Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell Can changing clubs make a difference in your game as a professional? We read all the time that a well-known Tour pro decided to switch brands, mostly due to a ridiculous amount of money being waved in his/her face. What people do not realize is that many of these pros are not entirely stupid and usually demand that the company make a virtual copy of their old tried and true club, with minimal cosmetic or technical changes, and just a new brand stamped on it. What’s old is new… sort of. But occasionally, the manufacturer might demand the player accept the designs they currently have, modified a bit to meet the player’s requirements. This can be something as simple as weighting, or grinding the sole a bit differently than what is actually on the market. But, almost without exception, once the player has a brand new set of clubs in his brand new bag, his game usually goes completely to hell, at least for a short while. Having said … [Read more...] about Can changing clubs make a difference in your game?
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VietNamNet Bridge – Xam (blind busker’s singing) is on the way to revitalisation in the northern port city of Hai Phong since more and more local people and tourists are coming to admire the traditional musical art. Admiration: Crowds gather to watch a chieu Xam performance at the traditional festival in Le Chan District, Hai Phong City in March. — VNS Photo Han Minh Over the past two years, performances of the folk music have appeared in celebrative events and cultural festivals in the city, as well as in surrounding localities. Common venues are pagodas and temples, and even in family parties. Known locally as chieu Xam, it is a group of three or five traditional musicians performing on a mat in the public places including parks and cafes. Ha Quang Huy, 42, a visitor from Hanoi said that he was impressed by a Xam singing festival held last weekend at the Hao Khe cultural communal house in Hai Phong’s Le Chan District. The show was held to pay … [Read more...] about Xam singing makes a come back in Hai Phong
Viet Nam News BẮC NINH — Wheelchairs controlled by head motion may bring new hope to people with disabilities in Việt Nam. Young students are pushing to make the equipment affordable for all. Nguyễn Công Khánh and Nguyễn Hữu Thành Đạt, two senior students from Bắc Ninh Province High School for the Gifted, successfully invented a wheelchair operated by head motion, voice activation and smart phones. The wheelchairs are intended for use by people with missing limbs. Their project competed against hundreds of others and received first prize in the 2018 National Science and Technology Competition for high school students in the northern region. When asked what inspired them to start the project, Khánh and Đạt said that their old and weak grandfathers were their greatest inspiration. Although a head motion wheelchair is not a new innovation in the world, its high cost is a real obstruction to … [Read more...] about Young students make head motion wheelchairs practical
Whenever surfing the Internet or turning on the television, there appears ever newer, ever weirder inventions such as a robot with humanoid physique and artificial brain; a self-driving car; sophisticated machines performing surgery in just a few minutes; or payments with smart phones, among others. In this manner, human intelligence is boundless. Anything can be done once people have the demand and their creativity is promoted. Besides the creation of good things and benefits, people also make a rod for their own back. Massive cyber-attacks hitting a series of countries across the world is tangible proof of the dark side of the miracle. If hackers compromised a nuclear-power plant or nuclear-missile control network, what would the world be like? Many countries also faced other internal situations last year. The United States, the biggest superpower nation in the world, witnessed the rise of a billionaire with a penchant for making bizarre speeches and known for his questionable … [Read more...] about A year full of stranger things
A Hanoi resident who proposed building a gigantic golden turtle as an ‘identity icon’ for the Vietnamese capital has been promptly reminded by the municipal culture department that the city already has a legally-recognized symbol. A Hanoi resident who proposed building a gigantic golden turtle as an ‘identity icon’ for the Vietnamese capital has been promptly reminded by the municipal culture department that the city already has a legally-recognized symbol. The idea of erecting the turtle sculpture from bronze and gold that would weigh up to ten metric tons sparked a wave of criticism shortly after Ta Hong Quan made the proposal public earlier this week. Quan believes the statue would provide the capital, and Vietnam, with an ‘identity symbol’ similar to the Merlion in Singapore or the Statue of Liberty in the U.S. The suggestion was countered by Truong Minh Tien, deputy director of the Hanoi culture department, who asserted that the golden … [Read more...] about Do you know Hanoi’s symbol? Hint: It’s not a golden turtle