A cold snap has been predicted to hit the northern region from tomorrow, February 22. According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting, localities in northeastern and northern central regions will have rains and strong winds with temperature forecasted to fall to 17-20 degrees centigrade. Meanwhile, the temperature for northern mountainous areas will be 14-17 degrees centigrade. A cold spell forecasted for the northern region From tonight, February 21, the Gulf of Tokin and the northern part of the East Sea will also experience strong winds. Hanoi will see cold weather in the morning and at night from tomorrow. Hot weather has affected the northern region of Vietnam during the Tet holiday with the highest temperatures of up to 34 degrees centigrade. … [Read more...] about Cold spell forecasted for the northern region
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Last man standing -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (L) accepted the best picture Oscar for "The Shape of Water" from Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — V.League side Sông Lam Nghệ An have signed contracts with two foreigners for the 2019 season. Serbian midfielder Damir Memović and Brazilian striker Alves Dos Santos have both agreed one-year deals. Along with Michael Olaha, the team now have three international players. The 1.91m Memović will fill the hole left by national captain Quế Ngọc Hải who will play for Viettel this season. Santos, 1.82m, is expected to strengthen the team’s front line which scored only 38 goals in 26 matches last year. Sông Lam Nghệ An finished fourth with 42 points in 2018. The new season will begin next week. Sông Lam Nghệ An will host Quảng Nam in their first match at Vinh Stadium. — VNS … [Read more...] about HÀ NỘI — V.League side Sông Lam Nghệ An have signed contracts with two foreigners for the 2019 season.
People celebrating next week’s Lunar New Year holiday were urged to curb the use of incense and fireworks. Air quality in Bangkok is hovering at unhealthy levels as the amount of hazardous dust particles known as PM 2.5 exceeded the safe level in 41 areas around the capital, according to the Department of Pollution Control. PM 2.5 is a mixture of liquid droplets and solid particles that can include dust, soot and smoke, one of the main measures of the Air Quality Index (AQI). Wednesday’s AQI was 175 at midday, according to airvisual.com, which measures levels in cities worldwide, making Bangkok the fifth most polluted city. India’s capital, New Delhi, ranked first at 257. Classes in more than 400 public schools in Bangkok were canceled at noon on Wednesday while other public and private schools in Bangkok and surrounding provinces will be closed on Thursday and Friday, government spokesman Puttipong Punnakan told reporters. "We will assess the situation on Saturday … [Read more...] about Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week
VietNamNet Bridge - After the exam cheating scams in four provinces were discovered, MOET’s (Ministry of Education and Training) leaders admitted that the questions on the high school final exam were difficult for students. As anticipated, the admission scores set by universities for the 2018-2019 academic year are 4-6 lower than last year’s because of the poor exam results. The exam questions raised at the 2017 national high school finals were described as ‘very easy’. They were so easy that some students who got 30 for three exam subjects failed to apply for schools they wanted and had to choose other schools. Tran Manh Tung, a math teacher at the Luong The Vinh High School in Hanoi, admitted that he could get 9 only with this year’s math questions. Some other teachers said they could get 7-8 only. “Some of the questions were extremely difficult and it took students a lot of time for calculation,” Tung said. As for history questions, a … [Read more...] about Education Ministry still searching for the best questions for 2-in-1 exam