Education Publishing House: is it making a profit or taking a loss? The controversy continues. VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House (EPH) reported that it incurs a loss of VND40 billion each year in printing and distributing textbooks. Publishing is carried out in accordance with the Education and Publishing Laws However, its financial report shows that it makes a profit of VND150 billion, though textbooks account for 60 percent of revenue. In principle, textbooks, after being compiled and edited, must get approval from an inspection team before they are signed into publishing by Minister of Education and Training The content of textbooks must not be amended without the education ministry’s approval. The content of textbooks has remained unchanged since 2002-2008, when the textbooks were first published. US$1=VND22,000 RELATED NEWS New policy may make it more difficult to control textbook market Is there a new battle for textbook market share? Kim Chi … [Read more...] about Education Publishing House: is it making a profit or taking a loss? The controversy continues.
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Viet Nam News The morning glory plants stood unharvested. Considering how popular a green vegetable this is across the length and breadth of Viet Nam, it was strange that farmer Nguyễn Mạnh Hồng could not be bothered to cut and sell them. But Hồng is a disheartened man these days. It has been a year since he started growing clean vegetables in his 2,600 square-metre net house in Ha Noi’s Yên Mỹ Commune, Thanh Trì District. When Hồng decided to invest more than VNĐ3 billion (US$130,000) in the net house along with other equipment, he hoped that the increase in demand for safe, organic products would deliver handsome returns. But he has been brought down to earth by a combination of factors that defy simplistic analysis. While there is demand for organic vegetables from increasingly health conscious customers, as also increasing recognition of the environmental benefits of organic farming, farmers in Viet Nam struggle to … [Read more...] about Organic farmers unable to make a clean break
Vietnam is one of the greatest contributors to ocean plastic pollution Photo: Le Toan Caitlin Wiesen, United Nations Development Programme country director and chair of the UN Joint Result Group on Environment and Climate Change, explains how plastic pollution has affected Vietnam’s development and details some proposed solutions. “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme of World Environment Day 2018, urges governments, industry, communities, and individuals to break up with single-use plastic, which is not only polluting our oceans and other important ecosystems, but also damaging marine life and other wildlife, all the while also threatening human health. Around the world, more than one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to five trillion single-use plastic bags are used every year. Some 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced annually, of which 13 million tonnes leak into the ocean. It is estimated that some plastic products will … [Read more...] about Making a change in our plastic use
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?
H2H charity bike ride set for late MarchMinh Phong The 9th edition of the H2H (Heart to Heart) charity bike ride, an annual event to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Vietnam, will take place from March 31 to April 27, with 21 multi-national volunteer riders attending. The riders, mostly foreign teachers based in Vietnam, will join the 2,000-km-plus charitable cycling tour between Hanoi and HCMC, Vietnam’s two biggest cities. The ride is expected to start at 8 a.m. on March 31 at Ly Thai To Park in Hanoi City and finish at the Central Post Office in HCMC on April 27. British Consul General in HCMC Ian Gibbons will show up at the finish line to congratulate the participants, the organizing committee told the Daily in an email yesterday. Founded in 2009 by three ILA Vietnam teachers including James Ortmann, Rob Wilson and Sophie Lewis, the H2H ride has to date raised US$283,000 to lend a helping hand to underprivileged children in the country and give them a chance to … [Read more...] about H2H charity bike ride set for late March