Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương Though school regulations do not allow students to use mobile phones in classes, I’ve seen many cases, including my nephews, carrying smartphones and using them publicly in schools. Mobile phones, especially smartphones, have become an essential part of our daily lives. I can’t imagine going one day without touching my iPhone, as I need to make calls, reply to messages, draft emails, and scroll my social feeds. Of course, I’m already an adult. I first had my phone about 10 years ago when I was 16, and I felt okay with having it at that age. However, I believe that’s not the case these days as even my 10-year-old nephew has asked his father for a phone. That’s why when I noticed the topic of phones in schools, I had mixed feelings as to whether mobile phones are beneficial or distracting for students. I spoke with four people, two of them four or five years … [Read more...] about Should students use mobile phones in schools?
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Dr. Thai Duy Sam, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Association for Building Materials Unbaked bricks are produced and used widely worldwide. Could you tell us about their production and use in Vietnam? A report by the Ministry of Construction shows that unbaked bricks account for 30 percent of construction materials in Vietnam, while the rate is 60-70 percent in other countries in the region, like Thailand and Malaysia. The program for development of unfired building materials has set a target of increasing Vietnam’s rate to at least 40 percent by 2020 in accordance with Prime Ministerial Decision 567/QD-TTg. I think that unbaked brick development policies are quite adequate but their enforcement needs to be improved. It is necessary to have preferential policies for unbaked brick users, and natural resources tax (for clay) needs to be thoroughly applied in localities. Some say raw materials used to make unbaked bricks are not safe. What is your … [Read more...] about Expert: Unbaked bricks should be used more
BRUSSELS: Eurozone ministers on Monday (Mar 11) held back granting Greece debt relief because the government failed to implement reforms promised during the massive bailout that ended last year, officials said. Greece could receive just short of one billion euros from its eurozone partners in the debt relief scheme. (AFP/PHILIPPE HUGUEN) Greece exited its third and final international bailout in August, a turning point in its progress out of the catastrophe that engulfed the country during the financial crisis. The Greek government has still failed to complete housing insolvency rules that have raised fears in Greece for families threatened with foreclosure on their homes. European officials however played down the delay, not wanting to rekindle memories of the eurozone debt crisis that nearly destroyed the Europe's single currency. "It's too early to decide formally on the disbursement today," said EU Economics Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici ahead of a Eurogroup … [Read more...] about Eurozone delays Greece debt relief over reforms
A shrimp processing plant in Kien Giang Province. — VNA/VNS Photo The Government should have policies to support research and processing that would use shrimp by-products as high-value products, experts have said. For every kilo of shrimp, processing plants leave out 35-50 per cent of by-products, including heads and shells. Shrimp output was more than 720,000 tonnes last year, and the processing industry produced 320,000 tonnes of by-products from them, they said. This is a waste, researchers said, adding that by-products contain many nutrients that can be used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and animal feed production. Many new products with a high-profit margin could enter the market if there was a comprehensive research investment strategy, they said. Phan Thanh Loc, deputy chairman of Viet Nam Food Company, said many developed countries had successfully developed products from fishery by-products. The application of technology increases the value of shrimp by-products by many … [Read more...] about Shrimp by-products should be used
Back to English Comments Culture & Arts - November 11, 2018 | 09:44 am GMT+7 Long-time resident Justin Mott cannot thank Vietnam enough for welcoming him and showing kindness, and is now showcasing its splendors to the world. Justin Mott is an American commercial photographer based in Vietnam. He is also a travel photographer and the resident professional photographer for Photo Face-Off, a photography reality TV show broadcast on the U.S' History channel. His photos have been published on National Geographic magazine and the website of Hasselbald, the Swedish digital medium format camera manufacturer. Mott is now working on a personal project, "As above so below", which aims to showcase the beauty of Vietnam’s nature and people to the world. This is his way of saying thanks to the country that has shaped his life. The road to Vietnam At 21 Mott moved to San Francisco from his hometown, Rhode Island. The excitement of traveling, moving to a city and having new … [Read more...] about American photographer’s debt of honor to Vietnam – VnExpress International