Linh Nga is an American based producer and director. Her documentary Inside This Peace will be available on Vimeo across America this Christmas. (Photo: voyagela.com) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The documentary Inside This Peace featuring a forgotten victim of Agent Orange living in Vietnam will be available on Vimeo On Demand across America this Christmas. The documentary by America-based producer and director Linh Nga tells the story of Thoa, a forgotten victim of Agent Orange in Vietnam, whose younger brother is also an AO victim. Thoa has “scary skin with huge black patches, numerous lumps and hair all over her body”. The lumps are filled with fluid and can’t be drained. For decades, Thoa’s parents have been looking for Government help. “Peace is defined as ‘freedom from the cessation of war and violence’ and peace in our documentary is just like their daily life after the war and the legacy of war that we have to face now," Linh Nga said … [Read more...] about Agent Orange film to be screened in America
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A concrete floor at a construction site in the northern province of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long City collapsed, killing two workers. The incident happened at around midnight on Sunday at Citadines Marina Ha Long project invested by BIM Group. The victims were Tran Van Trang, 20, from Tuyen Quang Province and Ban Van Tho, 19, from Yen Bai Province. Citadines Marina Ha Long project According to initial information, the two young men fell from the 4th storey after the floor collapsed. The cause of the workplace accident is under investigation. Three workers also died after falling from an apartment building project in Ha Long City in August last year. A report announced recently by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs indicated that the construction sector is has seen the highest number of fatal work accidents, making up more than 20% of the total workplace incidents across the country. The country saw close to 9,000 work accidents last year, killing 982 people and … [Read more...] about Construction workers killed by Ha Long concrete floor collapse
Doctors said there was no hope. The baby would die. The broken-hearted father signed the cremation papers. He could not take her to their native place for burial because the premature baby’s mother, his wife, was still in the hospital and had to be tended to. Later, the sad parents went to the hospital to collect the ashes, but could not. They returned home, accepting their fate. But... In a story that twists at every turn with ifs and buts, the baby did not die. No chance “When I was six months pregnant, doctors at the district hospital said my baby had congenital hydrocephalus (a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates within the brain and increases pressure inside the skull). They advised me to give her up. “Even if she was born, she would not survive (for long), they noted,” said Khong Thi Thu Trang, sitting in her small house in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. Trang and her husband did not lose hope immediately. They went to the Tu Du … [Read more...] about A baby dies, survives and reunites with long-lost Vietnamese mother
VietNamNet Bridge - ROBO Café, the first café in Hanoi where visitors were served by a robot named Mortar, no longer exists. Customers drink coffee and fish swim below The robotic coffee shop attracted a large number of customers with a robot serving drinks to the tables. The robot was controlled by a touchscreen. It used a battery and moved along a metal line on the floor. But it shut down just after six months of operation. The temperature inside Ice Coffee is always at minus 10oC. Visitors to the café these days have to wear coats to keep warm, while Hanoians suffer from the summer heat with the outdoor temperature reaching 40oC. However, ROBO had to compete with hundreds of other cafes. RELATED NEWS Hanoi's icy coffee shop proves popular during heat wave Amazing coffee shops in Saigon Mai Chi … [Read more...] about Ice, robot, reptile cafes: how long can they last?
Laboring over the age-old question "What do women look for in men?", scientists added an item to the list Wednesday: legs slightly longer than average, with a good shin-to-thigh ratio. Long arms, however, fail to impress. In an online survey, some 800 American women preferred faceless male figures "when their legs are slightly longer than average" - but not too long, said studyco-author Thomas Versluys of the University of Cambridge. The women, aged 19-76 from different racial groups, were asked to judge the attractiveness of computer-generated male silhouettes with slight differences in leg- and arm length. The respondents preferred legs that were just above the average length, but not too long. They also found figures most attractive "when the ratio between the lower and upper limb segment - shin and thigh - was average," Versluys told AFP. However, "we also found that arm length has no effect on attractiveness." In the study of sexual selection in humans, limb proportions are known … [Read more...] about Long legs turn women’s heads, arm length immaterial: study