One person was killed and about 20 were injured when a vintage plane crashed on Tuesday (Jul 10) after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. South African paramedics and emrgency services gather at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom, on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa. (STRINGER/AFP) The Convair-340 plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum in the Netherlands from Wonderboom airport in Pretoria. The plane came down on rough ground about five kilometres east of the airport, hitting a small factory building, injuring two people inside. Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces. Paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene as firefighters tackled the smoking wreckage. "The plane had 19 passengers on board which includes the pilot and the engineer," Johan Pieterse, the local government emergency … [Read more...] about One dead, 20 injured in South Africa vintage plane crash
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At a Vietnamese booth at the SAITEX 2018 (Source:VNA) Pretoria (VNA) - Vietnamese enterprises are displaying their products at the 25th South African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX), which began in Johannesburg of South Africa on June 24. As the largest trade fair in Africa, the event features nearly 400 enterprises from 36 countries. It is expected to draw thousands of visitors. Ngo Khai Hoan, Deputy Head of the Department of Africa, West Asia and South Asia Markets under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) said Vietnam’s attendance at the event is hoped to help expand trade ties between Vietnam and South Africa. South Africa is a key market and the most important trade partner of Vietnam in Africa, he said. Although two-way trade currently stands at only 1 billion USD, the potential for expanding trade between the two sides is huge, Hoan stressed. Beside introducing Vietnam’s traditional products such as coffee, … [Read more...] about Vietnamese goods introduced at int’l trade fair in South Africa
VietNamNet Bridge - With total area of over 2,000 square meters, it would take about VND500 billion to provide free wi-fi throughout HCMC, experts have estimated. HCMC’s Vice Mayor Tran Vinh Tuyen at a meeting with the HCMC Tourism Department said that a Singaporean firm suggested providing free wi-fi throughout the city to help residents and tourists more easily check information. It would also facilitate the e-government plan the city is implementing. To have mobile phones or laptops witj wi-fi connection, there must be a wi-fi transmitting device which could be either Access Point (AP) or router AP. An outdoor AP will be needed for outdoor wi-fi connection. In general, an outdoor AP has the coverage of between 50 and 300 meters in radius. An expert said that the coverage of 150-200 meters would be reasonable, because within the radius, mobile devices cannot connect. If not, phones would still be able to detect wi-fi wave, but may not have internet connection. With total area … [Read more...] about How much will it cost to have free wi-fi throughout HCM City?
VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) needed VND2 trillion to maintain its operation in the last five years. But it only had 22 ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) articles during that time. A newly released report by S4VN (Scientometrics for Vietnam), a science monitoring project, showed that VASS had 22 ISI articles, or scientific articles recognized by ISI in 2011-2015 and 63 citations. 2013 was considered the most successful year for VASS with 7 ISI published and 20 citations. Meanwhile, in 2011, VASS had only 2 articles and 1 citation. According to Le Ngoc Son, a postgraduate at Ilmenau Technology University in Germany, the Ministry of Finance’s official report showed that in 2011-2015, the state allocated a budget of VND2 trillion to VASS, or $90.6 million. The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) needed VND2 trillion to maintain its operation in the last five years. But it only had 22 ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) … [Read more...] about How much does it take to have an ISI article?
Wildlife champions and founders of One More Generation from the US and young Rhino Ambassadors from South Africa just arrived in Hanoi for a week-long outreach exchange with Vietnamese youth to address the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa. The eight Rhino Ambassadors on October 25th were joined by U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius for the Rally for Rhinos, a bike ride tour around West Lake, with local cycling enthusiasts. Supported by Freeland, Fusion BodyWorks, Tour De Fun and Vietjet, the Rally for Rhinos brought much needed public attention to South Africa’s rhino poaching crisis and initiated a groundswell of support and a growing voice to end illegal trade and consumption of rhino horn and other endangered animal species that put many species on the brink of extinction. According to a press release issued by the US Embassy Hanoi on October 30th, the Rhino Ambassadors met with leaders of Biodiversity Conservation Agency (BCA) to discuss South Africa’s poaching crisis and … [Read more...] about Hand in hand to address the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa