Education Success at university starts with good first-year experience Minh Tuan Thursday, May 24, 2018,16:36 (GMT+7) Success at university starts with good first-year experienceMinh Tuan Susan Sherringham (wearing glasses) is talking about how UTS Insearch supports international students to overcome challenges at the workshop - PHOTO: COURTESY OF UTS INSEARCH A successful start in international higher education is enhanced by good preparation and accessing dedicated programs, said Susan Sherringham, Program Manager at UTS Foundation Studies, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), UTS Insearch at a workshop held in HCMC on May 22. “Commencing higher education involves a major transition for all students, particularly those moving internationally to study for the first time. Not only must students acclimatize to a new style of education, they are learning in a second language, adjusting to a new educational system, … [Read more...] about Success at university starts with good first-year experience
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Viet Nam News Many people are poor in Quảng Trị Province. However, things are changing as the ruins of an old battlefield are becoming covered with plant growth. People who were once fighting are now farming. They are also planning to make their province a place for tourists to visit, especially the place where the Battle of Khe Sanh took place. by Huê Phong Over 50 years after the war, the devastated battlefield of Khe Sanh has become an economic hub of the poor central province of Quảng Trị, with average annual income per capita of US$1,400. According to the People’s Committee of Khel Sanh Town, the town’s living standards have transformed completely since the post-war era. “The town is growing into a developed urban zone and we hope to reach annual income per capita of $1,900 in 2020, thanks to the focus on the development of trade and tourism,” says Hoàng Văn Quynh, the committee’s chairman. A report by … [Read more...] about Changing times at old battle site
A worker installs steel rods to prepare for concrete basement. (Illustrative image: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony to launch a month-long national campaign on preventing occupational risks to reduce accidents is scheduled for May 6 on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in Ho Chi Minh City. As heard at a press conference on the campaign in Hanoi on April 18, it will feature inspections of sectors prone to accidents, meetings, training courses, conferences, forums, and painting exhibitions. At the press conference, Nguyen Anh Tho, deputy head of the Bureau for Safe Work under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), said annual communications programmes like this have contributed to limiting the number of work-related accidents and diseases. He said awareness of public agencies, employers and employees has been improved, particularly after the National Assembly’s Law on Occupational Safety and Health took effect on July 1, 2016. The number of accidents in … [Read more...] about Month for work safety to be launched in May
Editor’s note: Nhiep Phuong is a freelance photographer in Ho Chi Minh City. He has a keen interest in street photography. A double standard at work: brutal human fights are encouraged while cruelty-free animal fights are condemned. Isn’t it hypocritical, however, that Vietnam’s cockfights are under such scrutiny by many of the same people who enjoy boxing or WWE Smackdown? Humans over animals? Biologically, anything that moves without an external energy source is an animal. So how did humans gain the upper hand in all this babble? Their own assumed position. Those who object to cockfights must be blind to reality. To many, these ‘poor animals’ should be kept out of the fighting ring and instead patiently await their moment of transformation from carefree creatures to fine dining. A double standard has taken hold in people’s mindsets: we turn a blind eye to the mass slaughter of animals raised on industrial farms only to recoil at the sight of … [Read more...] about Hypocrisy at best: Is cockfighting a blood sport in Vietnam?
Viettel's newly-recruited officials and workers have been provided with basic knowledge of the group's history, working culture, regulations and business activities The program is considered the group’s warm welcome to its new employees and is a doorway to their future careers with the group. Besides basic knowledge, the program teaches new officials and workers how to accept and harmonize themselves with the community of Viettel’s officials and workers, as well as gave them tips to work effectively and develop their careers in the company. By so doing, Viettel wants all officials and workers to see the company as not only a working place, but also their second home, where they can happily work and live as well as develop and realize their dreams. Each training course lasts around 5 days. But the training courses are specialized to meet the needs of different groups of staff members working in different specialties. Almost all officials and workers working for the … [Read more...] about Viettel underscores the training of its working culture for the newly-recruited