VietNamNet Bridge - One ton of scrap paper can save 17 mature trees, 4,000kwh of electricity, 270 liters of oil, 26,000 liters of water and 3.5 cubic meters of land used for burial of waste, according to the Vietnam Paper and Pulp Association (VPPA). However, Vietnam is still pondering whether to import scrap paper. Vietnam is still pondering whether to import scrap paper In late 2017, China stated it will stop importing 24 types of scrap materials for domestic recycling. The move immediately caused the world’s scrap material market to panic, because China consumes more than 50 percent of total scrap material in the world. Fearing that scrap imports would head for Vietnam instead of China, the government of Vietnam decided to tighten scrap imports. This has hurt domestic paper manufacturers, because scrap paper, an important material to make pulp, is also among the materials subject to an import ban. A report in 2017 from RISI and VPPA showed that the world needed 59 … [Read more...] about How to deal with scrap paper?
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Months after the sidewalk cleanup in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 lost steam, the man behind the revolutionary campaign has returned with a new mission to tackle fire safety violations in the downtown district. Doan Ngoc Hai, vice chairman of District 1, led an inspection team to check up on fire safety systems at apartment buildings built before 1975 across the district on Wednesday. At an apartment building on Nguyen Thi Nghia Street in Ben Thanh Ward, the team found it emergency exit had been blocked by wooden furniture, with tarpaulins and lines of clothes hanging right next to electric wires. The building was also found to have no automatic fire detection system. "This is too unsafe, if something happens, how could anyone escape in time?" Hai said. He said the residents tipped him off. He has ordered the ward officials to remove the obstructing furniture and install metal stairs outside the building to serve as emergency exits. The emergency exit of another apartment building on … [Read more...] about Captain Sidewalk returns to combat fire safety violations in Saigon
A figurine is seen in front of the Facebook logo in this illustration taken, March 20, 2018. Source: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The world's largest social media company is under pressure to improve its handling of data after disclosing that information about 50 million Facebook users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Facebook adjusted the privacy settings on its service on Wednesday, giving users control over their personal information in fewer taps. Facebook has for years given advertisers the option of targeting their ads based on data collected by companies such as Acxiom Corp and Experian PLC. The tool has been widely used among certain categories of advertisers - such as automakers, luxury goods producers and consumer packaged goods companies - who do not sell directly to consumers and have relatively little information about who their customers are, according to Facebook. "While this is common industry practice, we … [Read more...] about Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads
VietNamNet Bridge - Ngo Quy Nham, a lecturer at the Hanoi University of Foreign Trade, says that plagiarism has reached a ‘terrible’ level, and in most cases, plagiarists are not punished. Students’ lack knowledge about plagiarism, and lecturers are not requiring ethical academic standards. In some cases, even deans and candidates for professorship titles were accused of copying 50 percent of content from others’ work. However, their errors were glossed over. Other cases fell into oblivion as inspectors concluded that violations were only ‘unprofessional quoting’, not ‘plagiarizing’. “It is odd that an experienced researcher who is going to be a PhD still doesn’t know how to cite others’ works properly,” said a university lecturer in Hanoi, noting the recent case at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. “University students continue to plagiarize because they know they won’t be … [Read more...] about It’s time to impose heavy sanctions on plagiarists: educators
VietNamNet Bridge – LucTeam is the first private professional drama troupe in Hanoi. It made its debut at the end of last year with a performance of The Jealousy of Cinderella comedy by French playwright Moliere. The troupe was established by Tran Luc, a noted actor with many leading roles in motion pictures and television series. Born to a traditional artistic family, Luc developed a passion for tuong and cheo when he was very young. He studied at the Ha Noi Academy of Theatre and Cinema in the mid-eighties. As a first-year student, he was sent to study theatre directing and acting in Bulgaria. Luc has made a mark as an actor, television film producer and teacher. Only after 30 years of work did he begin to focus on his deep passion for theatre. LucTeam is the effort of artist Luc to aim at high-end art with the style of "epic theatre”. Artist Luc discussed his very young troupe. You are an established artist. Could you tell why you wanted to set up a drama troupe? I … [Read more...] about Veteran artist aims to change theatre style