That worries me. Seven years ago, I got to spend nine months living and studying in Ghent, a small, beautiful ancient city in Belgium with many well-preserved medieval castles and churches. I rented a cheap room for students. On the first day, the landlord gave me a tour of the house, showed me how to use the heater and kitchen utensils. In the kitchen, there was a corner with two steel frames holding a blue plastic bag and a yellow plastic bag with "IVAGO" printed on them, as well as a cardboard box next to the bags. The landlord told us that our waste must be sorted thus: the yellow bag for daily household waste; the blue for plastic waste, aluminum cans and milk cartons; and the big box for cardboard, pizza boxes and glass bottles, especially beer bottles. Then, after posting a waste collection calendar on the kitchen wall, he asked us to check the dates then decide among ourselves who would take out the garbage on which day. The calendar was colored yellow, blue and … [Read more...] about Will the sorting of waste at source become a non-starter?
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With this signing ceremony, Novartis and FPT Long Chau launched a comprehensive partnership focusing on strengthening the consultation capability of pharmacists in cardiovascular, diabetes, oncology, and ophthalmology areas. Joining hands to protect the hearts The project aims to improve awareness in the community and supporting patients with early screening and detection of cardiovascular diseases and treatment compliance. Specific activities include strengthening pharmacist consultation efficiency. Accordingly, Novartis will cooperate with specialized associations to offer training for FPT Long Chau pharmacists, help them improve their counseling effectiveness, and provide trainings and practical skills to optimize treatment for outpatients. To develop healthcare projects on digital platforms, Novartis and its partner will co-create and implement disease awareness programs, initiate question-and-answer platforms with experts, consult on drug use, nutrition, provide … [Read more...] about Novartis, FPT Long Chau partner to support cardiovascular patients
The film by Japanese director Masako Sakata depicts the daily life of Tran Thi Hoan, a young woman born without legs and one of her hands as her mother had been exposed to the toxic chemical in a field during her pregnancy. It also features the difficulty of many other AO victims and a court battle in France by a former journalist against U.S. chemical firms that manufactured AO used in the war. Sakata went to Vietnam in 2004 to learn about the consequences of the toxic chemical and made the first film on the matter. Her husband died nearly two decades ago as a result of his exposure to the AO during military service in Vietnam. Sakata has made two documentaries on AO, My Personal Requiem in 2007 and Living the Silent Spring in 2011, which have been shown in many countries such as the U.S., France, Japan, and Canada. My Personal Requiem showed the debilitating effects of the toxic chemical on the human body that lasts for generations and how the Vietnamese have struggled to … [Read more...] about Documentary on Agent Orange to be screened in Japan
On August 12, the Danang People's Committee in collaboration with State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (SCOV) held a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City to introduce Danang’s investment climate. The event attracted overseas Vietnamese to participate online from 19 countries and territories including the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, Germany, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, England, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Thailand, and Mongolia. The event also saw the participation of 100 enterprises run by Vietnamese abroad. At the seminar, Do Thi Quynh Tram, deputy director of the Investment Promotion and Support Department shared a report about Danang’s strategies for development and called for investment in the city. The report covers preferential policies as well as projects calling for investment in the fields of high-tech industry, IT, supporting industries, and industrial park infrastructure construction. She also … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese strengthen Danang’s investment climate