Luong Van Lam My parents recently spent VND12 million ($517) to install cameras inside and outside our family home in the countryside. Dad took a step further by placing a broken one near our chicken coop, just to fake out potential thieves. "We just installed some cameras," Mom told me on the phone while I was at work. "Four of them - inside the house, in the front, out on the street, even at the back," she said. She even sent me the password for a mobile app which would allow me to access the cameras remotely, saying I should check them out once in a while to check the house in case she and Dad were out. "There's only two of you and a few chickens, why spend so much?" I asked. "They bring us peace of mind," Dad replied. "There are so many thieves these days. Our neighbor even has eight cameras." My parents weren't the only ones going paranoid about security and installing cameras. My colleagues, friends and so many people I know have started to buy cameras or other similar … [Read more...] about Security cameras are a rational choice, but are they a solution?
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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has instructed localities hit by African swine fever (ASF) to detect whether there has been fraud designed to take advantage of the Government's financial support for farmers whose pigs were infected and to deter further violations. African swine fever continues to ravage north African swine fever presents opportunity for Vietnam’s large-scale livestock enterprises African swine fever continues spreading in Vietnam Pigs infected with African swine fever are collected to be culled. Photo baochinhphu.vn In a document on the prevention and control of ASF sent to cities and provinces on Thursday, the ministry said some households had deliberately made false or inflated claims about the number of dead pigs to cash in on subsidies. The fraudulent claims have made it more difficult to tackle the spread of the disease. The ministry asked the people’s committees of affected localities to inspect all the subsidy … [Read more...] about Agriculture tackles African swine fever subsidy fraud
Parents are worried that children and adolescents are affected by negative impacts of social network if they are not equipped with necessary skills and knowledge. — Photo dantri.com.vn HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Lê Hiền was shocked to learn her well-behaved 13-year-old daughter had asked her friends to beat up a classmate to address a personal conflict that began on a social network. The students discussed their plan online and thought they could solve the conflict by themselves using violence and without telling adults. After accidentally discovering her daughter’s plan, Hiền, of Hai Bà Trưng District, Hà Nội, spent a lot of time analysing her behaviour and explained its consequences to her child and friends. She is worried about the harm social networks can cause for the young generation. It is common for the young generation to share a lot of their lives on Facebook and other social … [Read more...] about Children face the pitfalls of life online
Business Beat (16-11-2009) India tipped to import Viet Nam rice by Le Hung Vong Viet Nam will be able to meet India’s reported intention to import 2 to 3 million tonnes of rice, the deputy chairman of the Viet Nam Food Association Nguyen Tho Tri has said. The statement was made after the Indian Press Trust reported on November 4 that the Government of India has a plan to import 2 million tonnes of rice from Viet Nam and Thailand because of India’s decreasing rice output due to the impact of drought and floods. Speaking in an interview with the Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon, Tri affirmed that Indian diplomats had informed him that the South Asian giant was looking to buy 3, not 2 million tonnes of rice, as previously reported. Tri said Vietnamese enterprises will be able to meet the demand, adding that the delivery date will coincide with Viet Nam’s winter-spring crop harvest in January and February 2010, when the supply will be plentiful. He explained that Viet Nam can … [Read more...] about India tipped to import Viet Nam rice
The police raided 11 different locations linked to the ring run by 43-year-old Truong Hoang Lam, saying it was the biggest gambling ring ever busted in the area. Investigation found the ring start operation in 2014, Vietnam’s cyber crime police under the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday. Sunday's raids netted more than VND 2.6 billion ($112,000) and $12,000 in cash, 17 computers and other items. The police are investigating further. Vietnam has relaxed its stance on gambling as a "social evil," legalizing sports betting in 2017 and allowing people aged over 21 with a monthly income of at least VND10 million ($445) to play in a casino in the southern Phu Quoc Island. But online betting remains illegal. … [Read more...] about Police bust $113 million online gambling ring in Nha Trang