Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?
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Leaders of the International School @ ParkCity Hanoi cut the ribbon at its inauguration ceremony. — VNS Photo The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi (ISPH) was officially opened on Friday in Hà Nội, bringing the newest international school to the capital over the past three years. ISPH becomes the second international school launched by the ParkCity Group, following in the footsteps of the International School @ ParkCity Kuala Lumpur (ISPKL), which opened in Malaysia in 2011. ISPKL now has more than 1,100 students representing over 50 nationalities and was recently graded “outstanding” in all eight standards and awarded Gold status by ISQM Accreditation (International Schools Quality Mark). Both schools employ teachers of the very highest calibre. ISPH’s Leadership Team is able to draw on extensive international experience, including many years working together previously at ISPKL. Located in ParkCity Hanoi urban area in the western fringe of … [Read more...] about The newest UK style international school opened in Hà Nội
The shares, equivalent to an approximate 0.81 percent stake, were sold to buyers whose identity were not disclosed via an agreement, the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) reported. The sale was worth over VND1.2 trillion ($51.79 million), at a price of VND234,000 ($10.1) per the Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp (Sabeco) share (ticker: SAB), VND18,000 ($0.78) lower than its stock opening price Friday, according to HoSE. On the stock market, SAB shares had been falling or stalling consecutively for 12 sessions. The remaining 4.32 percent stake in the Vietnamese brewer are being held by Heineken, its regional subsidiary Heineken Asia Pacific, and related companies. Sabeco is owned 53.59 percent by Vietnam Beverage, a subsidiary of Thai beverage company ThaiBev. The Vietnamese government, represented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, owns a 36 percent stake in the company. Thaibev had bought its stake in Sabeco when the government publicly auctioned it out in December 2017. At … [Read more...] about Heineken no longer major shareholder of Sabeco
Photo shows the entrance of Times City, the urban area built by real estate, retail and tech conglomerate Vingroup. — Photo cafeland.vn HÀ NỘI — Leading real estate and retail conglomerate Vingroup plans to earn VNĐ140 trillion (US$6 billion) in net revenue and VNĐ6.5 trillion in post-tax profit in 2019. The information was released during the group’s 2019 annual general meeting of shareholders on Thursday in Hà Nội. In 2018, the company's net revenue reached nearly VNĐ122 trillion, up by 36 per cent compared to 2017 due to the increase in revenue of all sectors, especially in the transfer of real estate. Real estate transfer revenue increased by 33 per cent in 2018 from VNĐ62.5 trillion to VNĐ83.3 trillion. The rise came from the handover of key projects in Hà Nội and HCM City, including the Landmark 81 building in Vinhomes Central Park, Vinhomes Golden River, Vinhomes … [Read more...] about Vingroup targets profit of VNĐ6.5 trillion
Organisations in Việt Nam are facing longer downtimes caused by cybersecurity breaches, compared to the regional and global averages.— Photo Cisco HÀ NỘI — Organisations in Việt Nam are facing longer downtimes caused by cybersecurity breaches, compared to the regional and global averages, according to a recent Cisco study. The Cisco’s 2019 Asia Pacific CISO Benchmark Study was released this week. Almost a third of companies in Việt Nam were offline for 24 hours or more after their most severe breach in the past one year, compared to just four per cent globally and 23 per cent in the Asia Pacific region. The Việt Nam number is a huge rise from last year, when only 15 per cent of organisations in the country suffered downtime of 24 hours or more. The study is based on a survey of almost 2,000 security professionals from across the region. It highlights that security practitioners in Việt Nam are being kept busy. According … [Read more...] about Việt Nam companies facing longer downtimes from cyberbreaches