Nguyen Dang Anh Thi Tu woke up early as usual to open up her shop. As she reached it, something caught her attention and she stopped. A crack, long and winding like a resting boa, sundered the National Highway 91 in two. On the other side was her little shop, her family’s lifeline for several decades. Her instincts immediately told her the shop could no longer be saved. It was barely clinging on to an asphalt patch that could collapse into the nearby Hau Giang River at any time. She was right. A few days later, that road section cracked and fell into the river, patch by patch, along with Tu’s shop. This was late July. Tu’s shop was a place that my friend and I frequented every time I visited An Giang Province on business. We met again recently as he was about to take his child to Vancouver in Canada for the latter’s studies. In fact, he recently took the decision to relocate his entire family to Canada. As someone whose ancestors have lived in the Mekong Delta … [Read more...] about We’re in denial mode as the Mekong Delta goes under
Hanoi (VNA) - Resolution No.27-NQ / TW 2018 states that by 2020,the minimum wage must ensure minimum living standard of employees. Will the results of the National Wage Council’s meeting make this goal reachable? The National Wage Council convenes the first meeting, discussing regional minimum salary hike 2020 (Photo: VietnamPlus) On June 14, the National Wage Council will convene its first 2019 meeting to discuss raising the minimum wage. 7-8 percent wage hike proposal Talking with reporters at the beginning of the meeting, deputy head of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s Department of Labour Relations Le Dinh Quang said the 2018 minimum wage negotiations helped raise 2019’s minimum wage, meeting about 95 percent of the minimum living standard for employees. “The economic landscape for 2019 is favourable for a minimum wage hike by 2020. 'Filling' the gap between the minimum wage and the minimum living standard is VGCL’s … [Read more...] about National Wage Council’s meeting: Is salary hike 2020 ‘reachable’?
Before the European summit could even begin, police and firefighters were forced to intervene to dislodge Greenpeace protesters who scaled the side of the main venue. — AFP Photo BRUSSELS — EU leaders agreed yesterday to a target of making the bloc carbon neutral by 2050, but the deal was immediately undermined by Poland's refusal to implement the aim. EU President Charles Michel hailed the agreement struck at a Brussels summit after hours of wrangling as a "strong commitment" that puts Europe in the lead of global efforts to tackle climate change. "We have reached an agreement on climate change. It is very important, it was crucial, for Europe to show strong ambition," Michel said. But Poland, which currently relies heavily on coal, demanded more time to switch to green energy -- perhaps up to 2070 according to diplomats – while others like the Czech Republic pushed the case for nuclear power. "The European Council endorses the objective of achieving a … [Read more...] about Polish holdout mars EU climate target deal
Fortinet was also recently named by Gartner as one of the highest three vendors in worldwide market share for enterprise SD-WAN equipment by revenue for 2Q19, experiencing 234% growth in revenue quarter-over-quarter between 1Q19-2Q19 to reach $46M in 2Q19.2 Fortinet believes its placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and market share placement is largely due to its commitment to helping customers reduce WAN complexity and cost while enhacing application experience by delivering advanced security and SD-WAN functionality in a single easy-to-use offering available in an appliance or virtual machine in all six major cloud providers. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps customers tackle some of the biggest challenges facing WAN deployments by enabling three key use cases: Simplify Operations, Reduce Costs and Enable a Cloud-Ready Branch. John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet, said: “As one of the highest ranked vendors in enterprise SD-WAN market share worldwide with … [Read more...] about Fortinet Placed Highest in Ability to Execute in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2019
May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU in June, faced down attempts in both the lower and upper houses of parliament to add conditions to legislation giving her right to launch the divorce. Both houses backed the so-called Brexit bill and after securing symbolic approval from Queen Elizabeth, which could come early on Tuesday, May has the right to begin what could be Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two. But beyond saying she will begin the formal process by the end of this month, May has yet to answer the question of exactly when, and end nine months of guesswork as to how her government will approach the unchartered territory of leaving the EU. "We are now on the threshold of the most important negotiation for our country in a generation," Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement after parliament approved the legislation on Monday. "We have a plan to build a Global Britain, and take advantage of its new place in the … [Read more...] about May wins right to launch EU divorce talks, question is when?