Children accessed the internet to study online during the Covid-19 fourth wave broke out. One day at the end of May, a parent in Ho Chi Minh City was shocked at knowing that a man threatened to share the “hot images” of her ninth-grade daughter online if the daughter didn’t satisfy his requirement. National program calls for cooperation to keep children safe online Since the country has implemented social distancing, the pretty daughter has surfed the internet and developed an acquaintance with many people over the Internet. One of her acquaintances is a man who claimed to be a final-year university student. The young man called her "beautiful" saying love the girl. The man continuously asked the little girl to take pictures and send them to him. However, when the girl realized he is not a good man wanting to stop, the man threatened to post her previous photos online. Fortunately, her parents discovered and intervened, the young man disappeared. At the height of … [Read more...] about National program calls for cooperation to keep children safe online
According to the Vietnam Real Estate Brokers Association, land prices have risen quickly, 10% a month on average. In some places, it has increased 2-3 times in just 1-2 months. One afternoon in a village in the northern province of Hoa Binh, a group of kids playing together on the village road were interrupted by luxury cars passing by. Luxury cars are no longer strange to the kids. The parents of some of the kids have become “estate brokers” during their leisure. They take customers to see land and earn commissions. Not located in the center of Hanoi, the land here is selling very well. A family sold a piece of land of several hundreds of square meters in the deep forest, where there was no road and no power grid, for VND1 billion (nearly $50,000). A similar plot of land was sold by another family for VND2 billion. Local people did not expect to see a “land fever” in their hometown and even senior land investors did not think that suburban land would have such a price, with … [Read more...] about What’s different about ‘land fever’ in 2021?
Secondary students in HCM City take part in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) programme at the Children’s Cultural House in District 1 in May. VNS Photo Gia Lộc HCM CITY — The 10th grade entrance examination has been postponed again in HCM City after the social distancing period was extended by 10 more days. It was originally scheduled on June 2-3, but the Department of Education and Training first decided to put it off until June 21-22 when the city announced a partial lockdown for two weeks on May 31. Speaking at an online meeting on June 14, Dương Trí Dũng, deputy head of the Department of Health, said there would be a further delay. The city has 702 students living in areas that were locked down or quarantined, and six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Seven teachers are also patients and 133 others came into direct contact with patients, and are dubbed F1, and 387 others came into contact with F1 people. Enrolment in … [Read more...] about HCM City delays 10th grade entrance examination again amid COVID woes
Nguyen Thuy Dan won a scholarship from Columbia University in the US to pursue a doctorate in East Asian languages and cultures, with research on the formation and development of Vietnamese thoughts in medieval and modern times. Dan, born in 1994 in the US, is especially good at ancient literature written in Han-Nom (Chinese-Nom characters. Nom is native Vietnamese derived from Chinese script). However, Dan was not taught Han-Nom literature at high school or university before in the US. He learned it on his own. Dan was born in Sacramento, California. Dan learned Vietnamese from his parents so that he could read books to his grandmother. His grandmother, born in 1920, was illiterate, and needed her grandson’s help. When Dan turned 13, his parents brought him to Vietnam where he traveled to many places in the northern, central and southern regions. He went to his mother’s village of Nam Dinh and his father’s village of Nghe An – Ha Tinh. He then wanted to study the Nom … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American PhD student wins scholarship to Columbia University after studying Han Nom
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 03, 2020 Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League group B football match between Real Madrid and Inter Milan at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, on the outskirts of Madrid. Sergio Ramos said Sevilla is "the other club of my heart, the club of my life" but still he discarded the possibility of returning to the club with whom his relationship has never been straightforward. Ramos bid an emotional farewell to Real Madrid after failing to agree an extension to his contract, at the end of 16 years which brought 22 titles and saw him become one of the club's greatest ever players. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP Ramos bid an emotional farewell to Real on Thursday after failing to agree an extension to his contract. It marked the end of 16 years which brought 22 titles and the status of one of the club's greatest players. Before the glamour of the Santiago Bernabeu and the … [Read more...] about Ramos and Sevilla, a complex relationship unlikely to be revived
With summer traveling and camping plans on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, Lagom Vietnam is hoping to use its expertise in sustainable waste management to bring educational, environmentally friendly toys to local children. Lagom, a waste collection company in Vietnam, is hoping to keep children away from electronic devices this summer with a project aimed at engaging children with toys made from recycled milk cartons. A two-year journey Lagom Vietnam has collected over 528 tons of empty milk cartons from about 880 kindergartens and primary schools across Vietnam since 2019. After collection, Lagom processes the milk cartons in a hydraulic blender to separate the pulp from the complex of plastic aluminum. The processed pulp is then recycled into notebooks, bags, and ecological roofing sheets at a local paper mill. Though Lagom is proud of the support its projects have received from communities across the country, the partnerships developed with local schools, … [Read more...] about When life hands you milk cartons, make…toys!