David Belle invented parkour in France, but the United Kingdom is the place which has the most people participating in the sport. It became well-known after David Belle appeared in a commercial for the BBC in 2002. The parkour chase scene at the beginning of the James Bond movie, Casino Royale, featured Sebastien Foucan, one of the first generations of parkour athletes. Ryan Doyle from Liverpool, England is considered the greatest parkour athlete. Parkour is banned in some cities such as New York City in the United States or Horsham in England because of its dangerous moves. … [Read more...] about Parkour: a global sport deeply rooted in Việt Nam
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After 25 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the US (July 12, 1995, to July 12, 2020), the import-export turnover between Viet Nam and the US has increased year by year. The US has always been a leading partner in importing goods from Viet Nam. However, this is also a fastidious customer and requires strict testing of product quality and origin. … [Read more...] about New momentum for US-Viet Nam trade relations
During those two decades, many other Americans were working to end these attacks on Viet Nam and to begin - for the very first time - diplomatic relations between our two nations. In his 1993 essay U.S.-Vietnam Relations: The Past, the Present, and the Future, Professor David W. P. Elliott wrote: “Human rights and democratization may be the next incarnation of the POW/MIA issue, a symptom of an underlying refusal on the part of many Americans to accept the historical verdict of the Vietnam War.” Well, the POW/MIA flags still fly (by state law) in all fifty states and on federal buildings nationwide (by federal law, recently sponsored by a unanimous vote of the US Senate). Professor Elliott’s prediction has also come true. Ever since the beginning of diplomatic relations in 1995, the US has continued to demand and insist that Viet Nam conform to American definitions of human right and democracy. As many tens of millions of Americans … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
Due to new technologies and advances in fetal medicine, complications in pregnancy can be prevented, early predicted, diagnosed and successfully treated. For example, preeclampsia and eclampsia, severe conditions related to pregnancies only, can be predicted and early diagnosed simply byregular blood pressure monitoring,weight measurement, urine investigation and ultrasound. Early detection of preeclampsia/eclampsia can prevent from catastrophic effects that these conditions can have onboth mother and the baby. Diabetes in pregnancy can be also found very early by a simple glucose fasting measurement. Ectopic pregnancy, twin pregnancy, major congenital defects and even chromosomal abnormalities can be detected very early in pregnancy as well. … [Read more...] about Pregnancy in advanced maternal age
Seven months after its launch, the portal has integrated 750 online public services, including 359 services for people and 414 for businesses. It has seen 189,000 accounts registered, received more than 179,000 online documents on the national portal and responded to 16,600 phone inquiries. E-payment has been integrated with six ministries and 33 out of 63 provinces. … [Read more...] about Improving access to e-public services for citizens through national public service portal