Next Engineers represents a commitment of up to $100 million over ten years, dedicated to increasing the diversity of young people in engineering. Next Engineers is a global college-readiness program that will provide students ages 13 to 18 (grades eight to 12) with hands-on exposure to engineering concepts and careers and ultimately award scholarships to pursue engineering degrees. By 2030, the program aims to reach more than 85,000 students in approximately 25 cities globally. “Engineers are critical to building a world that works, but diverse populations are woefully underrepresented in the field,” said Linda Boff, President, GE Foundation and Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. “GE employs thousands of engineers around the globe and we’re committed to providing the resources that will inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators wherever their careers take them." During the next decade, the growing economy will require more skilled engineers to solve … [Read more...] about GE extends implementation of Next Engineers to increase diversity in engineering
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At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Hue said after three and a half days of sitting, the committee completed the agenda and reached consensus on contents that are expected to submit to the legislature’s second session scheduled to begin on October 20. The N.A. Chairman said that all reports, proposals and verification reports have been carefully prepared and the concerned agencies have made additional contributions in many aspects which were considered and approved with high consensus. This will be a foundation to ensure the success of the National Assembly's second session, he said. Hue requested the NASC's Ombudsman Committee to collaborate with concerned agencies to summarize opinions and recommendations of voters through meetings with N.A. delegations. The committee was also assigned to consult the NASC and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to complete the reports, ensuring that suggestions, thoughts, feelings and aspirations of the people and voters … [Read more...] about N.A. Standing Committee wraps up fourth session
The movie was shown in the "News Currents" category at 2021 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on Oct. 10, 11 and 14, without the presence of crew members as Quy, having health issues, cannot attend the festival. "The film’s clarity, focus and eloquence come from poetic images of decay, crisply captured by cinematographer Xuan Truong Dang. Rotted fruit, fallen leaves, a bowl of rice swarming with ants, broken pots, empty buildings, fading portraits on a weathered wall, collapsed roofs and abandoned villages all speak to the absence of something that was once vital and alive," film news website Screendaily commented. According to the website, "Mien Ky Uc" uses a chain of interrelated stories to explore attitudes about death in Vietnam. "Ritual and practicality, harmony and discord, fond wishes and hard choices all compete in the struggle to achieve a lasting peace for the dear departed," it said, adding in the movie, Hanoi is a clutter of construction sites, traffic jams, … [Read more...] about ‘Mien Ky Uc’ earns kudos at Busan International Film Festival
Although the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in HCMC has shown positive results, the city will not be able to fully achieve new normal by November, said municipal chairman Phan Van Mai. An eatery in HCMC offers take-away services. - Photo: TNO On the sidelines of the ninth congress of the municipal Party Committee’s executive board on October 14, Mai said the Government had issued Resolution 128 providing provisional rules on adapting safely and flexibly to the Covid-19 pandemic and controlling it effectively. Based on the resolution, HCMC will assess its pandemic transmission risk level, the local media reported. The city will establish a working team, including officials of agencies and experts, to assess the situation in the city. In addition, it will hold a conference to discuss the fight against the pandemic and plans to help the economy recover in the coming periods. Based on the Government’s resolution, the city will update and amend criteria for sectors. … [Read more...] about HCMC won’t be able to fully achieve new normal by Nov: municipal chairman
Vietnam plans to receive 34 million vaccine doses in October and more by the end of the year. It is creating a master vaccination plan for 2022, including vaccinations for children. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu at the meeting The Government’s taskforce on vaccine diplomacy on October 13 convened its regular meeting to review the implementation of tasks assigned by the Prime Minister. Under the Government and Prime Minister’s instructions on focusing on campaigning for vaccines, and with the spirit ‘the best vaccine is the one given to you at the earliest’, more and more vaccine doses have arrived. As of October 13, Vietnam had received 90 million vaccine doses, and it expects to receive 34 million doses more in October. The figure will further increase by the end of the year. The taskforce gave advice and proposed that the Government step up cooperation in vaccine production manufacturing and support the process of producing and testing home-grown … [Read more...] about Vietnam creates vaccination plan for 2022, plans to vaccinate children