "I believe adding a new declaration or agreement between the South and the North is no longer important. What is important is to fundamentally develop inter-Korean relations while implementing inter-Korean agreements that have been signed so far," he said, according to Cheong Wa Dae pool reports. "What we need to this end is mutual trust. I have set … [Read more...] about Moon says he and Kim will discuss ways to move denuclearization forward
Two hundred years of industrialisation are the first factor to have put a blemish on nature. One hundred years of urbanisation are the next. Both of them, combined and strengthened, have altered and crippled nature to the extent that is virtually irreparable. In the past our ancestors did little to harm nature. In their cycle of existence, everything was borne out of the earth and later returned to the earth. Materialising and then vanishing. Organic and natural. What they left are the ploughed and fertile fields, cultural living spaces, and a coherent social structure. The ancient Vietnamese village existed in harmony with nature. Its living space was a microcosm of the natural world and the pond of each family is a gentle transitional zone. Earth was dug up to be used in raising the foundation of a house and in the hollow a pond was born. It is the place for bathing, washing rice and vegetables, raising fish, growing water lettuce, and steeping bamboos and wood. Vegetables and water … [Read more...] about Lakes and trees: the soul of a city