The exhibition aims to raise young people’s awareness about values in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Things That Count , a photography exhibition of conversations about life values in times of Covid-19 between young European and Vietnamese photographers, opened in Hanoi from June 25 to July 7. The project generates an injection of hope facing another continent, a virtual bridge between two cultures. Photos: Matca The exhibition is expected to make a hopeful signal for upcoming artists and sober reflections on what is considered valuable today, focusing on ten values including family, safety, gender, heritage, humor, intimacy, freedom, power, knowledge, and faith. During 10 weeks from March and May 2021, students from the Photography Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, communicated online in text and images with young Vietnamese photographers about important current topics in modern society. “What struck me most was the … [Read more...] about Things That Count – a photography exhibition keeps values of life
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Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has unveiled a six-point action plan after being re-elected to the same position for the 2021-26 term. The official, also a deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee, won the re-election after obtaining a majority of votes in favor at the first session of the local 10th People’s Council on Thursday. In his action plan delivered after the re-election, Phong pledged he will join the local political system to successfully implement the resolutions of the 13th National Party Congress and the 11th local Party Congress, based on the spirit of solidarity, responsibility, and creativity. Specifically, the local government will focus on six major issues, including building an effective, efficient, and democratic administration; developing the local economy rapidly and sustainably by applying scientific and technological advances; improving the quality of planning work; promoting socio-cultural development in … [Read more...] about Nguyen Thanh Phong presents action plan after being re-elected as Ho Chi Minh City chairman
Bắc Giang City has lifted social distancing from Thursday. VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam BẮC GIANG – Bắc Giang City, in the province hit hardest by the ongoing fourth wave of COVID-19, has ended social distancing from 6am on Thursday after more than a month of applying the measures. Lê Ánh Dương, chairman of the provincial People's Committee, said the committee has delegated local authorities in districts and Bắc Giang City to make their own decision on the reopening of commercial and service activities based on the actual situation in each locality. According to the Bắc Giang City’s People’s Committee, the city would continue banning religious activities, festivals or ceremonies and sports tournaments. Public gatherings and religious, belief and worship facilities would also be stopped. Restaurants would begin operating at 50 per cent capacity while street food stalls would not be allowed to operate. Entertainment services such as beauty salons, karaoke venues and gyms would … [Read more...] about Bắc Giang City lifts social distancing measures
Violating COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control regulations in Ho Chi Minh City is punishable by a fine worth up to VND40 million (US$1,730). Due to the increasingly serious developments of the pandemic, the municipal People’s Committee issued directive No. 10 on Saturday evening to enforce stricter virus prevention and control measures, namely shutting down unofficial markets, limiting public gatherings to three people, and suspending public transport. Hefty fines are to be imposed on violators to make sure these regulations are obeyed. A VND1-3 million ($43-130) fine has been authorized for those who fail to wear face masks in public places. Participating in a gathering of more than three people in public is punishable by a fine worth VND10-20 million ($434-869) for each offender. Failure to comply with authorities’ order to shut down non-essential businesses and unofficial markets is punishable by a VND10-20 million ($434-869) fine. Those who fail to report a … [Read more...] about How are violators of COVID-19 preventive measures penalized in Ho Chi Minh City?
For thousands of years, people have built their great metropolises right up against the contours of coasts, in estuaries and deltas, confident of the ebb and flow of the tides. Domination of the seas allowed many coastal cities to become trading powerhouses and cultural melting pots. But now that strength is becoming a liability as climate change swells the oceans, redrawing the map and putting hundreds of millions at risk. That's the warning of an unpublished draft report by the UN's climate science advisory panel, seen exclusively by AFP , which outlines the vast and urgent climate threats facing the planet. From the air, you can see the problem. In city upon city, office towers, warehouses and homes crowd the water's edge as if they are jostling to take a dip, major roads hug the shore, landing strips jut dauntlessly into the frothing waves. These cities are on the "frontline", the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says. "Difficult choices will … [Read more...] about Coastal cities face their mortality on the climate ‘frontline’
The iconic talk show host Larry King, one of the most recognizable figures on US television as he interviewed everyone who was anyone over a career spanning 60 years, died Saturday at the age of 87. The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death but media reports said King had been battling Covid-19 for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years. King, with his trademark suspenders, black rim glasses and deep voice, was best known for a 25-year run as a talk show host on CNN 's "Larry King Live." "For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster," Ora Media said in a statement posted on Twitter. King's long list of interviewees included every US president since 1974, world leaders Yasser Arafat and Vladimir Putin, and celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and … [Read more...] about Iconic TV and radio interviewer Larry King dead at 87